A soft tan and caramel wood texture nail art with bright water decal bugs on top.

Bugs in the Woods

March 26, 2021 Lisa 2

Last year when my husband and I went camping, the wildlife that we saw the most were the flies. It certainly helped to keep us eating our food quick so most of them would go away again. Anyway, when the xyloid (relating to, consisting of, or resembling wood) prompt came Read More

A vanishing mani using a brown thermal polish. A small herd of deer stamping images slowly appear as the nail art warms up.

Vanishing Deer

March 7, 2021 Lisa 2

I’ve seen vanishing nail art twice now so I’m sure many other nail artists have been playing with thermal polishes in this way. The idea is to purposefully create a design that completely disappears in one state and then take a video of it appearing. I’ve played before with how Read More

Brown Stamping Polish Comparison

Dark brown stamping polish comparison

December 13, 2020 Lisa 2

It’s time to compare those browns! For reference, colors are described as warm or cool depending on if they are yellow-leaning (warm) or blue-leaning (cool) or in the case of these browns orange and purple. Also, I apologize for the lint. I am lint woman and I can only be Read More

Nail art with Christmas imagery: Santa, Christmas tree, and Santa's sleigh taking off in a shower of stars on a light tan flakie-filled base.

Christmas Clichés in Neutrals

December 12, 2020 Lisa 3

Browns are not the first color one things of when Christmas colors come up, but you know I like a challenge, friends. So I combined this personal challenge with #pantone2020winterchallenge to bring you today’s look. #pantone2020winterchallenge Ine had some beautiful colors picked this week, but they weren’t brown! So today Read More

Elegant golden brown nail art with spider web stamping, small metal spider sequins, and a large pearl spider nail charm.

Golden Spider Army

October 22, 2020 Lisa 4

My love for spiders is hopefully not causing too many people distress, but be warned that this post chock full of eight-legged beauties. Although…if you’ve followed me for very long at all you’d know that I always find myself painting spider nail art every Halloween/October. 😏 Did I just use Read More

Chocolate-y heart nail art for Valentine's Day in non-traditional colors.

Love is a Rocky Road

February 4, 2020 Lisa 3

Am I talking about chocolate ice cream with nuts and marshmallows or is this all about how love is a journey which can often be difficult? Nah, it’s all about this chocolate-y Pantone color called Rocky Road for #pantone2019winterchallenge. I decided to go real simple with this nail art and Read More

Life in the Sea(weed) (macro) - Hermit Werds - brown ocean bottom nail art with duo-crhome seaweed and fish

Life in the Sea(weed)

September 7, 2018 Lisa 0

Yesterday we were traveling over the sea and today we’re beneath the water’s surface with this brown ‘O’ is for Ocean mani for #AZNailArtChallenge. I wanted to pair China Glaze’s shimmery “Choo-choo Choose You” brown with duochromes and see what kind of magic would happen. I’m loving the results. I Read More

Chocolate Mandala - Hermit Werds - accent nail mandalas in mustard, green, and berry shades with brown scattered holographic nails

Chocolate Mandala

August 29, 2018 Lisa 0

I tried a new Instagram challenge this time: @ColoursWithinWomen. When this group goes with a color theme, they want to see three nails of only that color and an accent nail. (No rules for thumbs though. Woo!) I have a lot of neglected brown polishes that for some reason I’m Read More

Rooster Revisited - Hermit Werds - Year of the Rooster nail art done in golds, browns, and yellows

Rooster Revisited

February 13, 2018 Lisa 1

I’m sorry, dear readers. I’ve been feeling a bit down lately. It’s hard to convince myself to get anything done right now. But I’m still here and the polishes are just as beautiful as ever. Hopefully I will be able to pick myself up and start posting more frequently soon. Read More

Happy Overeating Day - Hermit Werds - traditional thanksgiving feast with turkey and pumpkin

Happy Overeating Day

November 21, 2017 Lisa 0

Since my Thankful-prompted nail art wasn’t at all American Thanksgiving Day-themed, I thought I’d haul out my Born Pretty BP-191 stamping plate and paint something more traditional on my nails. It was well-timed since I went to an early Thanksgiving get-together with these on. I kept the color scheme and Read More

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