A rainbow glow in the dark mani of silhouetted Halloween images of bats, jack-o-lanterns, haunted castle, spiders, and eyeball candy glowing out from a Christmas tree frame.

Halloween Tree

December 31, 2020 Lisa 3

I might as well end this crap year with something that makes me very happy. So today on New Years Eve I’m sharing the mani I painted for the #halloweenforevercollab: a Halloween Tree. The Nightmare Before Christmas has forever cemented a love of blending Christmas and Halloween together and so 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

Three monochrome Christmas manis in purple, blue, and yellow.

Rainbow Christmas part 1

January 10, 2020 Lisa 0

The holiday season sapped my blogging energy and so I find myself with two designs that were posted on Instagram in December and one that was not. All three are from the #pantone2019winterchallenge and ended up being monochromatic. I rather like the theme and think I will finish it when Read More

Kitty Clause - Hermit Werds - glittery magenta nails with orange french tips edged with a cute toy train and cute cats

Kitty Clause – BBB Review (stamping plates)

February 10, 2019 Lisa 1

[press sample] All aboard the color train! LOL We’re back to reviewing stamping plates today with Beauty BigBang’s XL-030 and XL-033. The former has several cat images (all of which I loved and used immediately) and the later has this amazing full-nail train stamp that I separated to create a Read More

Vixen's Tree of Lights - Hermit Werds - nail art featuring reindeer wearing festive Christmas wreathes and a Christmas tree made of string lights on a shimmery purple and blue background

Vixen’s Tree of Lights

December 22, 2018 Lisa 0

Allergies mean that I can’t have a live Christmas tree, but I don’t think I’d want one now anyway. My last mini faux tree was given away two years ago. It’s a lot simpler without them (although I admire my mother-in-law’s year-round tree that she decorates for each season). I Read More

Shimmery Christmas - Hermit Werds - purple and pink tree ornaments on a shimmery amethyst holographic background

Shimmery Christmas

December 17, 2017 Lisa 0

For some reason this feels like a mani I have done before, but apparently I have not unless you count the blue ornaments on Blue Ornaments. LOL Maybe it’s because I kept getting the wrong balance of colors and had to repaint my ornaments a few times. I still kind Read More

Glimmering Trees - Hermit Werds - beautiful Christmas trees stamped against a dark olive jelly background with opalescent glitter.

Glimmering Trees

December 11, 2017 Lisa 2

I started looking at buying from KBShimmer when they collaborated with one of the YouTubers I regularly watch. MissHollyBerries not only did a swatch and review of their Fall Collaboration Collection but had made a contribution of her own with #squadghouls. I knew I was getting it. It is hands-down Read More

Beauty BIgBang - press samples

Beauty BigBang Review – Christmas Stamping Plates

December 5, 2017 Lisa 0

Press Sample I apparently needed a mental break on top of spending the weekend with family. Well, today I am back with four different nail designs as I explore the possibilities and quality of the stamping plates Beauty BigBang sent to me (I will do a review for the sequins Read More

Santa is a Tool of the Establishment - Hermit Werds

Santa is a Tool of the Establishment

December 25, 2016 Lisa 2

You may not be aware of it yet, but I am a jerk. So instead of doing a normal Christmas theme, I chose to spend hours on this instead because it amused me. It all started with the jack-in-the-box Santa. I knew I had to do something terrible with it. Read More