Cold, dark nail art with black and grey crellies filled with aqua hex glitter and the frosty white spirit of a deer.

Winter’s Deer

January 29, 2020 Lisa 0

I managed to paint several manis in December that I didn’t have the energy to post. It worked out well because this one fit the prompts for both #NailsWithIgFriends’ Winter Animals (hosted by Tricia @artisanloom.nailz this month) and Catherine’s (@mrscronall) monthly prompt for 2020 #mymonthlynaturalmani’s Snowflakes. Products used Base Polishes: 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

Adorable skiing Santa nail art with an orange holographic color scheme and snow flake stamps.

Santa’s Ski-cation

December 5, 2019 Lisa 0

Today I have some nail art depicting Santa’s last vacation before it’s all about getting ready for Christmas. Hit the slopes while you can, Santa! πŸ˜„ Today’s colors were inspired by Pantone’s Sugar Almond for #pantone2019winterchallenge. I did have other colors that might have fit the bill, but these were Read More

Frost Grey nails with a beautiful poinsettia and candles reverse nail stamp.

Frosty Candles

December 4, 2019 Lisa 0

Generally speaking I post my nail art to the blog first. This design has been on Instagram for a while because it was last week’s #pantone2019winterchallenge: Frost Gray. So I had to post it on Sunday even though I didn’t have the energy to write up a blog post. Products 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

Christmas Carolers - Hermit Werds - nail art of a pig, a pug (dog), two cats, and a sheep singing Christmas carols against a shimmery background in purple to orange to raspberry tones

Christmas Carolers

December 23, 2018 Lisa 2

The last time I combined animals and music I was painting the Bremen Town Musicians. It feels like I painted them ages ago, but it’s only been a few months! I already knew that I really wanted to use UR Sugar’s UR-L007’s singing animals as Christmas carolers and then I 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

Have a Crelly Christmas - Hermit Werds - nail art of a pink glittery crelly with reindeer with a "Merry X-mas" message on top

Have a Crelly Christmas

December 21, 2018 Lisa 0

Some people may prefer that the term never be shortened but, as a nail artist, it just feels like it would be easier to fit the whole thing on my nails. 🀣🀣🀣 So today we have Merry Xmas instead of Merry Christmas and I do still feel slightly guilty because Read More

Peppermint Baubles - Hermit Werds - shimmery mint gradient behind nail stamping decals of peppermint-colored Christmas ornaments

Peppermint Baubles

December 20, 2018 Lisa 0

Today’s nail art is a simple one that nearly catches me back up to where I was supposed to be. Candy cane stripes are such a bold and lovely look. Red and white are the usual culprits, although candy canes come in so many wonderful flavors and color combinations. Oh Read More

Sinful Colors' "Bangin' Blue" - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of two polar bears about to kiss beneath the mistletoe on a blue jelly polish full of iridescent glitter with icebergs decorating the other nails

Polar Bear Smooches

December 18, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s always amusing to see what subjects I return to. I still haven’t painted penguin nails, but this is my third polar bear nail art. My first one was also for Christmas so maybe this will end up being a tradition of some sort. Either way, when I had the Read More

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