Forever Craned - Hermit Werds - oriental-themed nail art with a clear to blue-grey thermal polish and crane stamping

Forever Craned

January 7, 2018 Lisa 0

I wanted so badly to do justice to this polish, but I apparently have great circulation and that makes photographing a thermal polish hard even during the winter. I am just going to have to suck it up and have a bowl of ice water on standby next time. Shinespark Read More

Happy New Year (2018) - Hermit Werds - black and silver firework stamping on a blurple background

Happy New Year! (2018)

January 2, 2018 Lisa 2

Well, I didn’t post these on New Years, but the base polish was on my nails! And, really, that’s the problem. Because the indie maker of Bee’s Knees Lacquer will tell you that this polish is a nail art community favorite for good reasons and I had a hard time Read More

The Victorian Age - Hermit Werds - blue and copper Victorian-style nail art with corset and lady with a parasol

The Victorian Age

December 28, 2017 Lisa 0

Last month I was asked to host the next #nailswithigfriends. It was my first time hosting a collab and I think it went fairly well. I picked Time Period as the theme and I loved the huge variety of interpretations that all the ladies turned in, but I think next Read More

Face Worms - Hermit Werds - periwinkle mustache background with darker blue emo mustache stamping

Face Worms

November 12, 2017 Lisa 0

You’ll forgive the title. We’re obviously talking about mustaches here and I think they are great. My husband curls his and everything and he’s at least five times more handsome with it. So why did I call them Face Worms? Well, I finished Drown by Esther Dalseno a few weeks Read More

Green Giraffe - Hermit Werds - holographic green mani with a giraffe and green giraffe animal print

Green Giraffe

November 10, 2017 Lisa 2

This prompt brought to you by my need to use alliteration. Oh, and the prompt Animal Print in the Wrong Colors for #26GreatNailArtIdeas (and also the Nail Challenge Collaborative’s similar month-long theme), the letter ‘G’, and the color green. Obviously. No, seriously, I was going to do a pink tiger Read More

Sharon's Feathers - Hermit Werds - greyscale feather stamping, design by @sharnailstar

Sharon’s Feathers

November 9, 2017 Lisa 0

Did you think I was done posting nail art today? Oh, you are mistaken because it is @sharnailstar’s birthday and @dianavnisselroy organized a birthday collage for her. The theme was to do a greyscale version of one of Sharon’s nail art designs. I searched around for something that spoke to Read More

Squirrel Park - Hermit Werds - a squirrel under the trees on a green background

Squirrel Park

November 8, 2017 Lisa 2

Squirrel! Forever connected with the movie Up! I also have a bizarre story about a squirrel ripping through a hawk’s body like an Alien when it tried to have squirrel lunch living in my head too. That part is a less universally known story and probably shouldn’t have been mentioned Read More

Monsters' Ball - Hermit Werds - happy orange monsters dancing the night away

Monsters’ Ball

October 29, 2017 Lisa 2

The ghouls are out and dancing! I had two stamping plates with cute monsters from the SP line so I decided to double stamp randomly from them for this nail art. I did this on my cindy hand with its nails filed down really far because I was tired of Read More

Cemetery Roses - Hermit Werds - cemetery with skull and rose vines gone wild

Cemetery Roses

October 4, 2017 Lisa 0

I usually avoid mixing freehand with stamping because the line quality typically ends up being too different. I think I got away with it this time. Maybe. This nail art comes from the blend of #clairestelle8challenge’s Cemetery prompt and #firedazedoct2017’s Skulls and Roses prompt. Huh. Maybe I should have pluralled Read More

Coffee Blues - Hermit Werds - blue henna stamping with coffee stamping on top

Coffee Blues

October 2, 2017 Lisa 0

Guys, I missed International Coffee Day. I am so sad. But I turned that sorrow into a calendar reminder for next year so as long as I don’t do the 31 Day Challenge again, I think we’re good. And I won’t. Because the 31 Day Challenge this year left me Read More

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