Chinese New Year nail art for the Year of the Dragon w/holographic gold foil, black/red polish, gold nail stickers + a stamped dragon symbol.

Year of the Dragon

February 10, 2024 Lisa 0

If you’ve seen my other Chinese New Year nail art designs, you’ll know that I like to bring out my longer falsies for this particular holiday. (And for some reason I favor shorter falsies for the end of December one…huh…) This year I kept my classically colored red/black/gold set very Read More

Dragon nail art with a complex magnetic green/aqua base and nail stamping of scales, a dragon eye, and an eastern dragon with flower accents.

Dragon Scale

September 22, 2023 Lisa 0

The dragons are here and they are magnetic! Esmaltes da Kelly/Phoenix makes such amazingly complex magnetic nail polishes. It’s terrible for my wallet, but great for my nails. With a prompt like Animal Print + magnetic, it was a simple decision to pick scales and a gorgeous green/aqua magnetic. And Read More

Mythical nail art with teal origami stamping decals of dragons, unicorns, and Pegasus on top of a jelly coral base and pond geometric pattern.

In a Coral Fantasy

August 10, 2022 Lisa 2

Long, long ago I bought Moyou London’s Origami Collection-05 stamping plate. It has lots of origami figures on it (as opposed to the patterns that make the bulk of the collection). I used it in three different manis, fully intending to paint three more manis and fully use the entire Read More

Wrath of the Dragon - Hermit Werds - purple nail art with the Maleficent dragon from Sleeping Beauty surrounded by blue glow in the dark flames.

Beauty BigBang Review – glow in the dark powder J2103-12A

October 10, 2018 Lisa 1

I’d originally meant to review this glow in the dark powder with the bat manicure that you will be seeing tomorrow, but #liganailistachallenge had a dragon prompt and I had this lovely image of Malifecent as a dragon on Maniology’s Happily Never After BM-XL193 stamping plate. How could I not Read More

Dragon Quilt - Hermit Werds - a quilt pattern with holographic polishes and eastern dragons

Dragon Quilt and Vampiric Snacking

September 29, 2017 Lisa 1

Through lots and lots of swatches, stamping, and trimming, we have achieved a dragon quilt which covers both the #AZNailArtChallenge (quilt), the last prompt from #FireDazedChallengeSept (dragon), and #26GreatNailArtIdeas (Your Signature Style). What do I consider to be my signature style? Too much of too much. LOL I painted these Read More

2 Cwl 4 Skwl - Hermit Werds - a book full of fantasy and science fiction stories

2 Cwl 4 Skwl

August 18, 2017 Lisa 2

I really wanted to participate in this month’s #NailAddictsCollab. The theme was 2 Cwl 4 Skwl and since you’re supposed to include a bit about why you chose your subject, I really thought about what I wanted to say. At first I wanted to paint Bart Simpson nails because he Read More

Purple Dragon - Hermit Werds - eastern dragon in purple on a with a cloud pattern and mix of matte and shiny finishes

Purple Dragon

August 6, 2017 Lisa 0

The theme for this #whencolourscollide challenge was purple. So I decided to use both of UberChic’s The Far East plates and do some simple stamping on top of glitter and holographic. Really the most difficult part is that my nails are long enough that it’s harder to stamp a full Read More