Autumnal nail art with a little blue bird against a robin blue crelly full of pink/orange/red flakies.

Blue Bird of Autumn – BP Review (stamping polish)

November 24, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] I painted this in September, but it really felt more fall-like than summer so I have held it back until now. Unfortunately, that meant holding back my review for Born Pretty’s “Sunrise” as well, but… Born Pretty’s “Sunrise” …it ended up looking so similar to their “Orange Autumn” Read More

Bright red nail art with a leafy stamping image surrounding a copper key.

Key to the Cranberry Forest

November 3, 2019 Lisa 0

A simple nail art today with a super bright shade of red. I am enjoying the #pantone2019winterchallenge since its polish swatch focus forces me to stop piling more details in on a single nail art. Today’s shade is Cranberry, although Ine (@inegeek) has already posted the prompt for next week: Read More

Glam-kin - Hermit Werds - nail art of a white pumpkin stamping tinted a little bit pink on a glitzy golden background

Glam-kin

October 14, 2018 Lisa 0

I can’t remember what year it was, but suddenly there were fancy white, pink, and gold pumpkins in the craft stores. People had gotten tired of the typical Halloween colors and that subset bought up this cool, glamorous Halloween look. Also, I’m pretty sure there was a lot of glitter Read More

Birds of Fall - Hermit Werds - nail art of a sweet little fall birds on a duochrome red leaf background

Birds of Fall

October 3, 2018 Lisa 0

I fell in love with nail art with tiny birds last winter and haven’t had nearly enough opportunities to explore the subject. So I inevitably chose birds for my fall look for #NailsWithIgFriends hosted by the lovely Neha (@nehabothra). These are more stylized so they’re not quite as dear to Read More

Ornamental Owl - Hermit Werds - autumn owl in spring pastels with light blue textured polish

Ornate Owl

September 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m mostly following @glamnailschallenge this month, but #clairestelle8sept had an autumn in spring colors and a spring in autumn colors prompt that intrigued me. I couldn’t resist. Owls do show up year-round, but I think of them most in the fall so I decided to use a beautiful across-nail image Read More

The Brilliant Trees - Hermit Werds - lovely holographic green and red background with water decal trees on top

The Brilliant Trees

January 19, 2018 Lisa 0

The collage for #NailAddictsCollab posted yesterday and I was completely unprepared! I need to get caught up on (mostly) writing my blog posts when I finish everything else. This was a fun one and, for once, easy. The prompt was Untried, Unused, Unloved and you were supposed to get in Read More

Pumpkin Spice Latte - Hermit Werds - rich orange-y colors stamped with coffee images and a pumpkin

Pumpkin Spice Latte

November 30, 2017 Lisa 0

It has been pumpkin everything season for a while now. I’m not the hugest fan of non-savory pumpkin foods, but I do enjoy a good pumpkin latte (even if I do love peppermint and gingerbread more). I was looking at #coffeenails on Instagram and it is so full of just Read More

Fox's First Frost - Hermit Werds - an arctic fox and a red fox nose to nose symbolizing the passing of fall into winter

Fox’s First Frost

November 29, 2017 Lisa 0

#GlamNailsChallenge and #FireDazedChallenge’s last prompt of the month is First Frost. Three designs immediately came to mind: blue/white/silver snowflake mani (a classic design that I painted on my mom’s nails last year), a freehand fall landscape with a teeny bit of snow, and a more abstract design with fall and Read More

Squash It Good - Hermit Werds - red/orange reciprocal gradient made with leaves

Squash It Good

November 23, 2017 Lisa 0

It has been a long time since I attempted a reciprocal gradient. In fact, I’d have to check my photos to even see if I have done one since I started this blog. I had no idea what I was going to do but, since most nail artists seemed to Read More

Unicorn of Fall - Hermit Werds - plump fall unicorn mid-leap on holographic autumn-colored gradient background

Unicorn of Fall

November 23, 2017 Lisa 0

It’s unicorn time again and so it is also time to bring out my lovely Cupcake holo glitter polishes. This time it was for a fall gradient so I had to supplement the strawberry red and yellow with an orange and a bright green. Fortunately my holo collection has grown Read More

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