Yellow and orange nail art with the demon Luci (cat) from Netflix's Disenchanted freehand painted on top of flames.

Luci the “Cat”

January 19, 2021 Lisa 1

My husband and I have been watching Netflix’s animated tv show Disenchanted since it started. It was created by the same person that started The Simpsons and Futurama–both shows that I watched in their early seasons. So if your sense of humor loved either of them, you’ll also love Disenchanted. Read More

A cheeky nail art featuring the kawaii dumpster fire and referring to January 6, 2021 as December 37, 2020.

December 37th 2020

January 7, 2021 Lisa 2

Yesterday certainly felt like a shit show and I’m clear across the country from the attack on the Capitol building. Shall we call it a riot or an attempted coup or both? Either way it’s gross and people are dead who shouldn’t be and a lot of other people need Read More

A glow in the dark fire-y thermal red and black nail art with double stamped scorpion and flames and edgy black textured polish accent nails.

Fire-y Sting of the Scorpion (glow in the dark)

November 2, 2020 Lisa 2

While I was busy wrapping things up for Inktober I didn’t get around to finishing my last Halloween nail art and posting it. So here we are now, a tiny bit late for last week’s #pantone2020winterchallenge. Life is messy, but hopefully this glow in the dark mani with scorpions and 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

Four Elements of Holo - Hermit Werds - nail art of the four elements and representative animals (blue/dolphin/water, green/horse/earth, orange/scorpion/fire, and yellow/dragonfly/air) with a holographic thermal top coat on top

Four Elements of Holo – BP Review (top coat)

February 11, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] I’d love to create a whole series of nail art based on the elements, but I have other series that I’ve already started and want to round out more first. So today I decided to visit the four basic elements according to Western culture: fire, earth, water, and 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 0

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

Dance of the Firebird - Hermit Werds - flame-colored duochrome nail art design with a firebird and feathers stamped on top

Dance of the Firebird

September 26, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I tapped into some of the oldest polishes I own to paint some firebird nail art to cover #GlamNailsChallenge’s fire and feather prompts. I’ve owned my pair of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms duochromes for well over a decade. “Burgundy Orchid” even needed a little nail polish thinner to combat Read More

Godzilla - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art featuring everyone's favorite Kaijū, Godzilla, attacking Tokyo (glows in the dark)

Godzilla

July 1, 2018 Lisa 0

When #GlamNailsChallengeJune said “city”, I thought “giant Kaijū destroying the city” because I’ve been wanting to paint that sort of thing for a while. It was just too tempting since I have glow in the dark powders to use. I also felt like I could count this as an Inspired Read More

Daughter of a Burning City - Hermit Werds - chameleon flakies on a dark purple background with a circus/freak show theme

Daughter of the Burning City

June 25, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have for you a nail art brought to you by the prompts from #GlamNailsChallenge (Travel) and #NailChallengeCollaborative (Inspired by a Book). I decided to go with a circus theme and based my design around a book I read a few months ago called Daughter of the Burning City Read More

The Fanciest Paisley (macro) - Hermit Werds - ornate golden and cranberry paisley nail art

The Fanciest Paisley + Welcome to Hell

June 8, 2018 Lisa 0

I usually stick to one nail art:one blog poast, but things are getting backed up so we’re going to have a few two-fer posts in the next week. Today we’re talking about my nail art for #GlamNailsChallenge’s Paisley (The Fanciest Paisley) and #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ Dry or Drag Marble (Welcome to Hell). Read More

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