Magnetic Sol - Hermit Werds - nail art featuring a sun-baked landscape on a magnetic khaki background with a golden scatter of glitter "stars"

Magnetic Sol – BBB Review (magnetic gel polish)

February 19, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] Wow. I can’t believe I’ve reached the end of my reviews. Having to stop painting my nails because I was reacting to the fumes really backed everything up and now reviewing feels like the new norm. I picked this last polish because I found the khaki-looking nature of Read More

Galactic Snowstorm - Hermit Werds - purple, magenta, and blue galaxy nail art with snow flakes, sparkly glitter, and astronaut rabbit, polar bear, and penguin stamping decals

Galactic Snowstorm – featuring Born Pretty Christmas-L005

December 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Someone had a galactic challenge prompt (that I missed) and two other challenges had snowflake prompts (that I’m late for) and the stamping plate I used today had this lovely combination of both. And so I found myself painting classic galaxy nails even though I’ve said several times that I’m Read More

The Robots Remain - Hermit Werds - nail art of little robots against a galactic sky of stars

The Robots Remain

June 29, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s been a while since I used the polishes from Sinful Colors’ Luxe Fragments collection. I love their bright jelly formulas and the flakes of glitter sponged over a sheer white gel polish really pop. I used gradient stamping to add my stars so they could fade into the background Read More

Stars of the Orient - Hermit Werds - shimmery blue floral kimono stamping on a blue grey glitter filled background

Stars of the Orient

May 17, 2018 Lisa 0

The best weather for using thermal polishes is rapidly fading away so I thought it was time to use Shinespark’s “Snowfall” before it became too difficult to photograph in all its glory. And with my luck the day I used it was rather warm and I still had to dip Read More

Spaaace Pirates - Hermit Werds - galaxy-bound pirates and their ships in the stars

Spaaace Pirates!

September 18, 2017 Lisa 0

There’s no second prompt this time, guys, it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! So since I had to do a galaxy mani, I decided to do space pirates! I had originally meant to use the background for Animaniac’s Rita and Runt but I needed to also add glitter to the 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

Colorfully in Space - Hermit Werds - When Colours Collide (mint, purple, and black)

Colorfully in Space

May 29, 2017 Lisa 2

I was tempted to play with abstract patterns for the When Colours Collide theme of Mint, Purple and Black, but I’ve also hoarded so many space-themed stamping plates that it was more than time to use them. I love to use my black jelly nail polish and stamp on it Read More

Galaxy - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

Galaxy

October 16, 2016 Lisa 0

I have done proper galaxy nails before with all their beautiful gradients and so on. I had a cool idea for this manicure that also would have been different from standard, but I’m already not getting enough sleep as it is. So I decided to save it for later when Read More