Last Sips of Fall - Hermit Werds - blue to purple duochrome nail art with zippy yellow and orange bees and flowers

Beauty BigBang Review – XL-011 stamping plate

November 30, 2018 Lisa 0

My final review for the latest batch of what Maggie from Beauty BigBang sent to me is Beauty BigBang’s XL-011 stamping plate. Now I was originally supposed to review this stamping plate along with the batch I painted in October, but there was a problem with one of the images. Read More

Duochrome Floral - Hermit Werds - five different duochromes stamped in a floral pattern on black

Beauty BigBang Review – duochrome stamping set J6504TM

November 29, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] I have been coveting Beauty BigBang’s J6504TM set of duochrome stamping polishes since they came out a few months ago. Partly because rainbow is my favorite color and duochromes add a tiny slice of a rainbow to any nail art they are used in. a Partly because the Read More

Laguna Moon - Classic Set

Laguna Moon Review – the Classic Set

November 21, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] Woof. The holidays are just killing my ability to get things done quickly. Sorry, everyone! Today I have my first review of a gel polish set: Laguna Moon’s Classic. Kelly at Laguna Moon sent me this set through Amazon, but they also have their own site with a Read More

Sharon's Birthday Recreation - orange and green nail art of an oriental print representing abstract grapes and filled in with sharpie marker ink

Happy Birthday, Sharon!

November 9, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have a recreation of one of Sharon Medran’s (@sharnailstar) beautiful nail art designs because it’s her birthday! Woo! Sharon never uses advanced/reverse stamping so it’s always a learning experience seeing how she layers stamping images to get complex looks. Last year I recreated a feather look of hers Read More

I Voted 2018 - Hermit Werds - patriotic United States of America voting nails with flag US reference painted with sharpie marker ink

We Voted

November 7, 2018 Lisa 0

Whether you like the results of yesterday’s voting or not, I hope you voted. I know I will never take a midterm election lightly again. Stupid younger self. Since my state didn’t include a sticker in their absentee ballots, I painted this for myself on myself… Re-usable white gel base 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

Halloween Cat Posse - Hermit Werds - neon pink and green banners behind spiders, bats, and a posse of black cats with a pumpkin

Beauty BigBang Review – XL-020 stamping plate

September 30, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] Give me three pendant banner strings and I will abuse the heck out of them. This entire design was created from one full nail image on Beauty BigBang’s XL-020 stamping plate, which I am reviewing today. Quality and Test Samples Yesterday’s review was really, really long. So today 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

Thankfully Halloween - Hermit Werds - purple magnetic polish with spooky stamping (spider, ghouls, bats, haunted house) on top

Thankfully Halloween

September 24, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m back with one of my recreations of last year’s designs that I wasn’t happy with. I’ve skipped around to return to a purple magnetic polish look that I made to express my thankfulness on how much I enjoy painting nails with my stepdaughter who often asks for Halloween stamps. Read More

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