Dried Clover/Flowers - Hermit Werds - product photo of Beauty BigBang's dried flowers

Beauty BigBang Review – dried clover/flowers

March 12, 2018 Lisa 0

<press sample> Today I have my first product review from the second batch of goodies Maggie from Beauty BigBang sent me. This was my first time using real flowers on my nails, but I have used pheasant feathers on my nails before. I’ve found the hardest part about it to Read More

Phoenix in Flight - Hermit Werds - vertically stacked phoenix design filled in with watercolor paints in yellow, orange, red, and purple

Phoenix In Flight

March 9, 2018 Lisa 2

So #clairestelle8 has all mythical creature prompts this month (like /cough unicorn) and that’s pretty hard for me to resist. Happily, I already had designs I wanted to do for most of these beasties, especially the phoenix. I have already painted a few phoenix designs before, but I bought OS-03 Read More

Beetles Are Just Warrior Butterflies - Hermit Werds - neon dry brush nail art with beetles and leaves stamped on top

Beetles Are Just Warrior Butterflies

March 8, 2018 Lisa 2

My husband has gotten used to me shoving my hands in his face and squealing ‘look-ee!’ Well, I finished these after he went to bed and I wasn’t quite awake yet when I said “Look, husband, butterflies!” I think it’s fairly obvious these are not butterflies and I corrected myself Read More

Mystery Berries - Hermit Werds - brown veil technique over white gel polish with red berries stamped on top

Mystery Berries

February 5, 2018 Lisa 0

The veil technique has hit the nail art community and I wanted to try it out sooner rather than later. Lucky for me my nails were already painted white. The basic idea is to drip one or two drops of your polish into a cup of warm water and let Read More

Neon Leaves - Hermit Werds - neon smoosh nails outlined in black with an accent nail stamped with leaves

Neon Leaves

February 2, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s time for more #26GreatNailArtIdeas and the prompt is Black and Neon. When neon prompts come up, I plan to use at least a few of my Sinful Colors’ collection. Partially it’s because I don’t have much else, but I also just like them. They are the first collection of Read More

Sushi Cats - Hermit Werds - cute nail art of sushi cats colored in watercolor style

Sushi Cats

January 31, 2018 Lisa 0

I’ve been meaning to use these images for years and apparently this was the month. Sushi Cats! I am trying out a new (for me) challenge #AdultsColoringBookNails (Your Favorite Pet). I think these turned out rather well even though I used a glossy top coat and had a really hard Read More

Coffee Cats - Hermit Werds - watercolor nail art of little cats in coffee mugs and a rodent sipping a cup of coffee

Coffee Cats

January 29, 2018 Lisa 2

I’m not sure why but Harunouta seems to think that cats in cups is a very good thing. There are at least six small ones on their stamping plates and one big mug with three kitties. And since I like making colorful coffee nail art I decided to do one Read More

It's Raining Fish - Hermit Werds - outlines of a surreal underwater landscape complete with a green girl under an umbrella.

It’s Raining Fish

January 28, 2018 Lisa 0

So, yeah. I’m behind. Between playing Don’t Starve (the old distraction, which I haven’t even touched once for over 24 hours /sob) and moving my blog and breaking it (the new distraction, shoot me), I missed a few prompts from #nailartchallenge. Namely Fish and Umbrella. I figure my previous prompt Read More

Mammoth Trails - Hermit Werds - dark blue outlined mammoths traveling across the frozen tundra filled in with sharpie ink

Mammoth Trails

January 26, 2018 Lisa 0

This post was brought to you by pre-planning and vodka. I just knew moving would break my blog and I’m doing what I can to fix it, but I have over 250 blog posts and probably three times that in pictures to fix. One day at a time, eh? Definitely Read More

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