Witch of Spirits - Hermit Werds - an olive green jelly with opalescent glitter and ghosts and roses stamped on top

Witch of Spirits

October 19, 2018 Lisa 0

Call me a dork if you will, but I have so many Things I want to paint for Halloween. Oh, the lists I have made trying to plan things out so I wouldn’t miss a big want-to-do for a small one. I have lists for polishes, stamping plates, and color Read More

Spooky Pusheen - Hermit Werds - a Pusheen ghost emerging from a jack-o-lantern freehand painted on a royal blue glitter-y jelly base

Spooky Pusheen

October 13, 2018 Lisa 0

Pusheen is a pretty well-known little cat. She appeared on the internet in 2010 in a comic strip written by Claire Belton and Andrew Duff and by the time I realized she was a Thing with a Name, she was everywhere. (I’m culturally slow sometimes.) While the original creators continue Read More

Going Batty - Hermit Werds - purple glitter-filled jelly nails with white bat nail stamping on top

Beauty BigBang Review – BBB-001 stamping plate

October 11, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] This is it! My final Beauty BigBang review for the month. Today we’re looking at BBB-001, a circle plate with four full-nail images and four smaller images. They’re all quite fun, but since I was going to create a full look with them, I decided to stick to Read More

Witch of Spiders - Hermit Werds- dark green baby boomer french tips with black and green glitter and white witch and spider stamping on top

Beauty BigBang Review – XL-019 stamping plate

October 8, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] Today I have a new favorite nail art to share with you using Beauty BigBang’s XL-019 stamping plate. I’ve always been a fan of baby boomer french tips, but this time I added a glitter topper on top with some witches and spiders and, oh, my… Somehow I’ve Read More

The Owl and the Pussycat (macro) - Hermit Werds - Freehand nail art of The Owl and the Pussycat by Lear with acrylic paints. The owl and the pussycat at sea in their pea green boat.

The Owl and the Pussycat

September 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have a design inspired by a poem: “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear. For a brief period during and after high school I would read poetry and therefore be inspired to write my own. But it wasn’t something I cared about deeply so I drifted away Read More

Lady of the Bees 2.0 - Hermit Werds - blue bee fairy stamping decal and lilies on a red to pink fluid art base.

Lady of the Bees 2.0

August 30, 2018 Lisa 0

I try to at least paint two designs for #NailChallengeCollaborative’s month long themes, but this month was especially challenging because…pink/blue instead of food. You guys know how I feel about food. 😢 So I was sad and I wasn’t sure what to paint. I managed to get out a Pink Read More

Paisley Whale

August 2, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I bring you paisley and whales! Why? Well, #NailsWithIgFriends’ July host, Caroline (@gidwaney), picked Paisley and I just randomly added whales because it felt like a good idea at the time. This is the second time I’ve combined a large oceanic animal with a common fabric type/pattern in less Read More

Jelly Depths - Hermit Werds - underwater nail art with a bright blue jelly polish, lavender waves, and stamps of squid, a sea turtle, and a whale

Jelly Depths

July 13, 2018 Lisa 2

I love playing with transparency and depth and this jelly polish by Ms. Sparkle with all its delightful glitters was a delight to work with. I was so sad when this design chipped off my nails before I could throw some gel top coat on top. Must remember to time Read More

On Violet Waters - Hermit Werds - nail art of origami water birds on a white geometric background with a soft pink to white gradient

On Violet Waters

July 8, 2018 Lisa 0

Really, I almost titled this “On Violent Waters” to see if people would notice the ‘n’ and put a shark on my thumb. Look out, birds! Anyway, this was for #WhenColoursCollide’s pink/purple/white theme and ended up being for #NailArtChallengeCollaborative’s Geometric theme as well. That worked out well. Really I just 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

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