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

Glitter Conch - Hermit Werds - glittery teal nail art with a teal conch shell and flower stamping decal

Glitter Conch

January 16, 2019 Lisa 0

Today I have a simple glittery look using a mermaid stamping plate from Born Pretty. I wasn’t quite ready for mermaids yet, so I used an image of a conch shell. Is it fair to say that mermaids are the second most common fantasy creature in the stamping plate world Read More

We Beet Again - Hermit Werds - purple holographic french tip nail with a punny beet theme and golden gradients

We Beet Again

November 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Where did the month go? LOL Between holiday plans, a small cold, and the name servers losing my site for a few days I’ve ghosted through most of November. The Pokedex challenge fell to the wayside along with all the other challenges. My hope that I’d manage four freehand looks 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

Happy Birthday, Neha! - Hermit Werds - multichrome birthday nails for Neha

Neha’s Birthday

October 6, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s Neha’s (@nehabothra) birthday today. So Happy Birthday to a lovely and talented friend! Caroline (@tinkerbell1970s) and Snigdha (@nailpaintreview) organized a group to celebrate with holographic or flakie nail art and most of us tried to use Neha’s favorite colors (blue and purple). I tapped both a bit with this Read More

Register to Vote this October

Register to Vote this October

October 4, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m definitely planning on some I Voted! nail art in November to encourage people to vote. But if you haven’t registered to vote yet, you won’t have a voice by the time November comes around. So, please. It only takes a few minutes now to ensure that your vote will Read More

Bulbasaur Evolves - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of Bulbasaur and his evolutions: Ivysaur, Venusaur, and Mega Venusaur

Bulbasaur: Pokedex Nail Project #1

October 2, 2018 Lisa 0

Menny (@mennysnailcorner) has started a new long-term collab called the Pokedex Nail Project. Every two weeks the next Pokemon in the pokedex will be due. So we’ve started with Bulbasaur and I already kinda messed up because I painted all of his evolutions and they are the very next ones Read More

Green Coffee - Hermit Werds - holographic green coffee nail art with coffee berry bush

Green Coffee + a year’s worth of coffee nails

October 1, 2018 Lisa 0

Happy International Coffee Day! Or…belated America’s National Coffee Day… (Seriously, America, pick up your skirts and shuffle over a few days so we can all be together.) I thought I’d celebrate by making sure the end of my “year” of coffee nail art fell on this day so there’s been 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

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