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

Fields of Roses - Hermit Werds - nail art of red rose vines against a green holographic background

Fields of Roses

May 14, 2018 Lisa 0

#WhenColoursCollide was much more vigilant this time about people strictly sticking to the color prompt and to that I say, ‘Good for them!’ It felt like people were playing fast and loose with the prompts more and more, and it was time to rein it in. And, of course, it Read More

Coffee Blues 2.0 - Hermit Werds - blue monochrome coffee-themed nail art

Coffee Blues 2.0

April 30, 2018 Lisa 0

I thought I’d sneak in another recreation for #NailChallengeCollaborative before the month ended. This was actually from October of last year so it really hasn’t been too long, but it’s also one of my favorite themes: coffee! I liked the idea of a blue monochrome coffee mani, but I took Read More

Smile.DK's "Butterfly" - Hermit Werds - nail art inspired by Smile.DK's "Butterfly" made famous by DDR, complete with samurai

Smile.DK’s Butterfly (aka Mixed Tape Mani 2.0)

April 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Really, this is my third recreation this month, but I spaced adding the first one to the #NailChallengeCollaborative (since recreating is the month’s prompt). I’d intended to do two more recreations this month, but the nail art gods have not been with me and my poor nails have spent far Read More

Dimension Nails Review - Hermit Werds - the nail art

Dimension Nails Review – the Nail Art

April 27, 2018 Lisa 0

[Press Sample] Hello, again! We are on the second and final day of my review of three Dimension Nails polishes that the company founder sent to me. Yesterday we focused on formula, color comparisons, and the question of water marbling. Today we’re just focusing on the fun of using them Read More

Dimension Nails Review - Hermit Werds

Dimension Nails Review – Polishes

April 25, 2018 Lisa 0

[Press Sample] Stephanie, the founder of Dimension Nails, reached out to me through Instagram to see if I would like to review some of her products. I happily agreed the minute I realized she had a mustard-colored polish. LOL I picked out three polishes and she had them shipped out Read More

Carnival of Brazil - Hermit Werds - Brazillian samba dancers in costume on a feathery neon background

Carnival of Brazil – Moyou London’s Tourist 14 Plate

April 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Ah, the Carnival of Brazil. I’ve seen images and videos of Brazil’s annual festival held between the Friday afternoon before Ash Wednesday and Ash Wednesday at noon. It marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter. I love the feathers and the colors and the feathers and the Read More

Lions Want Meat Not Flowers - Hermit Werds - bright yellow and red nail art featuring a grumpy lion, flowers, and ham

Lions Want Meat Not Flowers + Life Update

April 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I’ve been totally neglecting my nails lately. In fact, they’ve just had clear polish on them for over a week! The horror! Luckily I have a few manis that I haven’t shared with you yet and one of them fits #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ prompt of Things that are Round. The flowers are Read More

Pink and Teal - Hermit Werds - water marble with pink and teal, including Black Heart's holographic Teal Galaxy

Pink and Teal (Water Marble)

March 18, 2018 Lisa 0

Today we have a Pink and Teal color prompt from #WhenColoursCollide. I actually managed this water marble before I did all the crazy rainbow ones for Rainbow In-carnation. I was only planning on water marbling for two nails. I had the door closed, the humidifier on, and…I let the water Read More

Rhombus French Tip - Hermit Werds - grey crelly with soft gradient stamp and french tips made of rhombus sequins

Rhombus French Tip

March 18, 2018 Lisa 2

I had other plans for #26GreatNailArtIdeas French with a Twist prompt, but then I tried some glitter placement with rhombus sequins and that got me to playing with them more and suddenly I had a different idea for French with a Twist. And for some reason it wasn’t Godzilla in Read More

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