Orange duochrome polish with pirate ship and map stamping decals for Talk Like a Pirate day.

Sunset Pirates

September 19, 2020 Lisa 2

Well, that last post took a bit to prepare. Nothing like setting myself an easy first post to get back into the swing of things. πŸ˜… And now it’s time for some pirate nail art since it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! I think today’s design is pretty much the Read More

Three monochrome Christmas manis in purple, blue, and yellow.

Rainbow Christmas part 1

January 10, 2020 Lisa 0

The holiday season sapped my blogging energy and so I find myself with two designs that were posted on Instagram in December and one that was not. All three are from the #pantone2019winterchallenge and ended up being monochromatic. I rather like the theme and think I will finish it when Read More

Orange nail art with a fierce tiger stamping decal inspired by Pantone's Orange Tiger color.

Orange Tiger

January 9, 2020 Lisa 0

It’s terribly convenient when the name of a color can be used both as the title of the nail art inspired by it and the subject. Today I have my Orange Tiger mani for #pantone2019winterchallenge run by the lovely Ine (@inegeek) and it’s not getting posted on the last possible Read More

Fly, Hot Air Balloon - Hermit Werds - Orange monochrome hot air balloon nail art with holographic nail polish

Fly, Hot Air Balloon

April 19, 2019 Lisa 0

I’ve been trying to find the right design to use for this gorgeous orange holographic polish (Shinespark Polish’s “Poppy Topaz“) and somehow it kept not happening for me. I thought for sure I’d get to it in October, but it didn’t fit any of the Halloween designs I wanted most Read More

Coral Chrysanthemum - Hermit Werds - coral monochrome nail art with an oriental pattern using Japanese chrysanthemum and cherry blossom stamping decals

Coral Chrysanthemum

January 15, 2019 Lisa 0

It seems like I only paint coral nails when it comes from a nail challenge prompt (#LigaNailistaChallenge) and then I just want to go full on coral. So today I have another coral monochrome. You can see the one I painted in 2017 here [Edit 1-16-2018: Sorry, it was a Read More

A Mauve of Monsters - Hermit Werds - monochrome mauve nail art of a group of monsters

Beauty BigBang Review – XL-028 stamping plate

October 2, 2018 Lisa 1

[press sample] Group scene nail art is a lot of fun and something I haven’t tackled yet even though I have several stamping plates with them. Today I finally embraced the look with an image from Beauty BigBang’s XL-028 stamping plate. It’s a fun image with a lot of silly Read More

Blue Water Marble - Hermit Werds - blue water marble with four nail polishes

Blue Water Marble

May 27, 2018 Lisa 0

Since I’d so recently painted a monochrome blue mani I didn’t really want to have to go through that many test swatches again any time soon. But #WhenColoursCollide had a blue theme so I went with a crazy water marble, which is easier to pick colors for. I’m really happy 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

Sharon's Feathers - Hermit Werds - greyscale feather stamping, design by @sharnailstar

Sharon’s Feathers

November 9, 2017 Lisa 0

Did you think I was done posting nail art today? Oh, you are mistaken because it is @sharnailstar’s birthday and @dianavnisselroy organized a birthday collage for her. The theme was to do a greyscale version of one of Sharon’s nail art designs. I searched around for something that spoke to Read More

Star Wars - Hermit Werds - simple nail art featuring Star Wars' dark side

Star Wars and Gardening Book

September 26, 2017 Lisa 0

I not only went to a convention last weekend, but I’ve just been extra exhausted lately. I lost my lead on the #31DC2017 and then I fell behind. So now I’m scrambling to catch up even though my energy levels still aren’t very high. I changed the nail art I Read More

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