Elise's Birthday Recreation - Hermit Werds - recreation of Ellise's purple cat mani for her birthday

Happy Birthday, Elise!

October 10, 2018 Lisa 0

The wonderful Iva (@lunaaaaaatica) organized a group of ladies to celebrate Elise’s (@Osmovaraa) birthday! Elise and I have been friends for over a year now and I especially know this because Iva organized us for a last year’s birthday collab. This year we had more direction and we were supposed Read More

Wrath of the Dragon - Hermit Werds - purple nail art with the Maleficent dragon from Sleeping Beauty surrounded by blue glow in the dark flames.

Beauty BigBang Review – glow in the dark powder J2103-12A

October 10, 2018 Lisa 0

I’d originally meant to review this glow in the dark powder with the bat manicure that you will be seeing tomorrow, but #liganailistachallenge had a dragon prompt and I had this lovely image of Malifecent as a dragon on Maniology’s Happily Never After BM-XL193 stamping plate. How could I not 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

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

Hunka Hunka Skeleton - Hermit Werds - nail art featuring hunky skeletons showing off for interested skull stamped over a copper and red gradient

Beauty BigBang Review – XL-026 stamping plate

October 5, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] Today I’m bringing you my silliest Halloween mani yet in this review of BeautyBigBang XL-026. It has so many skeletons ranging from cute to seriously detailed. Dancing skeletons, fancy damask pattern skeletons, and even a skull with hearts popping out of its eyes. All bones, all the time. Read More

Quatrefoil Vampire Squid - Hermit Werds - vampire squid freehand painted over quatrefoil stamped deep ultramarine jelly polish

Quatrefoil Vampire Squid

October 4, 2018 Lisa 0

While the title of today’s nail art doesn’t trip off the tongue delightfully I thought painting a deep sea creature whose scientific name means “vampire squid from hell” to be quite appropriate for October. But the truth of the vampire squid is not horrific at all. According to this paper, Read More

Birds of Fall - Hermit Werds - nail art of a sweet little fall birds on a duochrome red leaf background

Birds of Fall

October 3, 2018 Lisa 0

I fell in love with nail art with tiny birds last winter and haven’t had nearly enough opportunities to explore the subject. So I inevitably chose birds for my fall look for #NailsWithIgFriends hosted by the lovely Neha (@nehabothra). These are more stylized so they’re not quite as dear to 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 0

[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

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

Halloween Cat Posse - Hermit Werds - neon pink and green banners behind spiders, bats, and a posse of black cats with a pumpkin

Beauty BigBang Review – XL-020 stamping plate

September 30, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] Give me three pendant banner strings and I will abuse the heck out of them. This entire design was created from one full nail image on Beauty BigBang’s XL-020 stamping plate, which I am reviewing today. Quality and Test Samples Yesterday’s review was really, really long. So today Read More

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