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

Dance of the Firebird - Hermit Werds - flame-colored duochrome nail art design with a firebird and feathers stamped on top

Dance of the Firebird

September 26, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I tapped into some of the oldest polishes I own to paint some firebird nail art to cover #GlamNailsChallenge’s fire and feather prompts. I’ve owned my pair of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms duochromes for well over a decade. “Burgundy Orchid” even needed a little nail polish thinner to combat Read More

Thankfully Halloween - Hermit Werds - purple magnetic polish with spooky stamping (spider, ghouls, bats, haunted house) on top

Thankfully Halloween

September 24, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m back with one of my recreations of last year’s designs that I wasn’t happy with. I’ve skipped around to return to a purple magnetic polish look that I made to express my thankfulness on how much I enjoy painting nails with my stepdaughter who often asks for Halloween stamps. Read More

Pass the Puffer Fish - Hermit Werds - purple and grey plaid nail art with puffer fish decals on top

Pass the Puffer Fish

September 21, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I’m back with another fabric and sea creature design. There are so many stamping plates combining fabric patterns and flowers. I am unsure why fish haven’t caught on yet. #AZNailArtChallenge has continued to enable me in this mission by picking ‘P’ is for Plaid and I happily dug out Read More

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