Pink and white thermal mani with adorable heart and cactus nail decals and gold shimmer.

Love is Prickly

January 23, 2020 Lisa 0

Now it’s not Valentine’s Day yet, but it is time for the letter ‘V’ in the #AZNailArtChallenge so Valentine’s Day is a natural pick for something that everyone can participate in. I was more than happy to use one of the first designs I painted when I was getting back Read More

Camping themed nail art with a night sky on a soft magenta magnetic polish.

Camp More – BP Review (gel polish, magnets)

January 13, 2020 Lisa 0

[press sample] The last product(s) that Born Pretty sent to me was a package of products meant to support reviewing a new magnetic gel polish: BP-MSS04 Boundless Galaxy. What I didn’t realize at the time was how grateful I should be that they included the magnet. The little $1 paddle 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

Autumnal nail art with a little blue bird against a robin blue crelly full of pink/orange/red flakies.

Blue Bird of Autumn – BP Review (stamping polish)

November 24, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] I painted this in September, but it really felt more fall-like than summer so I have held it back until now. Unfortunately, that meant holding back my review for Born Pretty’s “Sunrise” as well, but… Born Pretty’s “Sunrise” …it ended up looking so similar to their “Orange Autumn” Read More

Watercolor Cactus - Hermit Werds - nail stamped cactus arrangement colored with watercolor paints

Watercolor Cactus

April 11, 2019 Lisa 2

I’ve painted my nails with white gel polish again and it’s time for some of my favorite kind of nail art: watercolor! I painted this one for #AZNailArtChallenge’s ‘C’ is for Cactus prompt, but I missed the collage deadline by minutes because I kept adding more details with the watercolor. Read More

Busy Bees 2.0 - Hermit Werds - pink and green nail art featuring bee and pink cone flower stamping decals

Busy Bees 2.0

December 13, 2018 Lisa 0

I have completely busted off my index finger’s nail so while I’m fixing that (and the broken links, ugh) I have another recreation from 2017’s #NailFails. My biggest crime with this one was using KleanColor’s metallic polish to stamp something detailed. It looks fine until you top coat and then Read More

Water My Cactus - Hermit Werds - dark blue, pink, and coral nail art with a cactus in both the rain and the sunshine

Water My Cactus

September 25, 2018 Lisa 0

Confession time: I fell in love with a color combination. Aileen Bell (@azbelle_nails) painted an absolutely gorgeous floral design for #NailChallengeCollaborative’s pink/blue theme last month and I loved it so much I had to try it with my own stamps. But I live in a desert so I used cacti Read More

Fox Among Daisies - Hermit Werds - teal and terra cotta nail art with daisies and a fox decals on top

Fox Among Daisies

September 19, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m feeling like a complete-ist this month, but I knew I wasn’t going to be able to finish all of the #GlamNailsChallenge prompts and everything else I wanted to do unless I got a little bit creative. So I decided to combine daisies and foxes. It also conveniently meant that Read More

Grape Vine - Hermit Werds - purple grape-colored nail art with green grape decals and grape vines

Grape Vine

September 12, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I am bringing you some super purple grape nail art for #glamnailschallengesept. At the start of this month I finally went through my helmers and recorded all of the polishes I haven’t used yet on the blog. I had 52 Sinful Colors/Shine polishes listed alone, 150 total unlisted polishes. Read More

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