A cheeky nail art featuring the kawaii dumpster fire and referring to January 6, 2021 as December 37, 2020.

December 37th 2020

January 7, 2021 Lisa 2

Yesterday certainly felt like a shit show and I’m clear across the country from the attack on the Capitol building. Shall we call it a riot or an attempted coup or both? Either way it’s gross and people are dead who shouldn’t be and a lot of other people need Read More

A New Years mani with a grey background, bright green stamping of winter/spring/summer/fall seasons and "2021" on top.

Seasons of 2021

December 30, 2020 Lisa 2

The new year has generally always held hope of being better than the last one (or worse if life has worn you down that far). I remember thinking 2020 would be better than 2019. hahaha But I think most of us can agree that because of vaccines (and certain elections Read More

Nail art of Santa handing out fishy presents to cute penguins for Christmas and another penguin celebrating New Years on a blue crelly background.

Presents for Penguins

December 20, 2020 Lisa 2

Santa doesn’t just give out presents to all the good boys and girls. Surely all the good penguins also get a fishy treat for Christmas. Although…I am very uncertain what kind of cookies they would leave for Santa. 🤢🤣 When I was little my mom went through a crocheting phase Read More

Year of the Rat nail art with a deep red base and Chinese paper cutting stamping images of rats.

Year of the Rat

January 25, 2020 Lisa 0

Happy Chinese New Year, friends! Today’s nail art has taken the place of Rooster Revisted as my favorite Chinese zodiac nail art design. I hope you like it as much as I do. 😘 It started with this deep red holographic/flakie indie polish from Vapid Lacquer that, I’m sorry to Read More

Year of the Pig nail art with pig stamping in all of the pig's lucky colors: brown, grey, and yellow.

Lucky Pig

January 17, 2020 Lisa 0

The traditional colors for Chinese New Year are red and gold and I already painted that for the Year of the Pig. But each year also has lucky colors associated with it (for Pigs it’s yellow, grey, and brown) and I decided I wanted to paint designs for that too. Read More

Glittery silver and gold nail art with people cheering and partying underneath a 2020 stamping image.

2020 Glitter-fest

January 4, 2020 Lisa 0

I painted this glitter-fest on the first day of 2020 and meant to at least post it on Friday, but my “little nap” turned into a six hours nap followed by maybe two hours of consciousness and then eight more hours of horizontal recuperation. I may have started the year Read More

Celestial Year of the Pig - Hermit Werds - red and gold nail art for Chinese New Year's Year of the Pig complete with geometric boar's head

Celestial Year of the Pig

February 5, 2019 Lisa 0

Happy Chinese New Year! A holiday which I prefer over the western version with its dropping balls and celebrities bribed to entertain us instead of being with their families. I always feel bad about that even though I know they are making a lot of money. Aside from the cute Read More

Origami Zodiac - Hermit Werds - black and bronze nail art with stamped baby boomer french tips and origami zodiac animals for the year of the rooster, dog, pig, rat, and ox

Hello Again & Origami Zodiac

February 3, 2019 Lisa 0

Wow… So I hadn’t quite meant to take such a giant step back from social media, the blog, and nail art. I rearranged my workroom and found I could fit in my grandfather’s old unfolding table that is so perfect for crafts and cutting out patterns and, well, I got Read More

Reindeer Afterparty - Hermit Werds - teal nail art with partying reindeer and fireworks stamped on top

Reindeer Afterparty

January 6, 2019 Lisa 0

Well, I guess I can say definitively now: unless everything is ready and all I have to do is hit “Post”, the blog and social media do not get touched when I’m visiting family. That’s probably for the best, but it’s a little hard when you’re trying not to keep Read More

Rooster Revisited - Hermit Werds - Year of the Rooster nail art done in golds, browns, and yellows

Rooster Revisited

February 13, 2018 Lisa 1

I’m sorry, dear readers. I’ve been feeling a bit down lately. It’s hard to convince myself to get anything done right now. But I’m still here and the polishes are just as beautiful as ever. Hopefully I will be able to pick myself up and start posting more frequently soon. Read More

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