Classic blue magnetic nail art with adorable fish-loving polar bear stamping decals.

Gone Ice Fishing

February 26, 2020 Lisa 2

As much as I enjoy being able to include the next prompt collage for the Pantone challenges, today’s design was ready to post so here we go. It’s been a while since I painted polar bear nail art and an even longer time since my Gone Fishing nail art design. Read More

Dreamy purple glow in the dark nail art with a child stargazing on the back of a whale.

Whale Dreams – BBB Review (gitd powder, stamping plate)

January 22, 2020 Lisa 0

[press sample] Well, I thought I’d be posting this on Monday, but we’re here at last: my last Beauty BigBang review. Today we’re looking at a different line of glow in the dark powders with D1635-3A, which has a lovely purple glow, and a stamping plate with cute little landscapes Read More

Seattle Tribute - Hermit Werds - nail art for Seattle with a cityscape and the Space Needle bracketed with a smoosh marble in emerald green and purples.

Seattle Tribute

March 1, 2019 Lisa 0

I don’t think it’s fair for me to say a city is my favorite if I have never been to it; so I confess that rather limited my choices of city for #NailsWithIgFriends’ Favorite City prompt. I just haven’t traveled that much. But I have been to Seattle and shoveled Read More

Glitter Conch - Hermit Werds - glittery teal nail art with a teal conch shell and flower stamping decal

Glitter Conch

January 16, 2019 Lisa 0

Today I have a simple glittery look using a mermaid stamping plate from Born Pretty. I wasn’t quite ready for mermaids yet, so I used an image of a conch shell. Is it fair to say that mermaids are the second most common fantasy creature in the stamping plate world Read More

Sinful Colors' "Bangin' Blue" - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of two polar bears about to kiss beneath the mistletoe on a blue jelly polish full of iridescent glitter with icebergs decorating the other nails

Polar Bear Smooches

December 18, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s always amusing to see what subjects I return to. I still haven’t painted penguin nails, but this is my third polar bear nail art. My first one was also for Christmas so maybe this will end up being a tradition of some sort. Either way, when I had the 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

Bead Dolphin - Hermit Werds - seed bead dolphin following Marilyne Kéréneur's pattern and adding in my own details

Ocean/Water Beaded Animals

September 22, 2018 Lisa 2

So…a week or so ago I finally realized what the strange traffic patterns that Google Analytics kept showing me meant: people trying to reach my old art gallery were getting redirected sideways into this post. These poor visitors from Pinterest wanted to see bead animals, not nail art. And my Read More

Life in the Sea(weed) (macro) - Hermit Werds - brown ocean bottom nail art with duo-crhome seaweed and fish

Life in the Sea(weed)

September 7, 2018 Lisa 0

Yesterday we were traveling over the sea and today we’re beneath the water’s surface with this brown ‘O’ is for Ocean mani for #AZNailArtChallenge. I wanted to pair China Glaze’s shimmery “Choo-choo Choose You” brown with duochromes and see what kind of magic would happen. I’m loving the results. I Read More

The Owl and the Pussycat (macro) - Hermit Werds - Freehand nail art of The Owl and the Pussycat by Lear with acrylic paints. The owl and the pussycat at sea in their pea green boat.

The Owl and the Pussycat

September 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have a design inspired by a poem: “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear. For a brief period during and after high school I would read poetry and therefore be inspired to write my own. But it wasn’t something I cared about deeply so I drifted away Read More

DC Heros - Aquaman - Hermit Werds - green, scale-y, and trident-y nail art for DC's Aquaman with holographic glitter on top.

DC Heroes – Aquaman

August 30, 2018 Lisa 0

I just finished watching Justice League and–having watched Batman vs Superman previously–it was a little weird that Batman became the comic relief when Flash was also the comic relief and Affleck’s Batman was super dark originally. I wish they’d be more consistent with their character development. I did enjoy the Read More

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