Mystery Berries - Hermit Werds - brown veil technique over white gel polish with red berries stamped on top

Mystery Berries

February 5, 2018 Lisa 0

The veil technique has hit the nail art community and I wanted to try it out sooner rather than later. Lucky for me my nails were already painted white. The basic idea is to drip one or two drops of your polish into a cup of warm water and let Read More

Neon Leaves - Hermit Werds - neon smoosh nails outlined in black with an accent nail stamped with leaves

Neon Leaves

February 2, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s time for more #26GreatNailArtIdeas and the prompt is Black and Neon. When neon prompts come up, I plan to use at least a few of my Sinful Colors’ collection. Partially it’s because I don’t have much else, but I also just like them. They are the first collection of Read More

It's Raining Fish - Hermit Werds - outlines of a surreal underwater landscape complete with a green girl under an umbrella.

It’s Raining Fish

January 28, 2018 Lisa 0

So, yeah. I’m behind. Between playing Don’t Starve (the old distraction, which I haven’t even touched once for over 24 hours /sob) and moving my blog and breaking it (the new distraction, shoot me), I missed a few prompts from #nailartchallenge. Namely Fish and Umbrella. I figure my previous prompt Read More

In a Garden, Darkly - Hermit Werds - dark blue smoosh marble background with shimmery purple flowers on top

In a Garden, Darkly

January 11, 2018 Lisa 0

I have been part of the nail artist community on Instagram for about a year now and I recently found out one of the ways I’ve left myself out of the loop. Stories are apparently being used to announce that someone is putting a birthday collage together. Then anyone who Read More

Eye of the (Domesticated) Tiger - Hermit Werds - metallic oranges and pinks stamped over with the black stripes of a cat

Eye of the (Domesticated) Tiger

January 5, 2018 Lisa 0

I just can’t do enough cat nail art, obviously. The hard part of this mani was settling on which metallic polish colors I wanted to use because I’d always planned on using a bunch and then having black as my one color. It’s not cheating if you were plotting it Read More

Decorative Geometry - Hermit Werds - geometric arrow stamping with a mint, grey, and yellow color scheme

Decorative Arrows

December 13, 2017 Lisa 0

I actually posted this to the #WhenColoursCollide FB group fairly early on during the prompt period, but I have been late about it ever since. The colors were Mint, Grey, and Yellow, so not obviously Christmas-y, but a few ladies made it work, especially @polishedcalla (sadly she hasn’t posted the Read More

Beauty BIgBang - press samples

Beauty BigBang Review – Christmas Stamping Plates

December 5, 2017 Lisa 0

Press Sample I apparently needed a mental break on top of spending the weekend with family. Well, today I am back with four different nail designs as I explore the possibilities and quality of the stamping plates Beauty BigBang sent to me (I will do a review for the sequins Read More

Cozy Sweater - Hermit Werds - a desaturated purple and green mani with sweater knit texture stamping

Cozy Sweater

November 26, 2017 Lisa 0

Alas, I can’t wear bulky sweaters unless I want them to make me look extra bulky, but they always look so cozy! I have to discipline myself to not buy them at the store because every time I do I end up just getting rid of it again. When #GlamNailsChallenge Read More

Happy Overeating Day - Hermit Werds - traditional thanksgiving feast with turkey and pumpkin

Happy Overeating Day

November 21, 2017 Lisa 0

Since my Thankful-prompted nail art wasn’t at all American Thanksgiving Day-themed, I thought I’d haul out my Born Pretty BP-191 stamping plate and paint something more traditional on my nails. It was well-timed since I went to an early Thanksgiving get-together with these on. I kept the color scheme and Read More

Thankfully Purple - Hermit Werds - creepy critters stamped on a holographic purple cat's eye magnetic background

Morbid Thankfulness

November 20, 2017 Lisa 0

I love both of my stepkids but, since this is about nail art and my stepson is no longer into getting his nails did, I’m thankful that my stepdaughter still wants to play. And also that she mostly wants her nails to be sparkly purple with spooky things on top. Read More

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