Duochrome Floral - Hermit Werds - five different duochromes stamped in a floral pattern on black

Beauty BigBang Review – duochrome stamping set J6504TM

November 29, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] I have been coveting Beauty BigBang’s J6504TM set of duochrome stamping polishes since they came out a few months ago. Partly because rainbow is my favorite color and duochromes add a tiny slice of a rainbow to any nail art they are used in. a Partly because the Read More

Sharon's Birthday Recreation - orange and green nail art of an oriental print representing abstract grapes and filled in with sharpie marker ink

Happy Birthday, Sharon!

November 9, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have a recreation of one of Sharon Medran’s (@sharnailstar) beautiful nail art designs because it’s her birthday! Woo! Sharon never uses advanced/reverse stamping so it’s always a learning experience seeing how she layers stamping images to get complex looks. Last year I recreated a feather look of hers 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

Chocolate Mandala - Hermit Werds - accent nail mandalas in mustard, green, and berry shades with brown scattered holographic nails

Chocolate Mandala

August 29, 2018 Lisa 0

I tried a new Instagram challenge this time: @ColoursWithinWomen. When this group goes with a color theme, they want to see three nails of only that color and an accent nail. (No rules for thumbs though. Woo!) I have a lot of neglected brown polishes that for some reason I’m Read More

Paisley Whale

August 2, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I bring you paisley and whales! Why? Well, #NailsWithIgFriends’ July host, Caroline (@gidwaney), picked Paisley and I just randomly added whales because it felt like a good idea at the time. This is the second time I’ve combined a large oceanic animal with a common fabric type/pattern in less Read More

Softly Rhombus-ed - Hermit Werds - a beautiful blend of nail stamping and glitter placement in turquoise and purple

Softly Rhombus-ed

June 24, 2018 Lisa 0

When I was younger what I called “turquoise” was a much more vivid and blue-leaning color than the shade that most people think of when they hear the word. Instead, I think people think of the actual gemstone which tends to be lighter and much more green-leaning and so I’ve Read More

The Fanciest Paisley (macro) - Hermit Werds - ornate golden and cranberry paisley nail art

The Fanciest Paisley + Welcome to Hell

June 8, 2018 Lisa 0

I usually stick to one nail art:one blog poast, but things are getting backed up so we’re going to have a few two-fer posts in the next week. Today we’re talking about my nail art for #GlamNailsChallenge’s Paisley (The Fanciest Paisley) and #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ Dry or Drag Marble (Welcome to Hell). Read More

Coffee Blues 2.0 - Hermit Werds - blue monochrome coffee-themed nail art

Coffee Blues 2.0

April 30, 2018 Lisa 0

I thought I’d sneak in another recreation for #NailChallengeCollaborative before the month ended. This was actually from October of last year so it really hasn’t been too long, but it’s also one of my favorite themes: coffee! I liked the idea of a blue monochrome coffee mani, but I took Read More

Lions Want Meat Not Flowers - Hermit Werds - bright yellow and red nail art featuring a grumpy lion, flowers, and ham

Lions Want Meat Not Flowers + Life Update

April 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I’ve been totally neglecting my nails lately. In fact, they’ve just had clear polish on them for over a week! The horror! Luckily I have a few manis that I haven’t shared with you yet and one of them fits #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ prompt of Things that are Round. The flowers are Read More

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