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

Mustard and terracotta thermal polish with corn decals colored in with Sharpie markers.

We are the Corn People

November 27, 2019 Lisa 0

For the longest time, I just figured that people from Mexico were the ones who ate the most corn. Was it the tortillas and tamales? I don’t know. But it was an unspoken and completely incorrect impression. In fact, Americans are the biggest corn consumers in the world followed closely 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

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

Concrete & Cacti - Hermit Werds - deep terracotta magnetic polish with cacti in concrete planters decals

Concrete & Cacti

June 5, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s been a month since I posted a design on my cindy hand, but here it is with some cacti stamping decals on Masura’s lovely dark terracotta polish. I am deeply in love with this color, but the polish was so very thick and dried so fast that painting it Read More

Dusty Rose & Green Wedding - Hermit Werds - dusty rose and green nail art with beautiful succulents, ruffles, and bride

Dusty Rose & Green Wedding

May 25, 2018 Lisa 4

Okay, not the most original title, but it’s exactly what this nail art is about! Also, I was going to say this is my first set of wedding nails, but I have a #NailFail with wedding birds that I’m just not going to link to… /whistle I do have, like…one(?) Read More

Lavender Coffee - Hermit Werds - nail art with freehand painted lavender to celebrate lavender-flavored coffee

Lavender Coffee

May 24, 2018 Lisa 0

Lavender coffee is a miracle of deliciousness in itself, but the real surprise is that I’m posting this month’s coffee mani on not the last day possible. Possibly it is because I am turning it in for #NailChallengeCollaborative’s “Spring Colors” prompt. I just hope I do as well next month. Read More

Simple Succulents - Hermit Werds - succulent design with red shimmer, and stamping in metallic red, purple, and green

Simple Succulents

March 2, 2018 Lisa 0

I’ve been wanting to use my succulent stamping plates for a while but before I knew it, it was all cold out and it was so much easier to keep putting it off with fall and winter designs. I am sure I do not have these out of my system Read More

Un-beet-able - Hermit Werds - kawaii beet planted in the ground.

Un-beat-able

December 18, 2017 Lisa 0

I’m trying to do more nail art that I just want to do and fewer challenges and what better way to manage that than to dedicate an entire manicure to beets! I love canned pickled beets. I eat them on their own and with salad, all while being ultra paranoid Read More

The Turning Leaves and Classically Halloween - Hermit Werds

Classically Halloween and The Changing Leaves

October 31, 2017 Lisa 2

I have two manicures to share with you today and there will be another post tonight. To start, I thought it would be nice to paint my poor cindy hand again. It still weirds me out that my nails are so short and I haven’t been taking care of them Read More

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