A rainbow skittle pond nail art with hibiscus stamping decals sandwiched in layers of red, purple, blue, yellow, and orange jelly polish.

Sloppy Hibiscus Pond – Born Pretty jelly review

January 17, 2022 Lisa 1

This isn’t an official review. Born Pretty did not send me these polishes for review. But I bought four of them during the Singles Day sale and I thought I’d use them together in a quick (and sloppy) mani to see how they worked. So this is very rainbow and Read More

A pond mani with glow in the dark snowflake stickers and a white panoramic cityscape using a dark blue jelly polish.

Inner City Winter

March 6, 2021 Lisa 2

It hasn’t taken me long to make my second glow in the dark pond look. I mean, time was running out since the glow in the dark stickers I bought were snowflakes and we’re heavy into spring nail art season. (I bought some Christmas ones too. They will have to Read More

Quilting themed nail art with decals of sewing machine, bobbins, cloth swatches, and patterns to make a beautiful pink and green quilt.

Quilting with Love

November 20, 2020 Lisa 2

When the prompt ‘Q’ is for Quilt came up for the @aznailartchallenge I immediately thought about my dragon quilt nail art where I literally painted and then stamped on square swatches of polish and applied them to some false nails. I really loved the concept and wanted to revisit it, Read More

Life's a Beach - Hermit Werds - tropical green pond jelly nail art with palm trees

Life’s a Beach

April 4, 2019 Lisa 0

It doesn’t even begin to feel tropical yet, but not all beaches are warm anyway. In fact, half of my beach experiences have been rather cold and windy (but still fun). Today it was Palm Trees for #ColoursWithinWomen so I turned to the Hangouts stamping plate set by Maniology. Amusingly, Read More

Galactic Snowstorm - Hermit Werds - purple, magenta, and blue galaxy nail art with snow flakes, sparkly glitter, and astronaut rabbit, polar bear, and penguin stamping decals

Galactic Snowstorm – featuring Born Pretty Christmas-L005

December 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Someone had a galactic challenge prompt (that I missed) and two other challenges had snowflake prompts (that I’m late for) and the stamping plate I used today had this lovely combination of both. And so I found myself painting classic galaxy nails even though I’ve said several times that I’m Read More

Black Coffee - Hermit Werds - coffee themed black jelly nails covered with black stamping and masked off areas filled with black

Black Coffee

March 30, 2018 Lisa 0

We can’t let the month end without a coffee mani. In fact, this is my eighth nail art dedicated to the delicious drink. I only have four to go before I can declare I have a year’s worth of coffee manis and believe when I say that has been my Read More

Lacey Pink - Hermit Werds - pond manicure with pink polish and lace stamping

Lacey Pink

November 9, 2017 Lisa 2

I decided it was time to use my last untried Zoya polish. So when #clairestelle8challenge came up with a lace prompt, I said “Let’s see how this works with a pond mani.” I think it worked well. I slathered on a layer of “Paloma”, stamped the netting pattern, more jelly, Read More

Tourist Season - Hermit Werds

Tourist Season and blog improvements

February 26, 2017 Lisa 5

This was for the 30 Days of Colour Challenge: Bright. Naturally I tapped into my Sinful Color’s Neon Collection nail polishes, but since I didn’t paint my nails white first they are not quite as bright as they could have been. Considering how hard of a time my phone camera Read More

Blue Floral - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Blue Floral

February 17, 2017 Lisa 4

I had three different blue floral water decals and I really wanted to use one of them for this challenge (a picture of all three is at the bottom of this post). The first one is my favorite, but I wanted to do more with it than just stick it Read More

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