Year of the Rat nail art with a deep red base and Chinese paper cutting stamping images of rats.

Year of the Rat

January 25, 2020 Lisa 0

Happy Chinese New Year, friends! Today’s nail art has taken the place of Rooster Revisted as my favorite Chinese zodiac nail art design. I hope you like it as much as I do. 😘 It started with this deep red holographic/flakie indie polish from Vapid Lacquer that, I’m sorry to Read More

A deep red (merlot) nail art with a few brightly colored mandala decals.

Merlot Mandala

January 12, 2020 Lisa 0

This particular design also ended up on Instagram before the blog to make the deadline before #pantone2019winterchallenge switched to the new week. Technically, I think I posted around 3 AM so I was still too late. Luckily, Ine is forgiving (or is polite and can’t stop me anyway 🀣). I’m Read More

Bright red nail art with a leafy stamping image surrounding a copper key.

Key to the Cranberry Forest

November 3, 2019 Lisa 0

A simple nail art today with a super bright shade of red. I am enjoying the #pantone2019winterchallenge since its polish swatch focus forces me to stop piling more details in on a single nail art. Today’s shade is Cranberry, although Ine (@inegeek) has already posted the prompt for next week: Read More

Glittery Poinsettia - Hermit Werds - red manicure with a pink accent nail covered with iridescent glitter and freehand painted holly leaves and poinsettia flowers (Robin Moses)

Glittery Poinsettia

December 16, 2018 Lisa 0

Well, I’m going to be getting out of order, but I haven’t forgotten the nail art prompts that I missed! I really wanted to paint some Robin Moses nail art this month, but I wasn’t interested in snowmen (which is what the prompts were for on Instagram) so I asked Read More

Birds of Fall - Hermit Werds - nail art of a sweet little fall birds on a duochrome red leaf background

Birds of Fall

October 3, 2018 Lisa 0

I fell in love with nail art with tiny birds last winter and haven’t had nearly enough opportunities to explore the subject. So I inevitably chose birds for my fall look for #NailsWithIgFriends hosted by the lovely Neha (@nehabothra). These are more stylized so they’re not quite as dear to Read More

Kitties Make the Best Presents - Hermit Werds - kitty presents in red and black

Kitties Make the Best Presents

December 25, 2017 Lisa 0

Kitties really do make the best presents. Unless we’re talking waking up Christmas morning to find out that your cat vomited on the carpet. Hard pass on vomit presents. I decided for the red/black prompt from #firedazedchallenge that I wanted to cover presents so I used some cute kitty images Read More

Winter WonderNail - Hermit Werds - pink and red winter fun nail art with hat, mittens, and snowman head

Winter WonderNail

December 20, 2017 Lisa 0

Part of me wanted to go super elaborate for this one, but I made myself take a step back and simplify because I did not have the time. So I went with lots of pink with silver snowflakes and red stamping for my decals. Given the theme, I picked images Read More

War of the Ladybugs - Hermit Werds - red ladybug stamping on a light orange background

War of the Ladybug

December 8, 2017 Lisa 2

I really love the style of the images on Born Pretty’s BP-161 stamping plate. They’re almost tribal and yet somehow not. I especially love the ladybug for reasons I can’t fully explain. Partly it is because it looks almost mechanical and that is where the inspiration for this nail art Read More

Baby Trees - Hermit Werds - spooky red forest with babies hanging from trees

Baby Trees

October 26, 2017 Lisa 0

Edit: This was funny in 2017 and became a terrible reality in 2018. What is being done to people who just want to immigrate to a country where they can be safe is wrong. What is being done can never be forgiven. #FireDazedOct2017’s Spooky Forest prompt that I am also Read More

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