Dreamy purple glow in the dark nail art with a child stargazing on the back of a whale.

Whale Dreams – BBB Review (gitd powder, stamping plate)

January 22, 2020 Lisa 0

[press sample] Well, I thought I’d be posting this on Monday, but we’re here at last: my last Beauty BigBang review. Today we’re looking at a different line of glow in the dark powders with D1635-3A, which has a lovely purple glow, and a stamping plate with cute little landscapes Read More

Camping themed nail art with a night sky on a soft magenta magnetic polish.

Camp More – BP Review (gel polish, magnets)

January 13, 2020 Lisa 0

[press sample] The last product(s) that Born Pretty sent to me was a package of products meant to support reviewing a new magnetic gel polish: BP-MSS04 Boundless Galaxy. What I didn’t realize at the time was how grateful I should be that they included the magnet. The little $1 paddle Read More

Glittery silver and gold nail art with people cheering and partying underneath a 2020 stamping image.

2020 Glitter-fest

January 4, 2020 Lisa 0

I painted this glitter-fest on the first day of 2020 and meant to at least post it on Friday, but my “little nap” turned into a six hours nap followed by maybe two hours of consciousness and then eight more hours of horizontal recuperation. I may have started the year 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

I Voted 2018 - Hermit Werds - patriotic United States of America voting nails with flag US reference painted with sharpie marker ink

We Voted

November 7, 2018 Lisa 0

Whether you like the results of yesterday’s voting or not, I hope you voted. I know I will never take a midterm election lightly again. Stupid younger self. Since my state didn’t include a sticker in their absentee ballots, I painted this for myself on myself… Re-usable white gel base Read More

Happy Birthday, Neha! - Hermit Werds - multichrome birthday nails for Neha

Neha’s Birthday

October 6, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s Neha’s (@nehabothra) birthday today. So Happy Birthday to a lovely and talented friend! Caroline (@tinkerbell1970s) and Snigdha (@nailpaintreview) organized a group to celebrate with holographic or flakie nail art and most of us tried to use Neha’s favorite colors (blue and purple). I tapped both a bit with this Read More

The Owl and the Pussycat (macro) - Hermit Werds - Freehand nail art of The Owl and the Pussycat by Lear with acrylic paints. The owl and the pussycat at sea in their pea green boat.

The Owl and the Pussycat

September 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have a design inspired by a poem: “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear. For a brief period during and after high school I would read poetry and therefore be inspired to write my own. But it wasn’t something I cared about deeply so I drifted away Read More

Bunnies in Black - Hermit Werds - neon shooting stars behind weird suited bunnies with a UFO overhead

Bunnies in Black

July 20, 2018 Lisa 0

Sometimes you just get a funny idea in your head and you have to do it. I had a stamping plate with these weird suited bunnies and they gave me a brain worm that I just couldn’t shake. I had to riff off of Men in Black with them. I’m Read More

The Robots Remain - Hermit Werds - nail art of little robots against a galactic sky of stars

The Robots Remain

June 29, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s been a while since I used the polishes from Sinful Colors’ Luxe Fragments collection. I love their bright jelly formulas and the flakes of glitter sponged over a sheer white gel polish really pop. I used gradient stamping to add my stars so they could fade into the background Read More

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