Pool party nail art using mint polish and a soft beige glitter crelly with stamping decals of anthropomorphic animals swimming and dj-ing.

Pool Party

July 11, 2021 Lisa 1

The prompt was pool party, a very summer-y topic, and I had this cool stamping plate with little animals playing sports. It’s nice when you get to be utterly literal except I realize now looking at this nail art that it’s an introvert’s pool party. Everyone is all alone on Read More

Magnetic Sol - Hermit Werds - nail art featuring a sun-baked landscape on a magnetic khaki background with a golden scatter of glitter "stars"

Magnetic Sol – BBB Review (magnetic gel polish)

February 19, 2019 Lisa 0

[press sample] Wow. I can’t believe I’ve reached the end of my reviews. Having to stop painting my nails because I was reacting to the fumes really backed everything up and now reviewing feels like the new norm. I picked this last polish because I found the khaki-looking nature of 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

Flying at Sunset - Hermit Werds - tropical orange sunset nail art with the silhouette of a kite against the sky

Flying at Sunset

June 21, 2018 Lisa 0

The concept was simple: a kite for #GlamNailsChallenge and a sunset (with “Jamaican Out”) for #beautometrynailchallenge. Somehow I thought I’d be able to finish this nail art more quickly, but I didn’t want to just throw a gradient on my nails. So I found myself using sharpie ink with a Read More

Rainbow Nature - Yellow - Hermit Werds - sun shining down on yellow cattails

Rainbow Nature – Yellow

September 3, 2017 Lisa 2

We’re at the third day of the #31DC2017 and I’m back on track again (except for the part where I’ve been feeling a little sick). I’m also trying a new challenge on Instagram that’s in Spanish: #liganailistachallenge. It is a month of VS. prompts and today I chose Day instead Read More

Shuttering of Stygian Skies - Hermit Werds - post apocalyptic sunset with elder god monster beneath

Sun-flower and Shuttering of Stygian Skies

August 23, 2017 Lisa 1

Right now I have two manicures to share. 🙂 To start, it’s fun to pun and since there are two different prompts for sunflowers this month that I plan to do, I decided to make one of them a pun. With the eclipse happening so recently, I thought it was Read More

Amber Waves of Grain - Hermit Werds - nail art featuring the sun shining over grain and the American flag

Amber Waves of Grain

July 21, 2017 Lisa 2

The prompt from #26greatnailartideas was Sunshine. So of course I wanted to do a dark nail art with a grain pattern because I like to picture the crops growing up, nourished by the sun and finally being baked dry by it. A kinder, gentler version of a forest fire finally Read More