Last Sips of Fall - Hermit Werds - blue to purple duochrome nail art with zippy yellow and orange bees and flowers

Beauty BigBang Review – XL-011 stamping plate

November 30, 2018 Lisa 0

My final review for the latest batch of what Maggie from Beauty BigBang sent to me is Beauty BigBang’s XL-011 stamping plate. Now I was originally supposed to review this stamping plate along with the batch I painted in October, but there was a problem with one of the images. Read More

Wrath of the Dragon - Hermit Werds - purple nail art with the Maleficent dragon from Sleeping Beauty surrounded by blue glow in the dark flames.

Beauty BigBang Review – glow in the dark powder J2103-12A

October 10, 2018 Lisa 0

I’d originally meant to review this glow in the dark powder with the bat manicure that you will be seeing tomorrow, but #liganailistachallenge had a dragon prompt and I had this lovely image of Malifecent as a dragon on Maniology’s Happily Never After BM-XL193 stamping plate. How could I not 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

Snail Garden - Hermit Werds - lovely spring garden snail in autumn colors with a rich purple texture polish

Snail Gardens

September 18, 2018 Lisa 0

Well, I’d hoped to post some nail art inbetween my two #ClaireStelle8Challenge prompts, but it wasn’t to be. Instead, I’m back with my second #clairestelle8sept design: a spring mani in autumn colors (See: Ornate Owl for a fall mani in spring colors). And it’s a garden snail! Base Polishes: L’oreal’s Read More

Ornamental Owl - Hermit Werds - autumn owl in spring pastels with light blue textured polish

Ornate Owl

September 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m mostly following @glamnailschallenge this month, but #clairestelle8sept had an autumn in spring colors and a spring in autumn colors prompt that intrigued me. I couldn’t resist. Owls do show up year-round, but I think of them most in the fall so I decided to use a beautiful across-nail image Read More

Hot Hearts - Hermit Werds - a pink gradient and black texture polish design with heart sequins and holo

Hot Hearts

February 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Someday I’m going to use “Belugaria” as not a kind of lava rock because this is a lot like the magma tutorial I followed even though it wasn’t even on my mind when I sketched this out. I do have some lovely spikes I can use. Hmmm… Anyway, this was 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

Lava 300 - Hermit Werds - lava nails spell 300 to thank my 300 followers on Instagram

Lava 300

September 30, 2017 Lisa 0

I admired @p_inklilynails’ lava tutorial from the moment I saw it and told her I wanted to try it sometime. So what better time than for #31DC2017’s Tutorial prompt? I had a lot of fun and I tried to emulate the steps of her tutorial in my final graphic. Also, Read More

Cute Waters - Hermit Werds - #nailcraziesunite (ocean life)

Cute Waters

July 13, 2017 Lisa 4

I love doing manis with ocean life. And I’ve been doing a lot of serious-looking nail art lately so it’s time to switch it up for a bit. I did this for Nail Crazies Unite Ocean Life theme. I had some super cute patterns on CICI & SISI’s Children’s Park Read More

Accidental Turtle - Hermit Werds - neon green goodness

Accidental Turtle

June 30, 2017 Lisa 4

This nail art is for the Nail Crazies Unite theme of neon. I meant for it to be green and yellow, but the stamping plates I picked have very shallow etchings and even Mundo de Unas wasn’t opaque enough for the neon yellow to not turn into a bright-est green. Read More

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