Sharon's Birthday Recreation - orange and green nail art of an oriental print representing abstract grapes and filled in with sharpie marker ink

Happy Birthday, Sharon!

November 9, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have a recreation of one of Sharon Medran’s (@sharnailstar) beautiful nail art designs because it’s her birthday! Woo! Sharon never uses advanced/reverse stamping so it’s always a learning experience seeing how she layers stamping images to get complex looks. Last year I recreated a feather look of hers 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

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

Coral, Mint, and White - Hermit Werds - cool chevron and geometric butterfly/flowering plant stamped on white and coral gradient

Coral, Mint, and White

July 24, 2018 Lisa 2

This was a fun combination of #ClaireStelle8Challenge’s Chevron, #NailChallengeCollaborative’s Geometric, and #WhenColoursCollide’s coral/mint/white prompts. I even got to knock out several items in my collection that I hadn’t used yet. That’s always a bonus. I kinda wish I had more to say, but this all ended up coming together very Read More

Glitter My Heart - Hermit Werds - baby boomer french tips with glitter and glitter heart placement

Glitter My Heart

March 22, 2018 Lisa 0

Confession time! I’ve had this set of glitter polishes for several years and I have never used it. Which is why it’s in its original packaging with a sexy discount sticker. $.33 a bottle is still a loss if you never use the polish. No, wait. I’m sure I can Read More

Dried Clover/Flowers - Hermit Werds - product photo of Beauty BigBang's dried flowers

Beauty BigBang Review – dried clover/flowers

March 12, 2018 Lisa 0

<press sample> Today I have my first product review from the second batch of goodies Maggie from Beauty BigBang sent me. This was my first time using real flowers on my nails, but I have used pheasant feathers on my nails before. I’ve found the hardest part about it to Read More

Phoenix in Flight - Hermit Werds - vertically stacked phoenix design filled in with watercolor paints in yellow, orange, red, and purple

Phoenix In Flight

March 9, 2018 Lisa 2

So #clairestelle8 has all mythical creature prompts this month (like /cough unicorn) and that’s pretty hard for me to resist. Happily, I already had designs I wanted to do for most of these beasties, especially the phoenix. I have already painted a few phoenix designs before, but I bought OS-03 Read More

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