Mustard and terracotta thermal polish with corn decals colored in with Sharpie markers.

We are the Corn People

November 27, 2019 Lisa 0

For the longest time, I just figured that people from Mexico were the ones who ate the most corn. Was it the tortillas and tamales? I don’t know. But it was an unspoken and completely incorrect impression. In fact, Americans are the biggest corn consumers in the world followed closely Read More

Milk Milk Lemonade - Hermit Werds - nail art tribute to Amy Schumer's "Milk Milk Lemonade" music video/skit with actual milk and lemonade

Milk Milk Lemonade – Amy Schumer Tribute

January 11, 2019 Lisa 0

Today is National Milk Day so I thought it was time to share this mani. Also, my apologies for lying about posting new nail art the next day. I had a design planned out and partially painted, but my heart wouldn’t let me finish it until I made a few 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

Halloween Cat Posse - Hermit Werds - neon pink and green banners behind spiders, bats, and a posse of black cats with a pumpkin

Beauty BigBang Review – XL-020 stamping plate

September 30, 2018 Lisa 0

[press sample] Give me three pendant banner strings and I will abuse the heck out of them. This entire design was created from one full nail image on Beauty BigBang’s XL-020 stamping plate, which I am reviewing today. Quality and Test Samples Yesterday’s review was really, really long. So today Read More

Dance of the Firebird - Hermit Werds - flame-colored duochrome nail art design with a firebird and feathers stamped on top

Dance of the Firebird

September 26, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I tapped into some of the oldest polishes I own to paint some firebird nail art to cover #GlamNailsChallenge’s fire and feather prompts. I’ve owned my pair of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms duochromes for well over a decade. “Burgundy Orchid” even needed a little nail polish thinner to combat 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

Mother's Eggs - Hermit Werds - nail art celebrating the cycle of eating eggs with hen, sunny side up egg and an empty plate.

Mother’s Eggs

July 17, 2018 Lisa 0

I’ve said before that eggs are one of my favorite foods. Today I have another silly mani to celebrate that delicious food. I’d originally planned to post this on Mother’s Day since hens are moms, but I ended up being too busy hanging out with my own mother the day Read More

On Violet Waters - Hermit Werds - nail art of origami water birds on a white geometric background with a soft pink to white gradient

On Violet Waters

July 8, 2018 Lisa 0

Really, I almost titled this “On Violent Waters” to see if people would notice the ‘n’ and put a shark on my thumb. Look out, birds! Anyway, this was for #WhenColoursCollide’s pink/purple/white theme and ended up being for #NailArtChallengeCollaborative’s Geometric theme as well. That worked out well. Really I just 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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