Mexico-related nail stickers (hot peppers, sombreros, maracas, and a cactus) with the word "fiesta" decorating a bright mustard crelly with iridescent flakes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Happy Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2021 Lisa 0

While the original holiday was celebrated over a military victory in Mexico, it has come to be associated with celebrating Mexican-American culture in the states for over a hundred years. I doubt there will be many parties or festivals due to the pandemic, so we’ll probably all just focus on Read More

A super mustard-y nail art with a stamped plaid background pattern and cute grey cat water decals sleeping, playing, and talking to you.

Modes of Cat

April 27, 2021 Lisa 0

It has been a week-ish. Mostly because life got busy. I’m very sad to miss a few of the monthly prompts for @glamnailschallenge and just kept crossing off challenges that I wanted to paint for one after another all last week. So thwarted. Well, that’s life. Today I have a Read More

Three sweet nail art looks: yellow and orange heart balloons, green clover candies, and sweet blue and pink lollipops.

Three Sweet Manis

March 8, 2021 Lisa 1

I am interested in way too many challenges this month and yet there are a lot of real life things I need to get done. So…things might get messy(er) this month. I may be hitting it hard and then abruptly ghost. We’ll just have to see. One compromise I’m making Read More

A scattered holographic mustard nail art design with tattoo-like skulls, florals, and rib cage stamping decals.

Holo-ween Skulls and Florals

January 26, 2021 Lisa 2

I’m really happy to say that I’ve managed to keep up with the #HalloweenForeverCollab since November of last year. It’s only three months, but I think that’s my longest run so far. I even turned this one in at the start of the month instead of frantically trying to paint Read More

Three monochrome Christmas manis in purple, blue, and yellow.

Rainbow Christmas part 1

January 10, 2020 Lisa 0

The holiday season sapped my blogging energy and so I find myself with two designs that were posted on Instagram in December and one that was not. All three are from the #pantone2019winterchallenge and ended up being monochromatic. I rather like the theme and think I will finish it when Read More

Ladybug Aggregation - Hermit Werds - nail art with soft, sweet ladybugs and daisies against a bright yellow background

Ladybug Aggregation

May 9, 2018 Lisa 0

Ladybug aggregation is when ladybugs form large clusters and hibernate together over the winter. Sometimes they try to do this in our buildings and people get really fussed. But as numerous as they seem in such situations, their populations are in decline. You can help by not only stopping people Read More

The Love Vine - Hermit Werds - pink stampings of hearts, vines and "love" on a yellow flakie background

The Love Vine

November 17, 2017 Lisa 2

Sometimes I just want to paint a heavily yellow nail design on my nails. That’s the driving force behind this mani, because with both of the prompts I’m covering today, I could have done anything. This is the first time I have purchased a yellow polish that isn’t basically a Read More

Clueless-ly Back to School - Hermit Werds - the iconic yellow plaid outfit from Clueless combined with "As if" on stiletto falsies

Clueless-ly Back to School

September 7, 2017 Lisa 2

There were a lot of Back to School prompts at the start of September and since I’ve already done two other manicures based on it, I was just going to skip the prompts this month. But then I thought of the iconic outfit from Clueless (and Iggy Azalea’s music video 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

Lemons First - Hermit Werds - Yellow and grey manicure featuring glass fleck lemons

Lemons First

August 8, 2017 Lisa 2

Do I know why I decided to title this “Lemons First”? No. No, I do not. #GlamNailChallengeAug had a lemon prompt. I’d already done a cheerful-style lemon nail art so this time I decided to go for a more sophisticated yellow and grey look. That worked out well for me Read More

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