A magnetic monstrous purple-y pink and neon yellow-green kraken nail art with stamping decals of kraken patterns and tentacles in the ocean.

Beware the Kraken

August 19, 2022 Lisa 2

There are too many human monsters running around trying to take other people’s rights. Please be sure to vote this year (and that includes the primaries where the main candidates get picked!). With that said, it’s time to celebrate one of my favorite oceanic monsters: the kraken. I love cephalopods. Read More

A pale mint green treasure map nail art with reverse stamped islands, monsters, and ships and the final palm tree with 'x' marks the spot.

Treasure Map

April 18, 2022 Lisa 0

Possibly today’s nail art look will make up for missing Talk Like a Pirate Day last year. It’s always a little frustrating when I miss a holiday that I want to cover, but selling my home so we could move took precedence. This year, though, you should be able to Read More

A glow in the dark nail art of a Caribbean half octopus half shark monster, lusca, attacking against a black/red duochrome teal sea.

Lurking Lusca

March 17, 2022 Lisa 0

On this blog we always try to celebrate Shark Week with some nail art and I also loooove the octopus. So when I purchased a stamping plate that had a strange creature with both octopus tentacles and a shark’s head, I knew I had to use it. The lusca is Read More

A pink glow in the dark crelly with Disney villain Ursula nail art complete with tentacles, shell necklace, and her attack on Eric's ship.

Disney Villain: Ursula

June 3, 2021 Lisa 2

So the @HalloweenForeverCollab picked Disney (or other animated shows) villains in neons or glow in the dark and, well, how does one pick a single villain out of so many wonderful prospects? Easy. You just go straight for Ursula and can’t convince yourself to paint anything else. (Admittedly I already Read More

Quatrefoil Vampire Squid - Hermit Werds - vampire squid freehand painted over quatrefoil stamped deep ultramarine jelly polish

Quatrefoil Vampire Squid

October 4, 2018 Lisa 0

While the title of today’s nail art doesn’t trip off the tongue delightfully I thought painting a deep sea creature whose scientific name means “vampire squid from hell” to be quite appropriate for October. But the truth of the vampire squid is not horrific at all. According to this paper, Read More

Bead Dolphin - Hermit Werds - seed bead dolphin following Marilyne Kéréneur's pattern and adding in my own details

Ocean/Water Beaded Animals

September 22, 2018 Lisa 2

So…a week or so ago I finally realized what the strange traffic patterns that Google Analytics kept showing me meant: people trying to reach my old art gallery were getting redirected sideways into this post. These poor visitors from Pinterest wanted to see bead animals, not nail art. And my Read More

Jelly Depths - Hermit Werds - underwater nail art with a bright blue jelly polish, lavender waves, and stamps of squid, a sea turtle, and a whale

Jelly Depths

July 13, 2018 Lisa 2

I love playing with transparency and depth and this jelly polish by Ms. Sparkle with all its delightful glitters was a delight to work with. I was so sad when this design chipped off my nails before I could throw some gel top coat on top. Must remember to time 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

The Professor's Papers - Hermit Werds - vintage entomological papers from the professor

The Professor’s Papers and Airship Attacked

August 13, 2017 Lisa 2

“Let’s just hope the people who live here understand traders flags. Or a friendly wave,” Ariana eyed Professor Genevieve Forsweth who was waving at the mermaid. With both arms. “Professor, I would not stand so close to the rail right now.” “Do you think she’d let me take a few Read More

Waves in Motion - Hermit Werds - iridescent waves on a blue holo background

Waves in Motion

August 3, 2017 Lisa 2

The other nail art prompt that I wanted to cover yesterday was Water for #StampingMasterAugust. Now Jaws had water in it, but it was all painted freehand so it didn’t really fit the name of the group. Plus I had this beautiful stamping plate from CICI & SISI with an Read More

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