A super spicy mustard nail art for the Harvest Moon featuring stamping images of wheat grain and rockets flying past the moon.

Harvest Moon

November 4, 2022 Lisa 0

It’s been a while since I painted something where I thought the difference between matte and glossy top coat would be interesting to see. You’ll see the photos swap back and forth between the two. This harvest nail art was painted for the Harvest Moon full moon clear back in Read More

Taurus nail art with a blue/green magnetic polish and stamping decals of oxen, fields, grain, and a Taurus symbol.

Zodiac Collection: Taurus

April 28, 2022 Lisa 0

We’re back for another eastern zodiac nail art. So for a starter, happy birthday to all the Taurus out there! Now let’s break out the false nails. Since Taurus is an Earth element and the ox is often associated with farming, I decided to paint that for my mani. I Read More

Pig Farm & Butterflies of the Sun

Pig Farm vs Butterflies – Two Simple Looks

March 8, 2020 Lisa 2

Probably by smell alone most of us would think to pick the butterflies (even though some of them eat poop!), but this is nail art so maybe you’ll like the pig look more. Then again…pigs are both delicious and make great pets, while butterflies can’t really do either of those Read More

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

We Beet Again - Hermit Werds - purple holographic french tip nail with a punny beet theme and golden gradients

We Beet Again

November 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Where did the month go? LOL Between holiday plans, a small cold, and the name servers losing my site for a few days I’ve ghosted through most of November. The Pokedex challenge fell to the wayside along with all the other challenges. My hope that I’d manage four freehand looks Read More

Robin Moses' Scarecrow - Hermit Werds - recreation of Robin Moses' freehand scarecrow tutorial

Robin Moses’ Scarecrow

September 30, 2018 Lisa 0

Robin Moses has been uploading freehand tutorials to Youtube for yeaaars. I have actually painted one of them before. I have learned quite a bit from her even though I do not watch every video that comes out. Recently she started a nail art for beginners playlist that I think Read More

Bremen Town Musicians - Hermit Werds - nail art with a neon rainbow gradient with white musical notes and the Bremen Town Musicians (donkey, dog, cat, and rooster) stamping decals on top

Bremen Town Musicians

July 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Today’s mani is inspired by the classic German fairy tale “Bremen Town Musicians” (retrieved and recorded by the Brothers Grimm). The basic premise is that an elderly donkey, cat, dog, and rooster left their home(s) to go to the city and earn a living as musicians. They drive off a Read More

Black Sheep, Green Meadow - Hermit Werds - green nail art with a black sheep stamped on top

Black Sheep, Green Meadows

July 5, 2018 Lisa 0

Just a quick, simple nail art today. Sometimes I complicate things too much and end up staring off into the distance because it’s too much work and I don’t wanna get started. Plus the first version of my other nail art didn’t turn out the way I wanted so I Read More

Un-beet-able - Hermit Werds - kawaii beet planted in the ground.

Un-beat-able

December 18, 2017 Lisa 0

Edit 12/12/2020: I considered this nail art as something of a fail so on Nov. 29, 2018 I posted a recreation called We Beet Again. I’m trying to do more nail art that I just want to do and fewer challenges and what better way to manage that than to Read More

Sunflower Farming - Hermit Werds - sunflower farm with scarecrow and barn

Sunflower Farming

August 25, 2017 Lisa 0

After painting some post-apocalyptic scenery earlier in the week, I guess it was time for some cute nail art. I returned to Sunflowers with the prompt from #NailCraziesUnite and added Farm Friends from #FireDazedAugust. I was really excited to use my farming nail plate from UberChic, but the one from Read More