Paisley Whale

August 2, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I bring you paisley and whales! Why? Well, #NailsWithIgFriends’ July host, Caroline (@gidwaney), picked Paisley and I just randomly added whales because it felt like a good idea at the time. This is the second time I’ve combined a large oceanic animal with a common fabric type/pattern in less Read More

Fifi's Birthday Recreation - Hermit Werds - nail art with a bright rainbow background with clouds, cranes, and an asian temple

Fifi’s (@damselnails) Birthday Recreation

August 1, 2018 Lisa 0

Huzzah! Today is Fifi’s (@damselnails) birthday and her Instagram friends decided to recreate some of her beautiful designs to celebrate. Fifi has so many beautiful manis on her account. Lately she’s really been knocking my socks off with her vintage designs, but I’ve been on a rainbow kick lately so 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

La-sea with a Chance of Sharks - Hermit Werds - nail art with elegant blue lace ocean with a great white shark stamped on top

La-sea with a Chance of Sharks

July 26, 2018 Lisa 0

I don’t know about you but I’ve been operating with a personal list of holidays I celebrate for a while and it’s now bleeding into my nail art. So I had to paint some shark nail art for Shark Week (July 22-29 in 2018). I was looking around without much 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

Year of the Dog - Hermit Werds - bold red and gold Chinese New Year nail art for the Year of the Dog with hanging lanterns

Year of the Dog

July 21, 2018 Lisa 0

I never did get around to painting some nail art for the Year of the Dog, so, while many different ideas popped up for #clairestelle8’s Far East prompt, I decided to go with the one that I’d be really sad to miss if I didn’t get it in this year. 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

Unicorns Choose Mint Chocolate Chip - Hermit Werds - ice cream and unicorn nail art featuring mint chocolate chip, strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate with sprinkles scoops of ice cream on a cone

Unicorns Choose Mint Chocolate Chip

July 19, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s time for ice cream nail art! So I finally dug out my Turtle Tootsie ice cream polishes and used them for an ice cream mani. I’m actually pretty pleased that I used them all for something else first because it shows I was right to pick them. Versatile, that’s 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

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

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