Panda Birthday - Hermit Werds - nail art of pandas peeking out of a forest of leaves, on is a vampire!

Birthday Panda

June 7, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have some recreation birthday nail art for a pillar of the nail art community: Leonie (@leonies_nailart. Aside from all the beautiful nail art on her Instagram account, she has a loads of great tutorials on YouTube and helps run the Facebook challenge group When Colours Collide. And if Read More

Concrete & Cacti - Hermit Werds - deep terracotta magnetic polish with cacti in concrete planters decals

Concrete & Cacti

June 5, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s been a month since I posted a design on my cindy hand, but here it is with some cacti stamping decals on Masura’s lovely dark terracotta polish. I am deeply in love with this color, but the polish was so very thick and dried so fast that painting it Read More

The Simpsons - Homer the Donut - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of Homer Simpson turned into a donut head with his catchprase "Doh"

The Simpsons: Homer the Donut

June 3, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I’m combining Nail Crazies Unite’s prompt of Inspired by TV Show with a belated National Donut Day holiday to bring you some Homer Simpson nail art. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched The Simpsons on a regular basis, but I still remember it fondly. Lisa Simpson will Read More

Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of a Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle on a dark green background with fleeing monkey silhouettes

Endangered Fav: the Phillippine Monkey-eating Eagle

May 30, 2018 Lisa 0

I fell in love with the Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle years ago while watching a documentary on raptors (I think it was World of Raptors, 2003, but I’m not sure). It is among the largest eagles in the world in terms of length and wing surface and measures around 3 feet Read More

Blue Water Marble - Hermit Werds - blue water marble with four nail polishes

Blue Water Marble

May 27, 2018 Lisa 0

Since I’d so recently painted a monochrome blue mani I didn’t really want to have to go through that many test swatches again any time soon. But #WhenColoursCollide had a blue theme so I went with a crazy water marble, which is easier to pick colors for. I’m really happy Read More

Dusty Rose & Green Wedding - Hermit Werds - dusty rose and green nail art with beautiful succulents, ruffles, and bride

Dusty Rose & Green Wedding

May 25, 2018 Lisa 4

Okay, not the most original title, but it’s exactly what this nail art is about! Also, I was going to say this is my first set of wedding nails, but I have a #NailFail with wedding birds that I’m just not going to link to… /whistle I do have, like…one(?) Read More

Lavender Coffee - Hermit Werds - nail art with freehand painted lavender to celebrate lavender-flavored coffee

Lavender Coffee

May 24, 2018 Lisa 0

Lavender coffee is a miracle of deliciousness in itself, but the real surprise is that I’m posting this month’s coffee mani on not the last day possible. Possibly it is because I am turning it in for #NailChallengeCollaborative’s “Spring Colors” prompt. I just hope I do as well next month. Read More

2017 – a Belated Year in Review – Part 2/2

May 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Welcome to Part 2 of my very long and belated look back on 2017’s nail art. We still have five more months of favorites (and least favorites) before I start talking about what colors, nail polishes, and stamping plates I used the most in 2017 so let’s jump in! (Part Read More

2017 – a Belated Year in Review – Part 1/2

May 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Yeah, I really take my time about these things. It’s just a lot more fun to paint my nails than it is to talk about them…again. But it’s also true that we can learn more from looking back (as long as that’s not all we do). So today I’m sharing Read More

Black & White Lace - Hermit Werds - white mermaid- and shell-themed lace stamped on a black magnetic polish

Black & White Lace

May 22, 2018 Lisa 0

#NailCraziesUnite’s Black & White Lace prompt made the color choices pretty easy. But the hardest part of putting together a lace nail art design is figuring out which image to use. I was all set to use a heart lace pattern, but then I remembered it was MerMay and decided Read More

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