Amber Waves of Grain - Hermit Werds - nail art featuring the sun shining over grain and the American flag

Amber Waves of Grain

July 21, 2017 Lisa 2

The prompt from #26greatnailartideas was Sunshine. So of course I wanted to do a dark nail art with a grain pattern because I like to picture the crops growing up, nourished by the sun and finally being baked dry by it. A kinder, gentler version of a forest fire finally Read More

View of the Beach - Hermit Werds - #26greatnailartideas (beach or animal silhouettes)

View of the Beach

July 7, 2017 Lisa 2

The theme for this 26 Great Nail Art Ideas was beach or animal silhouettes. My brain immediately turned ‘or’ into ‘and’. Challenge accepted. I took my stampings and carefully removed most of the details to get a very basic shape. Then I colored on the outside instead of the inside Read More

Drink-cation - Hermit Werds - #26greatnailartideas (Going on Holiday)

Drink-cation

June 23, 2017 Lisa 2

The theme for this 26 Great Nail Art Ideas was Going on Holiday. Since I just went on holiday to Mexico at an all inclusive resort, my first thought was alcohol. I almost did an entire manicure of just different forms of booze, but then I thought I’d add the Read More

Decopunk Pink - Hermit Werds - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas (pink, lilac + gold)

Decopunk Pink

May 27, 2017 Lisa 1

Steampunk has been around long enough that people are already branching out to include eras outside of the Victorian age. One of those time periods is the 20s during the art deco movement. I looove Art Deco art. Conveniently, Moyou London has already acknowledged this and many other steampunk branches Read More

Return to the Yellow Sea - Hermit Werds - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas (Yellow and 1 Bold Color)

Return to the Yellow Sea

May 14, 2017 Lisa 2

I’ve previously completed oceanic nail art with a yellow theme and I ended up doing it again this time. 26 Great Nail Art‘s challenge for this week is yellow and one bold color. This is my second attempt at it because the first one ended up looking all green with Read More

Fox in the Red Wood - Hermit Werds - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas

Fox in the Red Wood

April 18, 2017 Lisa 0

I’ve been wanting to do a red and yellow manicure for a while so when the prompt for 26 Great Nail Art Ideas landed on Pastel to bold gradient with something on top, I felt like it was a good time to do it. My bottle of Colores de Carol’s Read More

Green Freestyle - Hermit Werds - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas (green freestyle)

Green Freestyle

April 4, 2017 Lisa 2

Only a little late for 26 Great Nail Art Ideas. There was a debate about what the topic meant, but the great thing about this group is that all interpretations are welcome. So I decided freestyle to me meant Dance! Also: fan brush stripped. I did some of that too. Read More

Mixed Tape Mani - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Mixed Tape Mani

March 9, 2017 Lisa 2

There were a number of different interpretations in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts group on the subject of “Mixed Tape Mani”. Some of us thought it means using different tape techniques and some interpreted it as the musical kind of mix tape. Some even took on both themes! I decided to Read More

Blue Floral - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Blue Floral

February 17, 2017 Lisa 4

I had three different blue floral water decals and I really wanted to use one of them for this challenge (a picture of all three is at the bottom of this post). The first one is my favorite, but I wanted to do more with it than just stick it Read More

Black and White Valentine - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Black & White Valentines

February 5, 2017 Lisa 6

I wanted to stick absolutely to a black and white color scheme so the challenge for me was to play with the finish and figure out what stamps I wanted to use. I finally settled for a water marble-y flower with some heart shapes swirled into it and a bunch Read More

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