The Love Vine - Hermit Werds - pink stampings of hearts, vines and 'love' on a yellow flakie background

The Love Vine

November 17, 2017 Lisa 1

Sometimes I just want to paint a heavily yellow nail design on my nails. That’s the driving force behind this mani, because with both of the prompts I’m covering today, I could have done anything. This is the first time I have purchased a yellow polish that isn’t basically a Read More

The Parasol Collector - Hermit Werds - a series of parasol decals and a victorian lady on a blue and green smoosh marble

The Parasol Collector

November 15, 2017 Lisa 0

This was a combination of prompts: #WhenColoursCollide’s Blue and Green only, #GlamNailsChallenge’s Umbrella, and #GgfNaChallenge’s Steampunk. I haven’t really be following #Ggf, but steampunk! I am not sure I really covered that even though I did use parasols instead of umbrellas and a Victorian lady (whom I have used before). Read More

Storming Upward - Hermit Werds - progressive look upward of the sky on a rainy day

Storming Upward

November 13, 2017 Lisa 0

I would love to do a cloud manicure in unnatural colors, but today I thought I’d tackle a different idea: upward progression. We start at ground level with my index finger and head upwards from there until we see the stars that live above the clouds. I was afraid this Read More

Green Giraffe - Hermit Werds - holographic green mani with a giraffe and green giraffe animal print

Green Giraffe

November 10, 2017 Lisa 2

This prompt brought to you by my need to use alliteration. Oh, and the prompt Animal Print in the Wrong Colors for #26GreatNailArtIdeas (and also the Nail Challenge Collaborative’s similar month-long theme), the letter ‘G’, and the color green. Obviously. No, seriously, I was going to do a pink tiger Read More

Elegant Peacock - Hermit Werds - blue and green metallic peacock stamping with black

Elegant Peacock and Neutrally Scientific

November 3, 2017 Lisa 2

I do love the coloring of a peacock. If I couldn’t choose rainbow as my favorite color, I’d probably have to pick peacock. It’s a testament to how much nail art I want to do that I have only labeled one other nail art as peacock, but it’s still a Read More

The Turning Leaves and Classically Halloween - Hermit Werds - flakie leaves and classic Halloween costumes

Classically Halloween and The Changing Leaves

October 31, 2017 Lisa 2

I have two manicures to share with you today and there will be another post tonight. To start, I thought it would be nice to paint my poor cindy hand again. It still weirds me out that my nails are so short and I haven’t been taking care of them Read More

Creatures of the Night - Hermit Werds - vampires drinking blood coffee and staying up all the hours of the night

Creatures of the Night

October 25, 2017 Lisa 2

The true creatures of the night are sucking down coffee at all hours and complaining about how all the stores are closed. So when #nailsunited had a Creatures of the Night prompt, I played around with several ideas until I was very late for the prompt and brilliantly stumbled into Read More

Animal Abuse Awareness - Hermit Werds - Animal Abuse Awareness stamping over purple/black holographic water marble

Animal Abuse Awareness

October 18, 2017 Lisa 0

I decided to combine #WhenColoursCollide’s prompt of Holographic and Black Water Marble with #nailaddictscollab’s Claws for a Cause where you could paint your nails with whatever cause was close to your heart. So naturally I picked animals because people are both amazingly good and brave and barely worth the air Read More

Happy Birthday! - Hermit Werds - Halloween-themed happy birthday nail art

October’s Friday the 13th, Black Cat, @Osmovaara

October 13, 2017 Lisa 6

I have three different manicures to share today. I’ve already posted the first two to my Instagram but was too exhausted/busy to write about them more thoroughly. On the other hand, I de-stashed around twenty-five skirts from my closet. It…doesn’t even look like I made a dent. Clearly I’m going Read More

Cemetery Roses - Hermit Werds - cemetery with skull and rose vines gone wild

Cemetery Roses

October 4, 2017 Lisa 0

I usually avoid mixing freehand with stamping because the line quality typically ends up being too different. I think I got away with it this time. Maybe. This nail art comes from the blend of #clairestelle8challenge’s Cemetery prompt and #firedazedoct2017’s Skulls and Roses prompt. Huh. Maybe I should have pluralled Read More

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