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

Black Cat V 2.0 - Hermit Werds - purple/gold background with black cats in negative space

Black Cat V 2.0 and Pink Villainy

October 27, 2017 Lisa 1

This black cat nail art is for #26GreatNailArtIdeas Halloween w/Negative Space. I was going to do something more complex, but then I asked myself, “Why am I making my life hard right now?” And the answer is that sometimes I think if I don’t struggle I’m not doing a good 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

Swimming with the Narwhales - Hermit Werds - handpainted narwhales swimming against a black arctic background.

Swim with the Narwhales

August 27, 2017 Lisa 0

#NailsWithIgFriends is a group that has just one prompt a month and the person in charge of the prompt and the collage at the end changes each month. This was my first month participating and @nailcraftaddict was running the show and picked Arctic Wildlife. Now being me I kinda wanted Read More

Birdy Blues - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite (music)

Birdy Blues

June 2, 2017 Lisa 2

Okay, so this has nothing to do with blues as a music genre, but I did use the color blue in the mani and it’s for Nail Crazies Unite’s music-themed challenge. I’m also celebrating getting my greed talons into all of the polishes in Sinful Color’s Stoned Crystal Shimmer Collection. Read More

Cats, Cats, Cats - Hermit Werds

Cats, Cats, Cats

February 21, 2017 Lisa 2

I am definitely a cat person if the image at the top of this blog hasn’t tipped you off. Harunouta has some great nail stamping plates for pet lovers and that is what inspired today’s nail art. The only thing I did out of my usual was remove the fish Read More

I Love Bugs - Hermit Werds

I 💕 Bugs

February 12, 2017 Lisa 2

I think bugs are cute, so I’m a sucker for nail plates that have them. And Harunouta’s L018 plate had some cute ones. I decided to skip the butterfly since you see them everywhere and the flying bug was too cheesy for me so that left only three. I filled Read More

W is for Whale - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘W’ is for Whale

November 18, 2016 Lisa 0

I’d wanted to do a Wonder Woman manicure, but I was just too tired and stressed to want to muck about with that much striping tape. So I went back to my list of alternatives for ‘W’ and decided to do whales. Because whales are love and there is not Read More

N is for Neko - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘N’ is for Neko

August 9, 2016 Lisa 4

Most of the people who know me would be surprised to know that I skipped on ‘C’ is for Cat or ‘K’ is for Kitty. I mean, the banner on this blog right now is a picture of my personal demon, Midnight, and I make no secret of being a Read More

J is for Jackalope - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘J’ is for Jackalope

July 14, 2016 Lisa 0

Last week’s ABC nail art challenge was ‘J’. I’d originally intended to do Joker, but when the time came to paint my nails, I wanted something cuter. And what’s cuter than a rabbit with antlers? Especially after I’d recently read an article about how the whole myth may have come Read More