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

Coral Cruising - Hermit Werds - coral, sailor, ocean, tropical nail art

Coral Cruising

July 9, 2017 Lisa 4

The trouble with becoming more familiar with Instagram is that it opens up a whole world of people running nail art challenges. Today I decided to combine a few of them: For the color scheme, #whencolourscollide on Facebook prompted Coral & Gold (only). For the location, #clairestelle8challenge prompted Tropical. For Read More

The Little Mermaid v2 - Hermit Werds - #clairestelle8challenge (book/movie)

The Little Mermaid v2

June 29, 2017 Lisa 1

Sometimes it happens. You finish your nail art and after staring at it for a day, the thing that’s missing eats at you until you have to do something about it. And my pinkie and ring finger were too plain. I had to fix it. Luckily there were a few 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

Y is for YOLO - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘Y’ is for YOLO (You Obviously Like Owls)

December 2, 2016 Lisa 4

I’ve been reading the comic Questionable Content for several years now. I love his crazy characters (of all sizes), references to an indie music scene I am no part of, and incorporation of AIs into daily life. Back when the phrase ‘YOLO’ (You Only Live Once) was at its peak Read More

C is for Crane - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (inspired) - Hermit Werds

‘C’ is for Crane

November 29, 2016 Lisa 2

I’ve followed Cassis P’s YouTube channel for about half a year now and her manicures are always amazing. Her nails are far longer than I could handle and when it comes to nail art she has plenty of canvas to work with. Her nail art mostly focuses on reverse stamping Read More

R is for Rubber Ducky - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (Stripes) - Hermit Werds

‘R’ is for Rubber Ducky

October 9, 2016 Lisa 0

The ABC Challenge has started back up again with ‘R’. And what can be more ‘R’ than a rubber ducky? I’ve added stripes in the background so I can combine it with the 31-Day Challenge and free-handed the ducks on my silicon nail art mat. Phew! I think this will Read More

Green - 31 Day Challenge - Hermit Werds

Green

September 10, 2016 Lisa 2

So immediately after posting I’d be trying to do this challenge, I ran into the reality of why I generally only paint my nails twice a week. I just have too many other hobbies and I’m not willing to give them up. Then I managed to not paint my nails Read More

H is for Hogwarts - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘H’ is for Hogwarts

June 30, 2016 Lisa 2

Nail Polish Society started a weekly alphabet challenge for nail artists several weeks back. I have actually been participating from the start, but laziness kept me from setting up a blog and posting them so I could join in on the InLinkz. Tonight I have conquered laziness! But I should be going to Read More