Lady of the Bees - Hermit Werds - pink holographic nails with a lady bee gathering nectar from flowers.

Lady of the Bees

September 21, 2017 Lisa 2

Originally, I was planning on an orange mani for #31DC2017 (Inspired by a Color). But the greatest number of untried polishes I have seems to be in the pink/red family so I picked Colores de Carol’s “Cupid’s Vacation” for my inspiration. It’s this gorgeous pink holographic polish with a few Read More

Silver Pheasant - Hermit Werds - natural quail feathers on nails

Silver Pheasant

September 15, 2017 Lisa 2

Just as I was getting into nail art sticking feathers onto your nails was starting to be a trend (as far as I can tell). I never did it. So I thought what could be more delicate and fall-like than pheasant feathers which I already have? So I stuck these Read More

Tight Laced - Hermit Werds - steampunk corset with jeweled front panel and pocket watch.

Tight Laced

September 8, 2017 Lisa 2

Hand me the prompts Metallic and Stripes and you can bet I’m going to come up with something steampunk first off and go with it. Fortunately I had a beautiful holographic brown metallic polish in my order from Shinespark Polish to play with. It was unfortunately dark outside when I Read More

Busy Bees - Hermit Werds - metallic pink stamping of bees visiting flowers in the garden.

Busy Bees

August 29, 2017 Lisa 2

I love bees (and bugs in general really), so I was so excited for #firedazedaugust’s last prompt Busy Bees. I haven’t done a truly green manicure in a while so I decided to go for a garden-view of bees working (which also gives me my fourth Nail Challenge Collaborative flower Read More

Primary Tribal Print - Hermit Werds - nail art with red gradient background and metallic aqua tribal stamping

Primary Tribal Print

July 23, 2017 Lisa 2

Color Scheme prompt from #whencolourscollide Facebook group: Red and Blue (only). Stamping prompt from #clairestelle8challenge: Aztec/tribal print. I always feel a little uncomfortable trying to do a culture-based style when I don’t know much about it. And I’m not going to spend a lot of time researching things that aren’t 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

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

S is for Steampunk - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (delicate) - Hermit Werds

‘S’ is for Steampunk

October 12, 2016 Lisa 4

I’m posting this a few days early, but I think I will give myself a pass. I love steampunk. I am currently working on my wardrobe so I can wear it regularly to work. I also love this nail art. The blue is incredible and just transparent enough that I Read More

Snake Skin - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge (animal print) - Hermit Werds

Snake Skin

October 10, 2016 Lisa 0

So I’m actually a day behind because I loved this too much to take it off right away and do the next manicure on my list. The combination of two colors on the snake pattern stamping plate just works really well. I initially meant to do a metallic stamp first Read More

Steampunk Rainbow - 31 Day Challenge (rainbow) - Hermit Werds

Steampunk Rainbow

October 6, 2016 Lisa 0

Rainbow is my favorite color so deciding what I was going to do for this manicure was hard. However, I’d recently seen Cassie P do a nail art tutorial with Foil Flower Stamping. I went straight to ebay to buy myself some gradient nail foil. So yummy. It was both Read More

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