Cute Waters - Hermit Werds - #26greatnailartideas (water)

Cute Waters

July 13, 2017 Lisa 4

I love doing manis with ocean life. And I’ve been doing a lot of serious-looking nail art lately so it’s time to switch it up for a bit. I did this for Nail Crazies Unite Ocean Life theme. I had some super cute patterns on CICI & SISI’s Children’s Park 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

Accidental Turtle - Hermit Werds

Accidental Turtle

June 30, 2017 Lisa 4

This nail art is for the Nail Crazies Unite theme of neon. I meant for it to be green and yellow, but the stamping plates I picked have very shallow etchings and even Mundo de Unas wasn’t opaque enough for the neon yellow to not turn into a bright-est green. 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

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

The Little Mermaid

June 24, 2017 Lisa 2

Today’s #clairestellechallenge theme is book/movie. I decided to do The Little Mermaid, but I wasn’t interested in following the color scheme from the Disney movie even though I gave it a direct nod on my thumb. The Little Mermaid holds a special place in my heart. It’s the first animated 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

Tourist Season - Hermit Werds

Tourist Season and blog improvements

February 26, 2017 Lisa 4

This was for the 30 Days of Colour Challenge: Bright. Naturally I tapped into my Sinful Color’s Neon Collection nail polishes, but since I didn’t paint my nails white first they are not quite as bright as they could have been. Considering how hard of a time my phone camera Read More

Mermaid's Treasure - 30 Days of Color - Hermit Werds

Mermaid’s Treasure

January 27, 2017 Lisa 6

When I first bought the nail plate I used (WP-30), I had already half-planned out an entire manicure just with it. I loved the scale pattern on the mermaid’s tail most of all (and totally plan on using it in future manicures when I need an organic-looking scale pattern). Combined 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

Yellow - 31 Day Challenge - Hermit Werds

Yellow

September 18, 2016 Lisa 0

I’ve wanted to do a yellow submarine manicure for a while. Uber Chic’s nail plate and this nail challenge offered the perfect opportunity. I focused on a few jelly nail sandwiches with white stamping and a tiny bit of yellow gradient and a few solid yellow nails with obviously white Read More