Floral Smoosh - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite - Pastel Floral

Floral Smoosh

April 20, 2017 Lisa 2

Pastel Floral is the theme for this Nail Crazies Unite challenge. I decided to try something I haven’t done before: smooshing polish on my nails with my stamper. I am not sure which person in the nail art community did this first, but I doubt it would ever have occurred Read More

Fox in the Red Wood - Hermit Werds - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas

Fox in the Red Wood

April 18, 2017 Lisa 0

I’ve been wanting to do a red and yellow manicure for a while so when the prompt for 26 Great Nail Art Ideas landed on Pastel to bold gradient with something on top, I felt like it was a good time to do it. My bottle of Colores de Carol’s Read More

Hippie Boho - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite!

Hippie/Boho

April 8, 2017 Lisa 2

Base Polishes: Colores de Carol’s “Aria”, Sinful Color’s “Fig” Nail Stamping Polishes: Mundo de Unas’ “Geranium” and “Red Wine” Advanced Stamping Polishes: Colores de Carol’s “Mila”, Revlon’s Parfumerie “Sunlit Grass”, Sinful Color’s in “Innocent”, “Laced Up”, “LavenDare” and “Whiteboard” Nail Stamping Plate: Harunouta L013 My Shotbox arrived yesterday. I decided Read More

Beauty and the Beast - Hermit Werds - 30 Days of Colour Challenge

Beauty and the Beast

March 12, 2017 Lisa 4

I refuse to even watch the trailers for the live action Beauty and the Beast movie. It’s one of my favorite fairy tales and I’m going to enjoy every moment in it for the first time when I finally see it! Are you just as excited as I am? I Read More

Embroidered Denim - 30 Day Colour Challenge (blue) - Hermit Werds

Embroidered Denim

March 1, 2017 Lisa 6

The theme for the 30 Day Challenge was blue and since I’d won two gorgeous nail plates from a drawing by Creative Shop I decided to use one of them. Plate 41 has a denim pattern and a flower pattern that looks like embroidery to me. So I combined them Read More

Blue Floral - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Blue Floral

February 17, 2017 Lisa 4

I had three different blue floral water decals and I really wanted to use one of them for this challenge (a picture of all three is at the bottom of this post). The first one is my favorite, but I wanted to do more with it than just stick it Read More

February Sparkles - 30 Days of Color - Hermit Werds

February Sparkles

February 7, 2017 Lisa 2

Glitter or rhinestones would have fit into the theme of ‘Sparkle’ better, but I needed something simple and I had beautiful holo polishes and a new Uber Chic nail plate that needed love. I knew Color Club’s “Cosmic Fate” would stamp well, but I am happy to say that ILNP’s 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

Red and Pink - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - 30 Days of Color - Hermit Werds

Red and Pink

January 22, 2017 Lisa 6

It’s very close to Valentine’s Day, but I wanted to stay as far away from that theme as possible (not a big fan of the holiday). Then I saw Midnight Stamper’s “Calm” post for a challenge group I had never heard of before and used the group’s over-arching theme (use Read More

D is for Dinosaur - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘D’ is for Dinosaur

November 1, 2016 Lisa 0

I thought it would be pretty ridiculous to post twice a day while I was working on the 31-day challenge, but now that I’ve slowed down a bit, I thought I’d post this old manicure from the time when I was participating in the ABC Challenge both too late to Read More

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