The Love Vine - Hermit Werds - pink stampings of hearts, vines and 'love' on a yellow flakie background

The Love Vine

November 17, 2017 Lisa 1

Sometimes I just want to paint a heavily yellow nail design on my nails. That’s the driving force behind this mani, because with both of the prompts I’m covering today, I could have done anything. This is the first time I have purchased a yellow polish that isn’t basically a Read More

Lacey Pink - Hermit Werds - pond manicure with pink polish and lace stamping

Lacey Pink

November 9, 2017 Lisa 1

I decided it was time to use my last untried Zoya polish. So when #clairestelle8challenge came up with a lace prompt, I said “Let’s see how this works with a pond mani.” I think it worked well. I slathered on a layer of “Paloma”, stamped the netting pattern, more jelly, 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

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

Retro Cherry - Hermit Werds - cherry patterned nails in retro style.

Retro Cherry

August 30, 2017 Lisa 0

Whenever I think of retro patterns cherries are one of the first things I think of. Red is the favorite retro lip color. And I’d always gotten the impression that soda fountains were a major hang out spot for a pretty big length of time in there as well. Of Read More

Pink and Silver - Hermit Werds - #whencolourscollide

Pink and Silver

June 25, 2017 Lisa 2

The theme for this When Colours Collide was Pink and Silver (only). I thought it was a good excuse to do something simple and fun with a stamping plate I hadn’t had a chance to use yet. I pulled out the plate, sketched a layout quickly and threw it all Read More

Strawberry Sweetness - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite (fruits)

Strawberry Sweetness

June 21, 2017 Lisa 2

I have seen so much strawberry nail art the past two weeks. It’s so awesome and none of them were repeats either. I picked strawberry for my fruit manicure for Nail Crazies Unite and added a frozen treat theme for a slightly late 30 Days of Colour theme. My goal Read More

Decopunk Pink - Hermit Werds - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas (pink, lilac + gold)

Decopunk Pink

May 27, 2017 Lisa 1

Steampunk has been around long enough that people are already branching out to include eras outside of the Victorian age. One of those time periods is the 20s during the art deco movement. I looove Art Deco art. Conveniently, Moyou London has already acknowledged this and many other steampunk branches 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