Roald Dahl's The Witches - Hermit Werds - witch looming over tiny mouse that was once a boy

Roald Dahl’s The Witches

October 31, 2017 Lisa 2

I grew up reading Roald Dahl and my three favorite books of his are Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Witches, and The BFG. I was never fond of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory books and enjoyed Matilda but… I had my sister looking out for me so, while I was 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

Creatures of the Night - Hermit Werds - vampires drinking blood coffee and staying up all the hours of the night

Creatures of the Night

October 25, 2017 Lisa 2

The true creatures of the night are sucking down coffee at all hours and complaining about how all the stores are closed. So when #nailsunited had a Creatures of the Night prompt, I played around with several ideas until I was very late for the prompt and brilliantly stumbled into Read More

Animal Abuse Awareness - Hermit Werds - Animal Abuse Awareness stamping over purple/black holographic water marble

Animal Abuse Awareness

October 18, 2017 Lisa 0

I decided to combine #WhenColoursCollide’s prompt of Holographic and Black Water Marble with #nailaddictscollab’s Claws for a Cause where you could paint your nails with whatever cause was close to your heart. So naturally I picked animals because people are both amazingly good and brave and barely worth the air Read More

Happy Birthday! - Hermit Werds - Halloween-themed happy birthday nail art

October’s Friday the 13th, Black Cat, @Osmovaara

October 13, 2017 Lisa 6

I have three different manicures to share today. I’ve already posted the first two to my Instagram but was too exhausted/busy to write about them more thoroughly. On the other hand, I de-stashed around twenty-five skirts from my closet. It…doesn’t even look like I made a dent. Clearly I’m going Read More

Rainbow Nature - Violet - Hermit Werds - purple cacti on a purple accent nail

Rainbow Nature – Violet

September 6, 2017 Lisa 2

We’re at the sixth day of the #31DC2017 and hopefully you’ve realized I’m painting on falsies so when my nail shape changes tomorrow it’s not a shock. 😉 I was a little worried I wouldn’t be able to paint a recognizable cactus, but I think I made it work. It’s Read More

Purple Dragon - Hermit Werds - eastern dragon in purple on a with a cloud pattern and mix of matte and shiny finishes

Purple Dragon

August 6, 2017 Lisa 0

The theme for this #whencolourscollide challenge was purple. So I decided to use both of UberChic’s The Far East plates and do some simple stamping on top of glitter and holographic. Really the most difficult part is that my nails are long enough that it’s harder to stamp a full Read More

Colorfully in Space - Hermit Werds - When Colours Collide (mint, purple, and black)

Colorfully in Space

May 29, 2017 Lisa 2

I was tempted to play with abstract patterns for the When Colours Collide theme of Mint, Purple and Black, but I’ve also hoarded so many space-themed stamping plates that it was more than time to use them. I love to use my black jelly nail polish and stamp on it Read More

Flower - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

Flowers

October 11, 2016 Lisa 0

So much of this challenge for me has been to get the manicure done as quickly as possible. (Mind you, I ruined that by using the base color I did. “Fresh Linen” is one of the crappiest formulas out of the Revlon Parfumerie line, but it smells soooo good!) So Read More

Violet - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

Violet

October 2, 2016 Lisa 0

I love a good butterfly manicure. Especially the full-wing kind. I tried to keep this manicure as simple as possible because I had a lot of sewing to do for a steampunk convention. Sometimes simple works. I’ve seen people free-hand the wings really well, but I had a stamping plate Read More