Embrace the Night - Hermit Werds - harlequin pattern made with rhombus sequins and a strange golden dancer wearing a mask

Embrace the Night – An Exploration in Glitter Placement

February 28, 2018 Lisa 0

This mani was for #TheInspirationChallenge on Instagram. It gave me an excuse to play with some rhombus sequins that I had just purchased to make a harlequin pattern. I’d also like to pretend these are my Mardi Gras nails. Sequins are so shiny and wonderful, but one thing I’ve learned Read More

Hobbies of the Red Queen - Hermit Werds - freehand paintings of the Red Queen's hobbies in black and red: croquet, baking tarts, collecting red things and ordering executions

Hobbies of the Red Queen

February 26, 2018 Lisa 4

#NailCraziesUnite’s latest prompt is Red and Black Hobbies. I was rather stumped on this one since I didn’t feel like doing more nail art on reading and that’s my second major hobby. So… It was time to defeat my tendency to get mentally stuck on what I don’t want to Read More

Hot Hearts - Hermit Werds - a pink gradient and black texture polish design with heart sequins and holo

Hot Hearts

February 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Someday I’m going to use “Belugaria” as not a kind of lava rock because this is a lot like the magma tutorial I followed even though it wasn’t even on my mind when I sketched this out. I do have some lovely spikes I can use. Hmmm… Anyway, this was Read More

Love in the Language of Birds

February 16, 2018 Lisa 0

I…wasn’t quite meaning to create such a neon mani, but I was trying to match the colors to my glitter topper and that meant a lot of color because I didn’t want to paint a white base. #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ prompt for this week is Love, but No Pink or Red. I Read More

Lovingly Lilac - Hermit Werds - a pink and lilac smoosh marble with a white heart design stamped on top

Lovingly Lilac

February 14, 2018 Lisa 0

This as my first attempt at a base for my recreation of Becky (@nail.dazed)’s nail art for her birthday. The theme was dark blue/purple/red and recreating. The mani I was recreating had a light background so I thought I would do that and make my decals really dark and that Read More

Rooster Revisited - Hermit Werds - Year of the Rooster nail art done in golds, browns, and yellows

Rooster Revisited

February 13, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m sorry, dear readers. I’ve been feeling a bit down lately. It’s hard to convince myself to get anything done right now. But I’m still here and the polishes are just as beautiful as ever. Hopefully I will be able to pick myself up and start posting more frequently soon. Read More

Anti-Valentine - Hermit Werds - anti-valentine candy hearts on an orange background

Anti-Valentine

February 9, 2018 Lisa 0

I normally don’t have much to do with Valentine’s Day beyond chocolate eating but #NailCraziesUnite’s prompt was Anti-Valentine Hearts and so that’s what we’re doing! Anti-Valentine hearts are an amusing response to the holiday. I think Singles’ Day is a better one (the sales are about more than just delicious Read More

Mystery Berries - Hermit Werds - brown veil technique over white gel polish with red berries stamped on top

Mystery Berries

February 5, 2018 Lisa 0

The veil technique has hit the nail art community and I wanted to try it out sooner rather than later. Lucky for me my nails were already painted white. The basic idea is to drip one or two drops of your polish into a cup of warm water and let Read More

Neon Leaves - Hermit Werds - neon smoosh nails outlined in black with an accent nail stamped with leaves

Neon Leaves

February 2, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s time for more #26GreatNailArtIdeas and the prompt is Black and Neon. When neon prompts come up, I plan to use at least a few of my Sinful Colors’ collection. Partially it’s because I don’t have much else, but I also just like them. They are the first collection of Read More

Green Sequins - Hermit Werds - green sequins in three sizes arranged in triangle on nails

Beauty BigBang Review – Green Sequins

February 1, 2018 Lisa 0

Press Sample Today I am reviewing the set of sequins (2.5MM, 2MM, and 1.5MM) that Maggie from Beauty BigBang sent to me for review. First, I tried using the three different sizes of iridescent sequins in one look. I used the largest sequins first and each layer used a smaller Read More

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