Watermelon Jelly - Hermit Werds - pink jelly watermelon nail art with a gradient-stamped watermelon background

Beauty BigBang Review – BeautyBigBang XL-001 stamping plate

August 3, 2018 Lisa 0

[Press Sample] It’s International Watermelon Day and Tena (@nailsit) put together a collaboration to celebrate. I thought it was the perfect time to review Beauty BigBangs’ XL-001 stamping plate since 2 of the 14 images have watermelons on them. If you’ve been reading me for long, you would know my Read More

Fifi's Birthday Recreation - Hermit Werds - nail art with a bright rainbow background with clouds, cranes, and an asian temple

Fifi’s (@damselnails) Birthday Recreation

August 1, 2018 Lisa 0

Huzzah! Today is Fifi’s (@damselnails) birthday and her Instagram friends decided to recreate some of her beautiful designs to celebrate. Fifi has so many beautiful manis on her account. Lately she’s really been knocking my socks off with her vintage designs, but I’ve been on a rainbow kick lately so Read More

Bremen Town Musicians - Hermit Werds - nail art with a neon rainbow gradient with white musical notes and the Bremen Town Musicians (donkey, dog, cat, and rooster) stamping decals on top

Bremen Town Musicians

July 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Today’s mani is inspired by the classic German fairy tale “Bremen Town Musicians” (retrieved and recorded by the Brothers Grimm). The basic premise is that an elderly donkey, cat, dog, and rooster left their home(s) to go to the city and earn a living as musicians. They drive off a Read More

Bunnies in Black - Hermit Werds - neon shooting stars behind weird suited bunnies with a UFO overhead

Bunnies in Black

July 20, 2018 Lisa 0

Sometimes you just get a funny idea in your head and you have to do it. I had a stamping plate with these weird suited bunnies and they gave me a brain worm that I just couldn’t shake. I had to riff off of Men in Black with them. I’m Read More

Iced Coffee - Hermit Werds - coral and white gold nail art with iced coffee stamping

Iced Coffee

July 9, 2018 Lisa 0

I both love how this design came together and feel oddly meh about it at the same time. The amusing reason is that #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ prompt for this week is Least Favorite Color. This is extremely difficult for me because my favorite color is rainbow. I’ve been saying it’s rainbow for Read More

Godzilla - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art featuring everyone's favorite Kaijū, Godzilla, attacking Tokyo (glows in the dark)

Godzilla

July 1, 2018 Lisa 0

When #GlamNailsChallengeJune said “city”, I thought “giant Kaijū destroying the city” because I’ve been wanting to paint that sort of thing for a while. It was just too tempting since I have glow in the dark powders to use. I also felt like I could count this as an Inspired Read More

The Robots Remain - Hermit Werds - nail art of little robots against a galactic sky of stars

The Robots Remain

June 29, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s been a while since I used the polishes from Sinful Colors’ Luxe Fragments collection. I love their bright jelly formulas and the flakes of glitter sponged over a sheer white gel polish really pop. I used gradient stamping to add my stars so they could fade into the background Read More

Daughter of a Burning City - Hermit Werds - chameleon flakies on a dark purple background with a circus/freak show theme

Daughter of the Burning City

June 25, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have for you a nail art brought to you by the prompts from #GlamNailsChallenge (Travel) and #NailChallengeCollaborative (Inspired by a Book). I decided to go with a circus theme and based my design around a book I read a few months ago called Daughter of the Burning City Read More

Love is Love - Hermit Werds - soft pastel LGBTQ positive graffiti nail art

Love is Love

June 22, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s Pride Month and I’ve been itching to paint some LGBTQ positive nail art since it started, but the challenges I was following really didn’t fit with that until now. #26GreatNailArtIdeas‘ prompt of graffiti fits well with a rainbow theme so I grabbed Born Pretty Valentine’s Day BP-L005 and got Read More

Flying at Sunset - Hermit Werds - tropical orange sunset nail art with the silhouette of a kite against the sky

Flying at Sunset

June 21, 2018 Lisa 0

The concept was simple: a kite for #GlamNailsChallenge and a sunset (with “Jamaican Out”) for #beautometrynailchallenge. Somehow I thought I’d be able to finish this nail art more quickly, but I didn’t want to just throw a gradient on my nails. So I found myself using sharpie ink with a Read More

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