Black Bird/Black Dog - Hermit Werds - two black jelly nail art spelling out "bird" and "dog" with black birds and a dog

Black Bird/Black Dog

June 13, 2018 Lisa 0

Sometimes you create a theme that is just easy and fun to revisit. I stumbled across one in October last year with Black Cat. The idea is simple: 3-4 letter animal word, black jelly base, my favorite netting texture from KADS KADS 017, typewriter key letters, and black stamping images Read More

Birthday Foil - Hermit Werds - rainbow foil stamped birthday nails with cake and streamers

May’s Birthdays

June 9, 2018 Lisa 0

I had two birthday manis in May and both of them were for pillars of the nail art community instead of specific people. The first one I am sharing with you is one that posted more recently. It is the first year anniversary of the start of #NailAddicsCollab! I wanted Read More

The Fanciest Paisley (macro) - Hermit Werds - ornate golden and cranberry paisley nail art

The Fanciest Paisley + Welcome to Hell

June 8, 2018 Lisa 0

I usually stick to one nail art:one blog poast, but things are getting backed up so we’re going to have a few two-fer posts in the next week. Today we’re talking about my nail art for #GlamNailsChallenge’s Paisley (The Fanciest Paisley) and #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ Dry or Drag Marble (Welcome to Hell). Read More

Panda Birthday - Hermit Werds - nail art of pandas peeking out of a forest of leaves, on is a vampire!

Birthday Panda

June 7, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have some recreation birthday nail art for a pillar of the nail art community: Leonie (@leonies_nailart. Aside from all the beautiful nail art on her Instagram account, she has a loads of great tutorials on YouTube and helps run the Facebook challenge group When Colours Collide. And if Read More

Ladybug Aggregation - Hermit Werds - nail art with soft, sweet ladybugs and daisies against a bright yellow background

Ladybug Aggregation

May 9, 2018 Lisa 0

Ladybug aggregation is when ladybugs form large clusters and hibernate together over the winter. Sometimes they try to do this in our buildings and people get really fussed. But as numerous as they seem in such situations, their populations are in decline. You can help by not only stopping people Read More

Watercolor Flowers - Hermit Werds - feather nail art filled in with watercolor paints in soft greens and blues

Watercolor Feathers

May 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I’m combining #NailCraziesUnite’s prompt of Pastel Watercolor and #WNAC2018’s prompt of Feathers. I’ve been enjoying this opal white gel for the lovely translucent effect it can add to your nail art. So far I’ve tried it with glitter, jelly polishes, and now watercolors. The only thing that sucks about Read More

F is for Flowers - Hermit Werds - falsies painted bright orange with gold flakies and a beautiful white calla lily stamping decal

‘F’ is for Flower

May 4, 2018 Lisa 0

My nails on both hands were covered with designs I couldn’t bear to part with yet so, for the first time in months, we have a design on falsies. This is for #AZNailArtChallenge’s ‘F’ is for Flowers prompt. I wanted to use more of the stamping plates from the Bundle Read More

Smile.DK's "Butterfly" - Hermit Werds - nail art inspired by Smile.DK's "Butterfly" made famous by DDR, complete with samurai

Smile.DK’s Butterfly (aka Mixed Tape Mani 2.0)

April 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Really, this is my third recreation this month, but I spaced adding the first one to the #NailChallengeCollaborative (since recreating is the month’s prompt). I’d intended to do two more recreations this month, but the nail art gods have not been with me and my poor nails have spent far Read More

Horribly Ever After - Hermit Werds - double stamping of nightmare carriage, castle, and giant wolf and girl on a glittery background

Horribly Ever After + an Easter mani

April 4, 2018 Lisa 0

Chaos, thy name is what is going on in my head. I’m still behind on my Instagram feed, but today is Emilia’s (@nailseeys) birthday and that means the show must immediately post. The theme was a simple recreate so I scrolled through her feed and came across her design for Read More

Circles and Lines - Hermit Werds - black gel nails with flakie powder and black stamping in circles and lines

Circles and Lines

April 3, 2018 Lisa 0

March’s host for #NailsWithIgFriends was Sharon (@sharnailstar). She is an actual nail technician and I admire her work greatly. She is living proof that you don’t have to obsessively make decals to create gorgeous and complex designs with nail stamping. The theme was Circles and Lines. I really wanted to Read More

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