Simple Succulents - Hermit Werds - succulent design with red shimmer, and stamping in metallic red, purple, and green

Simple Succulents

March 2, 2018 Lisa 0

I’ve been wanting to use my succulent stamping plates for a while but before I knew it, it was all cold out and it was so much easier to keep putting it off with fall and winter designs. I am sure I do not have these out of my system Read More

Blind Men and a Kirin - Hermit Werds - collaged kirin anatomy: antler, chest, back, tail, and leg

Blind Men and a Kirin

September 1, 2017 Lisa 0

So what do you do if you’re me and you have Unicorns (#ggfnachallenge) and Oriental (#AZNailArtChallenge) prompts for your last nail art of the year? You decide to paint a kirin of course and theme it along the tale of the Blind Men and an Elephant. And then instead of Read More

Wall of Drink - Hermit Werds - mosaic depicting a martini with olive

Wall of Drink

August 29, 2017 Lisa 0

The two challenge prompts for this manicure are: #NailsUnitedAugChallenge – Cocktail #GlamNailsChallengeAug – Mosaic Really a mosaic could be on quite a number of things, but I’d really like to see a giant mosaic that is just different kinds of alcoholic beverages at a bar or something. We all want Read More

Candy Land Candies - Hermit Werd - holographic candy decals on a black gel base

One Black Base – Four Looks

August 24, 2017 Lisa 2

I bought two gel “colors” and since we’ve already done a bunch of white nail art, I thought it was time to do some nail art on a black reusable base. Sadly, these aren’t very thematic since we’re at the end of the month and I’m just scrambling to finish Read More

Ride the Carousel - Hermit Werds - Carousel animals at the circus

Ride the Carousel

August 17, 2017 Lisa 2

I adore carousels. I still have a calendar that is over a decade old, but I won’t let go of it because it has carousel horses. I have a cross-stitch that is even older than the calendar that’s about halfway finished. I work on it every couple of years. Maybe Read More

W is for Whale - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘W’ is for Whale

November 18, 2016 Lisa 0

I’d wanted to do a Wonder Woman manicure, but I was just too tired and stressed to want to muck about with that much striping tape. So I went back to my list of alternatives for ‘W’ and decided to do whales. Because whales are love and there is not Read More

Geometric Kiwi Bird - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

Geometric Kiwi

October 13, 2016 Lisa 0

I’ve had this particular manicure planned for a while. Pretty much ever since I purchased the KD-SM612-002 plate from ebay. They are acrylic so I was pretty hesitant to buy them at first. I started with buying the plate I used today because I was quite enamored of that little Read More

S is for Steampunk - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (delicate) - Hermit Werds

‘S’ is for Steampunk

October 12, 2016 Lisa 4

I’m posting this a few days early, but I think I will give myself a pass. I love steampunk. I am currently working on my wardrobe so I can wear it regularly to work. I also love this nail art. The blue is incredible and just transparent enough that I Read More

O is for Opal - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘O’ is for Opal

August 13, 2016 Lisa 6

I’d originally planned to do Ocean for the letter ‘O’, but when it came time to paint my nails, I decided I wanted to do something quite different. I’d recently come across a tutorial for opal-like nails on pinterest and decided I wanted to do that instead. This also coincides Read More

I is for Icing - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘I’ is for Icing

July 7, 2016 Lisa 1

Cake is a vector for icing. The ABC nail art challenge has reached the letter ‘I’ and I picked icing. I started with a base of Sinful Colors’ “Konstellation” from the Kylie Jenner Trend Matters (2016). The reviews I saw from others described it as an oil slick on your Read More