Year of the Dog - Hermit Werds - bold red and gold Chinese New Year nail art for the Year of the Dog with hanging lanterns

Year of the Dog

July 21, 2018 Lisa 0

I never did get around to painting some nail art for the Year of the Dog, so, while many different ideas popped up for #clairestelle8’s Far East prompt, I decided to go with the one that I’d be really sad to miss if I didn’t get it in this year. Read More

Concrete & Cacti - Hermit Werds - deep terracotta magnetic polish with cacti in concrete planters decals

Concrete & Cacti

June 5, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s been a month since I posted a design on my cindy hand, but here it is with some cacti stamping decals on Masura’s lovely dark terracotta polish. I am deeply in love with this color, but the polish was so very thick and dried so fast that painting it Read More

Coffee Is Love - Hermit Werds - funny pink-themed nail art focused on loving coffee

Coffee is Love

February 28, 2018 Lisa 0

We can’t let the month end without some coffee nail art, can we? No, no we can’t. Not even if we had done tea nails, which we should certainly do soon. Caffeine is the best drug ever. Even sugar isn’t as close to my heart because sugar does not help 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

Orchid Damask - Hermit Werds - gold and purple damask pattern decorated with rhinestones and caviar beads and magenta orchids

Orchid Damask

January 24, 2018 Lisa 2

Sometimes I forget that different challenges have different turnaround times for releasing the collage of participants. And since you’re not supposed to post your nail art until it’s done, well, this was a bad combination of challenges. I combined #TheInspirationChallenge with #26GreatNailArtIdeas (3D Embellished). This is probably the first and Read More

Shimmery Christmas - Hermit Werds - purple and pink tree ornaments on a shimmery amethyst holographic background

Shimmery Christmas

December 17, 2017 Lisa 0

For some reason this feels like a mani I have done before, but apparently I have not unless you count the blue ornaments on Blue Ornaments. LOL Maybe it’s because I kept getting the wrong balance of colors and had to repaint my ornaments a few times. I still kind Read More

Oktoberfest - Hermit Werds - celebrating Germany's Oktoberfest with a couple of beers

Oktoberfest

October 7, 2017 Lisa 0

When I think of things like Oktoberfest, I naturally think of booze. Beer, though. Less exciting for me. A lot of different places have started throwing celebrations with the same name but Wikipedia seems to think this is essentially German. I hopefully didn’t pick any patterns that were too far Read More

Art Deco Fashion - Hermit Werds - #clairestelle8june

Art Deco Fashion

June 17, 2017 Lisa 2

The subject for this #clairestelle8june challenge is fashion. I had these fantastic paisley water decals and I came very close to using them with some stamping on top. However. Behind the scenes I am doing a lot of nail art in a few days to catch up to all the Read More