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

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

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

Eye of the (Domesticated) Tiger - Hermit Werds - metallic oranges and pinks stamped over with the black stripes of a cat

Eye of the (Domesticated) Tiger

January 5, 2018 Lisa 0

I just can’t do enough cat nail art, obviously. The hard part of this mani was settling on which metallic polish colors I wanted to use because I’d always planned on using a bunch and then having black as my one color. It’s not cheating if you were plotting it Read More

Fan Dance - Hermit Werds - pink and black mani with delicate fans and holographic glitter accent nail

Fan Dance

November 27, 2017 Lisa 0

I currently own four fans that I barely use (plus one miniature) and would happily own more. To be fair, each fan serves a different purpose. The miniature was a key chain that I kept as a prop for my dolls. Meanwhile, the larger models are all quite different: one Read More

A is for Apricot - ABC Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

‘A’ is for Apricot

December 6, 2016 Lisa 0

Yes. I was following the ABC Challenge from the start just…late and silently. I chose apricot for ‘a’, threw polish at it and then proceeded to procrastinate about photographing it until my nails were utterly chipped and ruined. I have gotten so much better at it, but pulling a lazy Read More

B is for Breakfast - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas (winter warmth) - Hermit Werd

‘B’ is for Breakfast

December 1, 2016 Lisa 0

While I was lagging behind the ABC Challenge (and also didn’t have a blog to post in), I chose breakfast as my subject for the letter ‘b’. I wasn’t really happy with the manicure that resulted and also had no idea that I really needed to clean up my edges Read More

C is for Crane - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (honour) - Hermit Werds

‘C’ is for Crane

November 29, 2016 Lisa 2

I’ve followed Cassis P’s YouTube channel for about half a year now and her manicures are always amazing. Her nails are far longer than I could handle and when it comes to nail art she has plenty of canvas to work with. Her nail art mostly focuses on reverse stamping Read More

X is for X-files - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (tv show) - Hermit Werds

‘X’ is for X-Files

November 24, 2016 Lisa 0

I originally wanted to do X-Men, but there really aren’t stamping plates for that and I’ve run out of time to freehand as much as I’d like. So I went with my backup, X-Files, which required less freehanding. ‘X’ will always be a hard letter to get through, but I’ll Read More

Black Base - 31 Day Challenge (black) - Hermit Werds

Black Base

November 16, 2016 Lisa 0

Ugh! I just haven’t had much time or energy to paint my nails lately since I’ve been focusing on getting a few craft projects out before Christmas arrives. Hopefully I will be able to write a post about that soon. So many intentions. So little time to follow through. With Read More

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