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

Black Coffee - Hermit Werds - coffee themed black jelly nails covered with black stamping and masked off areas filled with black

Black Coffee

March 30, 2018 Lisa 0

We can’t let the month end without a coffee mani. In fact, this is my eighth nail art dedicated to the delicious drink. I only have four to go before I can declare I have a year’s worth of coffee manis and believe when I say that has been my Read More

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

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