Carnival of Brazil - Hermit Werds - Brazillian samba dancers in costume on a feathery neon background

Carnival of Brazil – Moyou London’s Tourist 14 Plate

April 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Ah, the Carnival of Brazil. I’ve seen images and videos of Brazil’s annual festival held between the Friday afternoon before Ash Wednesday and Ash Wednesday at noon. It marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter. I love the feathers and the colors and the feathers and the Read More

Beetles Are Just Warrior Butterflies - Hermit Werds - neon dry brush nail art with beetles and leaves stamped on top

Beetles Are Just Warrior Butterflies

March 8, 2018 Lisa 2

My husband has gotten used to me shoving my hands in his face and squealing ‘look-ee!’ Well, I finished these after he went to bed and I wasn’t quite awake yet when I said “Look, husband, butterflies!” I think it’s fairly obvious these are not butterflies and I corrected myself Read More

Accidental Turtle - Hermit Werds - neon green goodness

Accidental Turtle

June 30, 2017 Lisa 4

This nail art is for the Nail Crazies Unite theme of neon. I meant for it to be green and yellow, but the stamping plates I picked have very shallow etchings and even Mundo de Unas wasn’t opaque enough for the neon yellow to not turn into a bright-est green. Read More

Tourist Season - Hermit Werds

Tourist Season and blog improvements

February 26, 2017 Lisa 4

This was for the 30 Days of Colour Challenge: Bright. Naturally I tapped into my Sinful Color’s Neon Collection nail polishes, but since I didn’t paint my nails white first they are not quite as bright as they could have been. Considering how hard of a time my phone camera Read More

L is for Lemons and Limes - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘L’ is for Lemons and Limes

July 25, 2016 Lisa 2

I’ve been wanting to experiment with transparency with a citrus-y manicure and so the letter ‘L’ in last week’s ABC Challenge was a perfect time to play with some lemons and limes. Here’s a quick look at the nail polishes I used to create the look. Jelly Polishes: Sinful Colors’ Read More

J is for Jackalope - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘J’ is for Jackalope

July 14, 2016 Lisa 0

Last week’s ABC nail art challenge was ‘J’. I’d originally intended to do Joker, but when the time came to paint my nails, I wanted something cuter. And what’s cuter than a rabbit with antlers? Especially after I’d recently read an article about how the whole myth may have come Read More