Mystery Berries - Hermit Werds - brown veil technique over white gel polish with red berries stamped on top

Mystery Berries

February 5, 2018 Lisa 0

The veil technique has hit the nail art community and I wanted to try it out sooner rather than later. Lucky for me my nails were already painted white. The basic idea is to drip one or two drops of your polish into a cup of warm water and let Read More

Winter WonderNail - Hermit Werds - pink and red winter fun nail art with hat, mittens, and snowman head

Winter WonderNail

December 20, 2017 Lisa 0

Part of me wanted to go super elaborate for this one, but I made myself take a step back and simplify because I did not have the time. So I went with lots of pink with silver snowflakes and red stamping for my decals. Given the theme, I picked images Read More

War of the Ladybugs - Hermit Werds - red ladybug stamping on a light orange background

War of the Ladybug

December 8, 2017 Lisa 2

I really love the style of the images on Born Pretty’s BP-161 stamping plate. They’re almost tribal and yet somehow not. I especially love the ladybug for reasons I can’t fully explain. Partly it is because it looks almost mechanical and that is where the inspiration for this nail art Read More

Fox's First Frost - Hermit Werds - an arctic fox and a red fox nose to nose symbolizing the passing of fall into winter

Fox’s First Frost

November 29, 2017 Lisa 0

#GlamNailsChallenge and #FireDazedChallenge’s last prompt of the month is First Frost. Three designs immediately came to mind: blue/white/silver snowflake mani (a classic design that I painted on my mom’s nails last year), a freehand fall landscape with a teeny bit of snow, and a more abstract design with fall and Read More

Girl in a Leopard Print Bikini - Hermit Werds - sexy pin-up style Bettie Page inspired nails

The Girl in the Leopard Print Bikini

September 13, 2017 Lisa 2

I really admire the whole vintage Bettie Page-esque look. I occasionally come close to wearing it, but I am too lazy with hair and makeup (and my hair is too long). So I was really excited when #firedazedsept2017 included a Bettie Page prompt. Since I had to combine it with Read More

Retro Cherry - Hermit Werds - cherry patterned nails in retro style

Retro Cherry

August 30, 2017 Lisa 0

Whenever I think of retro patterns cherries are one of the first things I think of. Red is the favorite retro lip color. And I’d always gotten the impression that soda fountains were a major hang out spot for a pretty big length of time in there as well. Of Read More

One White Base, Four Summer Looks - Hermit Werds - Four different summer looks created on a white gel base

One White Base, Four Summer Looks

August 16, 2017 Lisa 5

I haven’t had a new blog post in two days, but believe me I’ve been keeping busy (or you can check my instagram account if you need proof). I was watching one of Jessface90‘s polish swatching videos and she made a remark about her white gel base starting to peel Read More

Red, Black, and White - Hermit Werds - When Colours Collide

Red, Black, and White

April 30, 2017 Lisa 2

So I decided to join the When Colours Collide Facebook group. The theme was red, black and white and I just wasn’t that into it right now. Kind of odd for me since it’s an old color combo favorite, but I guess I branched off into other things at some Read More

Fox in the Red Wood - Hermit Werds - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas

Fox in the Red Wood

April 18, 2017 Lisa 0

I’ve been wanting to do a red and yellow manicure for a while so when the prompt for 26 Great Nail Art Ideas landed on Pastel to bold gradient with something on top, I felt like it was a good time to do it. My bottle of Colores de Carol’s Read More