My Mermaid Has Crabs - Hermit Werds - indigo jelly with green to gold multichrome shimmer base with dark green and silver mermaid and giant crab nail stamps

My Mermaid Has Crabs

June 14, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s important to include key words in your title. *cough* Yep… So this was a wonderful blend of prompts: #AZNailArtChallenge’s Indie and both #SummerToxicVanity’s, #Beautometry’s and #GlamNailChallenge’s Mermaid (very common theme for this month). Now I only had to include an indie polish as my base, but I also wanted Read More

Black Bird/Black Dog - Hermit Werds - two black jelly nail art spelling out "bird" and "dog" with black birds and a dog

Black Bird/Black Dog

June 13, 2018 Lisa 0

Sometimes you create a theme that is just easy and fun to revisit. I stumbled across one in October last year with Black Cat. The idea is simple: 3-4 letter animal word, black jelly base, my favorite netting texture from KADS KADS 017, typewriter key letters, and black stamping images Read More

Panda Birthday - Hermit Werds - nail art of pandas peeking out of a forest of leaves, on is a vampire!

Birthday Panda

June 7, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have some recreation birthday nail art for a pillar of the nail art community: Leonie (@leonies_nailart. Aside from all the beautiful nail art on her Instagram account, she has a loads of great tutorials on YouTube and helps run the Facebook challenge group When Colours Collide. And if Read More

Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of a Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle on a dark green background with fleeing monkey silhouettes

Endangered Fav: the Phillippine Monkey-eating Eagle

May 30, 2018 Lisa 0

I fell in love with the Philippine Monkey-eating Eagle years ago while watching a documentary on raptors (I think it was World of Raptors, 2003, but I’m not sure). It is among the largest eagles in the world in terms of length and wing surface and measures around 3 feet Read More

"Chu" It Good - Hermit Werds - plump little hamsters on a pea green background

“Chu” It Good!

April 28, 2018 Lisa 0

Don’t get me wrong, I love snakes, lizards, dragons, etc. I wasn’t trying to avoid painting them on my nails. But when the prompt “Creatures with Scales” came up on #26GreatNailArtIdeas, well I ran into the dilemma of to pun or not to pun. I chose pun. So today’s nail Read More

Dimension Nails Review - Hermit Werds - the nail art

Dimension Nails Review – the Nail Art

April 27, 2018 Lisa 0

[Press Sample] Hello, again! We are on the second and final day of my review of three Dimension Nails polishes that the company founder sent to me. Yesterday we focused on formula, color comparisons, and the question of water marbling. Today we’re just focusing on the fun of using them 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

Coffee Cats - Hermit Werds - watercolor nail art of little cats in coffee mugs and a rodent sipping a cup of coffee

Coffee Cats

January 29, 2018 Lisa 2

I’m not sure why but Harunouta seems to think that cats in cups is a very good thing. There are at least six small ones on their stamping plates and one big mug with three kitties. And since I like making colorful coffee nail art I decided to do one Read More

Mammoth Trails - Hermit Werds - dark blue outlined mammoths traveling across the frozen tundra filled in with sharpie ink

Mammoth Trails

January 26, 2018 Lisa 0

This post was brought to you by pre-planning and vodka. I just knew moving would break my blog and I’m doing what I can to fix it, but I have over 250 blog posts and probably three times that in pictures to fix. One day at a time, eh? Definitely 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

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