Bremen Town Musicians - Hermit Werds - nail art with a neon rainbow gradient with white musical notes and the Bremen Town Musicians (donkey, dog, cat, and rooster) stamping decals on top

Bremen Town Musicians

July 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Today’s mani is inspired by the classic German fairy tale “Bremen Town Musicians” (retrieved and recorded by the Brothers Grimm). The basic premise is that an elderly donkey, cat, dog, and rooster left their home(s) to go to the city and earn a living as musicians. They drive off a Read More

Jelly Depths - Hermit Werds - underwater nail art with a bright blue jelly polish, lavender waves, and stamps of squid, a sea turtle, and a whale

Jelly Depths

July 13, 2018 Lisa 2

I love playing with transparency and depth and this jelly polish by Ms. Sparkle with all its delightful glitters was a delight to work with. I was so sad when this design chipped off my nails before I could throw some gel top coat on top. Must remember to time Read More

On Violet Waters - Hermit Werds - nail art of origami water birds on a white geometric background with a soft pink to white gradient

On Violet Waters

July 8, 2018 Lisa 0

Really, I almost titled this “On Violent Waters” to see if people would notice the ‘n’ and put a shark on my thumb. Look out, birds! Anyway, this was for #WhenColoursCollide’s pink/purple/white theme and ended up being for #NailArtChallengeCollaborative’s Geometric theme as well. That worked out well. Really I just Read More

Black Sheep, Green Meadow - Hermit Werds - green nail art with a black sheep stamped on top

Black Sheep, Green Meadows

July 5, 2018 Lisa 0

Just a quick, simple nail art today. Sometimes I complicate things too much and end up staring off into the distance because it’s too much work and I don’t wanna get started. Plus the first version of my other nail art didn’t turn out the way I wanted so I Read More

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

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