Fly, Hot Air Balloon - Hermit Werds - Orange monochrome hot air balloon nail art with holographic nail polish

Fly, Hot Air Balloon

April 19, 2019 Lisa 0

I’ve been trying to find the right design to use for this gorgeous orange holographic polish (Shinespark Polish’s “Poppy Topaz“) and somehow it kept not happening for me. I thought for sure I’d get to it in October, but it didn’t fit any of the Halloween designs I wanted most Read More

Lisa's Bead Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Bird Beaded Animals

March 31, 2019 Lisa 0

This post has been a stinker. I accidentally published it early and had to re-set its publish date to the end of March. But it still wasn’t ready when it posted again! Lesson learned. Next time just delete the old post and start a new one. :p Today we’re covering Read More

Swan Lake - Hermit Werds - a swan princess and rhinestone nail charm swan on a thermal/solar polish with attendant swans

The Swan Princess

February 26, 2019 Lisa 0

It’s late, but it’s still Tell a Fairy Tale Day for a bit longer! I chose The Swan Princess for #NailChallenge’s Fairy Tale prompt because #GlamNailsChallenge also had a Swan prompt and I thought that made a good fit. There are several tales involving swans in the common fairy tale Read More

Galactic Snowstorm - Hermit Werds - purple, magenta, and blue galaxy nail art with snow flakes, sparkly glitter, and astronaut rabbit, polar bear, and penguin stamping decals

Galactic Snowstorm – featuring Born Pretty Christmas-L005

December 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Someone had a galactic challenge prompt (that I missed) and two other challenges had snowflake prompts (that I’m late for) and the stamping plate I used today had this lovely combination of both. And so I found myself painting classic galaxy nails even though I’ve said several times that I’m Read More

Wisdom Under Wraps - Hermit Werds - gold/copper/black mummy owl nail art with black crackle top coat

Wisdom Under Wraps

October 29, 2018 Lisa 0

The only thing cuter than a mummy owl would be a mummy cat. I’m sure there’s a stamping plate with one out there somewhere. Moyou London has one I think… Anyway, I have the owl from Born Pretty’s Halloween L004. It’s super cute so I decided to make it the Read More

Birds of Fall - Hermit Werds - nail art of a sweet little fall birds on a duochrome red leaf background

Birds of Fall

October 3, 2018 Lisa 0

I fell in love with nail art with tiny birds last winter and haven’t had nearly enough opportunities to explore the subject. So I inevitably chose birds for my fall look for #NailsWithIgFriends hosted by the lovely Neha (@nehabothra). These are more stylized so they’re not quite as dear to Read More

Dance of the Firebird - Hermit Werds - flame-colored duochrome nail art design with a firebird and feathers stamped on top

Dance of the Firebird

September 26, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I tapped into some of the oldest polishes I own to paint some firebird nail art to cover #GlamNailsChallenge’s fire and feather prompts. I’ve owned my pair of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms duochromes for well over a decade. “Burgundy Orchid” even needed a little nail polish thinner to combat Read More

Ornamental Owl - Hermit Werds - autumn owl in spring pastels with light blue textured polish

Ornate Owl

September 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m mostly following @glamnailschallenge this month, but #clairestelle8sept had an autumn in spring colors and a spring in autumn colors prompt that intrigued me. I couldn’t resist. Owls do show up year-round, but I think of them most in the fall so I decided to use a beautiful across-nail image Read More

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