Rainbow Nature - Blue - Hermit Werds - blue nail art of a lily pond from below with fishes!

Rainbow Nature – Blue

September 5, 2017 Lisa 2

We’re at the fifth day of the #31DC2017 and I’m still hopeful about keeping up. Lot of blog posts though, so I am sorry if this is brief. I know a lily pond is probably a pretty typical nature subject–I mean, I’ve done a lily pond manicure before and it’s Read More

Pirate Booty - Hermit Werds - navy pirate-themed nails with treasure

Pirate’s Booty

August 11, 2017 Lisa 2

Inspired by the “Show me your booty” quote on UberChic’s Mermaid Life plate. Truthfully, I was tempted to paint an actual booty on my nails, but I had the #NailCraziesUnite prompt of Nautical so I stuck with pirates and used the #NailArtChallengeAugust prompt of Navy to set the color scheme. Read More

Waves in Motion - Hermit Werds - iridescent waves on a blue holo background

Waves in Motion

August 3, 2017 Lisa 2

The other nail art prompt that I wanted to cover yesterday was Water for #StampingMasterAugust. Now Jaws had water in it, but it was all painted freehand so it didn’t really fit the name of the group. Plus I had this beautiful stamping plate from CICI & SISI with an Read More

Primary Tribal Print - Hermit Werds - nail art with red gradient background and metallic aqua tribal stamping

Primary Tribal Print

July 23, 2017 Lisa 2

Color Scheme prompt from #whencolourscollide Facebook group: Red and Blue (only). Stamping prompt from #clairestelle8challenge: Aztec/tribal print. I always feel a little uncomfortable trying to do a culture-based style when I don’t know much about it. And I’m not going to spend a lot of time researching things that aren’t Read More

Birdy Blues - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite (music)

Birdy Blues

June 2, 2017 Lisa 2

Okay, so this has nothing to do with blues as a music genre, but I did use the color blue in the mani and it’s for Nail Crazies Unite’s music-themed challenge. I’m also celebrating getting my greed talons into all of the polishes in Sinful Color’s Stoned Crystal Shimmer Collection. Read More

Embroidered Denim - 30 Day Colour Challenge (blue) - Hermit Werds

Embroidered Denim

March 1, 2017 Lisa 6

The theme for the 30 Day Challenge was blue and since I’d won two gorgeous nail plates from a drawing by Creative Shop I decided to use one of them. Plate 41 has a denim pattern and a flower pattern that looks like embroidery to me. So I combined them Read More

Blue Floral - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Blue Floral

February 17, 2017 Lisa 4

I had three different blue floral water decals and I really wanted to use one of them for this challenge (a picture of all three is at the bottom of this post). The first one is my favorite, but I wanted to do more with it than just stick it Read More

Mermaid's Treasure - 30 Days of Color - Hermit Werds - a bling mermaid mani with pearls and caviar beads.

Mermaid’s Treasure

January 27, 2017 Lisa 6

When I first bought the nail plate I used (WP-30), I had already half-planned out an entire manicure just with it. I loved the scale pattern on the mermaid’s tail most of all (and totally plan on using it in future manicures when I need an organic-looking scale pattern). Combined Read More

W is for Whale - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘W’ is for Whale

November 18, 2016 Lisa 0

I’d wanted to do a Wonder Woman manicure, but I was just too tired and stressed to want to muck about with that much striping tape. So I went back to my list of alternatives for ‘W’ and decided to do whales. Because whales are love and there is not Read More

Blue - 31 Day Challenge - Hermit Werds


September 20, 2016 Lisa 0

Trying to keep it simple since I have so much going on right now. I always love a good jelly with an interesting stamp color on top. The little dash of light shimmery blue just made me happier. I really love Revlon’s Parfumerie “Surf Spray”. It’s such a delicately cool Read More

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