Phoenix in Flight - Hermit Werds - vertically stacked phoenix design filled in with watercolor paints in yellow, orange, red, and purple

Phoenix In Flight

March 9, 2018 Lisa 0

So #clairestelle8 has all mythical creature prompts this month (like /cough unicorn) and that’s pretty hard for me to resist. Happily, I already had designs I wanted to do for most of these beasties, especially the phoenix. I have already painted a few phoenix designs before, but I bought OS-03 Read More

Marble Unicorn - Hermit Werds - white marble nails with swirls of shimmery holo and pearl with a unicorn rampant accent nail

Marble Unicorn

March 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Earlier today I had a real water marble on my nails and…it bored me. I mean, I did sit there for a while being proud that I had actually managed a standard water marble pattern. Self back pats. Yessss. But I kept it simple and plain and those kinds of Read More

Unicorn of Winter - Hermit Werds - silvery ice unicorn design with golden snowflakes

Unicorn of Winter

January 12, 2018 Lisa 2

Last season I painted a Unicorn of Fall mani with a plump little unicorn full of the harvests of the season. Today I have for you a Unicorn of Winter full of snow, ice, and clear, crisp air. I started with a cool silver base, added some goldeen snowflakes, and Read More

Pegasus - Hermit Werds - lead light painted Pegasus with a castle in the sky


November 27, 2017 Lisa 0

Since I’d already painted a Phoenix and a unicorn this month I decided to tackle a different Mythical Creature for this month’s #NailsWithIgFriends hosted by Christine (@shortywhatwhat). I ran through a few classics, but I’ve already done dragons a few times as well. So I thought I would tackle Pegasus Read More

Dragon Quilt - Hermit Werds - a quilt pattern with holographic polishes and eastern dragons

Dragon Quilt and Vampiric Snacking

September 29, 2017 Lisa 0

Through lots and lots of swatches, stamping, and trimming, we have achieved a dragon quilt which covers both the #AZNailArtChallenge (quilt), the last prompt from #FireDazedChallengeSept (dragon), and #26GreatNailArtIdeas (Your Signature Style). What do I consider to be my signature style? Too much of too much. LOL I painted these Read More

Lady of the Bees - Hermit Werds - pink holographic nails with a lady bee gathering nectar from flowers

Lady of the Bees

September 21, 2017 Lisa 2

Originally, I was planning on an orange mani for #31DC2017 (Inspired by a Color). But the greatest number of untried polishes I have seems to be in the pink/red family so I picked Colores de Carol’s “Cupid’s Vacation” for my inspiration. It’s this gorgeous pink holographic polish with a few Read More

Floral Fairies - Hermit Werds - fairy silhouettes wearing skirts made of flowers on a thermal polish background

Floral Fairies

September 14, 2017 Lisa 2

For as long as I can remember, I have seen artists drawing fairies with clothing made from flowers. So when #nailsunitedseptchallenge had a prompt for Fairy coinciding directly with the flower prompt for #31DC2017, well, there was only one thing to do. So I did it on a beautiful thermal Read More

2 Cwl 4 Skwl - Hermit Werds - a book full of fantasy and science fiction stories

2 Cwl 4 Skwl

August 18, 2017 Lisa 2

I really wanted to participate in this month’s #NailAddictsCollab. The theme was 2 Cwl 4 Skwl and since you’re supposed to include a bit about why you chose your subject, I really thought about what I wanted to say. At first I wanted to paint Bart Simpson nails because he Read More

Rainbow Holo Glitter Unicorn - Hermit Werds - rainbow glitter nail art featuring a starry unicorn and unicorn food

Rainbow Holo Glitter Unicorn

July 16, 2017 Lisa 2

Well, I caved and purchased the entire set of Cupcake Polish’s jelly & holo glitter Candy Land collection . It’s been out long enough that she’s no longer selling the set, but I’ve used everything but the strawberry red “Lord Licorice”. I just had to do me some holographic glitter Read More

The Little Mermaid v2 - Hermit Werds - #clairestelle8challenge (book/movie)

The Little Mermaid v2

June 29, 2017 Lisa 1

Sometimes it happens. You finish your nail art and after staring at it for a day, the thing that’s missing eats at you until you have to do something about it. And my pinkie and ring finger were too plain. I had to fix it. Luckily there were a few Read More

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