Quatrefoil Vampire Squid - Hermit Werds - vampire squid freehand painted over quatrefoil stamped deep ultramarine jelly polish

Quatrefoil Vampire Squid

October 4, 2018 Lisa 0

While the title of today’s nail art doesn’t trip off the tongue delightfully I thought painting a deep sea creature whose scientific name means “vampire squid from hell” to be quite appropriate for October. But the truth of the vampire squid is not horrific at all. According to this paper, Read More

Gourmet Licorice - Hermit Werds - bright teal jelly sandwich nails with gourmet licorice freehand painted on top

Gourmet Licorice

October 3, 2018 Lisa 0

The first #GlamNailsChallengeOct prompt of the month was Candy. I did have a design with candy drawn out, but I think I want to save it for Christmas. So I did a search for candy patterns and everything Halloween seemed to either be candy corn or wrapped candies with something Read More

Bulbasaur Evolves - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of Bulbasaur and his evolutions: Ivysaur, Venusaur, and Mega Venusaur

Bulbasaur: Pokedex Nail Project #1

October 2, 2018 Lisa 0

Menny (@mennysnailcorner) has started a new long-term collab called the Pokedex Nail Project. Every two weeks the next Pokemon in the pokedex will be due. So we’ve started with Bulbasaur and I already kinda messed up because I painted all of his evolutions and they are the very next ones Read More

Robin Moses' Scarecrow - Hermit Werds - recreation of Robin Moses' freehand scarecrow tutorial

Robin Moses’ Scarecrow

September 30, 2018 Lisa 0

Robin Moses has been uploading freehand tutorials to Youtube for yeaaars. I have actually painted one of them before. I have learned quite a bit from her even though I do not watch every video that comes out. Recently she started a nail art for beginners playlist that I think Read More

The Owl and the Pussycat (macro) - Hermit Werds - Freehand nail art of The Owl and the Pussycat by Lear with acrylic paints. The owl and the pussycat at sea in their pea green boat.

The Owl and the Pussycat

September 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have a design inspired by a poem: “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear. For a brief period during and after high school I would read poetry and therefore be inspired to write my own. But it wasn’t something I cared about deeply so I drifted away Read More

Godzilla - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art featuring everyone's favorite Kaijū, Godzilla, attacking Tokyo (glows in the dark)

Godzilla

July 1, 2018 Lisa 0

When #GlamNailsChallengeJune said “city”, I thought “giant KaijÅ« destroying the city” because I’ve been wanting to paint that sort of thing for a while. It was just too tempting since I have glow in the dark powders to use. I also felt like I could count this as an Inspired Read More

Flying at Sunset - Hermit Werds - tropical orange sunset nail art with the silhouette of a kite against the sky

Flying at Sunset

June 21, 2018 Lisa 0

The concept was simple: a kite for #GlamNailsChallenge and a sunset (with “Jamaican Out”) for #beautometrynailchallenge. Somehow I thought I’d be able to finish this nail art more quickly, but I didn’t want to just throw a gradient on my nails. So I found myself using sharpie ink with a Read More

The Simpsons - Homer the Donut - Hermit Werds - freehand nail art of Homer Simpson turned into a donut head with his catchprase "Doh"

The Simpsons: Homer the Donut

June 3, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I’m combining Nail Crazies Unite’s prompt of Inspired by TV Show with a belated National Donut Day holiday to bring you some Homer Simpson nail art. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched The Simpsons on a regular basis, but I still remember it fondly. Lisa Simpson will Read More

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