Mystery Berries - Hermit Werds - brown veil technique over white gel polish with red berries stamped on top

Mystery Berries

February 5, 2018 Lisa 0

The veil technique has hit the nail art community and I wanted to try it out sooner rather than later. Lucky for me my nails were already painted white. The basic idea is to drip one or two drops of your polish into a cup of warm water and let Read More

Retro Cherry - Hermit Werds - cherry patterned nails in retro style

Retro Cherry

August 30, 2017 Lisa 0

Whenever I think of retro patterns cherries are one of the first things I think of. Red is the favorite retro lip color. And I’d always gotten the impression that soda fountains were a major hang out spot for a pretty big length of time in there as well. Of Read More

One White Base, Four Summer Looks - Hermit Werds - Four different summer looks created on a white gel base

One White Base, Four Summer Looks

August 16, 2017 Lisa 5

I haven’t had a new blog post in two days, but believe me I’ve been keeping busy (or you can check my instagram account if you need proof). I was watching one of Jessface90‘s polish swatching videos and she made a remark about her white gel base starting to peel Read More

Lemons First - Hermit Werds - Yellow and grey manicure featuring glass fleck lemons

Lemons First

August 8, 2017 Lisa 2

Do I know why I decided to title this “Lemons First”? No. No, I do not. #GlamNailChallengeAug had a lemon prompt. I’d already done a cheerful-style lemon nail art so this time I decided to go for a more sophisticated yellow and grey look. That worked out well for me Read More

Strawberry Sweetness - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite (fruits)

Strawberry Sweetness

June 21, 2017 Lisa 2

I have seen so much strawberry nail art the past two weeks. It’s so awesome and none of them were repeats either. I picked strawberry for my fruit manicure for Nail Crazies Unite and added a frozen treat theme for a slightly late 30 Days of Colour theme. My goal Read More

A is for Apricot - ABC Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

‘A’ is for Apricot

December 6, 2016 Lisa 0

Yes. I was following the ABC Challenge from the start just…late and silently. I chose apricot for ‘a’, threw polish at it and then proceeded to procrastinate about photographing it until my nails were utterly chipped and ruined. I have gotten so much better at it, but pulling a lazy Read More

P is for Pair - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘P’ is for Pair

August 19, 2016 Lisa 4

I threw around a lot of ideas for the letter ‘p’, everything from penguins to pencils. In the end, I went with word play and decided to do pairs of things starting with ‘p’ with the exception of a single pear. This one took a while. I had a lot Read More