Metallic Stars - Hermit Werds - water marble nail art with a rainbow of metallic polishes and silver star outlines

Metallic Stars

May 16, 2018 Lisa 0

@nailsmyth posted an amaaazing metallic water marble using KleanColor polishes and I had them so I really wanted to try my hand at it too. The water marbling gods were not with me even with the humidifier on. The polishes were just drying too fast for me to get any Read More

Ladybug Aggregation - Hermit Werds - nail art with soft, sweet ladybugs and daisies against a bright yellow background

Ladybug Aggregation

May 9, 2018 Lisa 0

Ladybug aggregation is when ladybugs form large clusters and hibernate together over the winter. Sometimes they try to do this in our buildings and people get really fussed. But as numerous as they seem in such situations, their populations are in decline. You can help by not only stopping people Read More

F is for Flowers - Hermit Werds - falsies painted bright orange with gold flakies and a beautiful white calla lily stamping decal

‘F’ is for Flower

May 4, 2018 Lisa 0

My nails on both hands were covered with designs I couldn’t bear to part with yet so, for the first time in months, we have a design on falsies. This is for #AZNailArtChallenge’s ‘F’ is for Flowers prompt. I wanted to use more of the stamping plates from the Bundle Read More

Golden for Office - Hermit Werds - glittery gold baby boomer french tip with a lacy accent nail

Golden for Office 2.0

April 16, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s recreate month at #NailChallengeCollaborative and today I’m revisiting a nail art I painted last year in April and was never quite happy with. It was supposed to be a design that one could wear to work without getting into trouble so I tried to make it something that wouldn’t Read More

Lions Want Meat Not Flowers - Hermit Werds - bright yellow and red nail art featuring a grumpy lion, flowers, and ham

Lions Want Meat Not Flowers + Life Update

April 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I’ve been totally neglecting my nails lately. In fact, they’ve just had clear polish on them for over a week! The horror! Luckily I have a few manis that I haven’t shared with you yet and one of them fits #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ prompt of Things that are Round. The flowers are Read More

Juicy Watermelon - Hermit Werds - watermelon nail art with two french tips and a watermelon bikini

Juicy Watermelon

March 23, 2018 Lisa 0

This is a design I’ve been wanting to tackle for over a year now. So when #NailCraziesUnite had a Sweet Fruit prompt, there was no question what I was going to do. After all, I’d already gotten strawberries out of my system last year. Well, as far out of my Read More

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 2

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

Embrace the Night - Hermit Werds - harlequin pattern made with rhombus sequins and a strange golden dancer wearing a mask

Embrace the Night – An Exploration in Glitter Placement

February 28, 2018 Lisa 0

This mani was for #TheInspirationChallenge on Instagram. It gave me an excuse to play with some rhombus sequins that I had just purchased to make a harlequin pattern. I’d also like to pretend these are my Mardi Gras nails. Sequins are so shiny and wonderful, but one thing I’ve learned Read More

Hot Hearts - Hermit Werds - a pink gradient and black texture polish design with heart sequins and holo

Hot Hearts

February 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Someday I’m going to use “Belugaria” as not a kind of lava rock because this is a lot like the magma tutorial I followed even though it wasn’t even on my mind when I sketched this out. I do have some lovely spikes I can use. Hmmm… Anyway, this was Read More

Green Sequins - Hermit Werds - green sequins in three sizes arranged in triangle on nails

Beauty BigBang Review – Green Sequins

February 1, 2018 Lisa 0

Press Sample Today I am reviewing the set of sequins (2.5MM, 2MM, and 1.5MM) that Maggie from Beauty BigBang sent to me for review. First, I tried using the three different sizes of iridescent sequins in one look. I used the largest sequins first and each layer used a smaller Read More

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