Dance of the Firebird - Hermit Werds - flame-colored duochrome nail art design with a firebird and feathers stamped on top

Dance of the Firebird

September 26, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I tapped into some of the oldest polishes I own to paint some firebird nail art to cover #GlamNailsChallenge’s fire and feather prompts. I’ve owned my pair of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms duochromes for well over a decade. “Burgundy Orchid” even needed a little nail polish thinner to combat Read More

Life in the Sea(weed) (macro) - Hermit Werds - brown ocean bottom nail art with duo-crhome seaweed and fish

Life in the Sea(weed)

September 7, 2018 Lisa 0

Yesterday we were traveling over the sea and today we’re beneath the water’s surface with this brown ‘O’ is for Ocean mani for #AZNailArtChallenge. I wanted to pair China Glaze’s shimmery “Choo-choo Choose You” brown with duochromes and see what kind of magic would happen. I’m loving the results. I Read More

Women's Equality Day - Hermit Werds - pink nail art with stamped messages women often hear that hold them back

Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2018 Lisa 2

I’d say Happy Women’s Equality Day, but, while the 19th amendment has given women the right to vote (and we apparently exercise it more than men), we are still missing a law explicitly prohibiting gender-based discrimination. Not acceptable. We only need one more state to make the Equal Rights Amendment Read More

Fifi's Birthday Recreation - Hermit Werds - nail art with a bright rainbow background with clouds, cranes, and an asian temple

Fifi’s (@damselnails) Birthday Recreation

August 1, 2018 Lisa 0

Huzzah! Today is Fifi’s (@damselnails) birthday and her Instagram friends decided to recreate some of her beautiful designs to celebrate. Fifi has so many beautiful manis on her account. Lately she’s really been knocking my socks off with her vintage designs, but I’ve been on a rainbow kick lately so Read More

Bremen Town Musicians - Hermit Werds - nail art with a neon rainbow gradient with white musical notes and the Bremen Town Musicians (donkey, dog, cat, and rooster) stamping decals on top

Bremen Town Musicians

July 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Today’s mani is inspired by the classic German fairy tale “Bremen Town Musicians” (retrieved and recorded by the Brothers Grimm). The basic premise is that an elderly donkey, cat, dog, and rooster left their home(s) to go to the city and earn a living as musicians. They drive off a Read More

Coral, Mint, and White - Hermit Werds - cool chevron and geometric butterfly/flowering plant stamped on white and coral gradient

Coral, Mint, and White

July 24, 2018 Lisa 2

This was a fun combination of #ClaireStelle8Challenge’s Chevron, #NailChallengeCollaborative’s Geometric, and #WhenColoursCollide’s coral/mint/white prompts. I even got to knock out several items in my collection that I hadn’t used yet. That’s always a bonus. I kinda wish I had more to say, but this all ended up coming together very Read More

Iced Coffee - Hermit Werds - coral and white gold nail art with iced coffee stamping

Iced Coffee

July 9, 2018 Lisa 0

I both love how this design came together and feel oddly meh about it at the same time. The amusing reason is that #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ prompt for this week is Least Favorite Color. This is extremely difficult for me because my favorite color is rainbow. I’ve been saying it’s rainbow for Read More

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

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