Black Bird/Black Dog - Hermit Werds - two black jelly nail art spelling out "bird" and "dog" with black birds and a dog

Black Bird/Black Dog

June 13, 2018 Lisa 0

Sometimes you create a theme that is just easy and fun to revisit. I stumbled across one in October last year with Black Cat. The idea is simple: 3-4 letter animal word, black jelly base, my favorite netting texture from KADS KADS 017, typewriter key letters, and black stamping images Read More

Black Coffee - Hermit Werds - coffee themed black jelly nails covered with black stamping and masked off areas filled with black

Black Coffee

March 30, 2018 Lisa 0

We can’t let the month end without a coffee mani. In fact, this is my eighth nail art dedicated to the delicious drink. I only have four to go before I can declare I have a year’s worth of coffee manis and believe when I say that has been my Read More

Cool for the Winter - Hermit Werds - sunglasses and colorful stripes in teal, blush, aqua, white, and black

Cool for the Winter

March 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m back with a new #TheInspirationChallenge nail art. This time we had an image of a model in a skirt with a lot of sheer black tiers. I loved how the bright aqua color of the wall behind her blended with the sheer black on the skirt to create this Read More

Beetles Are Just Warrior Butterflies - Hermit Werds - neon dry brush nail art with beetles and leaves stamped on top

Beetles Are Just Warrior Butterflies

March 8, 2018 Lisa 2

My husband has gotten used to me shoving my hands in his face and squealing ‘look-ee!’ Well, I finished these after he went to bed and I wasn’t quite awake yet when I said “Look, husband, butterflies!” I think it’s fairly obvious these are not butterflies and I corrected myself Read More

Neon Leaves - Hermit Werds - neon smoosh nails outlined in black with an accent nail stamped with leaves

Neon Leaves

February 2, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s time for more #26GreatNailArtIdeas and the prompt is Black and Neon. When neon prompts come up, I plan to use at least a few of my Sinful Colors’ collection. Partially it’s because I don’t have much else, but I also just like them. They are the first collection of Read More

Glimmering Trees - Hermit Werds - beautiful Christmas trees stamped against a dark olive jelly background with opalescent glitter.

Glimmering Trees

December 11, 2017 Lisa 2

I started looking at buying from KBShimmer when they collaborated with one of the YouTubers I regularly watch. MissHollyBerries not only did a swatch and review of their Fall Collaboration Collection but had made a contribution of her own with #squadghouls. I knew I was getting it. It is hands-down Read More

Lacey Pink - Hermit Werds - pond manicure with pink polish and lace stamping

Lacey Pink

November 9, 2017 Lisa 2

I decided it was time to use my last untried Zoya polish. So when #clairestelle8challenge came up with a lace prompt, I said “Let’s see how this works with a pond mani.” I think it worked well. I slathered on a layer of “Paloma”, stamped the netting pattern, more jelly, Read More

Happy Birthday! - Hermit Werds - Halloween-themed happy birthday nail art

October’s Friday the 13th, Black Cat, @Osmovaara

October 13, 2017 Lisa 6

I have three different manicures to share today. I’ve already posted the first two to my Instagram but was too exhausted/busy to write about them more thoroughly. On the other hand, I de-stashed around twenty-five skirts from my closet. It…doesn’t even look like I made a dent. Clearly I’m going Read More

Cemetery Roses - Hermit Werds - cemetery with skull and rose vines gone wild

Cemetery Roses

October 4, 2017 Lisa 0

I usually avoid mixing freehand with stamping because the line quality typically ends up being too different. I think I got away with it this time. Maybe. This nail art comes from the blend of #clairestelle8challenge’s Cemetery prompt and #firedazedoct2017’s Skulls and Roses prompt. Huh. Maybe I should have pluralled Read More

Church of the Transient Butterfly - Hermit Werds - stained glass windows with a butterfly in the center

The Church of the Transient Butterfly

September 9, 2017 Lisa 6

Rumors that the Church of the Transient Butterfly was started by the Stained Glass Worker’s Guild have always been denied as the darkest kind of blasphemy by all members. “The Transient Butterfly teaches us that life is short and yet beautiful.” says the current head priest and president of the Read More

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