The Fanciest Paisley (macro) - Hermit Werds - ornate golden and cranberry paisley nail art

The Fanciest Paisley + Welcome to Hell

June 8, 2018 Lisa 0

I usually stick to one nail art:one blog poast, but things are getting backed up so we’re going to have a few two-fer posts in the next week. Today we’re talking about my nail art for #GlamNailsChallenge’s Paisley (The Fanciest Paisley) and #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ Dry or Drag Marble (Welcome to Hell). Read More

2017 – a Belated Year in Review – Part 2/2

May 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Welcome to Part 2 of my very long and belated look back on 2017’s nail art. We still have five more months of favorites (and least favorites) before I start talking about what colors, nail polishes, and stamping plates I used the most in 2017 so let’s jump in! (Part Read More

2017 – a Belated Year in Review – Part 1/2

May 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Yeah, I really take my time about these things. It’s just a lot more fun to paint my nails than it is to talk about them…again. But it’s also true that we can learn more from looking back (as long as that’s not all we do). So today I’m sharing Read More

Love in the Language of Birds

February 16, 2018 Lisa 0

I…wasn’t quite meaning to create such a neon mani, but I was trying to match the colors to my glitter topper and that meant a lot of color because I didn’t want to paint a white base. #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ prompt for this week is Love, but No Pink or Red. I Read More

Unicorn of Winter - Hermit Werds - silvery ice unicorn design with golden snowflakes

Unicorn of Winter

January 12, 2018 Lisa 2

Last season I painted a Unicorn of Fall mani with a plump little unicorn full of the harvests of the season. Today I have for you a Unicorn of Winter full of snow, ice, and clear, crisp air. I started with a cool silver base, added some goldeen snowflakes, and Read More

Silver Pheasant - Hermit Werds - natural quail feathers on nails

Silver Pheasant

September 15, 2017 Lisa 2

Just as I was getting into nail art sticking feathers onto your nails was starting to be a trend (as far as I can tell). I never did it. So I thought what could be more delicate and fall-like than pheasant feathers which I already have? So I stuck these Read More

Color Paints - 31 Day Challenge (tutorial) - Hermit Werds

Color Paints

November 27, 2016 Lisa 0

I think this is edging on nail fail. I think I needed to use a slower-drying clear polish with OPI’s Color Paints series. The drops of color came out way too opaque so while the needle drag technique worked pretty well, it’s hard to see in the photo. The silver Read More