Day at the Beach 2.0 - Hermit Werds - nail art of a lilac ocean and glittery sand with waves, sandcastle, and beach-y city.

Day at the Beach 2.0

June 17, 2018 Lisa 0

This is a strange little recreate because, for the most part, I loved the original. However, my middle and ring finger didn’t make much sense in the context of the rest of the nail art. I like to show progression or tell a little story and they were more about Read More

My Mermaid Has Crabs - Hermit Werds - indigo jelly with green to gold multichrome shimmer base with dark green and silver mermaid and giant crab nail stamps

My Mermaid Has Crabs

June 14, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s important to include key words in your title. *cough* Yep… So this was a wonderful blend of prompts: #AZNailArtChallenge’s Indie and both #SummerToxicVanity’s, #Beautometry’s and #GlamNailChallenge’s Mermaid (very common theme for this month). Now I only had to include an indie polish as my base, but I also wanted Read More

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

Chartreuse Jungle Book - Hermit Werds - chartreuse and magenta nail art featuring Mowgli, Shere Khan, and Kaa from The Jungle Book

Chartreuse Jungle Book

June 10, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have a beautiful melding of two challenge prompts: #WhenColoursCollide’s Chartreuse + something and #NailChallengeCollaborative’s Inspired by a Book. I knew I wanted to combine these two prompts, but I didn’t have a particular book in mind yet. I needed to be careful because Chartreuse had to be the Read More

Birthday Foil - Hermit Werds - rainbow foil stamped birthday nails with cake and streamers

May’s Birthdays

June 9, 2018 Lisa 0

I had two birthday manis in May and both of them were for pillars of the nail art community instead of specific people. The first one I am sharing with you is one that posted more recently. It is the first year anniversary of the start of #NailAddicsCollab! I wanted Read More

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

Concrete & Cacti - Hermit Werds - deep terracotta magnetic polish with cacti in concrete planters decals

Concrete & Cacti

June 5, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s been a month since I posted a design on my cindy hand, but here it is with some cacti stamping decals on Masura’s lovely dark terracotta polish. I am deeply in love with this color, but the polish was so very thick and dried so fast that painting it Read More

Stars of the Orient - Hermit Werds - shimmery blue floral kimono stamping on a blue grey glitter filled background

Stars of the Orient

May 17, 2018 Lisa 0

The best weather for using thermal polishes is rapidly fading away so I thought it was time to use Shinespark’s “Snowfall” before it became too difficult to photograph in all its glory. And with my luck the day I used it was rather warm and I still had to dip Read More

Flowers for Molly - Hermit Werds - red/green thermal polish with red flowers and green Chinese dancing girls

Flowers for Molly

May 8, 2018 Lisa 0

Molly is the indie maker behind Shinespark Polish. We were not close friends, but I had purchased from her several times and we had interacted on Instagram. I admired her so much and love her polishes. I heard about her murder two days after it occurred. She was going to Read More

Watercolor Flowers - Hermit Werds - feather nail art filled in with watercolor paints in soft greens and blues

Watercolor Feathers

May 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I’m combining #NailCraziesUnite’s prompt of Pastel Watercolor and #WNAC2018’s prompt of Feathers. I’ve been enjoying this opal white gel for the lovely translucent effect it can add to your nail art. So far I’ve tried it with glitter, jelly polishes, and now watercolors. The only thing that sucks about Read More

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