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

Coffee Blues 2.0 - Hermit Werds - blue monochrome coffee-themed nail art

Coffee Blues 2.0

April 30, 2018 Lisa 0

I thought I’d sneak in another recreation for #NailChallengeCollaborative before the month ended. This was actually from October of last year so it really hasn’t been too long, but it’s also one of my favorite themes: coffee! I liked the idea of a blue monochrome coffee mani, but I took Read More

Smile.DK's "Butterfly" - Hermit Werds - nail art inspired by Smile.DK's "Butterfly" made famous by DDR, complete with samurai

Smile.DK’s Butterfly (aka Mixed Tape Mani 2.0)

April 29, 2018 Lisa 0

Really, this is my third recreation this month, but I spaced adding the first one to the #NailChallengeCollaborative (since recreating is the month’s prompt). I’d intended to do two more recreations this month, but the nail art gods have not been with me and my poor nails have spent far Read More

Dimension Nails Review - Hermit Werds - the nail art

Dimension Nails Review – the Nail Art

April 27, 2018 Lisa 0

[Press Sample] Hello, again! We are on the second and final day of my review of three Dimension Nails polishes that the company founder sent to me. Yesterday we focused on formula, color comparisons, and the question of water marbling. Today we’re just focusing on the fun of using them Read More

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