The Owl and the Pussycat (macro) - Hermit Werds - Freehand nail art of The Owl and the Pussycat by Lear with acrylic paints. The owl and the pussycat at sea in their pea green boat.

The Owl and the Pussycat

September 6, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I have a design inspired by a poem: “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear. For a brief period during and after high school I would read poetry and therefore be inspired to write my own. But it wasn’t something I cared about deeply so I drifted away 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

Embrace the Night - Hermit Werds - harlequin pattern made with rhombus sequins and a strange golden dancer wearing a mask

Embrace the Night – An Exploration in Glitter Placement

February 28, 2018 Lisa 0

This mani was for #TheInspirationChallenge on Instagram. It gave me an excuse to play with some rhombus sequins that I had just purchased to make a harlequin pattern. I’d also like to pretend these are my Mardi Gras nails. Sequins are so shiny and wonderful, but one thing I’ve learned Read More

Creatures of the Night - Hermit Werds - vampires drinking blood coffee and staying up all the hours of the night

Creatures of the Night

October 25, 2017 Lisa 2

The true creatures of the night are sucking down coffee at all hours and complaining about how all the stores are closed. So when #nailsunited had a Creatures of the Night prompt, I played around with several ideas until I was very late for the prompt and brilliantly stumbled into Read More

End of Summer Nights - Hermit Werds - young birds playing at night for one last time before summer ends and school begins

End of Summer Nights

August 18, 2017 Lisa 1

Ah, those glorious nights of summer where you get to stay up a little later because you don’t have school the next day. #26GreatNailArtIdeas had a prompt for the End of Summer so I decided to combine it with #NailArtChallengeAugust’s prompt of Stars and set it at night. I had Read More

Half Moon - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

Half Moons

October 15, 2016 Lisa 0

Half moon manicures are just not something I do very often. And I will get bored of my nails before they grow out so I don’t benefit from that particular advantage either. I have seen some amazing manicures with them, but for the most part they don’t do anything for Read More

H is for Hogwarts - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘H’ is for Hogwarts

June 30, 2016 Lisa 2

Nail Polish Society started a weekly alphabet challenge for nail artists several weeks back. I have actually been participating from the start, but laziness kept me from setting up a blog and posting them so I could join in on the InLinkz. Tonight I have conquered laziness! But I should be going to Read More