Carnival of Brazil - Hermit Werds - Brazillian samba dancers in costume on a feathery neon background

Carnival of Brazil – Moyou London’s Tourist 14 Plate

April 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Ah, the Carnival of Brazil. I’ve seen images and videos of Brazil’s annual festival held between the Friday afternoon before Ash Wednesday and Ash Wednesday at noon. It marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter. I love the feathers and the colors and the feathers and the Read More

Circles and Lines - Hermit Werds - black gel nails with flakie powder and black stamping in circles and lines

Circles and Lines

April 3, 2018 Lisa 0

March’s host for #NailsWithIgFriends was Sharon (@sharnailstar). She is an actual nail technician and I admire her work greatly. She is living proof that you don’t have to obsessively make decals to create gorgeous and complex designs with nail stamping. The theme was Circles and Lines. I really wanted to Read More

Juicy Watermelon - Hermit Werds - watermelon nail art with two french tips and a watermelon bikini

Juicy Watermelon

March 23, 2018 Lisa 0

This is a design I’ve been wanting to tackle for over a year now. So when #NailCraziesUnite had a Sweet Fruit prompt, there was no question what I was going to do. After all, I’d already gotten strawberries out of my system last year. Well, as far out of my Read More

Rhombus French Tip - Hermit Werds - grey crelly with soft gradient stamp and french tips made of rhombus sequins

Rhombus French Tip

March 18, 2018 Lisa 2

I had other plans for #26GreatNailArtIdeas French with a Twist prompt, but then I tried some glitter placement with rhombus sequins and that got me to playing with them more and suddenly I had a different idea for French with a Twist. And for some reason it wasn’t Godzilla in 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

Phoenix in Flight - Hermit Werds - vertically stacked phoenix design filled in with watercolor paints in yellow, orange, red, and purple

Phoenix In Flight

March 9, 2018 Lisa 2

So #clairestelle8 has all mythical creature prompts this month (like /cough unicorn) and that’s pretty hard for me to resist. Happily, I already had designs I wanted to do for most of these beasties, especially the phoenix. I have already painted a few phoenix designs before, but I bought OS-03 Read More

Marble Unicorn - Hermit Werds - white marble nails with swirls of shimmery holo and pearl with a unicorn rampant accent nail

Marble Unicorn

March 6, 2018 Lisa 2

Earlier today I had a real water marble on my nails and…it bored me. I mean, I did sit there for a while being proud that I had actually managed a standard water marble pattern. Self back pats. Yessss. But I kept it simple and plain and those kinds of Read More

Lovingly Lilac - Hermit Werds - a pink and lilac smoosh marble with a white heart design stamped on top

Lovingly Lilac

February 14, 2018 Lisa 0

This as my first attempt at a base for my recreation of Becky (@nail.dazed)’s nail art for her birthday. The theme was dark blue/purple/red and recreating. The mani I was recreating had a light background so I thought I would do that and make my decals really dark and that Read More

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