Paisley Whale

August 2, 2018 Lisa 0

Today I bring you paisley and whales! Why? Well, #NailsWithIgFriends’ July host, Caroline (@gidwaney), picked Paisley and I just randomly added whales because it felt like a good idea at the time. This is the second time I’ve combined a large oceanic animal with a common fabric type/pattern in less Read More

Softly Rhombus-ed - Hermit Werds - a beautiful blend of nail stamping and glitter placement in turquoise and purple

Softly Rhombus-ed

June 24, 2018 Lisa 0

When I was younger what I called “turquoise” was a much more vivid and blue-leaning color than the shade that most people think of when they hear the word. Instead, I think people think of the actual gemstone which tends to be lighter and much more green-leaning and so I’ve 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

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

Lions Want Meat Not Flowers - Hermit Werds - bright yellow and red nail art featuring a grumpy lion, flowers, and ham

Lions Want Meat Not Flowers + Life Update

April 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I’ve been totally neglecting my nails lately. In fact, they’ve just had clear polish on them for over a week! The horror! Luckily I have a few manis that I haven’t shared with you yet and one of them fits #26GreatNailArtIdeas’ prompt of Things that are Round. The flowers are Read More

KARA's "Step" - Hermit Werds - nail art based off of KARA's crazy colorful outfits in the music video Step

KARA’s “Step” and Quietly Floral

September 27, 2017 Lisa 2

It’s the 27th day of the #31DC2017 and I am finally caught up. Also, I am tired because instead of keeping things simple, I decided to make really complex advanced stamping decals. Like an idiot. #31DC2017 – Inspired by a Pattern (Day 26) #Clairestelle8Sep – Metallic (bit late, oops) #FireDazedSept2017 Read More

Egyptian Style - Hermit Werds - Egyptian fashion mummy style

Egyptian Style

September 26, 2017 Lisa 4

This is the last catch-up manicure hopefully. I still have to get today’s nail art on my nails and out, but hopefully I haven’t picked something that will take too long. So the 25th #31DC2017 prompt is Inspired by Fashion and I debated quite a bit on what to do. Read More

Art Deco Fashion - Hermit Werds - #clairestelle8june

Art Deco Fashion

June 17, 2017 Lisa 2

The subject for this #clairestelle8june challenge is fashion. I had these fantastic paisley water decals and I came very close to using them with some stamping on top. However. Behind the scenes I am doing a lot of nail art in a few days to catch up to all the Read More

Hippie Boho - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite!

Hippie/Boho

April 8, 2017 Lisa 2

The Hippie/Boho styles of nail art are so pretty but somehow they are just not the first looks I go for. It was really funny to explore the wonderful combinations of color and pattern in these style movements. Base Polishes: Colores de Carol’s “Aria”, Sinful Color’s “Fig” Nail Stamping Polishes: Read More