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

New Beginnings - Hermit Werds - Ultraviolet nail art for New Year 2018 with baby heads

New Beginnings

January 30, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m not really into Pantone’s color of the year thing. I’m sure their research scope is much broader than mine (web design trends, interior design, minimalism, and nail art mostly), but I really don’t think Greenery ended up being the color for 2017. The polish makers dutifully came up with Read More

Orchid Damask - Hermit Werds - gold and purple damask pattern decorated with rhinestones and caviar beads and magenta orchids

Orchid Damask

January 24, 2018 Lisa 2

Sometimes I forget that different challenges have different turnaround times for releasing the collage of participants. And since you’re not supposed to post your nail art until it’s done, well, this was a bad combination of challenges. I combined #TheInspirationChallenge with #26GreatNailArtIdeas (3D Embellished). This is probably the first and Read More

Vector Pond - Hermit Werds - vector-like koi swimming in a holographic purple cat's eye magnetic background

Vector Pond

January 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I think #NailArtChallenge’s Blue/Purple prompt is the perfect time to share this mani. This is not the first time that Born Pretty’s gorgeous Chameleon Cat’s Eye 24 appeared on this blog. In fact, what you are seeing right now is the same application of the polish. Hey, it’s a gel. Read More

In a Garden, Darkly - Hermit Werds - dark blue smoosh marble background with shimmery purple flowers on top

In a Garden, Darkly

January 11, 2018 Lisa 0

I have been part of the nail artist community on Instagram for about a year now and I recently found out one of the ways I’ve left myself out of the loop. Stories are apparently being used to announce that someone is putting a birthday collage together. Then anyone who Read More

Shimmery Christmas - Hermit Werds - purple and pink tree ornaments on a shimmery amethyst holographic background

Shimmery Christmas

December 17, 2017 Lisa 0

For some reason this feels like a mani I have done before, but apparently I have not unless you count the blue ornaments on Blue Ornaments. LOL Maybe it’s because I kept getting the wrong balance of colors and had to repaint my ornaments a few times. I still kind Read More

Cozy Sweater - Hermit Werds - a desaturated purple and green mani with sweater knit texture stamping

Cozy Sweater

November 26, 2017 Lisa 0

Alas, I can’t wear bulky sweaters unless I want them to make me look extra bulky, but they always look so cozy! I have to discipline myself to not buy them at the store because every time I do I end up just getting rid of it again. When #GlamNailsChallenge Read More

Thankfully Purple - Hermit Werds - creepy critters stamped on a holographic purple cat's eye magnetic background

Morbid Thankfulness

November 20, 2017 Lisa 0

I love both of my stepkids but, since this is about nail art and my stepson is no longer into getting his nails did, I’m thankful that my stepdaughter still wants to play. And also that she mostly wants her nails to be sparkly purple with spooky things on top. Read More

Roald Dahl's The Witches - Hermit Werds - witch looming over tiny mouse that was once a boy

Roald Dahl’s The Witches

October 31, 2017 Lisa 2

I grew up reading Roald Dahl and my three favorite books of his are Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Witches, and The BFG. I was never fond of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory books and enjoyed Matilda but… I had my sister looking out for me so, while I was Read More

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