Rainbow Nature - Blue - Hermit Werds - blue nail art of a lily pond from below with fishes!

Rainbow Nature – Blue

September 5, 2017 Lisa 2

We’re at the fifth day of the #31DC2017 and I’m still hopeful about keeping up. Lot of blog posts though, so I am sorry if this is brief. I know a lily pond is probably a pretty typical nature subject–I mean, I’ve done a lily pond manicure before and it’s Read More

Rainbow Nature - Green - Hermit Werds - bonsai tree freehanded in all green

Rainbow Nature – Green

September 3, 2017 Lisa 8

We’re at the fourth day of the #31DC2017 and so far my health is hanging in there. I’m hopeful about not falling behind. 🙂 Today I decided to feature one of my favorite kinds of plants: bonsai trees! I framed it with a round-ish frame in the hope of giving Read More

Rainbow Nature - Yellow - Hermit Werds - sun shining down on yellow cattails

Rainbow Nature – Yellow

September 3, 2017 Lisa 2

We’re at the third day of the #31DC2017 and I’m back on track again (except for the part where I’ve been feeling a little sick). I’m also trying a new challenge on Instagram that’s in Spanish: #liganailistachallenge. It is a month of VS. prompts and today I chose Day instead Read More

Rainbow Nature - Orange - Hermitwerds - orange monochrome nails with leaves

Rainbow Nature – Orange

September 2, 2017 Lisa 4

Look at that, we already have the second nail art from my Rainbow Nature set ready to be posted! 😉 Happily, this one is on time for today’s Orange prompt for the 31 Day Challenge this year. Looking back I wish I’d tried painting the back of a leaf instead Read More

Rainbow Nature - Red - Hermit Werds - red willow tree with blossoms

Rainbow Nature – Red

September 2, 2017 Lisa 4

I’ve got a little girl begging to play with me so I’m going to write this quick. I change my mind and I’m going to be doing the 31 Day Challenge this year. I also decided to make a kind of set of the first six prompts that I’m calling Read More

Gears of Rainbow - Hermit Werds - Pastel neon gradient gears for the rainbow steampunk

Gears of Rainbow

August 4, 2017 Lisa 4

Love rainbow, not war! Or something. 🙂 The prompt for #26greatnailartideas was Color Explosion so I decided to stamp with rainbow and gears, hence the butchered gaming reference. A game which has nothing to do with rainbows, sadly. Or clockwork gears. Or steampunk. These nails would work with steampunk if Read More

Rainbow Holo Glitter Unicorn - Hermit Werds - rainbow glitter nail art featuring a starry unicorn and unicorn food

Rainbow Holo Glitter Unicorn

July 16, 2017 Lisa 2

Well, I caved and purchased the entire set of Cupcake Polish’s jelly & holo glitter Candy Land collection . It’s been out long enough that she’s no longer selling the set, but I’ve used everything but the strawberry red “Lord Licorice”. I just had to do me some holographic glitter Read More

Watercolor Rainbow Trees - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite

Watercolor Rainbow Trees

May 9, 2017 Lisa 2

The prompt for this week’s Nail Crazies Unite was watercolor. I decided I wanted to use actual watercolors since I have seen Robin Moses use them before. She has a great tutorial on youtube and so I decided to follow it. Her lines are, of course, much better than mine, Read More

Floral Smoosh - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite - Pastel Floral

Floral Smoosh

April 20, 2017 Lisa 2

Pastel Floral is the theme for this Nail Crazies Unite challenge. I decided to try something I haven’t done before: smooshing polish on my nails with my stamper. I am not sure which person in the nail art community did this first, but I doubt it would ever have occurred Read More

Color Paints - 31 Day Challenge (tutorial) - Hermit Werds

Color Paints

November 27, 2016 Lisa 0

I think this is edging on nail fail. I think I needed to use a slower-drying clear polish with OPI’s Color Paints series. The drops of color came out way too opaque so while the needle drag technique worked pretty well, it’s hard to see in the photo. The silver Read More

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