Glitter Conch - Hermit Werds - glittery teal nail art with a teal conch shell and flower stamping decal

Glitter Conch

January 16, 2019 Lisa 0

Today I have a simple glittery look using a mermaid stamping plate from Born Pretty. I wasn’t quite ready for mermaids yet, so I used an image of a conch shell. Is it fair to say that mermaids are the second most common fantasy creature in the stamping plate world Read More

Snail Garden - Hermit Werds - lovely spring garden snail in autumn colors with a rich purple texture polish

Snail Gardens

September 18, 2018 Lisa 0

Well, I’d hoped to post some nail art inbetween my two #ClaireStelle8Challenge prompts, but it wasn’t to be. Instead, I’m back with my second #clairestelle8sept design: a spring mani in autumn colors (See: Ornate Owl for a fall mani in spring colors). And it’s a garden snail! Base Polishes: L’oreal’s Read More

My Mermaid Has Crabs - Hermit Werds - indigo jelly with green to gold multichrome shimmer base with dark green and silver mermaid and giant crab nail stamps

My Mermaid Has Crabs

June 14, 2018 Lisa 0

It’s important to include key words in your title. *cough* Yep… So this was a wonderful blend of prompts: #AZNailArtChallenge’s Indie and both #SummerToxicVanity’s, #Beautometry’s and #GlamNailChallenge’s Mermaid (very common theme for this month). Now I only had to include an indie polish as my base, but I also wanted Read More

Black & White Lace - Hermit Werds - white mermaid- and shell-themed lace stamped on a black magnetic polish

Black & White Lace

May 22, 2018 Lisa 0

#NailCraziesUnite’s Black & White Lace prompt made the color choices pretty easy. But the hardest part of putting together a lace nail art design is figuring out which image to use. I was all set to use a heart lace pattern, but then I remembered it was MerMay and decided Read More

Cute Waters - Hermit Werds - #nailcraziesunite (ocean life)

Cute Waters

July 13, 2017 Lisa 4

I love doing manis with ocean life. And I’ve been doing a lot of serious-looking nail art lately so it’s time to switch it up for a bit. I did this for Nail Crazies Unite Ocean Life theme. I had some super cute patterns on CICI & SISI’s Children’s Park Read More

View of the Beach - Hermit Werds - #26greatnailartideas (beach or animal silhouettes)

View of the Beach

July 7, 2017 Lisa 2

The theme for this 26 Great Nail Art Ideas was beach or animal silhouettes. My brain immediately turned ‘or’ into ‘and’. Challenge accepted. I took my stampings and carefully removed most of the details to get a very basic shape. Then I colored on the outside instead of the inside Read More

The Little Mermaid v2 - Hermit Werds - #clairestelle8challenge (book/movie)

The Little Mermaid v2

June 29, 2017 Lisa 1

Sometimes it happens. You finish your nail art and after staring at it for a day, the thing that’s missing eats at you until you have to do something about it. And my pinkie and ring finger were too plain. I had to fix it. Luckily there were a few Read More

The Little Mermaid - Hermit Werds - #clairestelle8challenge (book/movie)

The Little Mermaid

June 24, 2017 Lisa 2

Today’s #clairestellechallenge theme is book/movie. I decided to do The Little Mermaid, but I wasn’t interested in following the color scheme from the Disney movie even though I gave it a direct nod on my thumb. The Little Mermaid holds a special place in my heart. It’s the first animated Read More

Mermaid's Treasure - 30 Days of Color - Hermit Werds - a bling mermaid mani with pearls and caviar beads.

Mermaid’s Treasure

January 27, 2017 Lisa 6

When I first bought the nail plate I used (WP-30), I had already half-planned out an entire manicure just with it. I loved the scale pattern on the mermaid’s tail most of all (and totally plan on using it in future manicures when I need an organic-looking scale pattern). Combined Read More