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

Ladybug Aggregation - Hermit Werds - nail art with soft, sweet ladybugs and daisies against a bright yellow background

Ladybug Aggregation

May 9, 2018 Lisa 0

Ladybug aggregation is when ladybugs form large clusters and hibernate together over the winter. Sometimes they try to do this in our buildings and people get really fussed. But as numerous as they seem in such situations, their populations are in decline. You can help by not only stopping people 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

Forever Craned - Hermit Werds - oriental-themed nail art with a clear to blue-grey thermal polish and crane stamping

Forever Craned

January 7, 2018 Lisa 0

I wanted so badly to do justice to this polish, but I apparently have great circulation and that makes photographing a thermal polish hard even during the winter. I am just going to have to suck it up and have a bowl of ice water on standby next time. Shinespark Read More

Squash It Good - Hermit Werds - red/orange reciprocal gradient made with leaves

Squash It Good

November 23, 2017 Lisa 0

It has been a long time since I attempted a reciprocal gradient. In fact, I’d have to check my photos to even see if I have done one since I started this blog. I had no idea what I was going to do but, since most nail artists seemed to Read More

Squirrel Park - Hermit Werds - a squirrel under the trees on a green background

Squirrel Park

November 8, 2017 Lisa 2

Squirrel! Forever connected with the movie Up! I also have a bizarre story about a squirrel ripping through a hawk’s body like an Alien when it tried to have squirrel lunch living in my head too. That part is a less universally known story and probably shouldn’t have been mentioned Read More

Creatures of the Night - Hermit Werds - vampires drinking blood coffee and staying up all the hours of the night

Creatures of the Night

October 25, 2017 Lisa 2

The true creatures of the night are sucking down coffee at all hours and complaining about how all the stores are closed. So when #nailsunited had a Creatures of the Night prompt, I played around with several ideas until I was very late for the prompt and brilliantly stumbled into Read More

Happy Birthday! - Hermit Werds - Halloween-themed happy birthday nail art

October’s Friday the 13th, Black Cat, @Osmovaara

October 13, 2017 Lisa 6

I have three different manicures to share today. I’ve already posted the first two to my Instagram but was too exhausted/busy to write about them more thoroughly. On the other hand, I de-stashed around twenty-five skirts from my closet. It…doesn’t even look like I made a dent. Clearly I’m going Read More

Santa is a Tool of the Establishment - Hermit Werds

Santa is a Tool of the Establishment

December 25, 2016 Lisa 2

You may not be aware of it yet, but I am a jerk. So instead of doing a normal Christmas theme, I chose to spend hours on this instead because it amused me. It all started with the jack-in-the-box Santa. I knew I had to do something terrible with it. Read More