Vampy Matte - Hermit Werds - burgundy holographic matte mani with silver nail shield and glossy stamping

Vampy Matte

October 20, 2017 Lisa 3

This is the last prompt from #NailCraziesUnite’s year-long prompt list so I decided to use one of the vampy-est polishes that I own: Cupcake Polish’s “Blood Hound”. But it’s cruel to rob a holographic polish of all of its holo-ness, so I stamped with a little bit of glossy polish Read More

Star Wars - Hermit Werds - simple nail art featuring Star Wars' dark side

Star Wars and Gardening Book

September 26, 2017 Lisa 0

I not only went to a convention last weekend, but I’ve just been extra exhausted lately. I lost my lead on the #31DC2017 and then I fell behind. So now I’m scrambling to catch up even though my energy levels still aren’t very high. I changed the nail art I Read More

Black Heart-ed Floral - Hermit Werds - Nail art featuring Dark Heart brand nail polish (Hot Topic) in a water marble with floral stamping on top

Black Heart-ed Floral

September 20, 2017 Lisa 4

This nail art is over a month old. I have been saving it for a day when I needed something to fill the slot but then I did so many challenges last month that I never used it. Now is the prefect time since I need a water marble for Read More

Birdy Blues - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite (music)

Birdy Blues

June 2, 2017 Lisa 2

Okay, so this has nothing to do with blues as a music genre, but I did use the color blue in the mani and it’s for Nail Crazies Unite’s music-themed challenge. I’m also celebrating getting my greed talons into all of the polishes in Sinful Color’s Stoned Crystal Shimmer Collection. Read More

Golden for Office - Hermit Werds - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Work Appropriate

Golden for Office

April 28, 2017 Lisa 4

The theme for this 26 Great Nail Art Ideas was Workplace Appropriate. I’ve generally worked places that were casual enough that some people were in jeans and t-shirts every day, but I had an idea for a simple-ish nail art that took advantage of sheer polish so I thought that 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

Beauty and the Beast - Hermit Werds - 30 Days of Colour Challenge

Beauty and the Beast

March 12, 2017 Lisa 4

I refuse to even watch the trailers for the live action Beauty and the Beast movie. It’s one of my favorite fairy tales and I’m going to enjoy every moment in it for the first time when I finally see it! Are you just as excited as I am? I Read More

Blue Floral - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Blue Floral

February 17, 2017 Lisa 4

I had three different blue floral water decals and I really wanted to use one of them for this challenge (a picture of all three is at the bottom of this post). The first one is my favorite, but I wanted to do more with it than just stick it Read More

February Sparkles - 30 Days of Color - Hermit Werds

February Sparkles

February 7, 2017 Lisa 2

Glitter or rhinestones would have fit into the theme of ‘Sparkle’ better, but I needed something simple and I had beautiful holo polishes and a new Uber Chic nail plate that needed love. I knew Color Club’s “Cosmic Fate” would stamp well, but I am happy to say that ILNP’s Read More

Pastel Christmas - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Pastel Christmas

December 23, 2016 Lisa 2

The challenge was pretty simple and so I decided to keep it simple and use patterns that reminded me of Christmas wrapping paper. I dug through my nail plates and found a few Christmas-specific patterns and a few that fit given the right colors and surroundings. In contrast to my Read More

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