Wrath of the Dragon - Hermit Werds - purple nail art with the Maleficent dragon from Sleeping Beauty surrounded by blue glow in the dark flames.

Beauty BigBang Review – glow in the dark powder J2103-12A

October 10, 2018 Lisa 0

I’d originally meant to review this glow in the dark powder with the bat manicure that you will be seeing tomorrow, but #liganailistachallenge had a dragon prompt and I had this lovely image of Malifecent as a dragon on Maniology’s Happily Never After BM-XL193 stamping plate. How could I not Read More

Water My Cactus - Hermit Werds - dark blue, pink, and coral nail art with a cactus in both the rain and the sunshine

Water My Cactus

September 25, 2018 Lisa 0

Confession time: I fell in love with a color combination. Aileen Bell (@azbelle_nails) painted an absolutely gorgeous floral design for #NailChallengeCollaborative’s pink/blue theme last month and I loved it so much I had to try it with my own stamps. But I live in a desert so I used cacti Read More

Ornamental Owl - Hermit Werds - autumn owl in spring pastels with light blue textured polish

Ornate Owl

September 15, 2018 Lisa 0

I’m mostly following @glamnailschallenge this month, but #clairestelle8sept had an autumn in spring colors and a spring in autumn colors prompt that intrigued me. I couldn’t resist. Owls do show up year-round, but I think of them most in the fall so I decided to use a beautiful across-nail image Read More

Hot Hearts - Hermit Werds - a pink gradient and black texture polish design with heart sequins and holo

Hot Hearts

February 23, 2018 Lisa 0

Someday I’m going to use “Belugaria” as not a kind of lava rock because this is a lot like the magma tutorial I followed even though it wasn’t even on my mind when I sketched this out. I do have some lovely spikes I can use. Hmmm… Anyway, this was Read More

Winter WonderNail - Hermit Werds - pink and red winter fun nail art with hat, mittens, and snowman head

Winter WonderNail

December 20, 2017 Lisa 0

Part of me wanted to go super elaborate for this one, but I made myself take a step back and simplify because I did not have the time. So I went with lots of pink with silver snowflakes and red stamping for my decals. Given the theme, I picked images Read More

Lava 300 - Hermit Werds - lava nails spell 300 to thank my 300 followers on Instagram

Lava 300

September 30, 2017 Lisa 0

I admired @p_inklilynails’ lava tutorial from the moment I saw it and told her I wanted to try it sometime. So what better time than for #31DC2017’s Tutorial prompt? I had a lot of fun and I tried to emulate the steps of her tutorial in my final graphic. Also, 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

Accidental Turtle - Hermit Werds - neon green goodness

Accidental Turtle

June 30, 2017 Lisa 4

This nail art is for the Nail Crazies Unite theme of neon. I meant for it to be green and yellow, but the stamping plates I picked have very shallow etchings and even Mundo de Unas wasn’t opaque enough for the neon yellow to not turn into a bright-est green. Read More

Embroidered Denim - 30 Day Colour Challenge (blue) - Hermit Werds

Embroidered Denim

March 1, 2017 Lisa 6

The theme for the 30 Day Challenge was blue and since I’d won two gorgeous nail plates from a drawing by Creative Shop I decided to use one of them. Plate 41 has a denim pattern and a flower pattern that looks like embroidery to me. So I combined them Read More