Lavender Coffee - Hermit Werds - nail art with freehand painted lavender to celebrate lavender-flavored coffee
Lavender Coffee

Lavender Coffee

Lavender coffee is a miracle of deliciousness in itself, but the real surprise is that I’m posting this month’s coffee mani on not the last day possible. Possibly it is because I am turning it in for #NailChallengeCollaborative’s “Spring Colors” prompt. I just hope I do as well next month. LOL

My favorite coffee stop isn’t serving lavender coffee anymore (monthly specials, so cruel), but I know Beans and Brews tends to have it on offer longer and maybe Starbucks does too. If you like flavored coffees, I think this is a flavor worth trying. It’s one of my husband’s favorites too and he doesn’t have my sweet tooth. And, oh, if you have a sweet tooth…

Someday I’m going to have to try my hand at making my own lavender syrup (or even just buy some off Amazon), but until then this freehand nail art and visits to the coffee shop will have to do. Plus all the other things I make. Tried baking carrot bread recently but I need a different recipe because it came out way too dry. Booooo!

Lavender Coffee - Hermit Werds - nail art with freehand painted lavender to celebrate lavender-flavored coffee
Lavender Coffee

I can’t decide if my favorite part was the freehand painting or sniffing my fingers a lot since my main polish is scented with lavender! Also, I remember the formula being terrible and, while it still wasn’t great, I had it opaque in three coats instead of four. I can’t tell if my technique has improved or the polish has thickened up a bit. It still felt pretty thin…

Lavender Coffee - Hermit Werds - nail art with freehand painted lavender to celebrate lavender-flavored coffee
Lavender Coffee
Lavender Coffee - Hermit Werds - nail art with freehand painted lavender to celebrate lavender-flavored coffee
Lavender Coffee

I’d initially planned to use a stamping decal for the coffee cup, but it looked terrible and I ended up painting on top of it to make it worse starting over. Sadly my veil technique was not strong at all for any of this. Each nail took two or three tries and my replacement veil wasn’t as pretty in the final design. Fortunately I took a photo before I started throwing paint around so the original still lives on in a way…

Lavender Veil Technique - Hermit Werds
Lavender Veil Technique

 
 

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