In a Paper Boat - Hermit Werds - Origami boats drifting along a sandy shore

In a Paper Boat

August 17, 2017 Lisa 0

I haven’t been very good about keeping up with the alphabet challenge prompts on Instagram. This month it’s because I’m trying to keep up with too many challenges. By the time of this posting I have published 16 different manicures this month and I have 2 more that are going Read More

One White Base, Four Summer Looks - Hermit Werds - Four different summer looks created on a white gel base

One White Base, Four Summer Looks

August 16, 2017 Lisa 5

I haven’t had a new blog post in two days, but believe me I’ve been keeping busy (or you can check my instagram account if you need proof). I was watching one of Jessface90‘s polish swatching videos and she made a remark about her white gel base starting to peel Read More

The Professor's Papers - Hermit Werds - vintage entomological papers from the professor

The Professor’s Papers and Airship Attacked

August 13, 2017 Lisa 2

“Let’s just hope the people who live here understand traders flags. Or a friendly wave,” Ariana eyed Professor Genevieve Forsweth who was waving at the mermaid. With both arms. “Professor, I would not stand so close to the rail right now.” “Do you think she’d let me take a few Read More

Pirate Booty - Hermit Werds - navy pirate-themed nails with treasure

Pirate’s Booty

August 11, 2017 Lisa 2

Inspired by the “Show me your booty” quote on UberChic’s Mermaid Life plate. Truthfully, I was tempted to paint an actual booty on my nails, but I had the #NailCraziesUnite prompt of Nautical so I stuck with pirates and used the #NailArtChallengeAugust prompt of Navy to set the color scheme. Read More

Airship Explorers - Hermit Werds - Airships approaching rocky beach where a mermaid waits

Airship Explorers

August 9, 2017 Lisa 2

Sir Ariana Cormorant gestured for the standby signal flags to be run up. The island was inhabited. The bright red and orange coloring of the mermaid made that clear enough. She was the obvious lookout considering everything about her had been engineered. Ariana’s eyes narrowed as she swept her spy Read More

Lemons First - Hermit Werds - Yellow and grey manicure featuring glass fleck lemons

Lemons First

August 8, 2017 Lisa 2

Do I know why I decided to title this “Lemons First”? No. No, I do not. #GlamNailChallengeAug had a lemon prompt. I’d already done a cheerful-style lemon nail art so this time I decided to go for a more sophisticated yellow and grey look. That worked out well for me Read More

Purple Dragon - Hermit Werds - eastern dragon in purple on a with a cloud pattern and mix of matte and shiny finishes

Purple Dragon

August 6, 2017 Lisa 0

The theme for this #whencolourscollide challenge was purple. So I decided to use both of UberChic’s The Far East plates and do some simple stamping on top of glitter and holographic. Really the most difficult part is that my nails are long enough that it’s harder to stamp a full Read More

All the Sushi - Hermit Werds - my travel dreams in emojis. Take a plane to Tokyo, take the subway, eat the sushi

All the Sushi(s)

August 6, 2017 Lisa 0

If someone were to say Travel Dreams to me, one of the my first thoughts would be to fly to Japan and eat all of the sushi. I’d visit the gardens and eat lots of other foods, but I’m pretty sure my first task would be to fill my belly Read More

Gears of Rainbow - Hermit Werds - Pastel neon gradient gears for the rainbow steampunk

Gears of Rainbow

August 4, 2017 Lisa 4

Love rainbow, not war! Or something. 🙂 The prompt for #26greatnailartideas was Color Explosion so I decided to stamp with rainbow and gears, hence the butchered gaming reference. A game which has nothing to do with rainbows, sadly. Or clockwork gears. Or steampunk. These nails would work with steampunk if Read More

Waves in Motion - Hermit Werds - iridescent waves on a blue holo background

Waves in Motion

August 3, 2017 Lisa 2

The other nail art prompt that I wanted to cover yesterday was Water for #StampingMasterAugust. Now Jaws had water in it, but it was all painted freehand so it didn’t really fit the name of the group. Plus I had this beautiful stamping plate from CICI & SISI with an Read More

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