C is for Crane - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (inspired) - Hermit Werds

‘C’ is for Crane

November 29, 2016 Lisa 2

I’ve followed Cassis P’s YouTube channel for about half a year now and her manicures are always amazing. Her nails are far longer than I could handle and when it comes to nail art she has plenty of canvas to work with. Her nail art mostly focuses on reverse stamping Read More

Color Paints - 31 Day Challenge (tutorial) - Hermit Werds

Color Paints

November 27, 2016 Lisa 0

I think this is edging on nail fail. I think I needed to use a slower-drying clear polish with OPI’s Color Paints series. The drops of color came out way too opaque so while the needle drag technique worked pretty well, it’s hard to see in the photo. The silver Read More

X is for X-files - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (tv show) - Hermit Werds

‘X’ is for X-Files

November 24, 2016 Lisa 0

I originally wanted to do X-Men, but there really aren’t stamping plates for that and I’ve run out of time to freehand as much as I’d like. So I went with my backup, X-Files, which required less freehanding. ‘X’ will always be a hard letter to get through, but I’ll Read More

Chinese Opera - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge (art) - Hermit Werds

Chinese Opera

November 22, 2016 Lisa 0

Still trying to catch up with the 31 Day challenge even though my energy levels have been really low. I decided that few things could be more artwork-y than a piece of someone else’s finished artwork. Enter the water decal… Base Colors: Sinful Color’s “Whiteboard” Water Decals: Chinese Opera The Read More

W is for Whale - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘W’ is for Whale

November 18, 2016 Lisa 0

I’d wanted to do a Wonder Woman manicure, but I was just too tired and stressed to want to muck about with that much striping tape. So I went back to my list of alternatives for ‘W’ and decided to do whales. Because whales are love and there is not Read More

Black Base - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas

Black Base

November 16, 2016 Lisa 0

Ugh! I just haven’t had much time or energy to paint my nails lately since I’ve been focusing on getting a few craft projects out before Christmas arrives. Hopefully I will be able to write a post about that soon. So many intentions. So little time to follow through. With Read More

V is for Vixen - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘V’ is for Vixen

November 11, 2016 Lisa 2

Squeaking in at the last minute, but I’ve been both perpetually tired and working on more arts and craft stuff this month. I painted the base colors earlier in the week and then just never finished the manicure. By the time I finished the manicure tonight I had to start Read More

D is for Dinosaur - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘D’ is for Dinosaur

November 1, 2016 Lisa 0

I thought it would be pretty ridiculous to post twice a day while I was working on the 31-day challenge, but now that I’ve slowed down a bit, I thought I’d post this old manicure from the time when I was participating in the ABC Challenge both too late to Read More