End of Summer Nights - Hermit Werds - young birds playing at night for one last time before summer ends and school begins

End of Summer Nights

August 18, 2017 Lisa 1

Ah, those glorious nights of summer where you get to stay up a little later because you don’t have school the next day. #26GreatNailArtIdeas had a prompt for the End of Summer so I decided to combine it with #NailArtChallengeAugust’s prompt of Stars and set it at night. I had Read More

Ride the Carousel - Hermit Werds - Carousel animals at the circus

Ride the Carousel

August 17, 2017 Lisa 2

I adore carousels. I still have a calendar that is over a decade old, but I won’t let go of it because it has carousel horses. I have a cross-stitch that is even older than the calendar that’s about halfway finished. I work on it every couple of years. Maybe Read More

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(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

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