Cemetery Roses - Hermit Werds - cemetery with skull and rose vines gone wild

Cemetery Roses

October 4, 2017 Lisa 0

I usually avoid mixing freehand with stamping because the line quality typically ends up being too different. I think I got away with it this time. Maybe. This nail art comes from the blend of #clairestelle8challenge’s Cemetery prompt and #firedazedoct2017’s Skulls and Roses prompt. Huh. Maybe I should have pluralled Read More

Star Wars - Hermit Werds - simple nail art featuring Star Wars' dark side

Star Wars and Gardening Book

September 26, 2017 Lisa 0

I not only went to a convention last weekend, but I’ve just been extra exhausted lately. I lost my lead on the #31DC2017 and then I fell behind. So now I’m scrambling to catch up even though my energy levels still aren’t very high. I changed the nail art I 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

Simply Sugar - Hermit Werds - #clairestelle8challenge (ice cream/Popsicle)

Simply Sugar

July 3, 2017 Lisa 2

The prompt for #clairestelle8challenge was ice cream/Popsicle and, lucky me, my order for Bundle Monster’s Hangloose collection arrived Saturday. It has a plate with lots of frozen treats (BM-S408). Felt like a victory to be able to use it right away. I kept it simple since the weekend was full Read More

Lady in Sparkles - Hermit Werds

Lady in Sparkle

March 22, 2017 Lisa 0

I’m behind on the nail art challenges I normally try to do, so instead of doing them I decided to stamp some nail art over the one polish manicure I’d already been wearing for three days. Normally I would not wear one color of polish let alone do nail art Read More

Red and Pink - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - 30 Days of Color - Hermit Werds

Red and Pink

January 22, 2017 Lisa 6

It’s very close to Valentine’s Day, but I wanted to stay as far away from that theme as possible (not a big fan of the holiday). Then I saw Midnight Stamper’s “Calm” post for a challenge group I had never heard of before and used the group’s over-arching theme (use Read More

Santa is a Tool of the Establishment - Hermit Werds

Santa is a Tool of the Establishment

December 25, 2016 Lisa 2

You may not be aware of it yet, but I am a jerk. So instead of doing a normal Christmas theme, I chose to spend hours on this instead because it amused me. It all started with the jack-in-the-box Santa. I knew I had to do something terrible with it. Read More

B is for Breakfast - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas (winter warmth) - Hermit Werd

‘B’ is for Breakfast

December 1, 2016 Lisa 0

While I was lagging behind the ABC Challenge (and also didn’t have a blog to post in), I chose breakfast as my subject for the letter ‘b’. I wasn’t really happy with the manicure that resulted and also had no idea that I really needed to clean up my edges Read More

F is for Food - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘F’ is for Food

August 24, 2016 Lisa 0

Here is another nail art I got out too late to participate in the inLinkz. Plus I had nowhere I wanted to post my nail art back then. I apparently have a thing for food nail art. Whenever I see a nail stamping plate with food on it, I want Read More

G is for Grain - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘G’ is for Grain

August 13, 2016 Lisa 0

This marks the first back-post of the ABC Challenge. I have been following it since it started, but was too lazy to get a blog started when it meant work and getting my sadly broken computer functioning again so I could edit the photos. I’ve decided to go in reverse Read More