Fan Dance - Hermit Werds - pink and black mani with delicate fans and holographic glitter accent nail

Fan Dance

November 27, 2017 Lisa 0

I currently own four fans that I barely use (plus one miniature) and would happily own more. To be fair, each fan serves a different purpose. The miniature was a key chain that I kept as a prop for my dolls. Meanwhile, the larger models are all quite different: one Read More

A is for Apricot - ABC Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

‘A’ is for Apricot

December 6, 2016 Lisa 0

Yes. I was following the ABC Challenge from the start just…late and silently. I chose apricot for ‘a’, threw polish at it and then proceeded to procrastinate about photographing it until my nails were utterly chipped and ruined. I have gotten so much better at it, but pulling a lazy 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

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

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

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

Abalone - 31 Day Challenge (pattern) - Hermit Werds

Abalone

October 25, 2016 Lisa 0

So I’ve done nail stamping with nail foil (see here) and so I thought I’d do a full nail and surely it would be easy too. That turned out to be a hot mess. If I had reviewed how to do it I might have been fine, but I did Read More

Peacock Rainbow with Stamping - Hermit Werds

Peacock Rainbow Part 2

August 29, 2016 Lisa 0

So I’m late posting this. My apologies. I’ve had a couple of days where I was dead exhausted and posting was not as high on my list as sitting upright on the couch and falling asleep like a small child. Dignity. I have it occasionally. Not this week. But I Read More

Peacock Rainbow - Hermit Werds

Peacock Rainbow

August 25, 2016 Lisa 4

I started with the base colors in a gradient (except for the black) so that I wouldn’t have to worry too much about full coverage with the glitter. Then I dabbed on the glitters with a sponge and top coated. And then top coated a couple more times (at some Read More

O is for Opal - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘O’ is for Opal

August 13, 2016 Lisa 6

I’d originally planned to do Ocean for the letter ‘O’, but when it came time to paint my nails, I decided I wanted to do something quite different. I’d recently come across a tutorial for opal-like nails on pinterest and decided I wanted to do that instead. This also coincides Read More

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