Forever Craned - Hermit Werds - oriental-themed nail art with a clear to blue-grey thermal polish and crane stamping

Forever Craned

January 7, 2018 Lisa 0

I wanted so badly to do justice to this polish, but I apparently have great circulation and that makes photographing a thermal polish hard even during the winter. I am just going to have to suck it up and have a bowl of ice water on standby next time. Shinespark Read More

Elementary Christmas Songs - Hermit Werds - silver bells, Santa checking his list, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, and Frosty on a red and green holographic background

Elementary Christmas Songs

December 24, 2017 Lisa 0

I actually had this done in time to post on Friday, but I was too busy running around or being tired from running around to write all this out. The prompt from 26 Great Nail Art Ideas was Christmas Childhood Memories. I wasn’t raised religious so that took out all Read More

Shimmery Christmas - Hermit Werds - purple and pink tree ornaments on a shimmery amethyst holographic background

Shimmery Christmas

December 17, 2017 Lisa 0

For some reason this feels like a mani I have done before, but apparently I have not. LOL Maybe it’s because I kept getting the wrong balance of colors and had to repaint my ornaments a few times. I still kind of wonder if I shouldn’t have stuck to a Read More

Oktoberfest - Hermit Werds - celebrating Germany's Oktoberfest with a couple of beers

Oktoberfest

October 7, 2017 Lisa 0

When I think of things like Oktoberfest, I naturally think of booze. Beer, though. Less exciting for me. A lot of different places have started throwing celebrations with the same name but Wikipedia seems to think this is essentially German. I hopefully didn’t pick any patterns that were too far Read More

Lava 300 - Hermit Werds - lava nails spell 300 to thank my 300 followers on Instagram

Lava 300

September 30, 2017 Lisa 0

I admired @p_inklilynails’ lava tutorial from the moment I saw it and told her I wanted to try it sometime. So what better time than for #31DC2017’s Tutorial prompt? I had a lot of fun and I tried to emulate the steps of her tutorial in my final graphic. Also, Read More

Egyptian Style - Hermit Werds - Egyptian fashion mummy style

Egyptian Style

September 26, 2017 Lisa 4

This is the last catch-up manicure hopefully. I still have to get today’s nail art on my nails and out, but hopefully I haven’t picked something that will take too long. So the 25th #31DC2017 prompt is Inspired by Fashion and I debated quite a bit on what to do. Read More

Floral Fairies - Hermit Werds - fairy silhouettes wearing skirts made of flowers on a thermal polish background.

Floral Fairies

September 14, 2017 Lisa 2

For as long as I can remember, I have seen artists drawing fairies with clothing made from flowers. So when #nailsunitedseptchallenge had a prompt for Fairy coinciding directly with the flower prompt for #31DC2017, well, there was only one thing to do. So I did it on a beautiful thermal Read More

Tight Laced - Hermit Werds - steampunk corset with jeweled front panel and pocket watch.

Tight Laced

September 8, 2017 Lisa 2

Hand me the prompts Metallic and Stripes and you can bet I’m going to come up with something steampunk first off and go with it. Fortunately I had a beautiful holographic brown metallic polish in my order from Shinespark Polish to play with. It was unfortunately dark outside when I Read More

Busy Bees - Hermit Werds - metallic pink stamping of bees visiting flowers in the garden.

Busy Bees

August 29, 2017 Lisa 2

I love bees (and bugs in general really), so I was so excited for #firedazedaugust’s last prompt Busy Bees. I haven’t done a truly green manicure in a while so I decided to go for a garden-view of bees working (which also gives me my fourth Nail Challenge Collaborative flower Read More