Church of the Transient Butterfly - Hermit Werds - stained glass windows with a butterfly in the center.

The Church of the Transient Butterfly

September 9, 2017 Lisa 6

Rumors that the Church of the Transient Butterfly was started by the Stained Glass Worker’s Guild have always been denied as the darkest kind of blasphemy by all members. “The Transient Butterfly teaches us that life is short and yet beautiful.” says the current head priest and president of the 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

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

Tourist Season - Hermit Werds

Tourist Season and blog improvements

February 26, 2017 Lisa 4

This was for the 30 Days of Colour Challenge: Bright. Naturally I tapped into my Sinful Color’s Neon Collection nail polishes, but since I didn’t paint my nails white first they are not quite as bright as they could have been. Considering how hard of a time my phone camera Read More

Steampunk Fashion - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

Steampunk Fashion

October 24, 2016 Lisa 0

I usually plan these challenges out way ahead of time so ideas for my subject can percolate in the back of my brain for a while, but I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the topic of fashion. Initially I was going to keep it simple with Read More

Violet - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

Violet

October 2, 2016 Lisa 0

I love a good butterfly manicure. Especially the full-wing kind. I tried to keep this manicure as simple as possible because I had a lot of sewing to do for a steampunk convention. Sometimes simple works. I’ve seen people free-hand the wings really well, but I had a stamping plate Read More

Q is for Quack - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (Red) - Hermit Werds

‘Q’ is for Quack

September 1, 2016 Lisa 0

It has been a hectic week and I’ve spent more time on my cosplay wings than on my nail art. So I am late. Late enough that I made a placeholder post (which is probably cheating?) so I would still be included in on the inLinkz. I wanted to do Read More

L is for Lemons and Limes - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘L’ is for Lemons and Limes

July 25, 2016 Lisa 2

I’ve been wanting to experiment with transparency with a citrus-y manicure and so the letter ‘L’ in last week’s ABC Challenge was a perfect time to play with some lemons and limes. Here’s a quick look at the nail polishes I used to create the look. Jelly Polishes: Sinful Colors’ Read More