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

Amber Waves of Grain - Hermit Werds - nail art featuring the sun shining over grain and the American flag

Amber Waves of Grain

July 21, 2017 Lisa 2

The prompt from #26greatnailartideas was Sunshine. So of course I wanted to do a dark nail art with a grain pattern because I like to picture the crops growing up, nourished by the sun and finally being baked dry by it. A kinder, gentler version of a forest fire finally Read More

Fox in the Red Wood - Hermit Werds - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas

Fox in the Red Wood

April 18, 2017 Lisa 0

I’ve been wanting to do a red and yellow manicure for a while so when the prompt for 26 Great Nail Art Ideas landed on Pastel to bold gradient with something on top, I felt like it was a good time to do it. My bottle of Colores de Carol’s Read More

Mermaid's Treasure - 30 Days of Color - Hermit Werds

Mermaid’s Treasure

January 27, 2017 Lisa 6

When I first bought the nail plate I used (WP-30), I had already half-planned out an entire manicure just with it. I loved the scale pattern on the mermaid’s tail most of all (and totally plan on using it in future manicures when I need an organic-looking scale pattern). Combined Read More

V is for Vixen - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘V’ is for Vixen

November 11, 2016 Lisa 2

Squeaking in at the last minute, but I’ve been both perpetually tired and working on more arts and craft stuff this month. I painted the base colors earlier in the week and then just never finished the manicure. By the time I finished the manicure tonight I had to start Read More

T is for TIme - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (color) - Hermit Werds

‘T’ is for Time

October 20, 2016 Lisa 4

I’ve been sick for the last couple of days and on top of being a tired of the pace I was keeping up (I don’t know how the other bloggers who have managed this for several years in a row don’t burn out), I neglected my blog for a bit Read More

Green - 31 Day Challenge - Hermit Werds

Green

September 10, 2016 Lisa 2

So immediately after posting I’d be trying to do this challenge, I ran into the reality of why I generally only paint my nails twice a week. I just have too many other hobbies and I’m not willing to give them up. Then I managed to not paint my nails 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

M is for My Little Pony - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘M’ is for My Little Pony

July 30, 2016 Lisa 1

This week’s letter is ‘M’ and I had planned on a My Little Pony nail art despite the massive struggle I had when we were on ‘E’ and I chose Equestria Girls. I’d like to say it was in celebration of season 6 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Read More