Chinese Opera - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge (art) - Hermit Werds

Chinese Opera

November 22, 2016 Lisa 0

Still trying to catch up with the 31 Day challenge even though my energy levels have been really low. I decided that few things could be more artwork-y than a piece of someone else’s finished artwork. Enter the water decal… Base Colors: Sinful Color’s “Whiteboard” Water Decals: Chinese Opera The Read More

W is for Whale - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘W’ is for Whale

November 18, 2016 Lisa 0

I’d wanted to do a Wonder Woman manicure, but I was just too tired and stressed to want to muck about with that much striping tape. So I went back to my list of alternatives for ‘W’ and decided to do whales. Because whales are love and there is not 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

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

D is for Dinosaur - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘D’ is for Dinosaur

November 1, 2016 Lisa 0

I thought it would be pretty ridiculous to post twice a day while I was working on the 31-day challenge, but now that I’ve slowed down a bit, I thought I’d post this old manicure from the time when I was participating in the ABC Challenge both too late to Read More

U is for Undead - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 31 Day Challenge (supernatural) - Hermit Werds

U is for Undead

October 31, 2016 Lisa 0

My first plan was to go for unicorn to cover both Supernatural and the letter ‘u’, but it was still October, so I decided to go with undead. I had a plate with shamble-y type people and several more with scenery. but since I’d already done a night-scape, I decided Read More

Japan's Flag - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

Japan’s Flag

October 27, 2016 Lisa 0

Halloween is too close and instead of finishing the manicure for Inspired by Artwork and not getting to enjoy it long enough, I’ve decided to skip it for now and do a quick manicure for Inspired by a Flag. I kept it simple with a white background for all and 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

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

Dracula - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge (book) - Hermit Werds

Dracula

October 23, 2016 Lisa 0

Choosing “Dracula” for my book was definitely low-hanging fruit. Now I kinda wish I’d picked Twilight and abused glitter. Oh, wait. I abused glitter anyway! I’ve really been loving Sinful Color’s Luxe Fragments line. I even have a few more manicures planned using them. The jelly and glitter fragment combo Read More

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