Fantasy Forest Spirit - Hermit Werds - Forest Spirit from Princess Mononoke

Fantasy Forest Spirit

September 13, 2017 Lisa 0

One of my favorite movie memories was watching the Forest Spirit from Princess Mononoke, both the transformations and when it was walking on the ground and plants just sprung up beneath its feet. It was so utterly magical to me. Like…that’s what a nature god should be (see also: Meredith Read More

Girl in a Leopard Print Bikini - Hermit Werds - sexy pin-up style Betty Paige inspired nails

The Girl in the Leopard Print Bikini

September 13, 2017 Lisa 2

I really admire the whole vintage Bettie Page-esque look. I occasionally come close to wearing it, but I am too lazy with hair and makeup (and my hair is too long). So I was really excited when #firedazedsept2017 included a Bettie Page prompt. Since I had to combine it with Read More

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Hermit Werds - nail art featuring the movie version of the fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

September 12, 2017 Lisa 4

I ended up swapping out days so you’re getting the Fantastic Mr. Fox early, thus covering both Stripes (#31DC2017, day 12) and Inspired by a Garment (#nailchallengecollaborative). And I know the expectation for Inspired by a Garment is generally something from fashion week or whatever. I’m sure that would boost Read More

Polka Dot Party - Hermit Werds - water decals in pink and blue featuring stripes, flowers, and polka dots

Polka Dot Party

September 11, 2017 Lisa 0

I thought through some of my plans poorly so today’s nail art ended up having to be a water decal. I did, however, use nail polish to trace around it. It’s a look I’ve always admired on others and it probably took more time for me to do everything than Read More

Beware the Fist - Hermit Werds - comic book style suited man running forward like Superman

Beware the Fist!

September 9, 2017 Lisa 2

Hehehe I know the guy with his hand up is probably reaching for his glasses so he can turn into Superman, but he’s also bursting through a wall if you’re familiar with the stamping plate. To be honest, I’ve always had a lot of sympathy for the property owners when Read More

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

Clueless-ly Back to School - Hermit Werds - the iconic yellow plaid outfit from Clueless combined with "As if" on stiletto falsies.

Clueless-ly Back to School

September 7, 2017 Lisa 2

There were a lot of Back to School prompts at the start of September and since I’ve already done two other manicures based on it, I was just going to skip the prompts this month. But then I thought of the iconic outfit from Clueless (and Iggy Azalea’s music video Read More

Mushroom Garden - Hermit Werds - black and white depiction of a garden of giant mushrooms and mushroom houses

Mushroom Garden

September 6, 2017 Lisa 0

I’m really bummed that I couldn’t do all of the prompts for the #firedazedsept2017 challenge this month, but I just couldn’t pass up Mushrooms. So I combined it with the #31DC2017 prompt of Black and White and the #nailsunitedseptchallenge prompt of Garden and here we are! I started off painting Read More

Rainbow Nature - Violet - Hermit Werds - purple cacti on a purple accent nail

Rainbow Nature – Violet

September 6, 2017 Lisa 2

We’re at the sixth day of the #31DC2017 and hopefully you’ve realized I’m painting on falsies so when my nail shape changes tomorrow it’s not a shock. 😉 I was a little worried I wouldn’t be able to paint a recognizable cactus, but I think I made it work. It’s Read More

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