Cemetery Roses - Hermit Werds - cemetery with skull and rose vines gone wild

Cemetery Roses

October 4, 2017 Lisa 0

I usually avoid mixing freehand with stamping because the line quality typically ends up being too different. I think I got away with it this time. Maybe. This nail art comes from the blend of #clairestelle8challenge’s Cemetery prompt and #firedazedoct2017’s Skulls and Roses prompt. Huh. Maybe I should have pluralled Read More

Spaaace Pirates - Hermit Werds - galaxy-bound pirates and their ships in the stars

Spaaace Pirates!

September 18, 2017 Lisa 0

There’s no second prompt this time, guys, it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! So since I had to do a galaxy mani, I decided to do space pirates! I had originally meant to use the background for Animaniac’s Rita and Runt but I needed to also add glitter to the Read More

Candy Land Candies - Hermit Werd - holographic candy decals on a black gel base

One Black Base – Four Looks

August 24, 2017 Lisa 2

I bought two gel “colors” and since we’ve already done a bunch of white nail art, I thought it was time to do some nail art on a black reusable base. Sadly, these aren’t very thematic since we’re at the end of the month and I’m just scrambling to finish Read More

Easter Egg - Hermit Werds - #AZNailArtChallenge (instagram) E is for Easter

Easter Egg

April 15, 2017 Lisa 0

So I was moving all of my crafting and Stuff into a different room in the house (or one room instead of scattered all over the place) and I knew my nail was splitting and I didn’t fix it so of course I tore it off while moving a box. Read More

Black and White Valentine - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Black & White Valentines

February 5, 2017 Lisa 6

I wanted to stick absolutely to a black and white color scheme so the challenge for me was to play with the finish and figure out what stamps I wanted to use. I finally settled for a water marble-y flower with some heart shapes swirled into it and a bunch Read More

Santa is a Tool of the Establishment - Hermit Werds

Santa is a Tool of the Establishment

December 25, 2016 Lisa 2

You may not be aware of it yet, but I am a jerk. So instead of doing a normal Christmas theme, I chose to spend hours on this instead because it amused me. It all started with the jack-in-the-box Santa. I knew I had to do something terrible with it. Read More

Pastel Christmas - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Pastel Christmas

December 23, 2016 Lisa 2

The challenge was pretty simple and so I decided to keep it simple and use patterns that reminded me of Christmas wrapping paper. I dug through my nail plates and found a few Christmas-specific patterns and a few that fit given the right colors and surroundings. In contrast to my Read More

Christmas Preparations - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

Christmas Preparations

December 11, 2016 Lisa 4

I didn’t want to do presents or trees or holiday ornaments. So I thought I’d do a Christmas date night theme instead. I wish I’d stamped some background holo snowflakes on all of the nails instead of just my thumb, but I think it still worked out okay. Base Colors: Read More

B is for Breakfast - ABC Nail Art Challenge - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas (winter warmth) - Hermit Werd

‘B’ is for Breakfast

December 1, 2016 Lisa 0

While I was lagging behind the ABC Challenge (and also didn’t have a blog to post in), I chose breakfast as my subject for the letter ‘b’. I wasn’t really happy with the manicure that resulted and also had no idea that I really needed to clean up my edges 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

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