New Year, New You - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

New Year, New You

January 9, 2017 Lisa 0

As weird as it for me to believe, today is the first time I’ve stamped anything onto may nails this year. The most I did earlier was paint ILNP’s “Black Orchid” onto my nails. It was very pretty and I was very busy so it just stayed that way. On Read More

Family Manis - Robots - Hermit Werds

Family Manis

January 5, 2017 Lisa 0

The holidays meant getting together with family and what better thing to do than inflict nail polish fumes on them? My first victim was my sister’s boyfriend’s thumb. I used Essie’s “Bell Bottom Blues” and Sinful Color’s “Casablanca” for the fastest drying time possible. The robots came from Nicole Diary’s Read More

Origami Daily Calendar 2007

#origamidaily2007 A Year of Origami

January 1, 2017 Lisa 2

Years ago (2007 *cough*) I received an origami day calendar. I never used it. I sorted through it and picked out the things I was interested in making. I even bought another package of origami paper so I had extra paper to play with. Those papers have moved from Utah 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

#ABCChallenge2016 Summary

ABC Challenge – 2016’s Summary – Nail Art

December 20, 2016 Lisa 0

I didn’t have a web presence when the ABC Challenge started. I’d picked up nail art as a hobby back in July 2014 (because: color!), but I hadn’t started a blog or posted pictures anywhere. I’d neglected my old web site so much that I stopped paying for hosting and Read More

Z is for Zeppelin - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘Z’ is for Zeppelin

December 15, 2016 Lisa 2

I did want to try to get at least one more steampunk nail art in before the year ends, so my topic for the letter ‘z’ was pretty obvious. Zeppelins! I planned this manicure out the same time I did Christmas Preparations. I thought I’d love the other one more 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

A is for Apricot - ABC Nail Art Ideas - Hermit Werds

‘A’ is for Apricot

December 6, 2016 Lisa 0

Yes. I was following the ABC Challenge from the start just…late and silently. I chose apricot for ‘a’, threw polish at it and then proceeded to procrastinate about photographing it until my nails were utterly chipped and ruined. I have gotten so much better at it, but pulling a lazy Read More

Y is for YOLO - ABC Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds

‘Y’ is for YOLO (You Obviously Like Owls)

December 2, 2016 Lisa 4

I’ve been reading the comic Questionable Content for several years now. I love his crazy characters (of all sizes), references to an indie music scene I am no part of, and incorporation of AIs into daily life. Back when the phrase ‘YOLO’ (You Only Live Once) was at its peak Read More

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