Holographic Cactus - Hermit Werds - #aznailartchallenge (holographic)

The Holographic Cactus

May 31, 2017 Lisa 0

I keep missing the deadline for the #aznailartchallenge on Instagram. This time it was holographic and I made it! I had Colores de Carol polishes I haven’t had a chance to use yet and a wonderful nail plate by ZJoy with cacti that also needed to be used. I unfortunately Read More

Decopunk Pink - Hermit Werds - 26 Great Nail Art Ideas (pink, lilac + gold)

Decopunk Pink

May 27, 2017 Lisa 1

Steampunk has been around long enough that people are already branching out to include eras outside of the Victorian age. One of those time periods is the 20s during the art deco movement. I looove Art Deco art. Conveniently, Moyou London has already acknowledged this and many other steampunk branches Read More

Delicately Coffee - Hermit Werds - Nail Crazies Unite (Delicate Pattern)

Delicately Coffee

May 20, 2017 Lisa 2

The theme for this week’s Nail Crazies Unite is Delicate Print. My first thoughts were of feathers and lace, but I wanted to do something different. Instead I thought of the delicate swirls steam makes as it rises from your cup and the text from one of my coffee nail Read More

Rarity Loves Fashion - Hermit Werds - My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Season 7

Rarity Loves Fashion

April 3, 2017 Lisa 4

I’m continuing my series of the mane six manis to celebrate My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 7 airing in mid-April with Rarity! She and I both have a love of fashion (although her love is mainstream and mine tends to be niche). I used the second half of Read More

Saint Patrick's Snake - Hermit Werds - 30 Days of Colour Challenge

Saint Patrick’s Snake

March 13, 2017 Lisa 6

The fact that the 30 Days of Colour’s prompt for this week is green and it’s also going to be Saint Patrick’s Day on Friday is probably not coincidental… It’s a little weird that American’s celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day the way we do. I mean, Irish immigrants = St. Patrick’s Read More

Year of the Rooster - Hermit Werds

Year of the Rooster

February 3, 2017 Lisa 2

This actually has the same base colors as Gone Fishing. I decided I was running out of time and since I wanted to use yellow for the year of the rooster, doing one manicure on each hand all worked out. I did a little reading and the lucky colors for 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

Color Paints - 31 Day Challenge (tutorial) - Hermit Werds

Color Paints

November 27, 2016 Lisa 0

I think this is edging on nail fail. I think I needed to use a slower-drying clear polish with OPI’s Color Paints series. The drops of color came out way too opaque so while the needle drag technique worked pretty well, it’s hard to see in the photo. The silver Read More

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

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