Dragon Quilt - Hermit Werds - a quilt pattern with holographic polishes and eastern dragons

Dragon Quilt and Vampiric Snacking

September 29, 2017 Lisa 0

Through lots and lots of swatches, stamping, and trimming, we have achieved a dragon quilt which covers both the #AZNailArtChallenge (quilt), the last prompt from #FireDazedChallengeSept (dragon), and #26GreatNailArtIdeas (Your Signature Style). What do I consider to be my signature style? Too much of too much. LOL I painted these Read More

Butterfly Flag - Hermit Werds - the American Flag as seen through a butterfly's wing

Butterfly Flag

September 28, 2017 Lisa 0

It’s the twenty-eighth day of the #31DC2017 and I am combining the prompt of Inspired by a Flag with #nailsunitedseptchallenge’s Butterfly. I seriously thought about doing a butterfly flag. Last year I chose to base my manicure on Japan’s flag. I’m just not feeling it, America. But I decided to Read More

KARA's "Step" - Hermit Werds - nail art based off of KARA's crazy colorful outfits in the music video Step

KARA’s “Step” and Quietly Floral

September 27, 2017 Lisa 2

It’s the 27th day of the #31DC2017 and I am finally caught up. Also, I am tired because instead of keeping things simple, I decided to make really complex advanced stamping decals. Like an idiot. #31DC2017 – Inspired by a Pattern (Day 26) #Clairestelle8Sep – Metallic (bit late, oops) #FireDazedSept2017 Read More

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

Princess Mononoke 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 Bettie Page 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

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

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

Rainbow Nature - Blue - Hermit Werds - blue nail art of a lily pond from below with fishes!

Rainbow Nature – Blue

September 5, 2017 Lisa 2

We’re at the fifth day of the #31DC2017 and I’m still hopeful about keeping up. Lot of blog posts though, so I am sorry if this is brief. I know a lily pond is probably a pretty typical nature subject–I mean, I’ve done a lily pond manicure before and it’s Read More

Rainbow Nature - Green - Hermit Werds - bonsai tree freehanded in all green

Rainbow Nature – Green

September 3, 2017 Lisa 8

We’re at the fourth day of the #31DC2017 and so far my health is hanging in there. I’m hopeful about not falling behind. 🙂 Today I decided to feature one of my favorite kinds of plants: bonsai trees! I framed it with a round-ish frame in the hope of giving Read More

Rainbow Nature - Yellow - Hermit Werds - sun shining down on yellow cattails

Rainbow Nature – Yellow

September 3, 2017 Lisa 2

We’re at the third day of the #31DC2017 and I’m back on track again (except for the part where I’ve been feeling a little sick). I’m also trying a new challenge on Instagram that’s in Spanish: #liganailistachallenge. It is a month of VS. prompts and today I chose Day instead Read More

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