I had a stamping mani in mind for today but I wasn’t really feeling it, honestly – stamping often takes me more than one try to look decent and I just wanted something easy, which is how I came up with this simple witchy look.
This is two coats coat of WnW’s Black Creme, my go-to black that has unfortunately become goopy. I then added a drop of regular top coat and gently placed my Hex nail charm.
This is my first time trying out Hex and I’m really pleased! I was bummed when the star/moon charm I originally wanted was out of stock because it was a little bigger, but although this guy looks a smidge too small for my monster nails I still like it a lot. I’m going to take it off after a day to make sure I don’t lose it (these charms usually don’t stay long on me since I put my hands through the ringer every day).
On my pinkie I used Pure Ice’s Gold (great name) to make an angled tip. I debated added a little something else but I think sometimes less is more, despite my inner magpie that always wants to throw on additional color/glitter/shiny!
The movie I’m discussing today is not a Halloween movie, but it’s got that spooky feel that I love so I’m including it: Coraline. This movie is weird but awesome; based on the Neil Gaiman book, it tells the story if a blue-haired little girl who has two flighty/scatterbrained parents who’ve moved her to an odd apartment building in the middle of nowhere.
While not outright scary, Coraline is delightfully dark, spooky, and moody, which I think by now you’ve learned I love. The animation in this film is ridiculously gorgeous, and my mind was blown when I saw this behind-the-scenes featurette on how they created Coraline’s teeny, tiny clothes (minuscule knitting needles ahhhh!). I also love that Coraline isn’t some sugary-sweet little girl character – she’s surly and sometimes whiny, and is a bit mean to the only other kid in her building, a boy named Wybie, who tries to hang with her. This isn’t her whole character, but I appreciate adding these traits in because I like when kids are portrayed with full personalities like anyone else. I saw this in 3D in theaters and got the 3D DVD because I love how subtle it is – adding just enough dimension to give the elements realistic depth without being super in your face. If you’re in the mood for a creepy but not scary flick, I highly recommend Coraline!
Thanks for reading! I’ve got a mani based on one of my all-time favorite movies coming up next. See you then – A x