The 31 Day Challenge - 23 a movie
Spirited Away is one of my favorite animated movies. For those of you who don’t know, Hayao Miyazaki is like Japan’s version of Walt Disney. His movies are incredibly popular around the globe, and for good reason. Miyazaki puts incredible detail into the scenery, character costumes, and paints a beautiful story. Typically his films involve young women overcoming a rite of passage, and being stronger for it when all is said and done. (Although romance is sometimes a feature, there is none of that wishy-washy wait for your prince nonsense!)
For the movie manicure, I knew that I wanted to paint soot sprites, from Spirited Away. (Dedicated fans may feel compelled to mention that they are also briefly in Totoro…) I’ve seen soot sprites painted before, but often times they seem too “nubby” or bumpy… I wanted my sprites to have their shimmery heebie jeebie feel to them. To accomplish this, I stippled on my black polish with a round brush, then added a bit of a shimmery grey too. I think the result has that nice sooty, dusty feel!
Base: Butter London, Nail Foundation Basecoat
Accent: too many… sorry…
Main: Base of Cult Nails, Tempest. Sprites are made using Cult Nails, Never More and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 41 Gone Grey.
Top: Butter London, Hardwear Topcoat
What is your favorite Miyazaki film?