Monday, October 1, 2012

Just a lil HOCUS POCUS...

BOOoooooo yall! Ryan finally here again to kick off the spookiest creepiest month of the year, October. And who doesn't know the Sanderson sisters??? Sarah, Winifred 'Winnie', and Mary...the most hilarious witches from one of my very favorite Halloween movies - HOCUS POCUS!!!! I can't believe this movie is almost 10 years old. It came out in 1993 when I was just 7 years old. And one can never see this movie too many times in their life. Now I grew up in a household that didn't celebrate Halloween. My mom doesn't like anything about it, the dressing up, the darkness & evil and everything that goes along with it. I'm sure it bothers her that I have always been very fascinated with Halloween & all things supernatural. Ever since I can remember I've loved scary movies and been watching them since I was a little girl. I remember watching Scream by myself at night when I was 10 years old.  I love em all in the horror department....exorcisms/paranormal activity, witches, vampires, monsters, ghosts, slashers (Michael Myers, Jason, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I Know What You Did Last Summer, etc.)  If it's suspenseful and terrifying then I am a fan. So I'm hoping to do an installment of of different Halloween-inspired nails all month long! And I'm so excited for these 1st nails inspired by the fabulous film Hocus Pocus...and a little brujajajajajaja!!! 

So on Hocus Pocus, they are whipping up potions & brews & Sarah is always eating crunchy 'pretty spiders'.  So for my Hocus Pocus nails, I painted all my left hand nails with Sinful Colors "Innocent" - a witchy pea green cream. It applied nicely & smooth. On the left hand accent nail I used Sinful Colors "Amethyst".  I also used Amethyst on my right hand nails & used Innocent again on my right hand accent nail.  I put a coat of Seche Vite on all nails so I could apply some tape to the tips.  I cut scotch tape into triangles & placed them at different angles near the tips.  I didn't tape my accent nails. After the tape was applied, I painted Essie "Licorice" on the tips. On the accent nails I used Sally Hansen Nail Art pens in black & white.  On the right green accent nail, I used the black pen to paint a spider web & a little spider. The left purple accent nail just got a white spider web. I pulled off the triangles of tape and topped all the nails with SV again! The tips are left with black jagged edges, its an abstract french mani. Hope y'all liked this 1st attempt at creepy Halloween nails! 


SJP 'Sarah Sanderson' sings "Come Little Children"
....kind of sexual the way she strokes the broom ;)

Bette Midler 'Winnie' sings "I Put A Spell On You"

Now I really want to watch this right now! Have yall seen Hocus Pocus?? I will be shocked to find someone who hasn't seen it and/or doesnt like it! This is a great fun movie with humor in the midst of slight it has musical style singing! I LOVE IT! Hope yall like my interpretation on my nails & will come back to check out my other Halloween-inspired manis throughout the month!
OCTOBER.....31 days of spooktacularness! 


  1. these came out AMAZING!!!! freaking LOVE them!!!! seriously you have skills when it comes to tape manicures because mine would look hideous. i always get polish under the tape or it's not straight or even. your spider webs are also freaking perfect and love your lil spiders! ahhh love love love

  2. The these are Amazing! I love love love that movie! My kitty is named after the black cat in the movie! The "amuck, amuck, amuck'" scene is my favorite! Love it Ryan!

  3. Great mani! I love this movie too. It was weird to find out that Binx (sp) is now McGee on NCIS...

  4. i loooove halloween too! this is a perfect mani for october :)

  5. I LOVE Hocus Pocus too!!! It's such a great movie!!! I love your manicure too! You did an awesoem job! Thanks for a fabulous Halloween post! Halloween is my favorite Holiday too!

  6. Love it! And I love you for featuring Hocus Pocus...only the BEST movie ever made (duh) !

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