Princess Mononoke…

So I painted these a couple of weeks ago now and just never got round to posting them. One of our ‘local’ independent cinemas (The Cameo, in Edinburgh) shows vintage films on a Sunday and it just so happens that it’s Studio Ghibli month. So when I found out Princess Mononoke was showing I had to go. It’s probably my favourite Ghibli film, I mean I even dressed up as San for Halloween once and it was subbed not dubbed – bonus. Don’t get me wrong, I’m some sort of elitist about subbed vs dubbed it’s just that after hearing it in Japanese so many times that’s their voices now and anything else would just sound weird.

Princess Mononoke Nail Art

P.S. Here’s me dressed up as San, and my partner as Ashitaka of course. (Way back in 2012 might I add!)

Ashitaka and San Costume

Soot Sprites…

So these super cute pom poms were purchased way back in April last year. I clearly bought them on a whim and it probably went something along the lines of ‘aww how cute are these’ *adds to basket*, rather than actually having an idea in mind for them.

Inspiration struck today though, when I tipped them out of their little packet and they blew across my table – soot sprites!


I had to trim down some of their fuzz to make it possible to paint on their little eyes and I just used regular polish to stick them down. But as cute as they were, I unfortunately had to take them off minutes later as I had work to go to and they certainly weren’t practical for wearing in the pool!




I dressed up as Princess Mononoke (San) for Halloween last year, my boyfriend went as Ashitaka. How geeky ae! They are characters from a Studio Ghibli Film, for those of you who have never seen it.
So I had the urge to paint some Kodama on my nails – the creepy little forest sprites. I messed up my index finger, hence the strange crop…

Here’s our costumes!