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Digital Dozen does Fandom: Hermione’s Dress

Well, it’s been a hot minute since I last posted. Time is weird, isn’t it? I’ve had some not so fun health issues pop up, and it’s really taken a lot out of me. I’ve had to really stop, drop, and take care of myself. I’m sorry if you missed me – I’m still around, and I’m ok. Just going through some tough times. If anybody or anything could motivate me to create art, it’s the Digital Dozen. Those girls are just amazing and supportive. And here we are at another challenge week, and my life is stabilizing, and you know – I just miss this.

What Hermione wore to the Yule Ball | The Dalai Lama's NailsThe challenge this week is Fandom. I think I even voted for that theme, and at the time I thought I had a ton of ideas! Turns out, it’s kind of a tough one. So this may be a little abstract, but bear with me.

But she didn’t look like Hermione at all. She had done something with her hair; it was no longer bushy but sleek and shiny, and twisted up into an elegant knot at the back of her head. She was wearing robes made of a floaty, periwinkle-blue material, and she was holding herself differently, somehow ā€“ or maybe it was merely the absence of the twenty or so books she usually had slung over her back. She was also smiling ā€“ rather nervously, it was true ā€“ but the reduction in the size of her front teeth was more noticeable than ever; Harry couldn’t understand how he had never spotted it before.

JK Rowling doesn’t describe Hermione’s awesome nail art, so I’ve filled in that gap.

What Hermione wore to the Yule Ball | The Dalai Lama's Nails

I have some pretty amazing friends. In high school, three of us bonded over Harry Potter – I think it was when the fourth book had just come out. A teacher jokingly called us the “coterie of readers,” because we often were talking over books. We’re still in a book club to this day! Anyways, my friend mentioned that although Hermione does take the effort to prettify herself for the Yule Ball, she goes back to normal the next day. Her teeth return, her frizzy hair returns. She’s just herself. And I love that idea – make up is fun, hair is fun, nails are fun. But only because I like those things, and not because somebody expects me to look or dress a certain way. What Hermione wore to the Yule Ball | The Dalai Lama's Nails

This is a simple glitter gradient. I used KBShimmer Hugs and Wishes for the base, and sponged on China Glaze Dancing & Prancing for some pretty sparkles.
What Hermione wore to the Yule Ball | The Dalai Lama's Nails

So, it’s fandom week! Keep your fingers crossed for me – I hope to be up and at ’em this week.

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  • Alanna

    These are *exactly* the nails Hermione would have worn — and taken off the next day! What a wonderful idea. šŸ™‚

    Love you, Hannah.

  • Hermione would’ve been so proud to wear these nails! I love how you “filled in the gaps” that the book left šŸ™‚

  • Those two polishes go perfectly together!

  • Amanda Young

    She would have worn these, and the glitter would have flitted around her fingers and toes magically all night!

  • IndyGirl

    I’m so glad you are feeing better. I was worried about you. Take it easy and take time to recover fully. We will always be here.

  • Yes! These are so perfect for her! Love it!

  • A Girl and Her Polish

    These are the perfect complement to Hermione’s dress! Hope things get better!

  • That accent nail is killing it!! AH-MAZING! And I really love the idea behind this manicure!

  • These two polishes are gorgeous together!

  • Vic

    This is one beautiful mani!

  • Bee Justice

    Beautiful! I love how you did Harry Potter but in such an abstract way!

  • LOVE your creative take on HP nails! I can not stop staring at the glitter accent šŸ˜€

  • This is gorgeous, Hannah. The colours go so well together, and the glitter gradient is beautfully done. And your nails are to die for!

  • Jacki Gentry

    PERFECT! I really love this color combo, too, and I can totally see Hermione wearing these.