May 29, 2012

POTTERthon! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - enemies of the heir...beware

Ah, the Chamber of Secrets! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book/movie in the series. I really like this book and movie; to be honest, I had no idea that is wasn't as popular as the others. This story line revolves around a series of incredibly mysterious events around the castle that have been turning students, ghosts, and cats to stone. There's also a new celebrity Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, who makes things interesting. This book/movie introduces even more new magical things - house elves, flying cars, giant spiders, mandrakes, an enchanted diary that wrote back when written in, a slug-vomiting spell gone wrong, parseltounge, and Polyjuice potion (just to name a few).

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets nails

For this book, I chose to do the end of the movie. I did the statue of Salazar Slytherin on my first two fingers, and an abstracted interpreation of the basilisk's mouth. My pinkie is Fawkes the phoenix, and my thumb is part of the message written in blood on the castle wall - "The Chamber of Secrets has been opened - enemies of the heir...beware". While I used to be super creeped out by snakes, I was never that afraid of the basilisk in this movie because I think it just looks ridiculous.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets basilisk
ridiculous basilisk

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets nails 2

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets nails macro

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Slytherine statue
Salazar Slytherine's likeness

Don't forget to check out the other ladies doing this *~magical~* challenge with me!

Bee at Bee Polished 
Debbie at The Crumpet 
Sam at Legiolinde 
Emma (meee! *waves*) right here at Manicurity 
Julie at Of Knit and Nails 
Kerrie at Pish Posh and Polish 

Finally, I have two sort of fun things to share with you. One is a Harry Potter + Mean Girls meme and the other is a snippet from a survey about Harry Potter that I thought I would answer a little at a time. (PS. Tom Riddle is the bad guy in this book and perhaps related to He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Mean Girls Meme

1. If you went to Hogwarts which house would you be sorted in?

I think Gryffindor, but I haven't been sorted on Pottermore yet so I'm not sure (ha ha)
2. Have you ever been to the HP midnight release?
I went to a pre-midnight release for one of the Dark Hallows movies through my school; was pretty cool to be leaving the movie while people were lining up for the midnight movie! No midnight book release parties, tho :(
3. What did you think of the Deathly Hallows?
The object? The book? The movie? I have no idea what this question intends, but I have mixed feelings about the end of the last book (I said it!)
4. How many times have you reread the books?
Quite a few times; I would re-read all the previous books to prepare for a new one to come out, so I've read the first one at least 8 times
5. Whose death was the saddest? ***spoilers***
I think Fred's death is by far the most upsetting to me, especially because J.K. Rowling has been quoted as saying that George never really recovers after it (who says that?!?!). But i was also (obviously) upset when Sirius, Hedwig, Tonks and Remus, and Dobby died


  1. These are so awesome Emma! I cried like a baby when Hedwig died, it was so sudden D: Fred was also really sad, but for me Sirius is the worst. the worst.

  2. fabulous Em, utterly ruddy brilliant, as Ron would say. I was most saddened by Tonks and Remus - that their baby owuld never grow up with them, and yup, Dobby's death got me too xx

  3. Amazing mani!!!! AND I love how you changed the font of your watermark (is that what it's called?) :)

    I cried like a baby when Dobby died in the movie.. ugh.

  4. These are amazing! Awesome job! Love!

  5. These are awesome!! You chose very interesting things!! I'm pretty sure I'd be a Ravenclaw! I went to ALL the midnight book release parties from Order of the Phoenix on (don't think they had any before that) and the midnight movie showings for the last three. And I've read them more times than I can count! I think Dobby's death made me cry most! But I was very sad about Tonks and Lupin as well. :(

  6. you really did a great job on these, I can't even pick a favorite nail. Maybe fawkes, just because fawkes is the shit, but they all look so perfect! omg you have to have the tiniest brush in the freaking world. and the steadiest hand!

  7. These are fab, youv've done a great job with them!


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