June 2, 2012

POTTERthon! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

After the fourth book, I re-read the other books less and they seemed less exciting to me. My lack of excitement about the fifth and sixth books is probably because both of them are much darker and more unsettling than the other books; they generally make me uncomfortable because Harry struggles so much with who to trust and what to do. We're supposed to hate Umbridge, and we're supposed to feel tormented in this book if we care about the hero characters, Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Harry is a part of Lord Voldemort's return at the end of the fourth book, but in the fifth book people are denying the Dark Lord's return despite obvious evidence. There's also this teensy, tiny detail about a prophecy involving Harry Potter, the Dark Lord, and another boy!?!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix nails

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix fireworks

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix nails 2

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix prophecies

For this mani, I focused on two things from the movie that visually made an impression on me. My first two nails are meant to be the fireworks that Fred and George set off in school. The other two nails are supposed to represent the big showdown in the Ministry of Magic at the end of the book/movie, when the Order of the Phoenix and the Deatheaters fight. Light teal and black were used a lot for this movie, so it's what I think of first! I'm not in love with my firework manis; I'm wondering lately what tools I must be missing?? I feel like I can't accomplish the super fine details I envision when planning art :o/

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 

More Favorites!
"Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." There are tons of others, but of course I can't find the exact ones now >.<
Goblet of Fire 
Goblet of Fire
Hogwarts House?
I feel so partial to Gryffindor because we spend so much time there in the books
Diagon Alley, and specifically Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes
No possible way to choose!
Hagrid and Madam Maxime are very cute together! 


  1. This looks incredible. Nice work.

  2. I love these! Especially your ring and pinky with the prophecy's on them, very gorgeous! xo


  3. This is my other favorite book, besides 3. I love what you did! looks real=]

  4. really love these - i love how you pick out abstract things. Great colour mixes xxx


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