GGBNYC – Studio Ghibli Brunch

Studio-Ghibli-logoSpirited Away to Brooklyn for a Miyazaki-Worthy Culinary Adventure

 February 28th, Do or Dine. We “ooohed”. We “aaaahhhed.” We ATE EEEEVERYTHING! Continue reading


The Kodama Mani by Melissa Grey for Studio Ghibli Brunch

In honor of GGB NY’s Studio Ghibli brunch, I turned to one of my favorite Miyazaki-helmed films, Princess Mononoke, for inspiration. With its unparalleled animation and strong aesthetic, the Ghibli oeuvre provides a ton of nail art design possibilities, but I wanted to go with something simple and easy to replicate for this tutorial. I’ve always loved the kodama — the transluscent tree spirits that make that slightly unsettling but also kind of cute clacking sound — and what they symbolize, particularly at the film’s end. To get a creepy/cute kodama mani, just follow these simple steps.

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