Category: Disney


Hocus Pocus & Disney Forever Young

Hocus Pocus is one of the movies that scared me when I was little (but in an “I’m scared but fascinated” kind of way) and now I watch and wonder why (like Beetlejuice or Sleeping Beauty). This movie is so campy the actors are practically winking into the camera, but I love it and in my family it’s a Halloween tradition.

It starts off with the legend of the three Sanderson sisters, Winnie (Bette Midler, having sooo much fun), Mary (Kathy Najimy) and Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), a group of witches whose goal is to suck the life out of children (apparently are quite tasty) and live forever. A monkey wrench is thrown into their plans when they are hung for witchcraft by the family of a boy they turned into a black cat (voiced by Jason Marsden), but Winnie’s evil spellbook reveals a prophecy that they will return to life when a virgin lights a certain candle…and, well, you can see where this is going.

Jump 300 hundred years into the future and a certain teenage virgin, Max (Omri Katz) lights the candle to impress a girl (Vinessa Shaw) and scare his little sister, Dani (Thora Birch). The witches appear and resume their evil plans while Max and his posse try to stop them.

Historical inaccuracies aside, it is so much fun to watch the three witches bumble through the 20th century (i.e. paved roads, sprinkler systems, daylight savings time). Bette (of course) gets her own glitzy musical number when she puts a dancing spell on all of the grownups while Sarah and Mary sing backup. (Having two sisters myself, we quote this movie all of the time.) Doug Jones (he of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy awesomeness) puts in an appearance as a zombie who was once Winnie’s boyfriend, but got all deadified for “sporting” with sister Sarah.

So, not great cinema per se, but a lot of fun (and maybe a scare or two) that the whole family can enjoy.

Disney Villains Varnish Forever Young (from the 2012 Villains Designer Collection) is a deep maroon creme (although it’s kind of sheer, like a jelly) that looks very vampy. This is actually Mother Gothel’s (from Tangled) polish, and since she’s a witch and the Sanderson Sisters are witches and they all want to be eternally young, I figured this one worked on several levels. This picture is 2 coats (I should have done 3 to get rid of the bald spots) and a topcoat. Application was really good and although this wasn’t my favorite from the collection, it definitely captures that witchy look I was going for. ~K

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Today I have a comparison of Sephora +Pantone Universe’s Evergreen (index),  China Glaze’s Gussied Up Green (middle), L’Oreal’s The Muse’s Attitude (ring) and Disney’s Villains Varnish Original Goth (pinky). This is 2 coats of each.

As you can see, none of these are ringers, which surprised me because they all looked identical in their bottles. Gussied is so different it ended up being the odd man out (although it had the most opaque formula). Original turned out surprisingly blue in this picture, but in reality, it’s somewhere in between Muse and Evergreen colorwise. Muse probably was my favorite in terms of color and application.

Evergreen is from Sephora + Pantone Universe’s Fall 2012 Collection

Gussied Up Green is from China Glaze’s Rodeo Diva Collection (Fall 2008)

The Muse’s Attitude is from L’Oreals Project Runway Collection (Fall 2012)

Original Goth is from Disney’s Villains Designer Collection (Fall 2012)

Listed least favorite to favorite 🙂

(6) Disney’s Villains Varnish Fashion’s Wild Card is a deep gold shimmer w/gold glitter (3 coats)

(5) Disney’s Villains Varnish Stylish Sea Witch is a pale pink/purple frost with flecks of silver glitter (2 coats)

(4) Disney’s Villains Varnish Forever Young is a vampy burgundy creme (2 coats). For more info, check out my review of Hocus Pocus.

(3) Disney’s Villains Varnish Devilish Diva is a bright red creme (1 coat)

(2) Disney’s Villains Varnish The Real Fairest of Them All is a deep purple (almost brown-black) base with fuchsia glitter (2 coats)

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(1) Disney’s Villains Varnish Original Goth is a green/blue/purple duochrome shimmer (3 coats)

This collection is kind of hit and miss with a few surprises. The Evil Queen’s color is pretty unique and a lot more glittery than my picture shows. Unfortunately, Ursula’s and the Queen of Hearts’ colors are frosty…and frosty with glitter doesn’t really work. The cremes are good, but kinda predictable. Though I will say that Cruella’s 1 coater polish is awesome.

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