I’m really excited to share this post with you today, the latest collection from Hēhē Plates. Haiyan’s latest creation is inspired by Miyazaki Hayao the co-founder of film studio Studio Ghibli. They create the most whimsical and beautiful animation films. The most famous example would be My Neighbour Totoro!
While I loved Disney as a child, as an adult it doesn’t excite me very much. Studio Ghibli however makes really intriguing films and I’ve watched almost all of them. I’ve really fallen in love with the films! So I was very excited when Haiyan’s staff member SiQi told me the new collection would have a Miyazaki theme. Let’s take a look at the plates!
Hēhē 065, inspired by My Neighbour Totoro
Hēhē 066, inspired by Ponyo
Hēhē 067, inspired by Spirited Away
Hēhē 068, inspired by Kiki’s Delivery Service
I’ve chosen to use Hēhē Plate 066 inspired by Ponyo because that’s my favourite Studio Ghibli film. It’s a beautiful and magical love story. My manicure is heavily inspired by Haiyan’s mani you can see on the Aiyoohehe website. I just loved it so much!
On my pointer finger I used Cirque Colors Miami-Dade as a base and stamped the water pattern with Mundo De Unas in Iris and White. On my ring finger I used Cirque Colors Vitamin D as a base and stamped Ponyo using Mundo De Unas Orange and filled in her face and arms with white polish. On my pinkie I applied Cirque Colors Carpe Diem as a base and stamped the bubbles with Mundo De Unas Turquoise. Finished with Super Chic Lacquer Marvel top coat.
Hēhē 061, inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle
Hēhē 062, inspired by Castle In The Sky
Hēhē 063, inspired by Arrietty
Hēhē 064, inspired by The Wind Rises
My second mani shows you these plates are not just suitable for Studio Ghibli related nail art. There are lots of images which you can use for “regular” nail art too. For example the beautiful flowers from Hēhē plate 063. I love them so much!
I started with Cirque Colors Carpe Diem as my base, stamped over it with Mundo De Unas black. Then I filled in the design with sheer jelly polishes. I used BK 01, Dance Legend Gauguin, Dance Legend Chagall, China Glaze Shell-O and China Glaze Heat Index. Finished with Super Chic Lacquer Marvel top coat.
Hēhē 069, inspired by Princess Mononoke
Hēhē 070, inspired by The Cat Returns
Hēhē 071, inspired by Pom Poko
Hēhē 072, inspired by several Studio Ghibli films
My final look uses Hēhē Plate 069, the Princess Mononoke plate. I went on google and was inspired by the colour scheme of the forest in the film for my gradient and the accent nail features Princess Mononoke’s mask.
I started with a base of Cirque Colors Carpe Diem on all nails except my ring finger where I used Spell Polish Cardinal Sin as a base. For the gradient I used China Glaze For Audrey, China Glaze Exotic Encounters, China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald and Cirque Colors Martinique. Then I stamped the trees using Mundo De Unas Black and stamped the mask and Kodama with Mundo De Unas White. Finished with Super Chic Lacquer Marvel top coat.
You can purchase the new Hēhē Plate Hayao Miyazaki collection from the official website. The full set of 12 plates is priced at $23 and individual plates are $2 a piece. Shipping is $5 for orders under $30, and orders above that amount are shipped free worldwide.
Please keep in mind there are counterfeit and fake Hēhē Plates circulating online (on eBay and Aliexpress for example) so be sure to purchase from Hēhē directly so you are certain of high quality products.