Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jewelry and Makeup and Snakes, Oh-My!!

While working on my "Serpents and Women" post, I looked at a lot of pictures of snakes and realized that some people will never be able to bring themselves to own, touch or even look at a snake. Take my grandma for instance, she refuses to look at a snake, even if it's a picture or a small toy. So if you don't fancy a beautiful boa (constrictor) draped across your shoulders, like my grandma, why not wear a powerful, statement snake ring? Or a dainty snake necklace? There's no reason why women can't channel the serpent goddess in their everyday lives!

Trinkets & Baubles

I love being inspired and I couldn't help but be inspired by these creatures! Their colors, patterns and texture made me think of all sorts of makeup color combinations, jewelry, fashion and  a whole bunch of other amazing ideas!

The styles are choices are endless! No matter your age, color or price range, there is something for everyone.

Bollywood & Hollywood

Snake jewelry has been a hot trend in Hollywood and Bollywood for years and shows no signs of slowly down. Movie stars, models, singers and celebutantes have all been spotted with these gorgeous baubles! Rings, necklaces, cuffs, bracelets and earrings are everywhere.  Adorning everyone from Lady Gaga to Angelina. This snake trend is here to stay.


There is a lot that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have accomplished together but who would've thought jewelry designers were among that list!?  The power couple collaborated with Asprey to create the luxurious line named "The Protector". Inspired by the snake, Jolie considers the snake to a "the protector" of her family. Proceeds from the collection will generously be donated to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, an organization co-founded by Jolie to provide funds and raise awareness towards children who have been victims of catastrophic events. How cool is that?!

Makeup & Colors

Aside from birds and fish, snakes can be found in almost every color. From black to orange, I love the color inspiration these serpents give me!

Polu - Blue

Maku'e - Brown

Oma'oma'o - Green

'Alani - Orange

Poni - Purple

'Ula'ula - Red

Ke'oke'o - White

Melemele - Yellow

Snake skin Manicures

I came across snake skin manicures on the internet and thought it was brilliant! To get a full mani/pedi done in a salon can run you anywhere from $150-$300, I don't know about you but this is a little out of my budget! If you have the patience though, you can do this in the comfort of your own home. There are up to 170 possible hue and accent color combinations. This is so sheik, I love it!

The snake skin used for this has been shed naturally by a healthy, living snake. No snakes are harmed for this, so please, "live and let live.". Don't know anyone who has a snake? Try visiting a local pet store and ask, they may just give it to you. Check out this amazing video on snakeskin manicures here! *Again, NO SNAKES ARE HARMED FOR THIS PROCESS

*I'm a huge animal advocate. I don't believe in killing animals to wear as a fashion statement. You won't see any pictures about snake skin wallets or shoes.

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did putting it together! The snake has surely captured my heart and attention. The snakes fangs have surely sunk into me, have you been bitten?

A hui hou! (till next time!)

1 comment:

  1. My Fave so far! I was born on the year of the snake and I've always felt a connection with the art of snakes, but I don't know if I'd ever touch one. Thanks for sharing, love It!