Colours of the Wind: Disney’s Pocahontas

It’s officially autumn, which leads me to ask this very important question: can you paint with all the colours of the wind?

In all seriousness, have you ever thought about what painting with all the colours of the wind means?  Take a second, and then let us know in the comments; we’re a little rusty in the English analysis department.  Something about metaphors, similes, personification…iambic pentameter, right?

Literary devices aside, we’re taking a more literal approach to the popular Pocahontas lyric.  That isn’t to say that wind really has colours…at least not that we’ve seen.  But in the movie, unrealistically hued leaves and Pocahontas’ hair are clearly being swished around by gusts of purple, pink, and red (#HairEnvy).  So swishy leaves and colours it is:


So did I do it?  Did I paint with all the colours of the wind?


The How-to:

  1. Throw on a few coats of Sally Hansen’s Tickled in Pink (115).
  2. Use a makeup sponge (the disposable kind you find at makeup counters…) to dab on bits of Essie’s Lapis of Luxury (717) and Color Club’s Sweet Pea at random.
  3. Take the Real Technique’s Silicone Eyeliner Brush (also used to make these pretty rosesand free hand leaves billowing in the wind.  Two or three in each colour will do, those colours being Covergirl’s Glossy Days in #ElectroGlow, Revlon’s Top Speed in Fire (510), and the aforementioned Lapis of Luxury and Sweet Pea.
  4. Go back in with the silicone brush and flick a few wind-esque lines in Sweet Pea through all of the leaves, connecting them into one colourful gust.
  5. Throw on a topcoat.  Bonus: even if you prematurely apply your topcoat, dragging some of the colour, it just adds to the windy effect.  Impatience for the win.


Thanks for reading! Now go listen to one of Disney’s greatest songs.

’til next time,

Meg ❤

P.S. For the record, we do not support the horribly inaccurate retelling of Pocahontas’ story, assimilation, or cultural appropriation.

P.P.S We realise that Pocahontas isn’t technically a Disney Princess, but we figured some of the most kick-ass leading Disney ladies shouldn’t lose out on their own nail design tributes because of a titular formality.  In other words, classism sucks, feminism rocks, and expect an homage to Mulan in the near future.


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