My third chapter is my favourite (inspired by semi-autobiographical facts) – Beautification Bewitchment in Basic Hexes for the Busy and Vexed [This should be viewed as Harry Potter fan fiction].
This hex is for the witch or wizard who prefers the comfort of their night robes and likes to spend an extra few minutes snoozing their owl alarm in the morning.
Do you need to present an outwardly immaculate appearance?
Want the skills of a Metamorphmagus but not born with that ability?
Yes there are ointments and potions available for defrizzing hair, make-up applying wands and even an on-body clothes iron. But really who has time for that?
Instead use the Bewitching Beautification Hex and turn up for work in your nightrobes with morning hair, but to others look like the most enchanting person ever.
How to Perform the Hex
The good news is that you perform this hex on yourself before leaving the house and then for the amount of time you specify everyone who looks at you will be hexed. You do need to make sure you allow at least two minutes before you leave the house to perform the relevant wand motions and speak the incantation.
Step 1. Stand upright with the best posture you can muster (don’t worry you can slouch later – the bewitchment will remember and evoke this posture for the rest of the day though).
Step 2. Hold your wand in your non-dominant wand hand and wave it anti-clockwise around the top of your head three times repeating the words Beautification Bewitchment for each rotation.
Step 3. Relax your arm and speak the incantation below naming the length of time that you wish the hex to last for (up to a maximum of 24 hours) where I have written time needed.
They say you snooze you lose
But that’s not true
Now I’ve put this hex on you
My beautification bewitchment
Means all that see
See the perfect form of a perfect me
For the next (time needed)
If at me you glance
You’ll be under my beautification trance
Step 4. Hold the wand in your dominant hand and wave it clockwise around the top of your head three times repeating the words Beautification Bewitchment for each rotation.
Step 5. Check the effects by looking in a mirror.
Step 6. Go and face the world confident that you look fabulous.
Overuse of this Hex can make those around you start to feel completely inadequate and may induce in them tears and frequent mirror visitations.
Hex may wear off if you boast too much.
Hex only applied after the first glance so people will see your natural state for a second.
It is best to wear shoes or hard soled slippers because this hex does not prevent lego (a notoriously painful muggle toy) on the floor injuries.
Hex is not effective on cameras or videos!
H is for… Hex
Hex was a British supernatural TV series that was shown between 2004 and 2005. It ran for two series, the first just 6 episodes, the second 13.
Cassie attends a remote English school and has to face up to her destiny when a curse is released and she starts seeing the fallen angel Azazeal who wants her to join him on the dark side. Her friend Thelma tries to help her choose the right path but the lure of her new powers, and Azazeal are seductive.
The tagline for this series was Bloody. Hell. If that doesn’t make you want to watch it nothing I say will ;o) Along with Being Human this is definitely a case of Brits getting Supernatural right.
Azazeal was played by Michael Fassbender so it wasn’t hard to believe that Cassie would fall for him.
A character called Troy was played by Joseph Morgan – who has now returned to the supernatural with his role as Klaus in The Vampire Diaries. It always interests me when I recognise actors who have played parts in similar genre roles before. Joss Whedon is very proficient in re-using his favourites in different shows.
The two female leads Cassie (Christina Cole) and Thelma (Jemima Rooper) are joined by Ella (Laura Pyper) in series two and together they work to battle the Nephelim and aim to prevent the end of the world each making sacrifices in the process.
I really shouldn’t have picked this topic, this is making me want to rewatch all these shows now.
And a quick nod to Highlander
I have to admit to having a bit of an Adrian Paul crush when watching this.
Any fellow Hex fans out there?