Thursday, 22 March 2012

Nails on Fire: The Hunger Games Nail Art

Unless you've been living under a rock with no internet access recently, you'll probably be vaguely aware that The Hunger Games hits cinemas this weekend. So of course I had to pay 'tribute' on my nails! I'm going to see it on Friday and hopefully I'll love it as much as I did the books.

I did some Hunger Games nail art back in July last year while I was reading the books which you can see here. I considered re-hashing that design with a few updates but decided to create my imagining of Katniss' flame manicure that she wears for her pre-games interview with the addition of a Mockingjay pin.



I started with a base coat of Barry M White and then used a nail art brush to freehand the flames. I started with the red (La Femme Cherry Red) on the outside part, then used orange (No7 Tangy) and finally yellow (George Buttercup Shine) right in the centre. I added a few strokes of Rimmel Daisy Chain in the direction of the flames for a little glowy highlight. Finally I painted W7 Black around the edge and finished with a few top coats of NYC.
The Mockingjay was painted with Barry M Gold Foil and a nail art brush.



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32 comments:

  1. OMG! I love this design. I read all the Hunger Games books and I'm so excited for it to hit theaters this Friday; can't wait to watch it.

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  2. This is perfect! I'm heading to the cinema on Friday eve to see it, wearing China Glaze's District 12 Smoke and Ashes! x

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  3. this is amazing, i love it! i am reading the book now and ill be seeing the movie next week. you did an amazing job. exactly how i pictured her nails

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  4. I love the mockingjay! I'm about to start the third book now!

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  5. I did hunger games nails this week too! Great job on the mockingjay

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  6. I'd love to have this!!! Absolutely beautiful!

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  7. I have been living under a rock and even I knew. The sky plane just flew over to tell me.

    PS. The nail art is awesome! The shimmer in the flames really adds some heat to that fire.

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  8. Love your nails and the book. I hope the movie is badass too!

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  9. this has a link but it's not spam, about YOU Sammy!!! did u see that ur "paint all the nails" picture showed up on memebase.com?! i instantly recognized it... some comments are obnoxious and ridiculous but ignore that, and focus instead on the marriage proposals lol :] here is the link! http://memebase.com/2012/03/20/internet-memes-all-the-nails/#comments

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  10. That's really good(: Going to the midnight premiere so I think I'm going to wear these

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  11. That's really good(: Going to the midnight premiere so I think I'm going to wear these

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  12. this is FANTASTIC! Your mockingjay is spot on!
    I can't wait for the movie either!!

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  13. Genius! Cannot wait for the movie!!!!

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  14. AH im obsessed with the hunger games and these nails are perfecttt!!

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  15. I really love what you did with this take on Katniss's manicure! It's beautiful. I love the detail you put into the flame. So gorgeous. And I'm going see the movie but unfortunately not at midnight.

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  16. These look amazing! I've been trying out some HG inspired mani's this week!

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  17. I can't wait, I'm going to a midnight show! Your nails look fabulous, I love this! I wish I could freehand that well, I love the accent nail!

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  18. It looks awesome !! Have fun watching the movie! :D I have to wait a bit longer to see it :P

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  19. Ohmigosh I love those flames, the colors all mix and play perfectly! Plus, of course, the mockingjay is gorgeous (I don't know about you but getting those round circles done was tedious!) -- brava lady!

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  20. I'm seeing the movie at midnight tonight, so excited! I love how you did your mockingjay, it looks so perfect! I'm sporting a hunger games mani with flames too. I tried to put a mockingjay on one of the nails but it didn't turn out so well.

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  21. The addition of the mockingjay pin is brilliant!

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  22. Love this!!! Wish I could draw a mockingjay, but I will try! Love the flames!!!

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  23. Oh Lovely, you did it again. This is beautiful.
    I read the books last week, awesome things.
    xxx

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  24. OMG I found through a models own facebook link and just had to comment! I'm living, breathing, sleeping, everything to do with the hunger games these days! I never really bothered with my nails but after seeing this I'm so going to try it! absolutely gorgeous! and now i'm a follower. Please check out my blog!

    xoxox

    www.es-jaymakeup.blogspot.com for beauty reviews, hauls and health posts

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    1. oops sorry I only just read your comment about no links...
      :-/
      I wasn't spamming I swear lol

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  25. OMG do you see the '12' sign on one of the polishes?? OMG! District 12!!

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