Late summer of 2010 I had just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (in preparation for HP7 coming out that fall) and needed a new book to read. Jaime suggested the Hunger Games. I had heard of the book and thought I'd give it a shot so my mom brought it home one day and I got to reading. And 2 days later I was done (work, sleep and eating got in the way of me reading it even faster!) and dying to read the next two books. By the next week I had finished the series and was a Hunger Games fan. Friday afternoon, after I was done with class my friend and I went to see the Hunger Games. We just about jumped out of seats the entire movie we were so excited. We laughed and cried and ate a ton of food and it was all worth it. But before all that excitement we painted our nails.
We first started by painting our nails black. This is a nice background for flames of course.
Next was tricky. We used a yellow gold for this step. Ok now what you have to do is remove the polish from the brush (you know the drill, just getting the excess off using the neck of the polish bottle) then dip the tip in the polish so you have a small amount on the brush. Starting at the tip of your nail, brush lightly up. You'll want to flick it up slightly so it creates a wispy look half way up your nail. This is going to be the tip of your flames.
Now add orange starting at the tip of the nail again. This time go about 2/3 up the yellow. We still want to see the yellow.
Finally, to really make your flames burn bright, add a yellow and orange clear sparkle nail polish. Be generous at the tip of the nail and thin it out towards the tip of the flames. Go a little above the flames to make it really shine like flames. My friend also added a layer of larger gold sparkles to look like the fire was popping. It looked pretty dang good! Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.