Hunger Games Nails

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.
Now add red at the tip covering up about half or less of the orange. With the orange and the red you don't need to be as careful when creating the wispy look since we're going to cover it up with sparkles.
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.

PS I added an arrow to one nail using a straight pin. Simply paint on the pin some yellow gold and transfer a straight line carefully onto your nail. Then paint the tip of the pin with a small amount of yellow and apply the tip and end of the arrow. Now you're definitely ready to see Katniss and Peeta...and Gale :)


Brave Brooke said...

I'm so jealous that you've already seen the movie!! I need to get a group together of ladies to go see it! Those nails rock. You seriously look like a rock star. Great job!

Just Jaime said...

I haven't seen it yet, either! Your nails look amazing!! I'm so glad I recommended you read it too =)

Jordan McCollum said...

Awesome nails! I was wondering if you were going to use the Hunger Games collection for your polishes (by OPI?).

Ryan is going to see it tonight with the other counselor in the bishopric (a guy maybe Dad's age?). LOL.

Tracy said...

Seriously your nails are so cool, I may have to do that when we go to see it :)
I am still on the second one, I read the 1st one when they first came out.
My daughter and I plan to see it this weekend or Monday, she hates crowds and I know your a follower of my blog, so you know my bad experiences with people in the theater ;)

Maria Matter said...

very cool!

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