My Hunger Games Manicure!


Another crappy iphone picture! Sorry guys, last time I swear.  But I realized that I wasn’t going to get home in time to take a picture of this manicure and I wanted to post what I was actually going to wear to see the movie.  If you haven’t guessed, I’m a major Hunger Games fan/nerd.  I first read the books about a year and a half ago and went through all of them in less than a week.  When I heard there was a movie coming out, I stalked ever fan page to get a glimpse at the people playing the characters.  I just re-read the 1st book in preparation for the movie.  I painted my nails China Glaze “Electrify” (click here to see that swatch) for the movie yesterday and it chipped before the day was over.  So I had to think fast and came up with a better manicure for the movie.  I recently did a video tutorial on how to do glitter ombre nails (click here to see that!), so I figured what better way to represent district 12 than with the coal black polish fading into a firey glitter! I definitely want my nails to represent the Girl on Fire!

I started with China Glaze “Smoke and Ashes” which is the polish meant to represent district 12.  Then took a sponge and lightly dabbed China Glaze “Electrify” on the tips.  After re-reading the book, Katniss had her nails painted with flames on them at the start of the games and I can’t think of a better way to represent coal burning on my nails than this.  This was one coat of Smoke and Ashes and one coat of Electrify, so a very simple and very fast manicure.  I love how this turned out and I can’t wait to wear this when I watch the movie.

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