Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hunger Games Mani - Flame Nails for The Girl on Fire!

I do believe I mentioned my obsession with The Hunger Games in a previous post on a few of the polishes from the China Glaze Hunger Games Collection! Well, let's just say that from the minute I read that Katniss had her nails painted in flames... I knew what I would want to wear when going to see the movie! It's a bummer, however, that every design I saw or tried just didn't look very good. THEN I SAW THIS! My friend Debby sent me a link to this blog, The Nail Network... and I became obsessed with the idea. She had an easy to do flame mani combined with a tutorial... I couldn't resist. :) SO - here are my flame nails for The Hunger Games!

To do this mani I started with two coats of China Glaze Blue Year's Eve, with a coat of Seche Vite on top, below.

Then I used a nail art brush and painted lines coming up from the base of my nail with Savvy French White White, so that it would let the other colors stand out against the blue background.

Then I put China Glaze City Siren over the white on a few of the stripes.

Then, I did the same with China Glaze Riveting, adding a few more stripes with orange. I used Riveting in another mani here if you would like to see it.

Then finally, I filled in the rest of the white with China Glaze Lighthouse, and then went back and kept adding more stripes of Lighthouse and Riveting on top of everything until I felt like it looked right. Then I put Seche Vite on top. I am really happy with how it turned out - thanks for looking!


  1. Your so sweet! Thanks for the awesome idea and tutorial :)

  2. They look gorgeous! If it were me, I would wear them forever. Well, you know that's not true. But for at least 5 days.

  3. LOVE!!! I tried them from the tutorial you mentioned, but mine don't look nearly as awesome as yours!