May 2, 2012

[Nails Diary: Katniss Everdeen's (Girl on Fire) Nails]

“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.” -Katniss Everdeen

As promised, this is my version of Katniss' Girl on Fire Nails!

So, here's is the concept: blazing fire. *duh!* 
Had this idea of the fire started small on the outer which then blazed (gracefully :p) on the middle, just like Cinna's fire on "PeeNiss" tributes' parade outfits.
Got the fire blazing in three middle fingers (instead of one) to indicate the three-fingers salute thing.  
Would've been awesome if Katniss had these manicures on when she did the salute in Rue's death scene :D

This look was brought to you by polishes from China Glaze Capitol Colour Collection.
I used Electrify (District 5), Luxe & Lush (District 1), and Fast Track (District 6) (read the awesome review from ThePolishAholic)
Fast Track, Electrify, Luxe&Lush
Light VS Shade

As a citizen of District 12 (here), I shud've got the Smoke and Ashes also, but I just didnt have enough catch to trade it at the Hob if you know what I mean *boo-ya*
However, I happened to find a way to create the resemblance to Smoke and Ashes (later below, okay? :))

So back to the topic!
First, I apply a coat of Fast Track as the base for Electrify, just to add another gold pigment.  You can skip this part tho', cos electrify is a glitter polish that can hold its own ground (definitely better than OPI's Rainbow Connection). A coat or two of Electrify, and voila you get yourself a full coat of glitter.  And it was damn easy to apply!

Second, stick a piece of clear tape on your nails then draw a blazing fire then cut the fire out (a broad or long nail would be a nice one, otherwise it will need a lot of patience to cut those tiny little fire but the hard-work pays off :D)
Stick the cut fire back to your nail, and swipe  black polish thru half of your nail. I need 2 to 3 coats of black to cover the electrify.  wait until it's completely dry then pull the fire tape off. Yes, this step needs a lot of patience.

Last, for the thumb and pinky, I only painted simple triangle shape fire to indicate "small fire", then add a thin coat of Luxe and Lush from the triangle point upward to give fire flakes feel.
Then top it all off with topcoat, and you're ready to sport your Katniss' Fire nails

Of all my experiences purchasing nail polishes, this is the most excited one. Honestly.
So, good luck girls tryin this look and may the odds be ever in you favor

PS: To achieve the Smoke and Ashes polish look, swipe two coats of black polish as base, then add sufficient amount of silver glitter polish w/ clear base, then add another pretty thin coat of black. There you have it!:D

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