November 15, 2013

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Nail Art Tutorial

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fireis coming out next Friday and I could not be more excited (I love Jennifer Lawrence). I hear there are going to be some really cool outfits in the movie, and because beauty and aesthetics are such a huge part of life in The Capitol, I also thought it would be fun to put together this flaming nail art tutorial inspired by The Hunger Games.


To recreate this look, there are just 4 simple steps:

1. First, paint on a shimmery coal nail polish as your base colour. I used MAC Cosmetics Military from their Holiday 2013 Divine Night Collection.

2. Next, paint on a gold polish (I used mark. Trend Mini Nail Lacquer in Gleam Scene) partway down the nail, creating flicks to look like flames.

3. Add a red polish (I used mark. Trend Mini Nail Lacquer in Snowberry) on top of the gold flames, being careful to leave some peeking through.

4. Last, I decided to top my nails with Essie As Gold As It Gets, which is a gold top coat. This step is optional but adds a bit of dimension and sparkle.


In honour of the movie's upcoming release, I also have a super exciting giveaway for any Hunger Games fans in the Vancouver-area. One lucky reader will win:

  • Two advanced screening tickets to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" on November 20, 2013 playing at 7 p.m. in the Scotiabank Theatre 
  • A Hunger Games Prize Pack (including the book trilogy, DVD, and lots of other swag)

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER, KATHERINE!

23 comments:

  1. Hmmm tough question. Peeta in the book, Gale in the movie (SO HOT). My email is mizzjblog [at] [gmail] dot com

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  2. Oh how lovely! So much beauty in this art!

    xo

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  3. Alison, such great nails! I'd have to agree that it would be Peeta in the books, and Gale in the movies.

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  4. Love the nails!

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  5. Oh wow your nails look amazing!!! I am going to have to give them a try xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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  6. nice blog. :) would you like to follow each other? just let me know.
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  7. Your nails look so cool, and seems easy to do as well!

    My email is trypticsoy AT outlook DOT com. Thanks for holding the giveaway Alison!

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  8. So cute and stylish! And the colours are perfect for winter :')

    Sharlotte

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  9. I love Jennifer Lawrence too and I love that design! The polishes you used are so pretty too.

    Hannah x
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  10. I would chose Gale. Great giveaway! My email is initialed.t @gmail.com

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  11. Peeta! Email: e.ong {at} hotmail.com

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  12. I love these, they look so good and are really original! xxx

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  13. I'm so excited for the movie! Already read all the books, but it's still exciting to see my favourite actress again. Love your nail art, too!


    xx

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  14. Such an inspirational post! I enjoyed reading it :) I love your blog, too!
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  15. My hands are no where near steady enough to do something as lovely as this!

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  16. I am a huge sucker for love and nice guys so I would have to go for Peeta. I'm so sad I just cut my nails really short, this nail art tutorial is so cute! I did cute polish's hunger games flame nails for the last movie but I think yours looks less time consuming and equally cute. I borrowed these books from the library so owning my own set so I could re-read would be awesome. Anyway, thanks for the giveaway. XOXO meaghan.monroe@gmail.com

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  17. Love them!! Katniss would be proud!

    berryjennifer@gmail.com and GALE mmm a hemsworth brother ;)

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  18. Awesome. very creative :)

    Edita
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  19. Awesome nails! Did you go the the premier?

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  20. These look great! You did such a good job on the flames!

    Bailey
    aka Bailey

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