Even though I wasn't a fan of the book, I'm still really excited to see the movie. I tend to dislike popular books, but like them as movies, so we'll see.
So, in honor of seeing the movie this weekend, I broke down and did some Hunger Games nails. I decided to go for recreating her nails from the opening ceremonies. If you haven't read the book, or you forgot, Katniss gets her nail painted with flames, which contributes to her nick name, the girl who was on fire.
I started with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Black Out. Then I
attempted flames using Sally Hansen Intsa-Dri in Cinna (oh look how ironic!) - Snap, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sun Kissed, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Golden-I. I put a line of each color, and with a toothpick dragged it upwards to make the flamey lines. Essie Luxeffects in As Gold As It Gets reminds me of embers in a fire, so I added it on top for a more fiery effect. Finally, I added an orange rhinestone on my ring finger for some extra bling.
I always saw cool nail art that i wanted to dry, but I never had gold to do it with. After a lot of looking I found this one, but I wasn't too pleased with it in the bottle. Anyway after using it today I completely changed my mind! It is so shiny and bright and perfectly gold and metallic.
For my left hand I just swatched each color I used to make the flames on my right.
Here is what I used (sorry, I forgot to add the rhinestone color wheel):
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sun Kissed
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Cinna-Snap
Essie Luxefects in As Gold As It Gets
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Black Out
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Golden-I
Base coat: Nailtiques - Formula 2
Top coat: Seche Vite
Sadly, I heard that in the movie she doesn't have the flame nails, so I'm pretty disappointed, I wanted to see how they were done in the movie. What do you think of my take of Katniss' flame nails? What did you think of the book and the movie?