May the odds be ever in your favour! What kind of nail art blog would we be without a tribute to Hunger Games? We were huge fans of the books & we can’t wait to see the movie. We recently were asked to film a segment on Much Music’s New.Music.Live (so exciting!!) for their ‘Hunger Games Week’ & we polished VJ Liz pretty with some great Hunger Games inspired nail art!

The segment aired today, so if you are new to the site and heard of us from New.Music.Live – welcome! We are happy to have you! See here to watch: !!

Step 1: After applying a base coat, paint 3 of the 5 nails with 2 coats of Essence – Be My Sunshine. This brand recently popped up at our local Shopper’s Drug Mart for $1.50/bottle in cute vibrant colours -love! Then get started on your middle and ring finger and pain your nails with another Capitol Color shade by China Glaze – Stone Cold. This glitter charcoal dries with a flat matte finish & is perfect to represent the coal minds Gale worked in while Katniss was away at the games.

Step 2: Using the sponge ombre method we showed you previously, begin sponging your yellow tips using China Glaze – Riveting from the Hunger Games Capitol Color collection (see swatch here), begin at the base and sponge lighty towards the tip of your nail. Repeat this step with Orly -Forever Crimson, creating ‘girl on fire’ nails!

Step 3: Using a nail art brush in China Glaze – Midnight Kiss, fold nails together so they are aligned. paint a rough line across the two middle nails that will match up across the two nails. On your middle finger paint an arrow pointed towards the side of your nail & thicken up your line. On your ring finger, thicken your line and paint 4 diagonal lines to make the feathers. Once this is complete your will have Katniss’ bow & arrow!

Seal in your flame/fire nails using Seche Vite. Make sure to leave your middle & ring finger without top coat to keep the matte finish! We love this effect! Happy Hunger Games readers!

Check our Facebook/Twitter to see our NML segment with Liz & let us know what you think!

  1. taylorfan13 says:

    Reblogged this on Welcome to Malia's Blog! and commented:
    This is SO cool!

  2. sugarmitten says:

    Congratulations! Is there a way to view the segment?

  3. nellapolish says:

    this is cool i♥it

  4. Airpan says:

    KILLER gradient chica! I keep practicing but I really haven’t gotten those down yet (that and water marble). Anyway, looks cool.

  5. awesome, thank you!

  6. nurikoaddict says:

    I LOOOVE the Capitol colors but I don’t think we have it here in y country. :((. Anywaaay I love the Gradient thinnggg

  7. arielwolfe says:

    love it!

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