Friday, November 21, 2014

Mockingjay

Hunger Games Mockingjay Nail Art

Fire burns brighter in the darkness.  Today is the big day...The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 comes out!  I can't wait to see it!!!  In celebration, I painted some Mockingjay nails with the mockingjay surrounded by fire.

In a related, but unrelated note, I really want to learn archery.  Why, you may ask? 1) Legolas.  2) Katniss Everdeen.  3) Daryl Dixon.  Every time I see one of those characters, it renews my desire to learn archery.  So far, my only experience with archery is limited to high school PE, and we had plastic bows and arrows with crappy feathers so they didn't fly straight no matter how well you aimed.  One of these days maybe I'll sign up for a class or something.  But back to nails...

Nail Polish
Polish Used:
  • Wet n Wild - Black Crème
  • Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstinis - Rogue Red
  • Covergirl Ourlast Stay Brilliant Glosstinis - Seared Bronze
  • Orly - Luxe
Other Supplies:
  • Nail art brush
  • Pin
  • Base and top coats

Luckily, I bought these Hunger Game polishes by Covergirl when Catching Fire came out, but if you don't have them, any glittery, fire mimicking polishes will do.  To create this look:
  1. Apply a black base color to all nails.
    Black Base Color
  2. Working one nail at a time, apply a thick coat of black polish, then immediately add thick stripes of Rogue Red and Luxe to the tip.
    Apply Thick Polish on Tip
  3. Take a pin, and drag it from the tip up to the middle of the nail, creating swirling lines that look like fire.  Repeat this process for all nails except the middle.
    Fire NailFire Nail Art
  4. Using a nail art brush and Luxe, paint the mockingjay on the middle finger.  Depending on how large or small you paint the bird, you might be able to fit its whole body.
    Mockingjay Nail
  5. Use Seared Bronze to add some shadows to the mockingjay.
    Mockingjay Shadowing
Now enjoy the movie, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

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