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Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Challenge – Day 1

Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Challenge

Inspired by a book

The Hunger Games Bookcover

This week is my first nail art challenge, the Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art challenge.  Today’s nail art comes to you with the help of a tutorial from Savannah at Oh So Pretty The Diaries.  See it here if you’d like to try it yourself. Being a fan of The Hunger Games book series, I had seen many ‘Girl on Fire’ flame nails before, but never had the guts to try it myself.  Until now. 🙂  As soon as I heard about this challenge and the topic of a book was included, I knew I had to participate.  Below is a list of the polishes that I used to create this manicure.

Red: Mamba from Color Club
Orange: Riveting from China Glaze (Hunger Games collection)
Yellow: Neon Melon from Sinful Colors
Black: Hot Topic’s Blackheart Cursed

As you can see, I used the Blackheart Cursed as a base, then the Mamba, Riveting and Neon Melon to make the flames.  Here is a shot of them pre-application.  This will need more practice, but not bad for a bad artist on the first attempt, I think!  First time using my brushes, so it was pretty exciting.  Please ignore the chip on the ring finger. 😦

Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Day1- Hunger Games

My manicure depicts Katniss’ costume at the first tribute parade.  She and her partner in the games, Peta, have costumes that appear to be fully aflame but leave them unharmed.  There is another scene in the movie during which she has an evening gown that has a similar effect.  the ’12’ on my thumb represents their home region, District 12.  The manicure shot below shows one of the polishes used in this design, China Glaze’s Riveting from The Hunger Games collection.  Appropriate, wouldn’t you say?

Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Day1- Hunger Games

Here is a shot of Katniss (played by Jennifer Lawrence, LOVE her!) in her flaming costume from the tribute parade scene.  Did any of you read the books and/or see the movie? Thoughts?  I loved the books and enjoyed the movie, although (as usual) there was much that they just couldn’t fit into a 2 hour movie.  I still plan to see the remaining movies they will make based on this series of books.

Girl On Fire - The Hunger Games Movie screencap

So, that’s it folks.  I hope you liked my first submission this week.  Hang around and see the rest and let me know what you think.  Have a great Monday, all!!

Leslie

Rainbow Accent Nail

This manicure started with a couple designs I created on a wheel, here is one of them.  Since I have exactly ZERO limited drawing skills, my nail art tool of choice is my set of Mash 5×2 tool set.  I think these tools pack a good bang for the buck.  It’s amazing to see what can be done with just dots, seriously.  When looking for images/ideas of things to do with them I was amazed by the creativity and variety of designs that can be created with these simple tools.

Rainbow Accent on the wheel

Rainbow Accent on the wheel

Here are the colors I used.

  • Delaunay by Julep (Trina Turk Fall ’12 Collection) – chili pepper red crème
  • Riveting by China Glaze (Hunger Games Collection) – vibrant orange with a gold shimmer
  • Alma by Julep (Trina Turk Fall ’12 Collection – dijon yellow crème
  • Feelin’ Froggy by Cult Nails – muted kelly green crème with a bright green shimmer
  • Taylor by Julep – a deep, sky blue crème
Rainbow Accent Colors

Rainbow Accent Colors

Rainbow Accent Colors

Rainbow Accent Colors

My nails are a bit shorter than the nails on the wheel, so I adjusted the design a bit.

Full Mani with rainbow accent

Full Mani with rainbow accent

Here is a close up of the accent nail.

Accent Nail

Accent Nail

I would have done the entire manicure with these dots (and should have made the base red dot smaller), but I was short on time as that day I was heading to a birthday dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord and didn’t leave enough time for my nails.  I know, I know <smacking own hand>.  I will try and not let it happen again.  But it’s Shady Maple!  A cornucopia of PA Dutch delights mixed in with just about every other mouth-wateringly delicious thing you can think of.  And all you can eat of them all!  I wasn’t thinking clearly.

Thanks for reading – I hope you all are having a great week!
Leslie  (*^_^*)