Saturday, March 24, 2012

Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games) inspired mani

Hello Lovelies, Gabbz here

I know long time no see. We (Kourt and myself) have been going through some difficult times and unfortunately put blogging aside for awhile. I will tell you this, we have not left our nails naked lol. We have been keeping up with the latest trends and will try harder to keep you all posted and up to date as well.

Today I wanted to share with you a quick mani I created inspired by The Hunger Games movie that just premiered.

I had the opportunity to watch a sneak peak of the movie on Wed before it premiered on Friday. Now I haven't read the books but my best friend had been talking about this series for over a year now. And I have to say, I'm more intrigued to read the books after watching the movie.

In the movie previews, it shows Effie Trinket selecting the names in the District 12 reaping. I didn't pay much attention to her then, but while watching the movie the one thing that stood out to me of course were her nails. She had this really dark berry color with gold on the tips. I just thought that was a pretty combination, so I had to recreate it.

Here are some of the pics I found through Google images of Effie's nails that I was inspired by.

(I do not own these pictures-no copyright infringement intended)

Here is my take on her nails.

To recreate this look I used 1 coat of China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat. For the berry color I used OPI The One That Got Away and for the gold I used Orly Luxe. I used the sponge technique to achieve the gradient look which I've done in the past and you can see here. Then topped off the look with a coat of Seche Vite Dy Fast Top Coat.

What do you think? Have you read the books, or watched the movie? What was you're favorite part? Tell us in the comments below and may the odds be ever in your favor.


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