The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen

The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen LivingLocurto.com

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens this fall and it’s never too early to get in on the movie fun! I have created several Hunger Games free party printables and now adding nail art to the list!

I’m excited to introduce the newest contributor here at Living Locurto!

Jamie Harrington is a talented crafter and young adult fiction writer who blogs at Totally the Bomb. Jamie does the coolest nail art and I’m so happy she shared a fun Hunger Games inspired idea! I hope you enjoy this step-by-step tutorial on how to paint Katniss inspired finger nails!

Take it away Jamie!

**If you are reading in an email, please click over to give Jamie a BIG warm welcome on her first post. Thanks!!

Hi it’s Jamie and along with Amy, I am a huge Hunger Games fan! Katniss’s dress at the Capitol Couture site is so fantastically amazing that it inspired this quick and easy little nail art tutorial.

How to Paint Katniss Capitol Couture Nails

What you need:

  • white nail polish
  • silver glitter nail polish
  • clear top coat nail polish
  • paper towel
  • Q-Tip
  • nail polish remover

Start with a White Nail. (I used two coats because I didn’t want any nail showing through.)

The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen LivingLocurto.com

You are going to need an ordinary paper towel for the nail art gradient effect.

The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen LivingLocurto.com

Tear off a tiny piece. I find that it’s easier to work with than using the entire paper towel, and the jagged edge will make your gradient less perfect. (That’s what we are going for.)

The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen LivingLocurto.com

Now, for the silver part you don’t want a big chunky glitter with this look. You want nail polish with a much finer glitter.

The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen LivingLocurto.com

Dab the silver polish on the end of the paper towel. It looks a little darker than you’re going to want it to be, but don’t worry– we are only using a tiny bit.

The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen LivingLocurto.com

Now dab that color on your nail starting at the tip and working your way down toward the bed of the nail.

The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen LivingLocurto.com

Don’t go all the way to the end, just dab a tiny bit so it looks like the glitter is falling.

The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen LivingLocurto.com

You probably got nail polish all over your hands. Don’t worry, so did I. We can fix that super easy.

The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen LivingLocurto.com

Dip a Q-Tip into nail polish remover (I recommend pure acetone. It dries out your hands, but that’s what lotion is for.)

The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen LivingLocurto.com

Rub it along the edges and anywhere you got nail polish. See? Good as new.

The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen LivingLocurto.com

Finish off with a fast-drying top coat. (I recommend Seche Vite, it’s the best.) And you will have perfectly couture Katniss Everdeen nails.

The Hunger Games Nail Art Tutorial Inspired by Katniss Everdeen LivingLocurto.com


About Jamie

Jamie Harrington is a crafty mom and Young Adult Fiction Writer from Denton, Texas. Jamie can be found writing creative posts and how to videos on her blog, Totally the Bomb. Besides writing and crafting, she also consults with various brands on social media and blog campaigns. Jamie can also paint the coolest finger nails!

Find Jamie on Totally the Bomb, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Comments

  1. i am sooo excited to try it! i love The Hunger Games and i already have tickets to the permeire! thanks Jamie!

  2. Fun! I love Hunger Games!

  3. Love these Jamie!!

  4. My daughter is going to love this tutorial–can’t wait to share it with her! Thanks, and welcome, Jamie!

  5. These are so fun! My daughter would love it.

  6. Mairi Krausse says:

    I love these! And so easy to do!

  7. Katherine W McKamey says:

    This is really cool! My daughter will be so thrilled when I show her this! Thank you for sharing!

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