Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tutorial: How To Create Effie Trinket Inspired Nails

Hey Cupcakes :)
Its time for another nail art tutorial and this time it's inspired by Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games. I saw the movie a couple off weeks ago and I really liked her nails. I thought I would try to re-create her nails from the movie. If you want to learn how to create these fun Effie Trinket inspired nails, just keep reading :) 

 ♥ 1. Start off by applying a base coat to protect your nails. 

♥ 2. Paint your nails with a medium dark fuchsia nail polish. 

 ♥ 3. After your nails have completely dried, take a gold nail polish and a makeup sponge, and create a gold gradient.

♥ 4. Sponge the first layer off gold nail polish two thirds off the way down your nails. Now, sponge a second layer half down your nails and finally a third layer only on the tip off your nails. 

♥ 5. Add a layer off fine glitter nail polish to complete the gradient. Since I don't have one in my collection, I decided to make one myself. If you want to see a DIY post on how you can create your very own glitter nail polish, let me know in the comments below.

♥ 6. Finish with a top coat to protect your design from chipping away. Now your design is finished and you can rock your Effie Trinket inspired nails :)

Products I used: 
♥ NYX Ridge Filler Base Coat.
♥ Wet n' Wild Nail Polish in FuchsiaRama
♥ Fine Glitter Nail Polish created by me. 

I actually don't like how my design turned out. It was really difficult to get the gold gradient to look exactly like I wanted it to look like and it was also my first time using a makeup sponge. But I guess it turned out okay, I definitely need more practice :)

Have you seen The Hunger Games? What do you think about the nail design? Thanks for looking :) Xoxo, Christine♥


  1. love this nail art

  2. Gorgeous! I love this so much.

  3. I disagree, I think this is a gorgeous look! I think the messier gradiants are just as wearable as the precise, neat ones. The gold really pops with that fuschia, I will definitely be giving this a go soon. x

  4. Even if you don't like how it turned out, I really like it. I think I'll try it for myself!

  5. This is such a creative idea! And how cool that you've done your own glitter polish! I might steal this idea and try it out myself!

  6. You are so stunning and I love your blog to death! So happy I found it! I am giving away $50 to ASOS and I would love for you to stop by an enter!

  7. @emmabovary Thank you so much sweetie, that means a lot ^^ Please Tweet a picture if you try out this look, I would love to see it ^^

  8. @Beauty on a College budget Thank you so much ^^ I would love to see yours if you try it out

  9. @EyeGraffiti Thank you so much ^^ I would love to see yours if you decide to try it out

  10. This gorgeous... love the clear to understand tutorial too <3


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