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Sunday, April 1, 2012

NOTD: The Hunger Games - Girl on Fire Nails

Heeeeeeeey! Yes, I'm still here! If you follow me on Twitter, you would know how excited I was for the release of The Hunger Games movie. I finished reading all three books months ago and yes, I enjoyed the series so much. Then I watched the trailer and became even more excited for the movie to come out! I got good chills every time I watched the trailer.

Last week, I watched the movie with my friend. I went The Hunger Games-themed, of course! I side-braided my hair and created a nail design inspired by the book/movie <3


My 'Girl on Fire' nails. Inspired by Katniss' red interview dress! 


I created this design based on the book's description of her dress and the dress in the movie photo preview below.

*source*
"...my dress is entirely covered in reflective precious gems, red and yellow and white with bits of blue that accent the tips of the flame design. The slightest movement gives the impression I am engulfed in tongues of fire. I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun."

Well, yeah, her dress in the movie looks meh compared to how it's described in the book, but wait 'til she twirls.

In the movie, there are actually gems on her left shoulder area...


...and the bottom part of the dress gets engulfed by 'flames' as she twirls. 


Nails of the day with Elianto nail colors in Yellow and Bronzy, Caronia nail polish in Red Pearl, Wish gold glitter top coat.


I created a yellow-orange-red gradient using the sponge technique (same technique I used *here* and *here*) and then topped the design with gold glitters. Too bad my camera couldn't capture the glitter very well.


Anyway, I was very proud of this design. Very. I had to take it off after less than a day, though. I had to go somewhere the next day and I thought that a loud-ish nail design like this wouldn't be appropriate.


Hope you like it! :)

41 comments:

  1. i thoroughly found her twirling as the most magical moment in the book and movie :D

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  2.  Dunno how many times I said this but I love your nail shape and your hands.

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  3. Love it! The blending of the colors are gorgeous!

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  4. aya i seldom say this..but you rocked THG with this!

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  5. Ganda! I felt depressed after reading Mockingjay. I felt happier reading THG and CF. :))

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  6. Ang ganda Aya! I love how blended the colors. Your nail art and Kat V's are my most fave ;)

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  7. Loving the nails! And you sure look like Katniss too :)

    Xoxo, The Pink Margarita

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  8. Hi there! Where did you buy your Elianto polishes? :D
     

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  9. SUPER LOVE ko to!!! :) Yay for Hunger Games! haha. napanod ko na with mommy jen and rache. 

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  10. I LOVE IT AYA!!! DO MY NAILS LIKE THAT, TOO!!!!

    http://wonderwomanrises.blogspot.com

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  11. OMG genius! The Girl on Fire!!!

    I'm giving away a top from Amores Clothing! Hope you can join!http://ynaamores.blogspot.com/2012/04/amores-clothing-giveaway.html 

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  12. Yeah! I was like 'whooooa' when she started twirling! Haha

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  13. Awww thank you Charles!!! :D

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  14. Thaaanks! Catching Fire is my fave siguro among the three! I cried nga nung binabasa ko yung Mockingjay, dun sa scenes with Peeta. But at least, pabor ako sa ending. Nakahinga ako nang maluwag nun talaga. Hahaha maka-Peeta? :P

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  15. Aww thank you Gellie!!! <3

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  16. Hahaha! Thanks, Melissa! :)

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  17. Hello there! I bought them last year when the SM North Elianto store was still in business. Now I don't know where to get more Elianto polishes anymore :(

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  18. YEY!!! It means a lot to me kapag the fans mismo like the design! Hahaha drama lang eh no? 

    I wanna watch it again nga!!

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  19. Ohh yeeey! Thanks, Angel! Glad you like it :D

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  20. Yeeey! Thanks, Yna! Sure, I will join :D

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  21. Awwwww, okee thanks :D
    Sana magbukas uli sila :D

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  22. Pero ok na rin. Siguro gusto lang ipakita ni Suzanne na in some circumstances, psychological scars can lessen but never really go away. :P

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  23. It's super nice Aya! I like your version better than Promise Phan's. :)

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  24. Aww yey! Thank you, Mich! :D

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  25. Super galing galing mo na aya... sana matuto din ako nyan, but ofcourse dapat ang nails ko nahaba diba... imy na bhe...

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  26. I have just started reading the first book and I absolutely love it! Can't waitto see the movies!

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  27. Ang cute mo dito Aya! Galing talaga maggradient nails! =)

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  28. Ooooh yey! Another fan :D I actually want to see the movie again :D

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  29. Love the colors!

    http://www.menacherieblog.com/

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  30. pretty nails aya! :) katniss lang ang peg!! <3

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  31. Yes! Hahaha thanks, Hazel! :D

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  32. Wow, this is genius!

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  33. Wow ang galing!!! How did you do it?? Tutorial!! haha

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  34. Wow ang galing!!! How did you do it?? Tutorial!! haha

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  35. Thank you m'dear! I didn't take pics while doing my nails that day eh but I did it the same way I did my underwater nails here: 
    http://www.codenameaya.com/2012/01/notd-and-tutorial-under-sea.html - sponge gradient technique! :D

    :)))

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