Hello! Today I will be showing you my post for day 24 – flames. Now this ideas is very different and slightly out of my comfort zone but I like pushing boundaries with this challenge.
I created a dramatic accent nail for this design using a false nail which is very impractical and I took it off after photographing the design because I couldn’t even type with it on and almost poked my eye out 😀
I painted all of my nails black using Orly’s Liquid Vinyl polish and added a goal stud to the bottom of each nail. Basic, but I didn’t want to detract attention from the ‘wild nail’. I was slightly inspired by the Hunger Games series, in particularly Catching fire, for this design and wanted to stick with that colour scheme.
To create the accent nail, I cut a white false nail into a flame shape at an angle. I filed the edges to make it a bit less sharp but it was still lethal! I applied the false nail onto my nail using sticker tabs which I much prefer to glue because they don’t destroy your nails but still provide a strong base. You may notice that I’ve used my right hand for photographs this time – this is because I accidentally snapped the nail which I’m using as the accent 😦 It was a sad moment… but at least I used it to my advantage and it saved me from filing down another nail.
To create the flame effect, I used a neon yellow, orange and red polish to create a no-water marble nail. I added all of the polish onto the nail and used a toothpick to swirl the colour around and make it look fiery!
I topped everything with a coat of Seche Vite for an extra shine and chip protection although I pulled that pointy nail off straight away to avoid injury!
Let me know what you think of this design. It’s a bit different and no good for everyday wear although it would be cool for a party and I think it would match a Hunger Games theme. Katniss Everdeen or Effie Trinket would rock this design. I’m getting carried away. But you get my idea.
Thank you for reading! New post really soon!