Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NOTD: The Hunger Games -Effie Trinket Inspired Collaboration + Tutorial

This fun nail art was part of a collab I did over on YouTube with Klaire De Lys.  You can check out the picture that we were both inspired by HERE.  We did it a bit before the movie came out & I had every intention of getting the rest of my pictures posted in short order buuuut ... well.

I started out with a base color of Nubar Precarious Lavender, which in fact is not lavender but pink.  Stamping is done with Wet n Wild Black Creme & Konad image plate m51.  I tried to keep the placement random but once I finished I kind of wished I'd just picked a pattern LOL.  The design is kind of a stem with leaves & I added flowers with both loose bronze flower-shaped sequins that I had, as well as Nyx Girls CN247 which is a silver flower glitter polish:

I did have a couple of favorite nails where the placement of the stamps & the placement of the flowers came together in very pleasing fashion:

& of course here is the tutorial:

Klaire is more of a makeup guru, although she does nails on occasion - & here is her beautiful tutorial as well:

Collabs can be kind of stressful, I feel this need to live up to the expectations of the person who approached me, especially when it's someone who I'm a huge fan of already like Klaire.  But in the end so fun & so worth it =)

Thanks for reading.



  1. Fantastic!!! So very Effie! :D

  2. I think the random placement is nice instead of sticking to the pattern, but I think this would look nicer on a non-metalic base... but that's just my preference XD

  3. I really need to get some nail stamp thingies, this looks so lovely. Thanks a lot for sharing xx

  4. I love it! I may not do it exactly but it has sparked an idea and that is so awesome in my way of thinking! (:

  5. Your nails are so beautiful :)

    And your tutorials are amazing!

    XOXO nail art freak <3

  6. Cool Nails!! Love the hunger games!!!

  7. What a great tutorial. :-) I've recently discovered nail art stamps and I just can't get enough of it. Love the way you combined different elements on the nail.


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