I watched the Hunger Games on Thursday and it was absolutely amazing! I've been a fan of the books for about a year and a fan of Josh Hutcherson since I was about twelve (I even put his face all over my wood tech project that year!) so it was good to finally see the film version. Whilst watching, I noticed Effie Trinket's pink and gold lipstick and thought it would make a good nail design, but a few seconds later, I saw the costume designers had already thought of that!
This is the best photo I could find of Effie (played by Elizabeth Banks) and her nails:
It's not great, but you get the idea. So to begin with, I painted my nails with a base coat and then a bright pink. I'm not big on pink or red nails, so I used the only one I had, which was Barry M Shocking Pink.
From what I saw, this pink was an almost perfect match so it was lucky I had it! With a make-up sponge (although I'm sure if you were careful, you could use some scrunched up tissue or something), I then sponged on some orangey gold polish to the top half, focusing on the tips. I tried a yellowy gold first, but it didn't look quite right, so I switched to a Max Factor polish that I couldn't see the name of. I THINK it may have been called Bronze but I got it a few years ago so the colour could be different now. Anyway...LOOK HOW PRETTY IT IS!
Goodbye, butterfly :)