Friday, 24 January 2014

Effie Trinket "Hunger Hearts" Nail Tutorial

I finally have another nail tutorial up on YouTube! I've been so busy pumping out reviews that I've been neglecting it. This one is for these Hunger Hearts nails that I did a while ago - see here. They're inspired by Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games - they're bright and crazy!


Here's the tutorial.



The colours I used for this design are:
Jordana - Lavender Fields
China Glaze - Grape Pop





 If you follow me regularly you may know that I have very strong opinions about the Hunger Games and how it reflects the world we live in. I loved Catching Fire, but when I got home I felt so ashamed that I was the Capitol; I have all these extravagant things while others are starving. However, my friend has recently moved to England and apparently, NO, New Zealand is not the real-life equivalent of the Capitol. Apparently everyone in London has the most insane hairstyles and make-up, and they sell things like lettuces shrunk to the size of chestnuts! Is anyone reading this from London, and can confirm/deny this? It sounds so weird! I have now decided that New Zealand is District 2. I can handle that ;).


Anywho, I hope you like these nails and my tutorial. It's the last one of me with blonde hair - I recently dyed it a reddish brown. At home, too, my hairdresser's going to kill me, haha. I'm still getting used to it, and I don't think it suits me as much as blonde but I can't really afford going to the hairdressers as much as I used to; plus I'm going to give my hair a break. I'll probably let it grow out it's natural colour after my new colours fades.


Question; do you like this version of these nails or the old one better?

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely manicure for valentine's day!! I loved the gradient and the little hearts in light purple.
    Just amazing <3

    Kisses.

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  2. these are awesome love the glitter hearts!! perfect for valentine's day ! ans not mushy too :D

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  3. Great tutorial! I might just have to try this! I live in England but not in London and I have never seen lettuces shrunk to the size of chestnuts before! Haha, maybe it's just a London thing.. :) I love both versions of this design, I love the different colours on the Effie Nail Art but I also love this all purple one because purple is my favourite colour! :)

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  4. Gorgeous! Especially for valentine's... now only to grow my nails that long..

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  5. I love those heart sequins!! Especially with the purple!! Wow!!
    I think maybe you're friend is thinking of brussel sprouts?? They kind of look like mini cabbages but they're natural!! And probably a lot of big cities are full of people with crazy hair and make-up, not just London :) Maybe the Hunger Games real life equivalent is all of these rich big 1st world cities?

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    1. Nope, not brussel spouts, unfortunately we have those here! (I never liked them). Yeah, very true about the rich big first world cities :).

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