Monday, March 26, 2012

Nails on Fire!

So last week my good friend Jamie posted an awesome tutorial on her blog, Nails Adored.

The tutorial was intended to achieve a "grunge effect" on the nail, and the nails she did with it are just incredible.  You have to go see them:

So anyway, I thought this tutorial could be used also to get a fire-like effect on the nail too, so that is what I used it for...since this past weekend was Hunger Games release weekend and all, it seemed fitting!

Nails, BEFORE the last step, and before adding accent nail.
Up there you'll see what my nails looked like after I had done all steps of the tutorial except for the last, most important, step of using a brush dipped in acetone and carefully making strokes across the nail to remove some of the layers of polish to reveal the black underneath in certain spots.

And here is the end result!...

close up of thumb

In the sun

I absolutely love how this came out!  I am soooo happy I decided to use the tutorial, it wasn't even hard at all, even for someone like me who rarely does nail art other than stamping or splattering.

After I did the tutorial nails, I added the accent nails.  Those are done with the same black base as the rest of the nails started off with, and then I mixed together Nerd Lacquer's Regeneration and China Glaze Riveting, and then sponged that mixture onto the two accent nails.

List of Products used:
Wet N Wild - Black Creme (base color, 2 coats)
Color Club - Polish for All, P Is for Pride, I always get my Man-darin, Dress for the Parade
China Glaze - Riveting
Nerd Lacquer - Regeneration
Seche Vite Top coat

So once again, for the tutorial on how to get this awesome effect visit Jamie's Tutorial:


  1. Looks Great Erika! I love this unique way of making nail art! ^_^

  2. Wow, incredible and super creative way to make flames! Jamie is rad, and you did a good job too!

  3. Wow, these flames look amazing! Love the colors and the effect, I am going to have to try the "grunge technique" soon. Thanks for the link to the tut =)

  4. Wow.. these are amazing.. great job!!

  5. Well done! I am about 3/4 of the way though the first book ( late to the party, I know) and I hope to see the movie next week. I think I will try this!!

  6. Love these! So super cool! I wanna try! I am seeing the movie on Wednesday!

  7. Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove

  8. nice! i love the accent nail, but i love the whole mani also!

  9. Oh Erika, scuse the language, but this is fucking awesome !! love it xxxxx


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