capitolcouture:

Applaud Your Districts with Color

The Capitol Collection by COVERGIRL brings you patriotic manicures.

by Arabelle Sicardi

 

District 10

A life among livestock offers rich inspiration in the form of texture and plumage. Opt for a rich nail scheme of nudes and animal prints done in an unexpected way that would have even Effie Trinket stopping to ask for pointers. Apply COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosses Toasted Almond underneath a fine layer of cut-to-fit bold feathers to remind everyone of your District’s animal magnetism. Glue on small jewels for colorful accents and to signify prosperity for all of Panem too. “When using hardware like studs or stones, it is best to use a little bit of nail glue to make them stay on longer,” advises Yasuda.

 

District 5

Go nuclear with your nail art in homage to your District’s precious resource and opt for bold, graphic lines and colors. A color block pattern makes a dramatic first impression—whether you’re tippling Champagne at a pre-Games gala or raising your fist for your Victor. “COVERGIRL Capitol Makeup Artist Dotti used really cool, vivid color for this makeup look and I wanted the nails to compliment the overall beauty look,” says Yasuda of her inspiration. To get the graphic nail, start with your base color and allow to dry, then scotch tape in diagonals and paint your next section of colors and wait for that to dry. Repeat until your nails are as beautiful as the Capitol is all-powerful. (COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosses Grapevine, Eternal Oceans, Constant Caribbean, Flamed Out and Sulfur Blaze were used to create this look.)

 

Disctrict 8

Ombre nails in homage to the luxurious fabrics woven by the textile industry is the natural choice for a loyal citizen.  Orange and red are the colors of adventure and victory, so it’s a win-win combination. “The nail colors that I used for this look contain really fine glitter, so it is easier to create a beautiful ombre effect,” says celebrity make up artist Naomi Yasuda, who suggests that you apply two coats of orange and let dry, and then apply the pink color just on the tip of the nail. Finally, dab red polish between the orange and pink to blend the two colors. (COVERGIRL Capitol Collection Glosstinis in Rouge Red, Inferno and Pyro Pink will achieve this nail look.)

 

District 6

Vary up the effect on every nail with sleek stripes and alternating shades that signify the motion of trasnportation. To get this look, the Capitol recommends COVERGIRL Capitol Collection Glosstinis in Violet Flicker paired with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nail Stickers—a majestic purple and gold color scheme to will your tribute to victory. Achieving this artistic end result is possible en route to the Games via train or aboard a famed hovercraft. Simply wait for the polish to dry and plan the line pattern before applying stickers. Then, peel and go.

 

fashinpirate:

Nail game on point.

For those who have asked me, these are nail wraps from Incoco, their Halloween collection. I am not super impressed to be honest — the wrap is super thin which is great but also tears easily and even before you file it to your nail shape. I don’t think these will last very long at all but they are nice for the day.  High-res

fashinpirate:

Nail game on point.

For those who have asked me, these are nail wraps from Incoco, their Halloween collection. I am not super impressed to be honest — the wrap is super thin which is great but also tears easily and even before you file it to your nail shape. I don’t think these will last very long at all but they are nice for the day. 

Jin Soon for Tibi — Nail Details

How-To Steps:

  1. File and clean nails, removing all traces of polish
  2. Apply JINsoon Power Coat to strengthen and prime nails
  3. Apply two coats of off-white/blue-gray nail polish (the shade Jin used was from her upcoming JINsoon Spring 2014 Collection)
  4. Once nails are completely dry, take a thin nail art brush and dip the end in JINsoon Obsidian. Carefully paint a straight line vertically down the nail on the middle finger
  5. On the nails either side of the middle finger, repeat step 3 but paint horizontal lines through the middle of  the nails
  6. Finish by applying a single coat of JINsoon Top Gloss

Did my nails with Kiss Nail Dress Strips — they come in two options, full nail or french, with a file and 3 rows of different sizes. Some strips weren’t wide enough for my nail beds (I do have pretty big nails) but it’s a very cute and easy to use kit that is reusable without airtight storage (unlike some others, the glue on some nail stickers dries out if you aren’t careful). 

i was generously given a bag full of different strips (this was months ago during fashion week), so I think I’ll do a giveaway of some I received, alongside other goodies I can throw in, since I do have a small mountain of products at my disposal . Here are the rules etc:

  1. Must be following PD. 
  2. Must be a US/CAN (Otherwise shipping would be $$, sorry) 
  3. Like this post. 
  4. Leave a nail-art related comment on this post via DISQUS! It can be your own top coat or base coat recommendations, a picture of your favorite mani, or a nail related horror story, or just like, a haiku about nails. Whatever. Just talk to us about nails. 

All the above are necessary to enter, just a reminder! And I will definitely be sending you more than what’s in this picture. Consider it a summer goody bag from us to you. P.S This is not a sponsored giveaway by Tumblr or Kiss Nails, it’s just me being a nail mommy. Giveaway ends July 1 at 12:01 AM EST. Xoxo.