Layer on a solid base coat of red lacquer. We chose Essie's Russian Roulette ($8.50; essie.com).
Begin painting on the flame detail with a nail art polish like Orly's Instant Artist in Hot Yellow ($6.50; orlybeauty.com) by drawing curved lines, and fill in the gaps as needed. If holding a steady hand gets tricky, try this design as an accent nail.
With a small corner of a makeup sponge, lightly dab on a neon orange like Nails Inc's Westbourne Grove ($5; sephora.com) at the tip for a subtle graduation in color.