Nail the Look: Manicures Inspired By The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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The wait is almost over -- Catching Fire rolls out to theaters nationwide tomorrow, with midnight screenings starting in mere hours! But before you line up for tickets, consider accenting your Katniss ensemble with some ultra-hot nail art. We painted up four fun manicures inspired by the film, and while they're not as intense as Effie's embellished talons, they're an easy, stylish way to give your look a touch of fire. See each manicure in our gallery now, with step-by-step instructions on how to nail all four effects.

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EMBER GLOW

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FLAME TIPS

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GOLDEN LINING

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amp#149; Inspired by equal parts Katniss's Mockingjay pin and Panem's lush surroundings, we started with three coats of Givenchy's Bronze Precieux ($20; sephora.com), an antiqued metal that appears deep olive at certain angles.
amp#149; With a fine-tipped nail brush, pick up a sparkly gold like Ciate's Sand Dune ($15; nordstrom.com), and trace the perimeter of your nail.

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TRAINING DAY TONES

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  • We drew upon the gold and black color scheme of the tributes' training uniforms, and swiped on a coat of inky sable lacquer to start. Try Butter London's Union Jack Black ($15;butterlondon.com).
  • Pick up a gold polish, place the brush about twothirds of the way down your nail to one side, and pull the color upwards toward the tip. Repeat on the other side, but make sure to leave a thin of the base color in between.
  • Touch up any errors with a nail art brush dipped in the black lacquer. Because we used the Jesse's Girl textured nail polish in Gift of Gold ($4;

jessesgirlcosmetics.com), we skipped the top coat to emphasize the matte, pebbled finish.

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