Inspiration: Hunger Games Catching Fire

Hello all!

I’m sure like everyone else on the planet you are all excited for the latest installment in the Hunger Games trilogy. When I first heard about it from a friend a while ago i thought….what the hell?!

But she persuaded me to read the books and I was HOOKED. I loved them and couldn’t wait for the films!

In light of the latest film coming out this week I have decided to do an extra post with inspiration from the film and the districts, I hope you enjoy the ideas!

Unfortunately I’ve been struck down with some kind of flu; I’ve been suffering with the usual aches, swollen glands and ear ache so I’ve been confined to bed and watching a lot of tv.

Because I’m not looking quite as attractive as normal (ha!) I decided to stick to simple ideas and have a lip and nail idea for you. They’re quite simple which is what i like best and i took inspiration from the name Catching Fire. 

First up is the nails, here’s what I used:


China Glaze Smoke and Ashes (from the Official Hunger Games Capitol Colors Collection)
OPI Bond Die Another Day
OPI Bond Girls Liquid Sand Jinx
OPI Goldeneye
Revlon Sequins


Excuse the messy mid-way photo, I used to sponge to apply a gradient polish effect. I started with the black and green glitter from China Glaze and progressed from left to right using the polishes in the above photo.
I used a sponge to do this in multiple layers layering to the gold colour which i used on the tip.

The gold glitter is then applied all over for a ‘spark’ effect; you can’t catch fire without one you know!



I hope you like my nail design, i had lots of fun doing it whilst sat in bed. It’s always the best place to be when you’re ill. I’ve even got myself some tea and homemade cake, lush!

My other inspiration idea was an ombre lip, similar to the nail design. I used the following products:


Rimmel Kate Moss 107, Rimmel Kate Moss 12, Maybelline Color Sensational 912 Electric Orange.



I also used Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner, Rimmel Scandaleyes Kajal and L’oreal Color Appeal Eyeshadow in Pure Gold.


I applied 107 to the outer corners of my lip, 12 to the middle and then Electric Orange to the centre of my lips blending together as I went.
In order to make the lip line neater I used the red lip liner to give my lips more definition and shape, and then used the black kajal pencil to make it darker at the outer corners.


To make the middle of my lips look even lighter I then used the gold shadow to highlight the centre and just dabbed it on the centre.


This was a lot of fun and a completely different look than I’d normally choose. I love playing with eye make up and this was a fun change from that; I’m not the biggest fan of taking photos of my mouth as i see some that look ridiculous and my lips aren’t the biggest so have the worst pout!

What do you think of my Catching Fire inspired looks? Will you be trying either of them out?
Have you see or will you be seeing the latest film?

We’re going Tuesday, i cannot wait!

L xxx

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