Sunday, May 08, 2016


Right after I decide to do my first kpop nail design in a while, BTS decides to have a comeback and I end up doing two kpop designs back to back.

When I heard Fire and saw the video I knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity to turn it into a nail design; there was so much material to work with and a strong overlying theme!

I'm sure you guys have realized by now that I really like my acetone marbling. That was the technique I used here for the fire and I really like the uneven way it makes the colours blend, making look a bit more realistic.

The index finger is inspired by the cassette that Suga holds near the beginning of the mv (where I'm assuming the word "up" is hidden under his hand, given the song lyrics) and the middle finger is inspired by Jimin playing with the lighter. The thumb is inspired by the cloths that are tied to the fence to make the word "YOUTH" and are subsequently lit on fire. The other two nails are kind of just different ways I interpreted fire.e

I really like the way the marbling on the thumb came out so I just had to share a macro shot of it:

I definitely liked this comeback, it was a bit more upbeat than their last few songs and I think the theme lent itself very well to a nail design!

If you want to recreate this look for yourself you'll be happy to know that I filmed a tutorial for this design! Remember to properly credit if you're recreating the design!


Products Used:
Ciaté - Hopscotch
CND - Weekly Topcoat
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - Licorice
Essie - Serial Shopper
Maybelline - Fierce N Tangy
OPI - Push and Shove
Sally Hansen - White On
Serendipity Polish - Big Red Bow



  1. nails were nice and now I get a good idea, thanks

    1. No problem; I'm glad you liked them! ^^