Wow! The shading on this is really vibrant! I really like it; you put serious effort into it and it really shows. The bright highlights and dark shadows do give an impression of a bright light source nearby (and speaking of that, the fire doesn't look too bad either).
The hair is really gorgeous. I love the yellowish highlights; the way you blended them looks natural and glossy, and the colour itself is a nice complement to her red hair.
I used the smudge button - it worked really well in this scenario <3. It helped with the highlighting and the fire. I'm really happy about the fire myself - it actually looks like a light, not so fake to me :3.