China Glaze: The Hunger Games Collection – Fast Track

As if the movie, The Hunger Games’, wasn’t popular enough, the collection by the same name from China Glaze is being sold out in stores. I’m glad I got my set early!

If you didn’t get any, you can live through my photos…

I was prepared to regret ‘Fast Track’. I already have a crate full of taupes. But, this one is special. Yep. And that specialness is a pistol to capture in a photo…

‘Fast Track’ is a taupe that has a golden shimmer. In fact, when I roll it in the light, it also seems to have a bit of an iridescent shimmer as well.

I have the typical 3 coats and it was a pleasure to apply. Not one bit of a problem…

This is a polish I’d recommend to someone who wants to wear a nude tone but still wants a bit of spice. ‘Fast Track’ is a charmer.

I have Color Club’s Vivid Color Intensifying top coat on to finish off the look…

OK, so I’m going to be an outcast waiting for The Hunger Games to come out on Amazon videos. But, I’m really happy I didn’t wait to snag the entire China Glaze polish collection.

Did you get your polishes? Did you get this one?

China Glaze’s The Hunger Games; Electrify

China Glaze, recently, came out with a collection called ‘The Hunger Games’. I do live under a rock but even I know about this book series and that the movie was a financial success. I think this polish from the collection is a success as well…

 I was eager to swatch this one called ‘Electrify’. Heck, even in the shade it looks like it is on fire…

The base is a transparent copper with gold and blood red glitter. This is what one coat looks like…

 I swiped it over ‘Foie Gras’ (from the same collection), which I reviewed here.  It didn’t come out as great as I had envisioned it would…

 Uhm, yea…pass! But don’t pass on either of them; they are both worth getting. ‘Electrify’ can come back for a visit around Christmas, I say.

This I gotta share; check out this caterpillar I had riding on my car…

Seriously, it is one weird insect!! That red dot, the head ???, was super bright. I hope it grows up to be something splendid. Kind of eery I’d come upon some insect that has gold and red on it…like the polish…[cue Twilight Zone music.]

Anyone know what this is???

China Glaze: The Hunger Games in Stone Cold Matte

With a constant influx of new polishes, I don’t know how anyone can keep up! But, I do admit, I’m having fun trying.

Take a peep at this new shade…

If ‘The Hunger Games’ is not the hit of the year, I’m curious to find out what will be. And how is it that I forgot that ‘Stone Cold’ is a matte? I mean, it’s PERFECT!

China Glaze hit the nail polish jackpot with their ‘Hunger Games’ collection. As soon as my local Sally’s Beauty Supply store got these in, I was there within the hour!

In the bottle, ‘Stone Cold’ left me…well, rather cold. It is the matte effect that won me over…

I like this edgy look. And I think the way the light reflects off the nails is fascinating.I have two coats on.

When it came time to change out my manicure, I got a thought at the last minute. What would ‘Stone Cold’ look like if I put a coat or two of ‘Luxe and Lush’ over it…

Sort of cosmic! And that fascination I had for the matte, that got bumped up. I only needed one coat of ‘Luxe and Lush’.

This mix could be hard for some to like. However, I found it cool…

The look with ‘Luxe and Lush’ reminds me of a polished slab of granite.

How many times have you seen ‘The Hunger Games’ movie, so far? Did you like it? And, did you wear any of ‘The Hunger Games’ polishes to the movie?

Dress Me Up For The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is the first blockbuster movie of the year. Have you seen it yet? How about China Glaze snapping up the rights to have The Hunger Games nail polish collection? This shade is just about for everyone…

‘Dress Me Up’ is a pinkish-taupe creme. I didn’t expect to like it. However, once I applied it, I was smitten.

I applied 3 coats. However, you can still see a patch or two of nail balding. That is one of the difficulties of creme nail polish. But, in real life, you really have to scrutinize to see this flaw. And I think this shade would be a nice base for shatter polish or nail stamping.

‘Dress Me Up’ is a warm color and yet, it is a neutral that is partial to being perfect for a wedding, as well as to wearing to work. And it might be so neutral in color that almost all skin tones can wear this one easily.

Very shiny without a top coat, I have applied 3 coats. ‘Dress Me Up’ is a pleasant surprise; I like it very much.

How about you? Do you like this color?

China Glaze’s The Hunger Games Will Have You Fall Hook and Line

If you haven’t heard about The Hunger Games books, you must live without electricity since it is talked about all over the media. I can now say that I have The Hunger Games on my Kindle Fire and will commence reading it. I don’t think I’ve come across anyone that hasn’t read it.

And a big question I’ll be looking for is, how do the polish names, from China Glaze’s The Hunger Games, match up to the story.

For instance, take a look at this frosty gravender (that’s gray and lavender mixed together)…

‘Hook and Line’ is probably both a frost and a metallic. Is that possible? Ehh, I’d rather just enjoy looking at it. I have 3 coats going on here…

It takes on different shades depending on the light shift. I’m thinking sometimes it is silver, sometimes beige…what color does it look like on you?

 

I rather like the shades of polish, or any color for that matter, that are hard to pin down. There’s quite a number of colors, it could be argued, that this polish could be. OK, I’m done trying to analyze it. I’m going to enjoy it for what it is. I guess I have fallen ‘Hook and Line’ and sinker.