Thursday, March 15, 2012

China Glaze Hunger Games Collection: Swatches

Okay... so at least one of the colors in this collection is green, so it still falls within my green manicure week category...LOL :)

We'll go in District Order :)

District 1 Luxury
"Luxe and Lush"
2 coats, no top coat

Flakie top coat with flashes of gold, orange and blue in the flakes.  This reminds me a lot of the Color Club Backstage Pass Collection, except this was a bit easier to apply. This color is best as a top coat over another color. I'll show this later on. :)

District 2 Masonry
"Stone Cold"
1 coat, no top coat

After 1 coat of top coat....

Deep charcoal matte polish with blue, green and purple shimmer.
Kinda cool! I was "over" the whole matte thing, until this, and now I'm back! Hello Matte!

District 3 Technology
2 coats, no top coat

Deep orange jelly-like base with shimmer with golden flecks of shimmer! LOVE!!!!Awesome, the star of the show! A+++++++

District 4 Fishing
" Hook and Line"
2 coats, no top coat

Muted pewter frost. Nope! Not happening, my nails look like sardines! >:P

District 5 Power
 2 coats, no top coat

Gold and red glitter. Very cool, can't wait to layer this one!

District 6 Transportation
"Fast Track"
2 coats, no top coat

Neutral creme with soft golden shimmer. I love this color in the bottle... Love I tell ya, but on my nail it goes dead. This one made me soo sad :(:(

District 7 Lumber
"Mahogany Magic"
2 coats, no top coat

Warm chocolate cream, this does not remind me of "mahogany" or "magic", and I know mahogany, I took wood-shop in Junior High! LOL! Not my favorite color!

District 8 Textiles
"Dress Me Up"
2 coats, no top coat

Dusty rose creme. Meh....

District 9 Grain
"Harvest Moon"
2 coats, no top coat

Awesome! This color is amazing! Warm bronze foil, gorgeous!

District 10 Livestock
"Foie Gras"
2 coats, no top coat

Cool colored taupe creme with purple undertones. Not bad, but nothing great, the name is awesome!!!!

District 11 Agriculture
2 coats, no top coat

Khaki green shimmer with green, and gold micro-shimmer.
Love, Love Love this color! I was prepared to be "meh" about it, but nope, it's awesome!!!

District 12 Mining
"Smoke and Ashes"
1 coat, no top coat

Blackened teal with teal, and blue shimmer. I thought I would like this more, but it just fell kinda flat for me. Way prettier in the bottle.

Now here are some fun pairings :)

1 coat of "Electrify" over 2 coats  of "Riveting". All topped  with 1 coat of China Glaze "Fast Forward" top coat. I wore this to church on Saturday.

1 coat of  "Luxe and Lush" over 1 coat of "Smoke and Ashes". I'm not liking "Luxe and Lush" so much, so I took this off immediately. Too messy for me..LOL!

My favorites" Riveting", "Agro", "Harvest Moon", "Stone Cold" and "Electrify"!!!!

So that's it....Keep it Sweet and don't forget to go see the movie March 23rd :)
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Nailderella said...

Stone cold and riveting are gorgeous!!
"my nails look like sardines" LOL but they did a good job with it as it's for District 4!

Unknown said...

I knew I had to get Riveting but after seeing your swatches I want Fast Track too! xx

Unknown said...

@Nailderella- You are absolutely right, they "hit the nail on the head" with that color, LOL :)

@Cara Robinson- Fast Track is he one that makes me so sad, gorgeous color, but "meh" on my hands in real life,

Melissa said...

Riveting is so gorgeous! I don't have many oranges polishes, but it looks amazing. I really want Smoke & Ashes and Electrify as well, maybe some others. I haven't made up my mind yet.

Meesh said...

I wasn't big on Luxe and Lush either until I layered it over Agro. By the 2nd day of wear I couldn't stop staring at my nails.

Eve said...

"Riveting" looks so delicious! seems like every brand has some sort of orange in their collection 4 summer (for example Essie) - don't mind, though, I love orange :)