I purchased some of the polishes from the China Glaze Hunger Games collection, awhile back but have been pretty lax about posting them... I honestly wasn't crazy about the creme colors (I'm not really a creme fan, glitter runs through my veins) but I really liked the metallics and glitters. The only one that is missing is Riveting because it was sold out when I made my haul from Victoria Nail Supply, but I'll be sure to include it in my next order. This time I got : Fast Track, Agro, Stone Cold, Harvest moon, Luxe and Lush, and Electrify. For my swatches, I decided to show Luxe and Lush and Electrify layered over each color. I've seen people build up Electrify to opacity but I wanted to spare my nails.
Here is Fast Track, a nude with golden shimmer. Pictures do not do this color justice! To me, it's as if China Glaze's Knotty and Classic Camel got together and had a dystopian baby. For reals, I was ready to give this to my sister, who loves colors like this. Tough luck, sis! While I do like it with Electrify , I really like how Luxe and Lush looks over it. This definitely a work friendly color with out being boring.
Here is Agro, an olive green metallic/shimmer. I loved this one as well, it reminded me of a much lighter version of China Glaze Wagon Trail, what with the golden shimmer. You can even see some red shimmer up close. I was wary of getting brush strokes when I was painting my nails but it evened itself out when it dried. I can see Electrify looking fun as a glitter gradient. Luxe and Lush looks awesome over it., it brings out the red and orange in the flakes.
Here is Harvest Moon, a coppery foil. This is not a color I thought I would like but I do. It practically flowed onto my nails. Pics don't show how glowy this is, I can only imagine how it looks in sunlight (my pics are taken indoors). I like both Luxe and Lush and Electrify over this color. The flakes show up more greenish, in my opinion.
Last but not least, here is Stone Cold. It is a shimmery gray matte, the finish is similar to the OPI Suede collection. I only had to do one coat and it was perfect. Since it's matte, it dried super fast. I can already tell that this is going to be my go to when I'm in a rush. I wore this as a manicure and it chipped a bit fast. I'm not surprised since it's a matte and I didn't put any top coat. Since I can't leave well enough alone, I layered Luxe and Lush and then used a topcoat. I couldn't stop looking at my nails and neither could customers! LOOOOOOVE this combo.
Every polish, with the exception of Stone Cold, was opaque in two coats. I didn't bother with topcoat since i was only swatching. The glitter may look rough or gritty, this was not the case. Also the flakes in Luxe and Lush dry flat, unlike Color Club's Covered In Diamonds ( one of THE worst polishes in my stash...but that's another post) All in all, I am very happy with my purchases and customer service from Victoria Nail Supply, I've been ordering from them for a while. My polishes always arrive perfectly intact and well protected. And now, I'm off to the movies!
What are your favorite colors from this collection? I don't think I can name a favorite...Did you watch The Hunger Games? What did you think of it?