On Saturday, I was so happy when I got my mail because MY CHINA GLAZE HUNGER GAMES FULL COLLECTION had arrived. I stopped everything I was doing so I can swatch the colors and share my thoughts with you all! So here we go!!!
I used a nail wheel to swatch these colors because I (obviously) only have 10 fingers to swatch them on, and with 12 colors, clearly I would have run into a problem. It was good that I used this technique because with a few of the colors I was able to demonstrate different ways the polish can be worn with other colors from the collection. I started off the swatch with NailTek Foundation II Basecoat and topped the colors off with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat (yes...I went all out on these swatches). So here you go!!!
This polish is more of a top coat than an actual color. It is a clear coat that contains shimmery/metallic flakes that reflect pink, purple and a bit of blue. As you can see, I did two swatches - one with the polish as is, and one over the color Dress Me Up (also from THG Collection). I can see people using this one on top of black as a New Years theme!
This charcoal colored polish has a matte finish. I am not a huge fan of matte finish nail polish,but it totally makes sense for China Glaze to make this polish matte in order to give it a stone, concrete look. Sooooo, so I decided to top it off with a clear top coat instead and I like it a lot better. It now looks a lot richer, but still has that stone effect.
This color is pretty cool. Its a bright shimmery orange color. I probably wouldn't have bought this one if it wasn't part of the collection, but it is definitely fun to use in the summer, especially one your toes!
I find this color to be very unique. Its a metallic gray/pewter color, and although very different...I really like it. The only problem is, that you have to be very careful with this one. The way it goes on creates unwanted streaks if you are not careful.
Its name sure matches its appearance. This is another clear top coat LOADED with gold and red glitter. Its another color that I probably wouldn't buy on a normal day, but its a lot of fun and great for the holidays!!
This color is so beautiful! Its a very light beige, shimmery nude, champagne color that reflects a bit of gold in its shimmer. I lovely color to go with everything!!!
This is a very creamy warm brown color. Definitely works with Lumber! Not sure if I love the color, but I haven't tried it on my actual nail yet, though its swatch turned out pretty well.
For years I hated the color, but lately I have been on a total pink streak! This color is gorgeous. Its a very subtle, creamy rose shade. Its more on the warm side of pink to me, and another color that would love great anytime...especially the Spring!
Harvest Moon (District 9 – Grain)
I honestly didn't think I was going to like this color, but I really do. Its a shimmery copper color. Great for "harvest" as its great for the Fall and for the Thanksgiving season! (clearly you can tell I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!!)
I put this one on my toes the moment I saw it because I was so eager to try it! Its a very deep lavender/mauve color with another creamy texture. This one gives me that Autumn feel as well!
I have been looking for a metallic olive green color for awhile now and I think I have found it!!! Its color is absolutely beautiful and has just enough shimmer that doesn't make it look too busy!
Okay...so I am not just saying this because District 12 is the biggest District in THG, but this one wins the title as my favorite of the collection. I am into dark, black or gray nail polish to begin with, so I instantly used this one on my fingernails! It looks AWESOME!!! Its got a bit of shimmer in it, which I love and I cannot tell if it reflects a deep/emerald blue or a deep forest green??? Gotta just love the mystery about this color!
I just LOVE all of these colors....yes...probably because they are apart of The Hunger Games Collection. I was honest above when I said I probably wouldn't purchase some of these polishes, but I am just so happy to have them! I would strongly recommend picking up Dress Me Up, Argo and Smoke and Ashes, as those are my Top 3 picks! But, go out, get them and have some fun with them! I know I will :-)