Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Hunger Games have arrived... and swatches!!

Hello Lovelies! Can you believe it's finally Thursday?? I know it doesn't sound all that exciting but my hump days are the worst and so Thursdays make me just about as happy as the weekends do. I am excited about this weekend too though. I'm going to lunch with my momma and we're going to see the Hunger Games after! I've even purchased the tickets in advance so no lines. She hasn't read the books, but I have and I love 'em. They were a quick and easy read, but they pull you in to the story so well. I'm a sucker for a good love story and the fantasy genre (currently reading Game of Thrones series).

On to the goodies!

I finally received my CG Hunger Games order the night before last but didn't have the time to play with them, unfortunately, because well... school. *hmph* Anyway, last night when I got home I set out to swatch my goodies. I was considering doing swatches on my nails but just don't have time. :( So the nail wheel it is! 

*I apologize for how over exposed these photos look, I only use my phone camera and I'm playing around with lighting. I've found a good light source, but it is much too bright so I think I'll be building myself a cardboard lightbox to diffuse it some.* Oh, and I figured out that Picasa is way easier to use to edit photos than GIMP, yay! Like, waaaaaay easier. Look, I have a watermark and I actually like it!

Bottle shots:

China Glaze - Stone Cold, Smoke and Ashes, & Agro

China Glaze - Smoke and Ashes, Agro, Harvest Moon, & Riveting 

China Glaze - Harvest Moon, Riveting, Electrify, & Fast Track 


Stone Cold, Smoke and Ashes, and Agro were all one coat! The rest were sufficient with two coats on the nail wheel, but I think Riveting might need a third if you have issues with VNL. Personally, I don't - I actually kind of like seeing my free edge through the polish. Also, the base of Smoke and Ashes is definitely black but blue based. Hell, I could have it the other way around... a blackened blue base? lol I look forward to seeing these translate as my NOTD's.

CG - Stone Cold, Smoke and Ashes, Agro, & Harvest Moon

CG - Agro, Harvest Moon, Riveting, Electrify, & Fast Track 

Stone Cold, Smoke and Ashes, Agro, Harvest Moon,  Riveting, Electrify, & Fast Track  

 I also got my order of swatchsicles so I can swatch and catalog my collection finally! Woo hoo! Soon, that little tab-y thing at the top of my page will have real info in it! (and I'll have an idea as to how many polishes I actually have)

Have a great day!


  1. I loveeeeee Smoke & Ashes. I am going to the midnight showing of the movie tonight and I am heavily debating switching my nail polish to S & A. :)

    1. Lucky! I couldn't convince anyone to go to a midnight showing with me. And mom got my boyfriend off the hook for this weekend. He has no clue, I know he'd like it! lol

      I'll be wearing Riveting to the show, it's so glowy!

  2. I love the colors, the darker shades are gorgoeus. xx

    1. I know! I put on Sone cold last night and LOVE it!



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