Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hunger Games Matinee Mani!

Hello lovelies, and happy Sunday evening! I don't know about y'all but I'm getting all settled in and ready to watch the season premier of Mad Men tonight and I can't be more excited. This is one of those shows that I've convinced everyone I know to watch and done my best to get them hooked, the bf included. :) 

This whole weekend has been pretty awesome really, other than the windy weather. Saturday my mom and I met for lunch, some window shopping, and an afternoon matinee of The Hunger Games. We I was so excited to see it that I dragged us to the theater 45 minutes before showtime so we could get choice seats. Of course, this was after we stopped for some pound candy and I picked up almost a pound of gummies. Man, I love gummies. <3 The movie was great, I cried several times (so did mom), and I think it was a good adaptation of the book overall. And that can be pretty difficult to manage.

I had been planning all along to wear Riveting, the HG collection's killer orange glass-fleck, to the showing but alas... I simply didn't have time in the morning to change the manicure I had left over from Friday. We went yard sale-ing all morning and picked up some pretty nifty stuff: some antique glass bottles, a few records, and even a back-yard patio swing! Our morning deals more than made up for not being able to wear my manicure of choice.

China Glaze - Stone Cold:

Thursday morning I was anxious to play with my new polishes but didn't have time to do a full manicure so I pulled out Stone Cold, an easy one-coater. It quickly and completely covered my previous mani and wasn't too difficult to apply as long as I remembered to pay attention and get enough polish on the brush. Being a matte, it dries fairly quickly and going back to the bottle for extra polish meant some setting up of the polish but I had no major issues. You can see some shimmer fallout around my cuticles, that's from clean up. 

China Glaze - Stone Cold

China Glaze - Stone Cold 

Essie - Set in Stones:

Aaaaand because I find it almost impossible to wear a full mani without some kind of embellishment or accent, I added one coat of Set in Stones. SiS is (obviously) a silver glitter polish with multi-sized hexagonal glitters. It applied easily but I also did a little placement for better distribution of the larger glitter pieces, they like to work their way to the tips with each brush stroke.

By the way, do these two nails look familiar?? I *swear* they look very similar to OPI Metallic 4 Life from the Nicki Minaj mini collex that came out not too long ago. There's no jellyness to this look, but from a distance you probably couldn't tell a difference if you weren't a nail geek. (I would totally notice!)

Essie - Set in Stones

Essie - Set in Stones 


I mattified SiS to keep the look continuous, I didn't want anything extraordinarily shiny. Plus, I love the look of matte glitter.

CG - Stone Cold, Essie - Set in Stones: Matte

CG - Stone Cold, Essie - Set in Stones: Matte 

So, did you guys see the movie?? Read the book? What did/do you think?


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