Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Hunger Games V-Gap, er... Cat's Claws?

Aaahhhhh... Did you hear that, lovelies? That's the sweet, sweet sound of relief. It's Thursday again AND officially my spring break. Spring break, you say? Yes, my break happens to fall just a few short weeks prior to the end of the semester - and I can't pretend that it hasn't aggravated me having to wait so long for a reprieve. But, as of right now, I could care less because I don't have another class until the 9th of April AND it's officially unofficial that I graduate in December. I'll be putting in my grad application soon! Oh, I do love Thursday. <3

Ok, so how about some polish and my current NOTD?! I took off Riveting last night after playing around with some stamping (I took a picture but it's not good enough for the internets) and since it was so bright I wanted something a tad more neutral. Enter Fast Track!

China Glaze: Fast Track:

Fast Track is a slightly sheer wheat colored polish packed with gold glass-fleck, here I'm wearing two decent coats that were easy to apply and dried rather quickly. You can't really see it in the photos because the glass-fleck diffuses the light, but if your coats are thin enough there might be some VNL. I had none though. Also, these photos give me red fingers but in person Fast Track is much closer to my actual skin tone and I can see this being a great nude when if I pick up a tan this summer.

I love nudes because they make my chubby, wrinkly fingers look long and slender! lol

China Glaze - Fast Track

China Glaze - Fast Track

China Glaze - Smoke and Ashes:

I've been wanting to use as many colors as possible from my pile of untrieds so my manicures have been seeing a little more nail art lately (well, a ruffian and my attempts at color blocking). I wasn't sure what to do that would compliment the beautiful nude of Fast Track, but one quick look at the Hunger Games colors I knew Smoke and Ashes would be a perfect compliment. And so, my best v-gap mani was born!

I used scotch tape that I pressed to my skin to remove some the the stickiness, and one easy layer of Smoke and Ashes. It's so opaque! I'm convinced that the base is a blackened blue that perfectly compliments the green, slightly duochrome shimmer within. I'm so glad the shimmer doesn't get lost in the base.

China Glaze - Fast Track and Smoke and Ashes

China Glaze - Fast Track and Smoke and Ashes

Now, how freaking cool do my "claws" look?!? They do shorten my nails a bit but they're so severe and a little scary! I think they look like I've got little claws, or tiny, tiny stiletto nails. OOOOHHH, how about tracker jacker stingers?? I can't help but be in love with this manicure, it makes me feel bad ass.

China Glaze - Fast Track and Smoke and Ashes

China Glaze - Fast Track and Smoke and Ashes

 What do you guys think, do you like Smoke and Ashes or this look? Would you say they remind of cat's claws, stilettos, or stingers?

Happy Thursday!

8 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! I am obsessed with Smoke and Ashes. I have yet to pick up Fast Track, but it's next on my list!

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    1. Thanks! I was a nervous Nelly when I decided to give this look a try, I only taped one nail (my ring finger) but went for all 10 fingers after it turned out so awesome!

      Smoke and Ashes really surprised me, I was sort of expecting to be let down by the shimmer and it completely won me over. I can't wait to wear it by itself, It'll be perfect for this fall.

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  2. Before I finished reading your post, I kept thinking that your nails looked like cat claws and then you said it. lol Catnip! This is a really pretty color. It kind of reminds me of CG Classic Camel.

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    1. Ack! I completely spaced about "Catnip!" They look sharp, don't they? lol

      Fast Track does look a lot like Classic Camel, I'm thinking that the base is less sheer and has a denser golden shimmer. I'll drag it out tonight and see how they compare. I have something similar to Smoke and Ashes too!

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  3. this is gorgeous! gorgeous i say!

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  4. This is stunning! I love it:)

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    1. Thank you! It was soooo easy too! I seriously love tape. lol

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