Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Small Nail Polish Haul

So I've been dying to get my hands on a certain special nail polish this last week, as well as get around to checking out the hunger games nail polishes and today just seemed like the perfect day.

 Unfortunately the store I went to for the nail polishes had sold out of some of the hunger games polishes. Thankfully they had swatches of all of them and had my two favorites in stock :)

 This is China Glaze's "Smoke And Ashes" from the hunger games collection. Its a Gorgeous Black with silver/green/blue shimmer. I've been considering getting a black in my collection since I don't have one and as soon as I saw this I was hooked. It's hard to see the colored shimmer in photos, but basically this looks like a midnight sky somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Think Twinkling stars .
I love it so much!! *swatches at the bottom*

 This is OPI's "Mod About You" from their permanent collection. This is the whole reason I went to buy nail polish. I used to only wear light pink baby nail polish until I got adventurous and wore everything besides light pinks.  Then I saw a blog post about this color and went to go paint my nails a light pink and realized I didn't have a single color like that any more. I needed this color. Bad :)
At least that's what I'm telling myself. "Mod About You" is a light milky blue toned pink. Seeing this now in photos it's hard to believe that next to all of OPI's millions of other light pink colors this looked a bit lavender next to everything else.   Anyway it's beautiful, it's classic, and I can wear this all year round. This is also the nail color I'm wearing in the photos, but I did such an awful job I redid my nails before this blog post, so please don't judge my mess :) *swatches at the bottom*

 The last one that I picked up was also from China Glaze's Hunger Games collection. This is "Argo", a stunning light catching olive green with manly gold shimmer and a hint of copper.  I had wanted an olive green for the fall that wasn't creamy or matte a while back and I actually purchased and OPI one that I cannot think off. Anyway turns out it was from their suede collection and dried to this awful matte looking mess that I hated and have never worn. A lesson learned in reading the labels.
Thankfully this is everything I was looking for in a olive polish. An absolute eye catcher. *swatches at the bottom*

 All in all I was very impressed with China Glaze's color selection for their Hunger Games collection. Very earthy colors which I think represent the movie very well. I don't think they are going to be in every ones taste but I think that they are lovely and I'm happy with the ones I bought.

Top- OPI Mod About You
Middle -ChinaGlaze Argo
Bottom- ChinaGlaze Smoke and Ashes


  1. Mod about you kind of looks like OPI's Lucky Lucky Lavender, one of my favourite nail polishes of all time...

  2. mod about you is on my polish wish list! love it... love ur mini haul too! good shades! :) xxx

  3. Hi, these are all lovely colours-not sure I could choose which one I liked best :) great post!

    Tanesha x

  4. I really like the OPI polish! :) I found your blog on elle and blair and am now following! Please come check out mine if you get the chance to! :)

  5. The OPI Mod About You totally reminds me of Lucky Lucky Lavendar. It's a real purply-pink!