Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hunger Games Week: China Glaze - Smoke and Ashes

Hey Guys!
So unless you were living under a rock for the past month, Hunger Games is premiering at March 23rd. I totally got suckered into the series and after reading the first 2 (currently reading the third book), I gotta say its DEFINITELY amazing! Anyway, China Glaze has come out with their own rendition of the Districts through nail polish. In honor of the premier week, i thought i would post almost anything until the showing (Im totally going to the midnight showing of it! *excited much?*)

Anyway, For today I wanted to show China Glaze's Smoke and Ashes. I thought it was appropriate to first start with because Katniss (The main girl of the movie) is from District 12, which is what this polish is based from. District 12 is responsible for Mining and pretty much coal production and this is how China Glaze Decided to represent it as.


From far away, it look like a generic black polish. It doesnt really attract a lot of people. It isnt until you come up close to it and you see the beautiful green flecks on the polish. Its a nice kind of emerald/turquoise color too. It shines beautifully in different lights. You can kind of see a hint of purple and blue every now and then but the most predominant colored speck is the green. The black does kind of overpower the shimmer but then again, i think thats the purpose of it. Its suppose to represent District 12 and it does it well. The people in District 12 (according to the book) are always quite covered in dust and always so consumed in the dark and coldness of the environment. In reality, the people are actually a lot more complicated than what they appear to be. I give China Glaze an A+ for the color :)


Anyway, as for formula, it really is not that hard to apply. Not at all streaky or thick. Its the perfect consistency. It took me about 2-3 coats to get this manicure but i think 1-2 coats will do for its opacity. It really is quite an opaque polish and you dont just get plan black on the first swipe. It gives of the green right away.

Anyway, please let me know what you guys think of this polish down in the comments!

Keep a look out on my Hunger Games Week posts :)

till later!
- Jemimah

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