Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Capitol Colours

Hello everyone

How is everyone? Good I hope. I'm in a great mood today, I've just been to sort a few wedding bits out today and got to go through to the venue again and every time I see it I feel all happy and very excited! Can't believe there is only 4 months left, it's gone so fast.

Today's post is going to be about China Glazes new nail polish collection "Capitol Colours". The collection is a collaboration between China Glaze and Lionsgate for the release of the much anticipated film The Hunger Games.

Now I'm sure most people have heard of the Hunger Games but for those who haven't it's a film that was released on the 23rd March that's based on a trilogy of young adult novels by Suzanne Collins. The first book follows Katniss Everdeen in a post-apocalyptic world who lives in the country of Panem (which is split into 12 districts). The Capitol controls the rest of the nation and every year they hold an event where one boy and one girl aged 12-18 from each of the districts compete in a televised battle until only one survive. The story follows Katniss who is from district 12 who through a series of events finds herself on the way to the capitol for this years hunger games.  The film is based on the first of the books.
Even if you haven't read the books or seen the film (which you most definitely should, they are amazing) the collection is lovely and has a bit for everyone.

China Glaze has decided to keep with the tradition of the book and named their 12 polishes from this collection after the 12 districts of Panem:

Luxe and Lush – District 1 (Luxury) - Chunky flake top coat which look gold, green and pink in direct sunlight.
Stone Cold – District 2 (Masonry) - Deep grey/slate with semi matte finish.
Riveting – District 3 (Technology) - Vivid tangerine orange with fine golden flecks.
Hook and Line – District 4 (Fishing) - Pearly grey with metallic finish.
Electrify – District 5 (Power) - Gold and red glitter - fire in a bottle.
Fast Track – District 6 (Transportation) - A semi sheer pale beigey taupe with very fine golden shimmer.
Mahogany Magic – District 7 (Lumber) - Creamy mid tone brown.
Dress Me Up – District 8 (Textiles) - Creamy pinky-nude.
Harvest Moon – District 9 (Grain) - Copper with gold flecks with a foil finish.
Foie Gras – District 10 (Livestock) - Deep creamy grey shade with glossy finish.
Agro – District 11 (Agriculture) - Olive green with metallic shimmer.
Smoke and Ashes – District 12 (Mining) - Black with ultra fine green and blue shimmer with a glossy shimmery finish.
I've highlighted the colours I picked up from the collection.

L-R, Smoke+Ashes, Electrify, Luxe+Lush, Fast Track and
Dress Me Up.
I like all the colours I got but really love love Smoke + Ashes, so beautiful. I will be doing NOTD posts with the polishes so you can see them on. Any requests for me to do first?

I picked mine up from topnailshop on Ebay for £5.36 each in p+p. There from the USA but postage time not too bad and saves some pennies which is always good.

See ya later xx :)


  1. This collection is amazing! Electrify looks gorgeous! x

  2. They're all so pretty, I want some! :) x