I had to get up during the middle of the movie to walk around, and after the movie was over, I had to sit in my car for twenty minutes before I felt okay to drive home. (Vertigo for me is worse than my worst hangovers.) SKIP THIS MOVIE IF YOU HAVE SEVERE VERTIGO. No matter how Team Peeta or Team Gale you are, it's not worth it. :( As a former videography student and general lover of film, I'll admit that the handheld/"shaky cam"/faux-documentary technique of shooting has its merits, but they were completely unnecessary for the non-Games parts of this movie. My problem with this technique is that most of the time, it looks sloppy, cheap, affected and untrue to the tone of your story, not to mention poorly edited. NOT EVERYTHING IS CINEMA VERITE. PROPERLY FRAMED SHOTS, PLZKTHX.
I'm not a fan of the books, so the only things I wanted out of this movie were the tie-in polishes. The PR images didn't do a lot for me, so I was astounded to see how much better they were in person! I have some naily friends who think this collection was disappoint, but I'm pretty vanilla. I actually was fairly impressed not so much with the color palette and more with the execution of all of my choices except one.
And holy crap, this is so not that one. This is love, sweet love. --Top 20 2012 material, even!
Supposedly, Riveting represents District 3 (and technology).
Two easy coats with Essie Good to Go.
Riveting is a gorgeous orange polish with shimmery orange and golden flecks. At first glance, it looks like a foil, but it's really got a jelly base and the on the nail, you can sort of see what looks like very fine glass flecks. I'm not totally sure how to categorize this one -- the jelly is what makes me think glass fleck. It's easily opaque in two coats, no issues with VNL at all. The formula is very smooth and dries quickly.
I adore this type of orange, mostly because it works for any season and skin tone! The glass fleck is a great twist to it -- but I think I'm a glass fleck hoor. If I could have a glass fleck in every color, I'd be in nail polish heaven!
The China Glaze Colours from The Capitol collection is out now at Sally's and Ulta, as well as online at various e-tailers. I don't know if these are limited edition or just how limited edition they are, so grab them if you see something you like! I was lucky enough to grab three of these at Sally's one night last month after randomly stopping by to visit Tara as she got off from work. (She is my lucky charm, after all!)
No shade, but you could say that the name of this polish expresses the exact opposite of how I felt about the books! My friend kindly let me borrow them a couple of years ago when the movie deal was made official, and I was curious about the hype. Well ... they took me foreverrrrrrr to read. As in, MONTHS. I am all for a dystopian novel, but I didn't care too much for the characters and the writing just seemed tedious (says the girl who read Tristram Shandy ...). To put it diplomatically, I'll say that I'm mostly an academic reader and that I have no interest in reading anything that comes from the bookstore section where you'd typically find the "Hunger Games" series.
Did you see the movie already, or are you going to check it out this weekend? Displeasures aside, I'm happy to report that Jennifer Lawrence owned the movie LIKE A BOSS. Any other polishes you just HAD to have from this collection? Or do you suffer from ridiculous vertigo, like I do? --I'm willing to bet my anemia is acting up again ... I'm always woozy from stupid things when something like this happens.
In true ironic fashion, this "Hunger Games" post took me forever to write, but I kept coming back to it in between doing chores and listening to the Met Opera's radio broadcast of Verdi's "Macbeth." This is the first time I've listened to the whole thing, and I LOVE it just as much as I love this polish. I might have to buy a recording soon!