I actually wore, swatched and re-homed this polish last month but never posted it -- I was preoccupied with packing for my move, job-hunting, actually moving, Family Birthday Week, more job-hunting and the general move-related flurry of activity I'm sure many of you know a thing or two about. I'm still job-hunting and as this post goes up, we should be getting our internet hooked up today, so I guess it's a good thing I saved it for a boring Sunday. (Not really boring for me. Today is Moving Day, Part II. At this point, this move is going to have more parts than the freaking
Fast Track is the fourth of my six picks from China Glaze's "Hunger Games" tie-in collection earlier this spring, and the second one that didn't wow me in the end (Smoke and Ashes was the first). This polish is supposed to represent District 6 and its principal industry, transportation. I'd read the books, but I didn't even remember what District 6's principal industry was when I saw the movie because I was so busy not being wowed by either (no shade). The thing is, you don't really know how you're going to feel about something until you try it, right?
Three coats with SV.
I wasn't sure I wanted to buy this polish at first, but after seeing it in person at Sally's in late February, I decided to go for it. Fast Track is a really stunning polish, a creamy nude base threaded with gold glass fleck particles. The base color has an element of a warm-toned mauve in it that you can glimpse in the third and fourth pictures. The glass fleck just dances in low light. It's beautiful, and my only quibble is that I would have preferred the particles to be a WEE bit smaller than they were -- when I was outdoors, I felt like I resembled a sparkly leper, or even worse ... a Cullen. Maybe it's my skin tone, I don't know, but I sure as shit wasn't having it. No way.
The formula on this one was not my favorite. It was a little thick and runny in the same way Smoke and Ashes was, and I had a few bald spots after three thin-medium coats. Some people find it sheer, and I guess I would too if I weren't a compulsive three-coater. The dry time was slower than I would have liked it to be, even using SV, though sometimes that's par for the course with runny glass flecks. I have to stress that this didn't bother me as much as the size of the glass fleck did (what is wrong with me?!?), but I'd still recommend this polish to anyone who is a glass fleck lover, or anyone looking for a neutral polish with a twist.
Fast Track is part of China Glaze's Colours from the Capitol collection based on "The Hunger Games" movie, and you might be able to find these on clearance at Sally's and Ulta at this time. It's very easy to hunt down online through Amazon, eBay, various e-tailers and even swaps. In fact, I swapped this one for a Cult Nails polish I'm super excited about.
In conclusion, Fast Track: love it, hate it, somewhere in between, or still in your untrieds? Do you find it super weird that I would be crazy in love with this polish if the glass fleck particles were smaller (is that even possible)? Did you buy "The Hunger Games" on DVD/Blu-ray last month? Like I said, I didn't care for it ... but that's cool. More for you guys.
Two more "Capitol" polishes left! Any guesses to what they might be? Stay tuned tomorrow for another coordinated nude polish post with my favorite business lady!