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Spring 2012

Zoya True Spring 2012 Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

By on February 3, 2012
in Beige, Blue, Green, Purple, Spring 2012, Zoya with 37 Comments

As I’m sure you’ve figured out, I’m a sucker for greens, blues and purples. Even before I became the full fledged polish fanatic that I am today, those were always the shades I gavitated to. I grew up in a purple bedroom with purple shag carpet that remained until my parents moved 12 years ago. For the majority of my life the only jewelry I wore contained my birthstone, emerald. And my first car was a white convertible with slate blue leather. I’ve had two electric blue cars since.

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So you can imagine my joy when I laid eyes on the Zoya True nail polish collection for Spring 2012. They couldn’t make it any more “me” if they tried. Not unless they can make an emerald green holo happen, ha!

A fresh bloom of dewy color. Inspired by the runway looks of top designers this collection features slightly muted and unexpected spring shades in six easy to wear, full-coverage creams and metallics.

I’m sure like a lot of you, I feel programmed to expect Spring to be all a flutter with sheers, pastels and brights. So much so that anytime a brand releases anything outside that color box, I get excited. The True collection certainly gives me butterflies.
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China Glaze Capitol Colours – The Hunger Games Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

We’re only seven weeks and two days away from the hotly anticipated opening of The Hunger Games (yes I’m counting) and the only thing more buzzed about than the actual movie is the nail polish collaboration between Lionsgate and China Glaze, The Capitol Colours Collection. Even people who haven’t read the books are exploding with excitement over these polishes.

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Between the drama over whether the collection would even come out, the name changes from a character driven theme to a “Capitol” driven theme, that still represents the Districts more than the Capitol, to the debate over whether a book about a dystopian society where children fight to the death for their District’s survival should even be associated with nail polish, every nail lover has been talking about this collection.

All of that aside, it’s the colors alone that drew the majority of us in. Wanting to own a piece of a favorite book series is definitely a part of it but we wouldn’t be rabid to get our hands on the lacquers unless the colors made our pulses race. And that’s exactly what mine did when the collection landed on my doorstep. Let’s dive into the world of Panem, shall we?

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China Glaze “Colours From The Capitol” Hunger Games Collection Bottle Images

By on January 18, 2012
in China Glaze, Spring 2012 with 82 Comments

The excitement over the China Glaze Colours From The Capitol nail polish collection continues to build as we get closer and closer to the release of The Hunger Games movie and now they’re teasing us a bit more. Today I have a bottle image preview of the 12 color collection.

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Get ready for some HUGE pics of the bottles.
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China Glaze “Colours From The Capitol” – Hunger Games Collection Update

Have you been following the drama that transpired after I originally announced the China Glaze & Hunger Games nail polish collaboration? After word of a lawsuit emerged I thought for sure the collection was dead and then I read on Crushable that Lionsgate finally CONFIRMED that the collection is indeed happening but that the theme, and possibly the colors, would change.

Well, thanks to The Hob we now know that while the theme has changed, the colors have not. Phew! I loved the original color palette so I’m happy that is staying the same.

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The official name is now the China Glaze “Colours From The Capitol” Collection.

In keeping with the powerful themes and messages of the story, the collection of nail polish will be inspired exclusively by one of the book’s distinct settings—the Capitol of the nation of Panem. Awash in lavish fashion, food, and entertainment, Capitol citizens enjoy extreme cosmetics and body modifications, bold wigs, and outlandish costumes.

Though as a reader of The Hob pointed out, the polish names coincide with the specialties of each district.

Luxe and Lush – District 1 (Luxury)
Stone Cold – District 2 (Masonry)
Riveting – District 3 (Technology)
Hook and Line – District 4 (Fishing)
Electrify – District 5 (Power)
Fast Track – District 6 (Transportation)
Mahogany Magic – District 7 (Lumber)
Dress Me Up – District 8 (Textiles)
Harvest Moon – District 9 (Grain)
Foie Gras – District 10 (Livestock)
Agro – District 11 (Agriculture)
Smoke and Ashes – District 12 (Mining)

Are you as relieved as I am that the collection is NOT dead? What do you think of the new theme and names?

The China Glaze Colours From The Capitol collection releases on March 1st and The Hunger Games premieres on March 23rd. Let the countdown begin!

May the odd be ever in your favor.

image: The Hob

Calling All Tributes – China Glaze Hunger Games Collection Preview

By on November 10, 2011
in China Glaze, Spring 2012 with 115 Comments

Hunger Games fans get excited! I was catching up on some Hunger Games blogs when I read that China Glaze is coming out with a nail polish collection to coincide with the March 2012 release of the movie. I’m seriously so giddy over this, I can barely type. I devoured the trilogy in less than two weeks and it helped me rediscover how fun reading can be. Lame but true.

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***EDITED TO ADD – While the collection has been confirmed by China Glaze, I have been informed by reps for Lionsgate that the details may not be accurate. I will update you when the colors and names are finalized.***

Even though I bitched about the casting on Twitter, I’m still excited to see the movie and love that the nail polish inspiration is listed with the colors.

Primrose - inspired by Prim
Rebel - inspired by Gale
Catnip - inspired by Katniss
Coal Hearted – inspired by District 12
Joined at the Seam – inspired by The Seam
Fight to the Finish – inspired by the night sky the Tributes look into
We Could Runaway – inspired by forest Katniss & Gale hunt in
Baker’s Son - inspired by Peeta
Cinna-mon – inspired by Cinna’s gold eyeliner
Fire in Flight - inspired by the Flaming Mockingjay
Heat of the Moment –  inspired by the costumes Katniss & Peeta wear into the Arena
Flaming Gems – inspired by Katniss’ interview dress

Where are my fellow Hunger Games fans? Are you excited about this collection? I have to say, I’m happy to see a brand besides OPI partnering with the movie industry and I have every faith that they will do the film justice.

May the odds be ever in your favor

***EDITED TO ADD***

The legal drama that left all of us wondering whether this collection would ever surface has ended. The original swatches posted above are being thrown out and a new collection is being created based on The Capital. This is the official word from Lionsgate:

SANTA MONICA, CA (December 9, 2011) – Lionsgate announces that it has partnered with worldwide beauty brand China Glaze on a collection of nail polish to debut in conjunction with the March 23, 2012 release of THE HUNGER GAMES.

In keeping with the powerful themes and messages of the story, the collection of nail polish will be inspired exclusively by one of the book’s distinct settings- the Capitol of the nation of Panem. Awash in lavish fashion, food, and entertainment, Capitol citizens enjoy extreme cosmetics and body modifications, bold wigs, and outlandish costumes.

The collection of colors will be available at specialty beauty retailers beginning on March 1, 2012.

image: Delta Cephe

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