Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hunger Games Midnight Premiere Day featuring China Glaze Agro

Happy Thursday everyone! So I know that the premiere for The Hunger Games isn't technically until tomorrow but since my husband and I are going to the midnight showing tonight, today's the day for us! As you've probably figured by now, I am a huge Hunger Games fan. I devoured all three books within a week, desperately trying to spread them out because I didn't want them to end but finding myself unable to stop reading. I'm sure you've all heard about The Hunger Games at this point, so I wont bore your with the details of the story. But let's just say even my husband loves the books. That's how awesome they are.

So for the premiere I decided to wear my district's color from the China Glaze Capitol Colors Collection. If you don't know what district you are in, you can find out here: The Capitol of Panem. I am from District 11, the agriculture district.  I was so excited to find out that 11 was my district, because I come from the same district as sweet little Rue =) Anyways, the corresponding color for District 11 in the Capitol Colors Collection is Agro.

I was so pumped to learn that my color was going to be Agro. It is a lovely olive green metallic polish with micro flecks of copper, right up my alley. Unfortunately, application on this polish was HORRID on me. I have read blogs praising the formula of this polish, saying how wonderfully velvety and smooth it was. I seemed to have the exact opposite experience with it. I found Agro to be incredibly thick yet runny at the same time, making it hard to control and ended up flooding my cuticles several times. Also, it bubbled on me like no other polish I had ever seen. Horrid.

So yeah, Agro just did not agree with me. I don't know if it was my body chemistry, the bottle that I received in combination with the super thick formula, but I'm not impressed. I'll keep this in my stash and maybe give it another try one day, but mostly because I am a major Hunger Games fan, and of course, because it is my district's color.

In order to save the manicure, I layered one of my color shifting topcoat frankens on top. The one that I chose was one that I frankened from gold-to-green color shifting pigment and Confetti Tiara. Not only did it save an otherwise streaky and bubbly manicure, but it looks BANGIN!

Manicure is as follows:
-base coat
-2 coats China Glaze Agro
-1 coat green-to-gold color shifting franken
-top coat

Hope you enjoy! I apologize for the bubbliness, I swear my nails aren't made out of sandpaper!





Are you a Hunger Games fan? Will you be wearing your district's color to the theatre?

19 comments:

  1. Wow, love! You're layering combos blow my mind time & time again!!!! That Franken is amazing I might have to check it out in July :P

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  2. Stunning love it, enjoy the film tonight hunni:D

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  3. We are going to see the movie tomorrow! Too excited!

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  4. Sorry about the bubbling. It's such a pretty color.

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  5. Thanks girls! I really wish it wouldn't have bubbled so much but oh well =) I've seen lots of good reviews on this polish so hopefully it's just my bottle =)

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  6. Awesome! Way to make Agro look even better!

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  7. I'm a huge fan of the books, but I know I won't be seeing the movies because the books made me cry hard enough! Have a great time at the movie with your gorgeous manicure. And really, the bubbling isn't terribly visible!

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  8. This is soooo pretty, and looks pretty on your little hands! :D I am now a huge fan, following your blog, twitter, and to the ends of the earth. lol Kidding long time... thanks for hitting up my blog, I look forward to sharing nail tales and girl talk!

    XOXO,
    Jenny @ Jems From Jenny

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  9. Thanks gals! I'm glad the bubbling didn't take away from the awesomeness too much =) And Jenny, welcome! Always glad to have a new follower =) I look forward to reading your blog now as well!

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  10. I'll have to read those books! I love the polish and it looks even better with the color changing topcoat!

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  11. WOW this is the best swatch of this color I have seen

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  12. This one is probably my favourite of the collection. I can't wait to get them!

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  13. Ughhhh sorry you had a wack bottle! :( My bottle of this color is kind of thick, for the record (but workable). The effect of the color-shifting franken is beautiful. It also reminds me of a similar franken that was gifted to me, and possibly could save Smoke & Ashes from being blah! (So thanks for that, LOL)

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  14. Amazing- you've definitely pushed an already pretty polish over the top. The duochrome look on this is fantastic!

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