Saturday, May 26, 2012

China Glaze Riveting

While I was late to everything Hunger Games (the book, the movie, the polish), I can officially say that I'm a bit of a fangirl now.  I'm almost done with the last book, have had the experience of crying through two hours of the moviem and now own two polishes from the collection.  Though I'm still not the biggest fan of the polish collection as a whole, since I'm now familiar with the story, I personally find the whole idea of marketing polish off a concept that revolves around child gladiators somewhat offputting.


That being said, I wore my Riveting when I went to see the movie.  So much for principles.


Anyways, I digress.  Riveting is a burnt orange jelly that literally glows from within because of all the gold and copper flakie glitter swimming within the polish.  While it took three coats to reach a dense enough opacity for my liking, I'm sure most people who are happier with a slightly less intense orange look will be happy with this in two coats.



Riveting is one of those polishes that loves to come out to play in the light.  As you can see from these pictures, the flakies jump from the nail to show a highly pigmented and awe-inspiring color.  While this isn't everyone's cup of tea -- my mother was not a fan -- there is something both fun and serious about this polish.  Or maybe I'm just projecting serious because I'm reading the books.  Either way, I know that this will make an awesome pedi :)


What's your take on the Hunger Games series and polish line?


21 comments :

  1. I am slightly obsessed with The Hunger games and I enjoyed most of the polishes from the polish line. However, Riveting is hands down my favorite. It's so far a Top 5 favorite polish this year. Just completely gorgeous! 

    And be prepared to lose your mind crying towards the end of the Mockingjay!

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  2. This one always intrigued me! Looks great on you!

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  3. Ooh, this would be fantastic as a pedi!

    I'm late to the Hunger Games party too. Missed the movie, and I'm only in the middle of the 2nd book right now, but I expect to finish devouring the rest in the next couple of days. I think the concept of representing each district with its own polish is brilliant (I try to focus on the "districts" idea instead of the children fighting to the death, which...yeah).

    Like the opening ceremony fashion shows, I think they've had varying degrees of success with the execution of each district's theme. I love Riveting, though, as well as Stone Cold and Agro. And I'm till gnashing my teeth that I was too late to grab Luxe and Lush before my local stores sold out. >_<

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  4. I think we had this discussion before - I agree in many ways with you, but as you surely know by now being in the 3rd book, the child gladiator part is such a small part of the whole. But I digress :) 

    I am not an orange fan and I freaking LOVE this one. I seem to recall I needed three coats as well. Looks great on you, darling.

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  5. This shade is in my top 10 - maybe even my top 5 of 2012! Love, love it!

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  6. This polish is very pretty. The collection as a whole was sort of hard to connect to the books IMO. But this is pretty nonetheless.

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  7. I love the reaction people have to this polish!  And thanks for the heads up with Mockingjay, I'll definitely keep a tissue box nearby ;)

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  8. I totally hear you about focusing on the districts instead of the slaughter, but it's still pretty difficult me to separate the fact that companies market the heck out of everything these days.  Sorry you weren't able to get your hands on the other two polishes,  but I'm sure you can find them for a deal on a blog sale or eBay shortly!

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  9. It's still a bit wonky to me that they did this collection, but I get it, it's capitalism and it's what we do.  Oh well.

    Thanks about the polish!  I actually like oranges but I typically steer clear of burnt colors so I was also pretty surprised that I liked this as well.

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  10. Seems to be on a lot of girls' lists!

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  11. I completely agree about the weak connection but as I said in an earlier comment, it's clearly a marketing ploy that did it's job.  I hope if there's another polish collection inspired by another series, it's thought out a bit more.

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  12. I was late on The Hunger Games too, but I really enjoyed the books and the movie. I was balling during the movie lol. Yea, I think Riveting would make an awesome pedi! 

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  13. It was the stand out for me too :)

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  14. I'll definitely be trying out this pedi this summer :)

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  15. No, I would not have been surprised to hear, "Curb your hunger with a Hunger Games Meal at McBurger's!" Blech. I still like the concept of trying to represent each district's industry, but I can totally see how pretty nail polishes might be a little "Capitol" compared to the circumstances most of the characters are in.

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  16. Good point about it being "Capitol."

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