The first one is Riveting, a bright orangey-red with a beautiful shimmer to it.
I really liked this one in swatches online, though I wasn't crazy about it when I swatched it myself. It's very pretty, but it's not speaking to me. It could be because its formula was once again iffy. I've read quite a few comments talking about how inconsistent the formula in this collection is. Normally, China Glaze doesn't disappoint me in this area. However, these polishes vary not only from color to color but bottle to bottle quite a bit. This one was too runny for me, but not the worst. These pictures show three coats, which still had a tiny bit of nail line showing.
Maybe I will warm up to it one day and wear it, because it is pretty. Just not spectacular.
Smokes And Ashes is another source of disappointment for me. It's a black base with green-blue shimmer. My camera definitely made it appear less interesting than it already is. I mean, yes, it's pretty and a nice polish, but it still isn't speaking to me!
And this is the one that I looked for first and was sorely disappointed by not getting in my original order. I'm just not feeling it on. It had a far superior formula to the others, save Stone Cold. These pictures show two coats, though it could have been a one coater. It might be a fault of mine right now, that I don't feel like these colors. I want to wear lighter and girlier things lately...
I will need to revisit Smoke and Ashes when I am in more of a mood for black.
I ended up wearing this last polish, Fast Track, as my full mani...and I am about to take it off again. Ugh, more disappointment here. This is a polish that I accidentally fell in love with, but unfortunately it doesn't love me back. It won't dry. After top coat and five hours, it is still squishy and dent-able, which I don't get with Orly Sec 'n Dry. Insert biggest frowny face you can imagine here.
I really think Fast Track is beautiful, which is high praise from a girl who isn't all about neutrals. Like I said, I have been feeling girlier lately and I actually wanted something more subtle that still had a little kick to it. That's how I fell for this little liar. Dry, darn you! Why won't you dry!?
These pictures show three coats with top coat, but it was almost as shiny without it. The formula frankly sucked, but I put up with it, only to be disappointed. I wish I could love you, Fast Track, the way other people love you, but you and I aren't working out.
So there you have it for my Hunger Games reviews. I wish this second post wasn't full of disappointment, but I'm significantly less thrilled with them.
I'm reswatching my last polish from Lacquer Convention to show you. I looked back at the photos I had and they're pretty horrid, so it will be up later today on the blog =)
Thanks for reading!