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My Unofficial Nail Polish of The Hunger Games District 12

So of course every product is trying to cash in on The Hunger Games and by now I’m sure most people have seen the China Glaze Capitol Colours Nail Polish Collection for The Hunger Games.  Since I am such a fan (and a beauty nerd), I have of course given in to the temptation of getting my hands on some HG merchandise – including some of the China Glaze colors from the collection.

Luxe and Lush (District 1) | Stone Cold (District 2) | Riveting (District 3) | Hook and Line (District 4)
Electrify (District 5) |  Fast Track (District 6) | Mahogany Magic (District 7) | Dress Me Up (District 8)
Harvest Moon (District 9) | Foie Gras (District 10) | Agro (District 11) | Smoke and Ashes (District 12)

Now the only issue here is that China Glaze is not carried by many stores (due to stores having contracts with other companies), therefore getting your hands on the infamous Capitol Colours collection may pose a few problems.

So, while I was able to get my hands on a couple of the colors I wanted from the collection in store, most of the colors were sold out. I turned to online shopping for the remaining polishes that I wanted. I’ll be able to provide some real life swatches, as well as possible Hunger Games nail art pending my schedule, when I get those in the mail.

In the meantime, I have decided on my unofficial nail polish of Mining District 12 (home to Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen). See Essie’s “Power Clutch” – a charcoal gray with a hint of forest green.

Sorry for my terribly awful painted nails – I’m always in a hurry (and tough on my nails) and these are like a week+ old at this point.

Essie Power Clutch without flash

Essie Power Clutch with flash

The hunter/ forest green in the polish shows up much more in person than in the photos. See the official photo from Essie.com here:


My choice for The Hunger Games District 12 Unofficial Nail Polish is a bit ironic, considering it was part of Essie’s “Brand New Bag” Fall 2011 Collection. It’s name certainly belongs in the capitol or at least District 1, but it’s color is District 12 all the way.

It reminds me of coal dust muddling the colors of the forest and would certainly fit it with the District 12 visual I have in my head -if anyone in District 12 could even have the luxury that is nail polish.

12 days to The Hunger Games!!! 

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