Hi guys! While I'm away, I left you some swatches. Well, my terribad attempt at them because I really need to build a light box. Since my recent mini haul I am now up to four polishes from the Hunger Games Capitol Colors collection from China Glaze. This is the most of any collection I've ever owned so I figured it was time to share. I know, I know, these aren't new and shiny anymore and a ton of people have done way better swatches already, but dang it I like them.
First up, I will show you Smoke and Ashes. I found this polish to be weird for my tastes. It is a very dark base with some really pretty blue/teal/green glass flecks. I say very dark base because sometimes my eyes play tricks on me and I can see it as both black and a very dark blue. Take a look!
|And just for kicks, this is Smoke and Ashes with a coat of Sinful Colors Green Ocean and matted.|
- Seche Rebuild base coat / NYC In A Minute top coat
- China Glaze Smoke and Ashes
- All pictures are with one coat!
This is a one coat wonder! That's right, it's THAT pigmented. In the bottle this looked a lot more sparkly than it came out on the nail. I was a tiny bit disappointed with how little of the glass flecks showed up... until I saw it in the sun. This had a gorgeous sparkle to it in sunlight! My pictures really didn't do it much justice. After having it on for a day you can see I had some fun with flakies and a matte coat and man this is a GREAT base for it. The formula was easy to work with and I had no issues with pooling or drag. Dry time was also quicker than I expected which was a bonus. All in all, I'm glad I picked this one up even if it wasn't quite what I expected. This is probably my new go-to base for testing flakies and sparkles.