Saturday, April 07, 2012

China Glaze - Riveting

Hey guys!

Today I have my absolute top pick from the recent China Glaze Colors from the Capitol Collection (a.k.a The Hunger Games Collection). I got all 12 shades from this collection, not even because I liked them all, but simply because I love the books so much that I know I would regret it in the future if I was missing any of the colours.

Before even seeing swatches, I had pegged a few of the shades as being contenders for my favourites, and this was never one of them. But after trying it out for myself, I'm blown away by this polish.

Riveting is an electrifying, fiery orange with intense gold shimmer and a glass fleck finish (which China Glaze always does well). The formula is freaking amazing and it's almost a one-coater, although I used two for good measure.






Riveting is supposedly inspired by District 3, which is the technology district of Panem. However, if anyone else is a fan of the books, then you will most likely agree with me when I say that the original names of the polishes (the ones released before the controversy and subsequent lawsuit - google the whole story if you're not familiar with it) were much better than the names that were actually produced.

Originally, Riveting was named Fire in Flight and it was inspired by the flaming mockingjay.

Here's a photo of the polishes and what their original names were meant to be:


Anyways, I'm just glad that the collection was released at all because otherwise I wouldn't have this amazing polish!

What were your picks from the Colour from the Capitol Collection?

14 comments:

  1. 100% AGREE!! Riveting is an awesome colour should so have been called Fire in Flight!

    Love your swatches for these, no matter how many swatches of this colour I see I still love it everytime! Its a shame its hard to get hold of CG in the UK :( xxx

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  2. Riveting looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Riveting and Mahogany are my favorites from this collection so far. Riveting is just so intensely pigmented, really beautiful. Electrify looks good over Riveting as well!

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  4. I really like the original names better but oh well. Riveting is DEFINITELY my favorite color. So so so so gorgeous! It looks great on everyone, too!

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  5. The original names were much better! I snatched up 3 from the collection (Riveting, Stone Cold, and Luxe & Lush) and I'm really happy them, but after seeing swatches everywhere I'm thinking I should have picked up Fast Track as well.

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing that! I'm a huge fan as well, and the original names were much better.

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  7. I got the whole collection for the same reason you did; I knew I'd totally regret it if I didn't get all of them. Riveting is definitely one of my top picks too. I am loving orange polish lately and this one is amazing for sure. Love it!

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  8. Wow, that looks so goooood on you!

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  9. I love the way that polish glows.

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  10. This looks lovely on you! While I like this colour I tried it on and it looks blah on me. I didn't get any from the collection. The only one I would have wanted I already had a dupe for.

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  11. I haven't tried Riveting yet, although it might be next after seeing your pics! I just put Harvest Moon on today and I'm liking that one quite a bit. It came out a lot more foil-ish than I thought it would and it's a pleasant surprise :) Haven't picked a fave yet, although I absolutely adored Electrify when I tried it last week.

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  12. I have the whole collection--I am completely in love with it. And I agree, the original names were so much better: they really captured the movie, and fit the colors a lot better.

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