Saturday, March 24, 2012

NOTD: Happy Hunger Games

I went and saw The Hunger Games yesterday, and of course I had to do a Hunger Games themed manicure using my China Glaze Capitol Colors polishes. 

I did a base of Foie Gras and stamped a fishnet pattern in Harvest Moon on top. I thought the fishnet pattern in the glowing orange was a bit evocative of the electric fences that surround the Districts. 

I'll leave the editorializing elsewhere, but I have read the first two books. I thought they had strengths and weaknesses, but I'll admit I think the writing tightened up considerably in the second book, and that had been my main complaint with the first. They took me 4.5 hours each to read, and that was in the middle of the night when I wasn't at my peak AND I'm a slow reader; I don't know that I would have invested much more time than that into them, but I was excited for the movie. And the movie was fun! Not awesome, but really enjoyable, and I am looking forward to the next one. Despite any misgivings I may have about the plot or the execution (lol, no pun intended...), I love seeing a self-sufficient, intelligent, and capable heroine who is the star of the show in Young Adult fiction.  

Foie Gras and Harvest Moon

Foie Gras with Harvest Moon stamped on it

Foie Gras stamped with Harvest Moon
Sorry about the tip wear and the kind of jagged edge on the bottom; I've had this manicure for a few days now and it's on its way out! 

14 comments:

  1. ahhhhh hunger games! i wanted to read the books before watching the movie so I finished the series in 3 days haha! I think watching the movie has officially made me obsessed with the series! what a neat idea to do a hunger games themed mani!

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    1. Thanks! Haha, is it bad that I think my favorite character in the movie was Effie? I really like the way they costumed the Capitol citizens. Ugh, what I wouldn't give for that teal bolero the chick on the website is wearing...

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  2. Ohhh. This is so pretty! I love the way Harvest Moon looks on it!

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    1. Thank you! I like how "glowy" Harvest Moon was on top of the muted purple-grey.

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  3. What a pretty combo! And awesome stamping job :)

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  4. Awesome mani! You are getting good at the stamping! I still have no clue about this Hunger Games everyone is raving about....

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    1. Thank you! I was pretty clueless up until a couple of weeks ago when I decided I wanted to see the movie, and should probably read the book first. It's alright! I don't know that I would necessarily recommend the books, but it was a fun distraction for me.

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  5. so jealous! i have yet seen the movie as i have yet found the time (and the company) but im definitely going to see it soon!

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    1. I hope you get to see it soon!

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  6. Love this mani! Beautiful stamping & color combo! Glad to hear the movie was fun, I definitely want to see it!

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    1. Thank you! And you should see it, if you are interested in the series at all I think you'd enjoy it.

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  7. This is a really unique colour combo! I wouldn't have thought to put those colours together but it looks really neat and vintage-y!

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    1. Thank you! I like the way it turned out :)

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