A Tribute to The Hunger Games! The China Glaze Capitol Colours Collection

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So maybe limited edition nail polish collections and sci-fi teen fiction trilogies make unlikely bedfellows, but just like Greasy Sae’s mice meat, pig entrails and tree bark stew, something about this one just works.


China Glaze pays tribute to the tributes of The Hunger Games with the new Capitol Colours Collection, which catches fire on shelves at Sally Beauty and Ulta stores, and beauty salons early next month.

Playing with these polishes was almost like reading the books. I couldn’t put ’em down! — and as I let the 12 polishes ($7 each) parade across my fingertips this afternoon, I wondered which ones Cinna would choose for Katniss… πŸ™‚

China Glaze Capitol Colours

China Glaze Capitol Colours riveting electrify luxe lush
From the left: Riveting, Electrify and Luxe and Lush

China Glaze Capitol Colours hook line sone cold smoke ashes
Hook and Line, Stone Cold and Smoke and Ashes

China Glaze Capitol Colours fast track foi gras dress me up
Fast Track, Dress Me Up and Foie Gras

China Glaze Capitol Colours agro mahogany magic harvest moon
Agro, Harvest Moon and Mahogany Magic

China Glaze Capitol Colours swatches
Swatches from the left: Riveting, Electrify and Luxe and Lush

China Glaze Capitol Colours swatches
Fast Track, Foie Gras and Dress Me Up

China Glaze Capitol Colours swatches
Agro, Mahogany Magic and Harvest Moon


China Glaze Capitol Colours swatches
Hook and Line, Stone Cold and Smoke and Ashes

What do ya think?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. The movie comes out Mar. 23. πŸ™‚


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  1. Vanessa says:

    I think Cinna would choose “Electrify”! (or at least I know I would πŸ™‚ )

    It’d go great with her “girl on fire” outfit when she rides out on the chariot with Peeta!

  2. Tori says:

    I’m so excited! Harvest Moon and Riveting look gorgeous πŸ˜€

  3. SoUthernBelle says:

    Those colors look great! How much of a geek am I to know that’s the last thing Peeta says to Katniss before the Epologue?

  4. Tina B says:

    I really want some of these like Agro for one! I like how you swatched and photographed these. I’ve been trying to figure out fun ways to swatch on my blog when I have several shades. Love these ideas!

  5. They are so perfect for Hunger Games!!! Now I want to read the books again πŸ™‚
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  6. Eee! The end of March can’t come soon enough πŸ˜€

    I love the look of these – Fast Track in particular! I’m not usually much of a polish girl, but I might have to make an exception for that one ;o)
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  7. Chris25 says:

    I like Foie Gras (the vegetarian actually likes this one, haha!).

  8. I want at least half of this collection, but Agro is really calling my name!!!
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  9. Appu says:

    Riveting & Harvest Moon…how gorgeous are they!!! πŸ™‚
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  10. polarbelle says:

    the best swatches I’ve seen yet. So clear. So pretty.
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  11. polarbelle says:

    I just now realized you have 12 fingers. wow, better to swatch with!! πŸ˜‰
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  12. Jessica says:

    I swear, China Glaze is gonna put a hurttin’ on my wallet when these come out!
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  13. Riveting is so, so pretty!
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  14. Emily says:

    Squeeeeeeeee! The Hunger Games!!!!

  15. leslie says:

    i really like the way you did the background for these swatches! having the books pages was really cute!

  16. Tiffany says:

    Fast track is calling my name!

  17. Naomi says:

    My picks are agro and harvest moon!

  18. Vonnie says:

    I’m not familiar with the series. I’ve looked at the books multiple times, just never picked them up!

    I really like the glitters, especially Electrify. I also really like Dress Me Up. I can’t wait to pick these colors up and try them for myself.
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  19. KSlone says:

    Pretty, but I would have expected more outlandish colors for such an outrageous city! Nonetheless, we will still be stocking them at our studio. πŸ˜€

  20. Dani says:

    Stone cold is gorgeous!!

  21. Jess says:

    Electrify is REALLY intriguing! Any chance you could show us how it looks layered over some other polishes, Karen?

  22. Nina says:

    zomg. i love the books, i cannot wait for the movies. what better way to sashay into the theater than with tips and toes polished as a tribute to the hunger games? πŸ™‚

    electrify is gorgeous, so is smoke, foie gras and luxe and lush! this coming from the girl whose nails are almost always not painted and cut short. πŸ˜€

  23. tiffany c says:

    Got my preorder in already for Smoke and ashes, fast track, luxe and lush, and harvest moon.

  24. Solangel says:

    I LOVE THESE PICTURES! Most creative swatches out there for sure πŸ™‚ If I only get one of these (highly doubt it, I’m thoroughly obsessed with both CG and the series), it’ll be Smoke and Ashes. It just looks so very elegant and beautiful *-*

  25. Lindsey says:

    Fast Track, Dress Me Up, Hook and Line,and Harvest Moon are on my short list. Even though it’s probably more golden, I’d love to see Fast Track next to Butter London’s All Hail the Queen/McQueen. They both have a little of that taupe-y, glittery thing going on.

    Honestly, this is the only polish collection I have been anticipating with this much excitement in some time.

  26. Jessica says:

    Foie Gras and Stone Cold look so good!! I cannot wait for this movie. Personally, I love the books!!

  27. Jen says:

    I want all of them. But especially Lush and Luxe. DROOL.

    I can’t wait for the movie!!!

  28. Nika says:

    Awww this is such a great idea. I love the Hunger Games!!

  29. Chrissy says:

    I’m a fan of the Hunger Games, and the only ones that really appeal to me are stone cold and electrify, but i kind of want the whole collection just because!

  30. artemis says:

    love them! all are pretty shades

  31. I loooove the books. When I was working at a middle school, it was one of the books that all of the kids had to read. And even kids who hated reading just became obsessed with them. They’re written at a middle school reading level, but the subject and the story are just so outstanding that tons of adults I know are hooked too. I’ve been really excited about this China Glaze collection, but I was so worried it would disappoint. However, these look so pretty! I can’t wait to buy Stone Cold, Smoke and Ashes, and Riveting!
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  32. Kim says:

    Love the way you showed these on the pages of the book – very creative!

  33. Rae says:

    Fast Track is so pretty! How is the finish on Stone Cold? I like it but it looks like it could catch on delicate fabrics

  34. amy says:

    I like Electrifying and Fast Track the best out of the collection. I love Hunger Games series and I am reading it for the fourth time!
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  35. peach_ says:

    Foie Gras looks delicious! I admit I’ve never read the series or its TV counterpart and would love to know how that ties in!
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  36. Irene says:

    I saw this collection today. The colors are so pretty! I still have to read the series though I’ve heard great things about it!

  37. carasforever says:

    Need Hook and Line, Stone Cold and Smoke and Ashes….badly!

  38. corallista says:

    These are gorgeous shades!! Its hard to pick a favorite!
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  39. Karen B says:

    I love these, all of them. How on earth am I supposed to choose?
    Do you know if there’ll be a mini-set?

  40. Nicolle S says:

    I cannot wait for this line to debut!

  41. Believe it or not, I’ve never read any of The Hunger Games books! I just bought the first because everyone’s been telling me how amazing it is. πŸ™‚ Plus I needed a new good book.

    This collection looks amazing – love a bunch of the nail polishes. Thank you for swatching them, Karen! And I like how you featured the books in the background. πŸ™‚
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  42. Rebecca says:

    Love, love, love! (The polishes and the books). Hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on these before they disappear.

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