Fast Track is a light gold shimmer that became a favourite of mine pretty much after I applied the second coat. If you're looking for a subtle and simple hue with a good amount of shine that you can sport just about anywhere, then FT is a great choice. It may need a third of fourth coat if you want to achieve bottle colour but I like it with just two. I didn't experience any application problems and it dried quickly as well.
When summertime comes around, I cannot resist a good metallic polish, particularly a really nice bronze like this one. When I looked at Harvest Moon in the bottle, I felt very sure that I was going to be having some serious streaking problems but fortunately, none of that happened. This red toned bronze went on smoothly and I got about 4 days of wear out of it before my tips started peeking out.
Smoke & Ashes was extremely difficult to photograph. The blue/green/black shimmer was a super thick polish that took extra time to dry and was surprisingly difficult to remove. Some of the shimmer particular didn't come off without buffing and even after that I still have a few stubborn pieces that I don't think will disappear until the nail grows out. I like how it looks but I don't like the hassle...
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Since I found that Smoke & Ashes was such a pain to remove, I don't know what I was thinking when I layered the Luxe & Lush flakie top coat over it. I'm always going to buy a flakie polish when I see one. They are in surprisingly short supply in the GTA and I much prefer them to glitter polish. So as much as I like its broken glass look, I had to use nail glue remover to get it off...Yuck!!!
Now about the movie...
I went to see the Hunger Games not out of a burning desire to see it but more out of a feeling of obligation. I've spent too many years complaining about the lack of female action heroines (well, just a lack of good female characters period) and it would have been hypocritical of me not to go see it. Plus I had a rare amount of spare time during a weekday afternoon, so why not take in a $7 movie?
While it's not one of the best movies I've ever seen, it's far from the worst too and frankly, if I was 12 years old, I would've that it was the very best movie ever made (until The Avengers came out) because Katniss is a smart, compassionate & noble ass-kicker who despite having two love interests, she pays more attention to the fact that people's lives are at stake. I never got the feeling that she has deep feelings for Peeta, she's just not the kind of person who would leave some weakling in a hole to die all alone. At least it's the anti-Twilight. If I had a tween daughter, I'd sleep better at night if she was into this as opposed to that sparkle vampire/ugly werewolf claptrap. At least she might be more understanding of the fact that, guess what? Life is hard and most of the time it's a huge struggle!