I hate to admit it but I'm really late to this Hunger Games party. Why it took me so long to read, I'll never know but what I do know is that I'm super excited about seeing the movie tonight with my aunt!
I didn't really have a desire to start the books until Lauren and Heather both told me they were pretty great. I decided I'd go ahead and buy them (making them my first official Kindle for iPad purchase) and I couldn't stop! I got through the first book in about a day and half. That's crazy fast for me! Breaking Dawn took me 4 days and The Deathly Hallows took me 4 1/2 (lots of crying breaks) - which I thought was pretty good but a day and half?!! I'm not the best reader. Something has to really grab my attention and not a lot of stuff does, unfortunately. But these books are great! I'm partway through the second one I think. It's hard to tell with the percentage instead of a page number...
All I kept thinking was "I can't wait to see the costumes and makeup and Josh Huthcerson as Peeta!!" Seriously. I can't wait to see Peeta. It's like the Edward / Jacob thing all over again. And what really got me jazzed up about it is all the articles about the Capitol makeup and costumes!
I first read this article by Kandee Johnson and I was glad to see that Ve Neill worked on it seeing as how I saw her as a judge on Face Off and all...She made Elizabeth Banks almost unrecognizable as Effie Trinket. And her makeup is STUNNING. I want to try this tutorial for my look tonight but I don't have enough pink colours with me to do it.
LOVE! And I'd definitely wear the lipstick if I wasn't so allergic. Aww :(
You know I'd like to see do this look? Doe Deere. Her Lime Crime makeups are perfect for this with all their crazy colours! I'm kinda wishing I had a Lime Crime stock pile of shadow dusts to try out this look but oh well. I just wasn't as prepared as I would've liked to be. Luckily I found a pink and purple I might be able to work with in my travel makeup kit but if that doesn't work, I have my trusty nude and golds palate so I can do a "girl on fire" smoldering eye look. So many things!! I just really want to do the pink though! Ugh. Anyways...
Is anyone else seeing The Hunger Games tonight? Lauren and I contemplated going at midnight last night but we both have separate tickets for tonight and I think I would've been a zombie at work today. I did think about it very hard though. In the end, we're being patient and waiting. Ugh! The waiting is killing me! I just want to hurry up and see the chariot ride and the cave scene (so many tears!!!) and everything else in between. And I'll admit that I'm a little jealous of Heather because she's also going to see it tonight. ON IMAX. WHAT. So jealous. Maybe I can talk the old man into seeing it on Imax with me...We'll see!
Happy Hunger Games everyone!