Polished: L’Oreal He Red My Mind + China Glaze Electrify

L’Oreal Paris recently redesigned all of their cosmetics packaging, and their Colour Riche nail polishes now reside in sleek glass and gold containers.

I was drawn to He Red My Mind, billed as a metallic Valentine Red. This color went on thinly, and did not have the best coverage. A second coat covered the flaws in the first, but then did not dry evenly. I like the color, though, a bright red with pink undertones and a slight gold sheen.

I then put a layer of glitter over the red. I chose Electrify, from the China Glaze Capitol Colors Collection – inspired by The Hunger Games. As a fan of the books, I was really looking forward to what China Glaze would come up with to accurately represent the Districts. A quick plot point without any spoilers – there are 12 Districts in Panem, the world in which The Hunger Games take place. Each of these Districts has a specialty, like fishing, agriculture, or technology.

Electrify is a clear polish with chunky gold and red glitter, representing District 5, whose specialty is Power. This polish is gorgeous in the bottle, and goes on exactly like one would expect. This is another statement polish that will appeal to lovers of glitter (like myself), but I loved the combination of the red and gold!

-Alyssa

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