China Glaze Hunger Games Nail Polishes – Electrify & Smoke and Ashes
The Hunger Games fever has already died down, I guess, but between finishing the book trilogy a few weeks ago and seeing the movie just the other day, I’ve still got it. I couldn’t resist getting myself two more polishes from China Glaze’s The Hunger Games Collection, and I think these two colors, Electrify and Smoke and Ashes, best represent Katniss, the lead character and heroine of the story.
Color descriptions from China Glaze:
Electrify – High-wattage gold and ruby red glitter blend
Smoke and Ashes – Black-based teal with multicolored shimmer
Electrify has a clear base which is packed with red and gold glitter. The glitter is about 3/4 red, with only 1/4 of it gold. On the nails, it’s a very warm combination, and it’s gorgeous. Out of all the polishes in the collection, I think Electrify is the one that people can most easily associate with The Hunger Games, book or film. My mother who saw the movie as well immediately thought the colors are like the flames on Katniss’s dress in the opening ceremonies. This polish represents District 5 which manufactures electricity, but to me, it’s very Girl on fire. I love it.
Electrify is a little thick, though I experienced no major issues with its application. It really is packed with glitter, so it’s opaque on the nail in two coats. The finish looks slightly glossy but it can feel a bit rough on the nail, so it’s better to add a good amount of top coat to it.
Smoke and Ashes just looks black if you simply glance at it, but if you look at it closely, the color of it is the blackest teal. It also has beautiful dark green and teal shimmer. It’s a really dark shade, and it’s very pretty. I confess, I had to have this because it’s for District 12, which produces coal, and is our beloved characters’ home. I think China Glaze did a good job of representing the district with this color. Of course it’s black like coal, but *spoiler ahead, don’t look if you don’t wanna see* the district also gets decimated later on. Right beside it is the forest though, wild and alive.
Smoke and Ashes has a very smooth formula; it just flows onto the nail. Super easy to apply and it is so opaque, I only need one coat. I very much like this dark polish.
Below I did a manicure using the two shades. I have one coat of Smoke and Ashes on each nail, and the tip area of each I coated with Electrify. This is a dramatic manicure. I think the colors are stunning.
I also have reviews of Riveting and Luxe and Lush. I won’t be reviewing nail polish as often as I’ve been doing the past month, but my addiction is as bad as ever. The supplier to my addiction is still Digital Traincase. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, everyone!