Friday, July 16, 2010

China Glaze Awakening Collection for Halloween 2010

Halloween is one of my favorite things ever so I'm always super excited when Halloween-themed things come out... I have Halloween socks, Halloween nail art decals, Halloween lipstick, Halloween t-shirts, Halloween washcloths, sheets and shower curtains, Halloween dishes, Halloween candles.... you get the idea, right? Of course Halloween nail polish gets me giddy.

These brand new China Glaze Halloween polishes that just arrived on my doorstep totally brightened my day... take a look at the Halloween awesomeness:


Ick-A-Bod-Y. Not sure I quite get the name. I get Ichabod, like Ichabod Crane, but Ick-A-Bod-Y? Like... gross, ick, body? Zombie/corpse reference? Just being cute? Doesn't matter, this polish could be named Poop-On-A-Stick and I'd still love it. It's bright shiny orange glitter suspended in a dark smoky yellowy-green jelly base. The glitter is very dense so you don't need to layer this. The green base is a really nice surprise, too. It's not noticeable from a distance, but up close you can see the deep murky green peeking out from in between glitter particles. Very awesome. A+, China Glaze! As soon as I'm done with this post, this is becoming my new mani.


Mummy May I? Cute name!! Maybe OPI should take a hint from China Glaze... Mummy May I is a much cuter and less groan-inducing name than "Tattoo You Want Candy?" ... so... anyway... the polish... It's a bright pink/purple/fuchsia glitter in a dark purple jelly base. When you apply the first coat you can definitely see that the base is a deep, dark purple but on the second coat it just looks black. Maybe black with a hint of purple tint. Softer looking than straight black. And... a little Bad Romance-y, no?


Zombie Zest. YES!!! A zombie-themed polish!! I think this is my first... my first zombie themed polish. I have a bit of an obsession with zombies... so... pretty awesome. This is a murky, swampy, decayed-looking green jelly with lots of iridescent glittery reflective flecks of shimmer/glitter. It's yellow-based but has flickers of blue, moss, olive, gold and a little bit of orange at the right angle. Perfect Halloween color if you ask me... Is it a "rotten kind of cute"?


I was wearing SpaRitual Optical Illusion when these arrived and it immediately struck me that Zombie Zest and Optical Illusion seemed really, really similar, so I did a side-by-side to compare:


Now... honestly... can you tell which is which? Cause I can't. Take a guess! Give up? It's:

Index and ring finger are China Glaze Zombie Zest.
Middle and pinkie finger are SpaRitual Optical Illusion.

Three coats of each. I'm going to go ahead and declare these 'dupes'. Identical. They don't look the same in the bottle to me but they sure look the same on the nail. Which should be good news for a lot of people since China Glaze is a lot less expensive, much easier to find and has a way better formula.

The formula on these was decent. A little bit runny, but not unmanageable. I did three coats of each but only Zombie Zest needed a third coat. The glitter in Mummy May I and Ick-A-Bod-Y are a little bumpy so you will want a nice thick topcoat. I have not tested the dry time, but I'm about to do a manicure with Ick-A-Bod-Y so I'll edit this when I find out what it's like.

Super awesome set of polishes. I'm a happy Scrangie right now.

China Glaze also sent along their Breast Cancer Awareness October collection of pinks which I have swatched, I'll post them later this week if anyone is interested!

(These were sent to me for review.)

59 comments:

  1. Oh. My. God. I NEED this collection! The colors look sooooo awesome! I really hope I can get my hands on these since they're limited for international sales..

    Thanks for swatching these!

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  2. Awesome! I'm a great zombie fan myself and I lova that now we have a zombie-themed nail polish! Although it's not really my color, but who cares, right?! =D
    Oh and Mummy May I and Ick-a-Bod-y are great! Glitter, hmmm!!!

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  3. Oh, and btw... "Awakening"! Now I get it! Mummy, zombies, awakening...! =D

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  4. Oh Lord...these are AWESOME! Do you know when they're coming out? I too go gaga over Halloween polishes. DH LOVES Halloween...you should see out house in October. My first son was even BORN on Halloween...very fitting for our family.
    Thanks for posting!

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  5. I am so excited for these! Never thought we'd have swatches THIS early either!
    Zombie Zest is definitely on my want list!

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  6. I love all of these! I'm loving your shorter nail length too.

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  7. Super big thanks to those swatches AND the comparison, love! <3

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  8. you always have the best pics! gawwwjussssss *drooool* i hope i can find these when they come out ^.^

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  9. ooh these are pretty! I love the purple the most (not just cuz of the cute name haha)

    thank u for the swatches! can u please do the breast cancer awareness ones too! so excited to see those =]

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  10. Man, this collection really looks like one I'm looking forward to! Yay!
    I wonder how close Ick-a-body is to Fortune Teller. Maybe more glitter?
    Different toned orange?

    Still, I want this set.
    I feel the jones!!!!

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  11. I'm interested in anything that you swatch. You make everything LOOK good! Thanks for saving me $$$ by making me not NEED Optical Illusion.

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  12. Great swatches! I was a little concerned about the colors when I only saw pictures of the bottles.. but I'm definitely considering them now! I just got 5 of the Vintage Vixen collection delivered today.

    Please please do the breast cancer awareness swatches!

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  13. Yeah, ok, I want all 3 of them.

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  14. Yes, I need poop-on-a-stick ehmmm Ick-a-bod-y!!!

    I love all 3 of them!!!

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  15. Thanks so much for the swift swappage! I love these - even the purple. I have the Sparitual, but I'm getting Zombie Zest anyway. It just is so fabulous!!

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  16. Okay, now let's see them mattified like last year! ;)

    Thanks for the awesome swatches as usual! Now I can cross Optical Illusion off of my lemming list and wait for this to hit Sally's.

    If you get the Orly Cosmix set to review can you compare the following, please?
    (Orly It's Not Rocket Science + ChG Zombie Zest or SR Optical Illusion)
    (Orly Haley's Comet + Zoya Charla or OPI CMIYN)
    (Orly Lunar Eclipse + SH HD Laser + OPI DS Magic)

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  17. Oh I love Zombie Zest!!!! (L)

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  18. Awesome pics as always, Scrangie! I can't wait for these! And I'm so glad ZZ is a dupe for that SpaRitual...I've been lemming OI so bad and now I won't need it :-)

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  19. I love them since first press release and your swatches confirmed that I MUST have them!

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  20. You're right, Zombie Zest and Optical Illusion look alike! Great swatches, thanks for swatching these so quickly. (:

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  21. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw Zombie Zest and liked it and then went (in my head) that's just like SpaRitual Optical Illusion, which I have. Both very lovely. :)

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  22. Love Halloween! I wish it were Oct. right now!

    Please show us the pinks! I love pink NP!

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  23. OMG I LOVE THIS!

    they are all awesome I totally need them!!

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  24. oh man. i think i might get all of these. they're so pretty. are they out for sale now? if so, what site? i usually go to head2toe but i didn't see this collection there...

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  25. I have Spa Ritual Optical Illusion too and it didn't occur to me that these would be dupes! DAMNIT! They both rock and ZOMBIE ZEST is a frickin' awesome name. *sigh* oh well.
    Ick-A-Bod-Y is probably a cute little ring off Icabod Crane. It's cute! It's gorgeous.

    Great collection.

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  26. Yes! Please post the pinks for breast cancer awareness!

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  27. Zombie Zest will be mine! Ick-a-Bod-y looks like a winner, too, if it isn't too dupey to Fortune Teller! I'm jealous you have these to wear right now!!!

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  28. Aaah I'm dying! I let my Sallys card expire, time to renew (^-^*)

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  29. WOO, of course you have the first swatches I've seen of these! This set has been calling my name since I saw the promo pics :D Mummy May I is awesome, even if the purple base ends up looking black. I never did hop on the Fortune Teller train but Ich-A-Body looks so cool! And Zombie Zest is an awesome gruesome green. GAH I can't wait to get these!!

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  30. WoooW!! I'm totally getting this collection!! Wonderful swatches as always, thank you;-)

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  31. WANTS! They're all frakking amazing!

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  32. Those look so fun! I will definitely need to get at least one color for October :)

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  33. OK, Zombie Zest is THE polish I've been waiting for!!

    Thank you Scrangie!

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  34. Wow, Wow, Wow. I NEED these, which is saying something because they'll be the first China Glaze I've ever bought.

    Do you know when they're coming out/if they're out? Must. Have.

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  35. I really need the zombie one, it looks perfect!

    Oh and I'd love to see the pink swatches if you have time!

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  36. Oh, I need the zombie one, it looks great!

    And I'd really like to see the pink swatches if you have time!

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  37. I would rise from the dead for these! OMG...They are all Spook-tacular!!!

    Seriously, someone WILL get hurt if I can't get these.

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  38. I wonder if one of the new orly fall polishes is also a dupe for zombie zest...

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  39. OMG these look AWESOME!! I need thee so badly.. Thank you so much for the swatches =)

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  40. I have to get the whole collection. I don't think I could even pick a favorite they all look amazing!

    I wouldn't mind seeing swatches of the new pinks. Every once in a while I find a pink I like.

    Thanks, Scrangie!

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  41. These are awesome...when do they come out in stores??? And where? Sign me up, haha

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  42. I'm a hypocrite... I loved Optical Illusion the first time I saw it, but I don't really like the green ChG. Go figure...

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  43. Wahoo!! I NEED Mummy May I! I hope I can get my hands on them when they come out!

    I would LOVE to see the swatches of the new pinks!

    Thanks for the amazing swatches!

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  44. As soon as I saw Mummy May I?, I thought - wow! That looks a lot like Bad Romance. Guess black w/ purple glitter is the color of the moment. Love the Zombie Zest. Great name. Great color.

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  45. These colors scare me!LOL! Especially your description of Ickabod-y. I might be grossed out by it. I like the other two colors fine though!

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  46. I love Halloween too! I think I might get Mummy May I.

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  47. Holy freaking crap, I need all three! Gorgeous! I LOVE Halloween!

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  48. I am definitely getting all three of these!

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  49. I LOVE this collection but I would also love to see the pinks for the Breast Cancer Awareness week!

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  50. I LOVE these so much, you don't even know <3.
    I have been obsessed with Halloween since I was tiny. My friend and I used to start a countdown to Halloween as much as 90 days ahead of time.
    I'll probably buy back-ups of Zombie Zest and Ick-A-Bod-Y!

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  51. LOVE! I'm so freakin' excited about Zombie Zest!!!

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  52. Zombie Zest is my favourite of the bunch. Can't wait for these to be released! You can always expect China Glaze to put themselves out there there and take more colour risks. Love that about them.

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  53. These are awesome, I cant wait!!!!!

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  54. Any idea of when these are going to be available?

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  55. I think I might have to get all of these. At the very least the first one I'll have to get to wear on halloween!

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  56. I'm definitely going to try to get one or more of these for my best friend, they seen right up her Nightmare-before-Christmas loving alley. I like the purple for myself though!

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