China Glaze Awakening Collection: Nails to Drive the Ghouls Crazy for Fall 2010

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China Glaze Awakening

What it do, ghoul-friend? I’m guessing I’m probably not alone in feeling like Halloween’s about a billion light years away right now, but if you’re one of those always-planning-early types (or maybe every day feels like All Hallows’ Eve to you?), peep the three new colors of China Glaze’s upcoming Awakening collection.


Color me a kid from the ’80s, but dayum these colors remind me of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. I was eight years old the first time I saw it and got zilch sleep for two weeks. Every time I’d close my eyes I’d see MJ’s glistening in the dark.

Zombie Zest, a dark green jelly base packed with green and gold glitter and my favorite color out of the three, looks like a nail polish version of those haunting peepers. Childhood scarring aside, I think it also looks kinda like sparkly baby poo. Both describe the color equally well.

The other two shades, Ick-a-body (a brownish green jelly base with burnt orange glitter) and Mummy May I (a purplish black jelly with purple glitter), are a lot of fun, too, especially if you like monstrous colors.

In each of these pics I’m wearing three coats.

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Zombie Zest

china glaze awakening ick-a-body

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Mummy May I


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I’m still trying to track down an official release date, but it’s rumored to be rolling onto beauty shelves in September. China Glaze polishes go for about $6, so that would place the Awakening set (which also comes with a bottle of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat) at around $24, give or take. I’ll let you know when I get more info.

In the meantime, what do ya think? Do these shades make you wanna get your Frankenstein freak on, or are they just too out there for you?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Martha says:

    I am liking Ichabody, the others might not be for me.
    .-= Martha’s last blog post… Blog Sale =-.

  2. Phyrra says:

    I really like the purple. The orange reminds me of the one from last year that I picked up, can’t recall the name. I hate the idea of wearing 3 coats though! Ick! Might be one of those polishes where its best to put down 1 coat of black, then 1 of the sparkly.
    .-= Phyrra’s last blog post… Flirty Lashes =-.

  3. Amber says:

    These look cool in the bottles but actually on they look kind of…gross? I think I’m just not a big fan of jelly or chunky glitter. But I could see wearing one for a Halloween party!
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… Dragon boats =-.

  4. Madelynn says:

    This is so classic Halloween, I might die. Full of JOY. :]

  5. Ninjagato says:

    I’m with Amber. They look cool in the bottles but don’t do anything for me when painted on.
    BTW Wet and Wild has a perfect dupe for the purple one.

  6. amy says:

    Zombie Zest is my favourite of the bunch.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Summer of Love with The Body Shop Love ETC eau de Parfume =-.

  7. Kylie says:

    I’m not gonna lie…. that sparkly baby poo one is calling to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Agnes says:

    Love the purple one ๐Ÿ™‚ the orange one however, does remind me of halloween!!
    .-= Agnes’s last blog post… White Flowers on Blue NOTD Tutorial =-.

  9. Rachel says:

    wow, ick-a-body is absolutely perfect for halloween! the purple one is lovely, but i have something similar to i’ll pass :]

  10. Jackie says:

    Oh man. I am loving those colors. Halloween is my favorite holiday (I actually stock up on Halloween decorations every year for normal house decorations lol). So these nail polish shades are right up my alley. Super excited to get my hands on these!!!!
    .-= Jackie’s last blog post… Sneak Peek MAC Nail Trend F-W 2010 for Fall 2010 =-.

  11. Liz says:

    Love em all. They all bring to mind ghostly, ghouly, Halloween times, but also stand on their own as just awesome colors and girly glitter that should end up working year-round. Or maybe I just like glitter way too much…
    .-= Liz’s last blog post… Video- Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound – Janessa Sais Quoi =-.

  12. DonnaN says:

    I’m so DONE with summer, so bring on FALL and these Halloween-ish polishes are just the ticket!! I love Mummy May I and Zombie Zest!!

  13. Nina says:

    I like the green and purple ones … the brown is a bit chunky for me.

    The Purple reminds me of a MAC eyeshadow … Young Punk! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Erin says:

    These polishes were clearly made for me LOL. I love weird colors, Halloween, and glitter. All three will be mine!
    .-= Erin’s last blog post… China Glaze Fight Like a Woman Preview =-.

  15. These look fun.!! I am not the hugest fan of glitter nail laquer myself – but to anyone that is I think that the green and the orange/brown are really cool and sparkly – the purple seems a bit too blackish. Nice post!- very interesting product.

  16. Jessica says:

    I kinda like the colors….but I’m too OCD to deal with big glitter. All I’ll do is wonder why that nail doesn’t have as much glitter as the one next to it. LOL!

  17. Storm says:

    I am in LOVE with Zombie Zest. It makes me think of sticking my fingers in slime and walking around screaming for flesh of the living. And I don’t think of it as “baby poo green.” Babies don’t poo glitter! ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Lucy says:

    I love these three shades! Can’t wait to get them. I love anything with glitter in it. I missed the polish that Phyrra is talking about so Ick-a- Body will be a great substitute.

  19. Marina says:

    LOL baby poo ๐Ÿ˜€ i’m digging Mummy May I (heh what a name!) but i wonder if the glitter makes it bumpy? and all of those look hard to remove.

  20. Nicole O. says:

    WOW, I’m really loving all 3, but Ick-A-Body & Mummy May I are sooo nice!

    How do you think these would look w/ a matte top coat?
    .-= Nicole O.’s last blog post… saucyfbaby- http-saucyfbabytumblrcom =-.

  21. shugal says:

    Me Likey!!! I can hardly wait!!!

  22. Nikki says:

    I LOVE them! Halloween is my favorite holiday so these just set the mood! Purple is my absolute fav but I think I’d wear the orange ON Halloween.

  23. Danielle says:

    “sparkly baby poo” – LOL!

    But unfortunately I’m not that impressed with the color itself.

  24. o0Stacey0o says:

    Wow “Mummy May I” is SUPER CLOSE to Deborah Lippmann’s “Bad Romance”, for less then half the price. Only difference is the sparkle size. “Ick-a-body” too is super close to Lippmann’s “Super Star” leaning more towards the brighter burnt orange side. Whole collection rocks. <3

  25. Ditte K. says:

    I will definetely be looking out for zombie zest when it makes it to my fave online shop ๐Ÿ™‚ (Since CG does not retail in Denmark)

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