Monday, October 18, 2010

Blackened Zombie

Hi ladies,

Today I have China Glaze - Zombie Zest over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Black Out. I applied one coat of Black Out and 2 coats of Zombie Zest.

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Sally Hansen, Black Out - this polish applied smoothly and opaque in one coat. I like how you can control the opaqueness on this one. I applied one thick coat and it was dark enough for me to apply the next polish on top without being too translucent. You can also build this up with 2 thinner coats.

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China Glaze, Zombie Zest - I love this polish! Although I didn't try it alone, I would estimate needed 3 to 4 coats to get this fully opaque. This is a jelly-ish formula with duo-chrome flecks applied well and dried quickly in between coats.

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I would say the coloured flecks change between, olive green, gold/yellow and turquoise. The base colour is a yelly olive green. Zombie Zest is so awesome! It's a dupe for Orly Cosmics Collection's It's Not Rocket Science which are also duo-chromed flecked polishes. Indoors and direct sunlight you get a shimmery look, but in the natural daylight and shade, wow, every little fleck is so pretty over black and the multicolored flecks really shine.

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wish sunlight

natural daylight - close up

So far I have worn this colour for 6 days with no topcoat, pretty impressive! I experienced minor tip wear on my typing fingers. Today I have started to see some slight chips on my thumbs, this is usually where I start to get chips first.

Final Thought
Overall I love these colours together, I think the black really makes the duo-chrome in Zombie Zest show more than if I were to build it up on it's own. I love this colour so much I have been wearing it for almost a full week! I wish that the other 2 polishes in the Halloween collection were flecked also.

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Over all Rating - Zombie Zest
Application: 4.5/5
Colour: 5/5
Wear: 5/5

Which colour is your favorite from China Glaze's Awakening Collection?


  1. Ooooer this is so pretty. I need this one and Ick-a-Bod-Y. <3

  2. Gorgeous! I can't wait to get this one.

  3. That looks great over black!! I never picked this one up, but now I wish I had. I have Mummy May I (purple).

  4. I wouldnt of thought of layering this! love it!

  5. JQ - thanks :) I think I may need to get the rest of the colection also ;)

    Zara - get it!! you'll love it :)

    Megan - i was going to get Mummy May I, but got the Wet and Wild dupe-ish colour instead, I think it's called on the prowl? i am sill considering getting the China Glaze though.

    Toesthattwinkle - thanks :) I want to try layering it over a deep blue or green next time.

  6. I like this! I don't own any polishes of the Awakening collection, I would love to have it :( I want this one really bad!

  7. Lois - this one is definitley the stand out of the collection for me (even though it is a dupe for Orly - It's not rocket science).


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