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Sunday, 9 October 2011

China Glaze Zombie Zest

Hello gentle readers.

I am in the mood to get all Hallowe'en on my nails so I have begun trotting out my spookier polishes. And my first spooky is from last year's China Glaze Awakening Hallowe'en collection. I wanted these polishes so bad! when they were released last Fall and I didn't get them, then. I found this polish on clearance at my local Sally's then recently ordered the other two in the collection from Amazon. I am so happy that I got these polishes and I was able to fulfill a big lemming of mine.

China Glaze Zombie Zest is a murky yellow green jelly packed with the most amazing glass fleck glitter/shimmer. Glass fleck that dances and sparkles in gold, green and most amazingly... Blue! Oh yeah. You heard me right. Blue. Hellz yeah! The combination of murky and scintillation makes this polish spooky gone glam. I have to admit, I am not usually a big fan of murky but this is murky done in a way that I can and do really, really like it.

I applied three coats to get it fully opaque and topped it with Seche Vite. Unfortunately, I had some tip pull, thanks to the Seche Vite. I really should have listened to the little voice that told me to apply Revlon Fast Dry, first. But I ignored it. The tip pull isn't too horrid... I am careful to wrap my tips with all coats I apply so the tip sheering was not as bad as it could have been.

Check it out. And be sure to click these pics so that you can get an eyeful of all of the beautiful shimmah and the colours. All the beautiful colours.

 In my lightbox under my OttLight.

 Look at the blue! Guh!

 In direct sun. Yay! The sun was shining, earlier. I was able to take sunshine-y polish pics!



 Sooo sparkly, shimmery, beautiful.

In the shade. How's about that squish? I love it when polish is shimmery and sparkly and squishy. Polish trifecta win. 

China Glaze Zombie Zest is as lovely to work with as it is to look at. It applied like a dream. Smooth, silky, easy. This polish flowed off the brush and sat down right where it was placed and settled in. No running, streaking, pooling, clotting or dragging. I had so little cleanup. Just a tiny bit of fussbudget refining or perfecting in a few spots. I was able to paint nail after nail without picking up my cleanup brush. That is huge, for me! That is huge for this polish. Dry time was a little slow. Not tragically pokey... Seche Vite definitely helped speed things up. 

Do you own this polish? Love it? Please do share your impressions and feelings about this glamorous, murky beauty. If you are interesting in acquiring it, it is still easy to get your paws on. I bought mine on clearance at Sally's and it is available on many beauty e-tailer sites, too. You might find it locally in the clearance area of various stores, or on a dusty hunt, as well. It isn't rare or hard to find, so for heaven's sake, don't let anyone over charge you for it. 

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a terrific day and may your polish never bubble.  

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