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China Glaze Awakening

There was a sale. Things happened. I got some polish. Sally's Beauty Supply, I am powerless against your charms. 


This is an old one. Near as I can tell, it came out way back in 2011. I have no idea why I didn't buy it then, but I can promise that I am regretting that decision now. This is the perfect color. Rosy, plummy, goldy, awesome...y. At a certain angle, there is a lovely orchid-like shift. This would be a great alternative to the color of the year, if you find that plain purple just doesn't work for you.




My only problem with this color is that it was a little brushstrokey. After two thin coats applied with the brush, I blotted an additional coat on to bring on the sparkle. It definitely brings the gold to the front, which I kinda like. I need eyeshadow and lipstick, and possibly blush, in this color.

10 comments:

  1. I have this color and I absolutely love it! One of my favorites!

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    1. I still cannot believe I didn't own this before. It is amazing.

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  2. Yeah.....I ended up getting 8 polishes with that sale. The good news is I spent less than $30.

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    1. I picked up 9 or 10 polishes...and spent $25. I love Sally. I wish she would marry me.

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  3. I have this color and don't think I've ever worn it. It looks really pretty on your nails !!

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  4. I picked this one up as well. So pretty.
    I was lucky and able to snag a few lemmings on clearance, and they honored the BOGO price. And I might hit up the sale one more time.. you never know what might land in my basket.

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    1. keep an eye out for the OPI Gwen Stefani collection. The website has it listed for 50% off, and my local Sally's honored that in-store.

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  5. I have a feeling Awakening is older than 2011. Pretty sure I recall wearing it in the early to mid 2000s, along with another old CG fave, "Rainstorm". Back then it was old formula and didn't dry as quickly; just bought a new bottle and it's better now. Three days of wear and no chips at all, just minor tip wear--and I'm rough on my nails. Amazing. Used with Opi pink base coat and Seche Vite.

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