Sunday, September 12, 2010

China Glaze Awaken - from the Faves


Oh China Glaze Awaken, how much do I love thee?


TONS. As one of my go-to polishes, China Glaze Awaken has never let me down. Its a one-coat-wonder, it shines like crazy, it's edgy enough to catch attention but I am also comfortable wearing it professionally (although I understand that my limits are pretty far beyond most) and it wears incredibly on me. I understand the concern that some have that it is a little too frosty for them, but I think the deep grey color saves it from being dated. As a matter of fact, this is even one of the few polishes that I have considered purchasing a backup for, and that's a stretch for me.

Are any of you Awaken fans like me? I have yet to purchase China Glaze Black Diamond, and I think it might be a darker version... does anyone know?

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11 comments:

aaminahs mom said...

i have black diamond and i really want awaken now. idk black diamond may be a darker version of this need a side by side.very pretty mani.

Jenny$1983 said...

I love this polish too! I think it was one of my first China Glaze polishes - along with Black Diamond!

To be honest, I wouldn't put them in the same category, the finishes are completely different ... I think you should get it and find out for yourself ;P Black Diamond is a pretty polish and I've found it useful to have a softer option than flat creme black - it's a pretty, sparkly soft black with shimmer that gives it depth, IMO - but I'd say it's clearly black and not charcoal or grey, or dark silver, or however else Awaken can be described. I hope this is helpful, although it's probably not :D

Angie84 said...

Awaken is in my top 20. I class it as a 'lucky polish'. It's been good to me :-)

Jamie K. said...

is this in the same base colour as Jitterbug? the finishes are definitely different right? :)

Megan Harmeyer said...

Maybe I need to see this one in person to really appreciate it because it doesn't really do anything for me. But, it looks great on you!

hallmarkjunkie said...

I just added it to my "must have" list.

extraH said...

Thanks for all of the great comments and descriptions of Black Diamond, ladies - it looks as if I officially NEED IT now. Ha!

@Jamie K - It looks as if it is, but I am not positive. In some of the swatches that I have seen, Jitterbug looks like it might be a little warmer than this one; Awaken tends to be a little cool. I could be completely wrong!

@hallmark - it deserves to be there. : ) feel free to try mine!

Lucy said...

That is pretty. I don't consider this frosty looking. I hope I have this one. I'll have to check my list.

Mickellerox said...

Let's all request a comparison post to Jitterbug! I have that one and love it, but this is gorgeous too, so I don't know if I need both of them or not yet ;)

SuperGlam said...

I just ordered this color from an e-tailer. I was hoping to use it for stamping with Konad. It's gorgeous!

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v a m p i r e said...

my god , this is so edgy love the metallic touch

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