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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

China Glaze: It's Alive

I peeped into my local Sally's yesterday in hopes to find the new China Glaze Haunting Collection and much to my excitement, they had both sets and individual polishes. I was a bit disappointed when I noticed that "It's Alive" was not being sold individually and that it was only available in a 4-piece set. 

I have to admit that I purchased this set only because of "It's Alive". When I first  received the PR info, It's Alive immediately caught my attention and I knew I had to have it
. Anyway, long story short, I wanted It's Alive and I have It's Alive! ;) Here are a few photos.


2 Coats - No TC




I LOVE this polish! It's a murky, greenish jelly base infused with both green mirco and hex glitters. I don't have anything quite like this shade , so I'm glad to add it to my collection.

It's perfectly opaque in 2 coats, but can pass as a subtle 1 coater, depending how generous you apply.  

The only downside, G-R-I-T-T-Y! I highly recommend a thick topcoat to help create a smooth finish. Other than that, it's a beauty. When I look at my nails, for some reason, the first thing I think of is, money! It looks like money at your fingertips! ;)

The orange shade above will be swatched next, so stay tuned! :)

As always, hope this helps & happy shopping!

Do you own any polishes from the Haunting Collection? Will you be picking up It's Alive? What are your thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!

25 comments:

  1. Totally get why you think it looks like money! It's such an awesome shade. Wish I could buy this set in Europe, sigh! We get a little left out with the specialty editions.

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  2. Very Emily: It's a beauty! :) I'm sorry to hear that you have trouble finding LE CG Collections. Hopefully you can find someone to swap with or maybe you can purchase them online! xx

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  3. wonderful color, I wish there was China Glaze in my country as well :)

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  4. silvia510: Thank you, I hope you find a way to get your hands on them! *crosses fingers*

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  5. FashionFreak/Mihaela: Thanks, hun!

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  6. omgggg! i want this so bad but my dumb sallys never gets halloween collections! :{ beautiful!

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  7. I got the four pack and absolutely LOVE It's Alive. it looks amazing matted!

    Also, if you click your logo, it goes to an error page. Just letting you know:)

    If you ever want any graphics (logos, buttons etc) made, let me know!

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  8. Heh heh! I am so glad you posted this swatch. I picked up It's Alive the other day and I will be using it in a SWAMP MONSTER mani for Halloween. I am working on it tonight, I can't wait!!!! I saw how many ladies were doing a 31 day nail art challenge this month and I decided to do it on my blog, but start on October 1st so I can do all Halloween designs. It's gonna be epic. Happy Halloween Carla! I can't wait to see the orange swatch to see if I have to go back to Ulta to get it. LOL

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  9. Beanie: Awww shux, I'm so sorry to hear that you are having a difficult time finding this collection. Two of the other girls above are having the same problem. Hopefully you can purchase them online or find someone to swap with! xx

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  10. Polish Rehab: Awesome! I have them matted on my nails as we speak and I love it! Total different look! :) Thank you for letting me know about my logo, I'll def. get to that asap! xx

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  11. Awesome! Looking forward to seeing that mani & happy halloween to you too! cheers! xx

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  12. eeee so exciting! I just ordered this the other day, can only hope it's half as good in person as you've made it look!

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  13. Nail Nerd: Awesome! Glad to hear you picked it up! Trust me, it's even better in person! xx

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  14. My mani last week was It's Alive with 3 coats of Ghoulish Glow and 1 coat of top coat. the GG smoothed out the grit and made it even more murky (and GITD!!)

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  15. I bought it separately online. I don't like any of the rest of the set. This one is AMAZING though <3

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  16. This green is INSANEEE. I must have it! x

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  17. Melissa Birch: Awesome! I'll have to try that asap! Thank you!

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  18. thenailaholic: Awesome! Agreed, It's Alive was the only reason I bought this set! =P

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  19. Amyteee: It is totally insane! It's even better in person ;) I hope you can get your hands on it!

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  20. I always love china glazes holiday collections, this green is gorgeous. Thanks for posting it :)

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  21. tracey: I agree, I also look forward to all their Holiday Collections! Or for any collection of that matter lol! You're very welcome and thanks for dropping by! :) xx

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  22. i actually got this collection, I thought i would hate the green, but i tried it because it was sparkly. It totally won me over. I love wearing it now, and can't stop staring at my hands when its on.

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