China Glaze Awakening

Duochrome, oh duochrome, how I love a duochrome.  I found a bottle of China Glaze’s Awakening at my local Sally’s this weekend and was totally charmed by its rosy-golden shift.  I brought it home and realized that buried in the shifting color I could see a near-dupe of Orly’s Glitz, a warm yellow gold, and China Glaze’s Purr-fect Plum, a rich reddened purple from the recent On Safari collection.  So of course I did another double-stamp.

After two coats of Awakening I stamped with a flower etch from one of my Bundle Monster plates, first with Glitz, and then again with Purr-fect Plum.  I didn’t try to line the patterns up too closely, and in the end I think the effect is nice.  It looks almost like a gradient to gold at the tips with the plum stamp over the top.  I keep thinking it looks like a sunrise.  How poetic!

It’s a difficult color to photograph, and we’ve had no sun lately.  So here is an assortment of shots from around my office.

Awakening 2

2 coats of CG Awakening, stamped with ORLY Glitz and CG Purr-fect Plum. Topped with Sally Hansen Diamond Shine and Seche Vite.

Awakening 3

China Glaze Awakening 1


About Smapte

I crochet. I crochet a lot. My speciality is amigurumi dolls based on pop culture entertainment, such as LOST, Star Trek, Mad Men and Firefly. I also crochet beanie hats with food items on them such as pancakes, sushi, burgers, spaghetti, or whatever sounds hat-worthy. Visit me at or

Posted on September 5, 2012, in Misc and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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