Sunday, October 28, 2012

China Glaze Cast A Spell

I've got one of my two picks from China Glaze's Awakening Collection to share with you today. Cast A Spell is a black base rich with antiqued gold shimmer. I knew I already had a couple polishes similar to this one (as detailed below), but I couldn't help myself!




The formula on Cast A Spell is flawless and covers in two coats. I love that while this polish has a black base, it doesn't look like one of those pesky near-black polishes. The gold shimmer really shines through and lights up the base beautifully.

Cast A Spell has been mentioned as a possible dupe for another CG polish, Wagon Trail, and while they definitely have similarities, they aren't dupes. The shimmer in Cast A Spell is chunkier and looks more like glitter pieces, whereas Wagon Trail is more of a traditional, more finely-grained shimmer, if that makes any sense. Cast A Spell also reminds me of Rainbow Honey Oni. Oni is a deep brown base and has a dash of purple shimmer in the mix that Cast A Spell doesn't have, but the two share that chunkier shimmer and have kind of the same vibe to them. While Cast A Spell isn't a dupe for either Oni or Wagon Trail, if you have one of those two, then I'd say you don't need Cast A Spell unless you are really into dark-based gold shimmers.

21 comments:

  1. I just got this one a few weeks back, I should wear it)) Too bad Halloween in Australia is in the spring, so I'm not really feeling into the dark colors right now LOL

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    1. I had no idea Australia celebrated at a different time, how interesting! I don't blame you for not being in the spirit yet. :)

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  2. Ugh I wish I could find this somewhere near me :(

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    1. It seems like a lot of people can't find this collection. I've only seen it at Trade Secret, when I bought it.

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  3. It is pretty, but I didn't buy it because I know I have a similar polish somewhere in my stash! :)

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    1. I totally have dupes or near-dupes and I knew it. I couldn't resist though!

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  4. LOVE THIS. It's actually the next polish I'm swatching. Can't wait!

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    1. Excited to read your thoughts on it!

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  5. This one is a lot nicer than I was expecting! Great photos.

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  6. Ugh, I didn't get this one...now I want it >.<

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    1. At least you have several dupe options if you can't find this one. :)

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  7. GORGEOUS! is it bad that I have all three of the polishes you mentioned..? i have a weakness.

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    1. Hahaha, it's cool, I have them all too...AND L'Oreal Owl's Night which I'm betting is super similar too. We share the same addiction!

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