China Glaze Zombie Zest

October is here and for a lot of people this means Halloween!
We don't actually celebrate Halloween here, but that's only a small detail. I love all the gore and gruesomeness that goes hand in hand with Halloween and my husband and I usually do a "really, really bad horror" movie night. One of our favorites is Dance of the dead, it's just so over the top bad, it's briljant! But I especially love all the Halloween themed polishes that come out this time of year.

Today I have a classic Halloween polish for you, I think I will follow up with just a few more and I might even get creative and try a few Halloween inspired nail arts. But for now, just a nice polish.

I always love my pretty/ugly colors, but I especially love them this time of year. They are something different than your ordinary polish and really make a statement on your nails. I have noticed that you either love pretty/ugly colors, or you hate them. I absolutely love them! (but a friend of mine keeps reffering to this polish as puke on my nails, she's crazy!)

China Glaze Zombie Zest is a murky olive green jelly packed with iridescent green, gold (and I even think I see a bit of blue in there sometimes) micro glitter... or is it shimmer... might even have some flakies in there... Oh boy, this is one hard polish to describe, I did my best, but really, you have to see this one in person.

Zombie Zest was part of the 2010 Awakaning Collection for Halloween and is, unfortunately, hard to get these days. I was lucky enough to be able to pick up a bottle, thanks to my friend Fleur. I wish I could get my hands on a back up, but no luck so far...

This is a great love for me. Definitely part of my top 10 all time favorite polishes. I absolutely love this little green monster. The formula however is a little on the thin and sheer side. It does need 3 coats to get opaque and you might have some cuticle flooding issues. Luckily it dries reasonably fast, so 3 coats is not a time consuming hassle. And the result is just gorgeous, well worth it!

3 coats Zombie Zest, 1 coat SV
My pictures don't do it justice, it's so much more alive in real life. Funny, for a Zombie polish to be more alive in real life *giggle*.

What do you think about Zombie Zest and those pretty/ugly colors?



  1. This one is really looking good on you! I really like the color!

    1. Thanks! I love it, especially in fall.

  2. What a great Halloween colour and it looks great on you!

  3. I don't have this one, but I think it's cool! I remember when it came out and I saw it in person and you're's a pretty/ugly color - lol! Because they're so hugely popular, China Glaze's Halloween collections can be hard to come by, so I'm glad your friend sent you an awesome color!

    1. I always have trouble getting the Halloween polishes, but I do my best. China Glaze has the best collections in my opinion when it comes to this particular holiday. If you can get your hands on this polish, pick it up, it's gorgeous!