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The ALU Archives – China Glaze C-C-Courage

The ALU Archives focuses on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.

You asked for HTF’s well you’re gonna get them. Thank you to everyone who voted in the poll last week. An overwhelming majority of you want to see some of my favorite discontinued polishes pop up in the Archives. For those of you that weren’t a fan of the idea, not to worry, you’ll still get plenty of available shades to ogle.

I decided to kick off the DC’d Archives with China Glaze C-C-Courage. Check it out after the jump!


C-C-Courage was released as part of the Wizard of Ooh Ahz collection. With Wizard of Oz themed names and colors the collection also included Cowardly Lyin’, Dorothy Who?, Good Witch?, The Ten Man and the lone core collection survivor Ruby Pumps. I owned Good Witch? at one point thanks to a special MUA friend but I decided she belonged with the queen of all things pink, NikkNack.

My WOOA shades (pictured above): C-c-courage, Cowardly Lyin’ and Dorothy Who?

It’s the multi-sized glitter in these polishes that make them special. C-C-Courage has tonal shimmer and silvery light purple glitter trapped in a semi-sheer grape hued base. Though don’t let semi-sheer scare you off. This one is totally opaque in 2-3 coats. It does dry a bit flat and satiny so I am showing it with a glossy top coat.

Now because this collection was released prior to AII Beauty acquiring the brand, the formulas were lost. But I have it on good authority that China Glaze has been working on re-creating the colors so if you would like to see these beauties make a triumphant return, let them know. Leave a comment here or email them directly through the contact form on the China Glaze site.

Have any of you run across the Wizard of Ooh Ahz collection? Do you own any of the shades? What do you think of C-C-Courage.

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  1. Jenny says:

    This stuff is gorgeous, or at least looks it. China Glaze is hard to come by on my side of the pond …

    I write, though, to say that if you like this, you might also find Barry M's glitter nail varnishes appealing. http://www.barrym.com/products/product.asp?id=89 doesn't show all the colours I found available last time I looked for them – as well as the red glitter and the "silver sea" blue that that page shows, I have a bright, Christmassy green glitter that goes on very much like this C-C-Courage appears to, only is green. And I think you'd love it.

  2. Mimi says:

    I want C-C-C-Courage so bad :( Its beautiful!

  3. Chrissy says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these with us – if China Glaze does re-create these I am sooooo in line to get a set!

  4. Lacquer Laine says:

    i would definitely, DEFINITELY love to see them make a return!

  5. Miss Anthrope says:

    I need them to make this again.

  6. Nessa says:

    I would love to see these! Especially Dorothy Who?!

  7. Phyrra says:

    I would love to see the colors re-created!
    I do love Ruby Pumps and Emerald Sparkle.

  8. Csarah718 says:

    Dearest China Glaze, please bring back your Wizard of Oh Ahz collection. The nail fanatic community would appreciate it and buy immediatetly. Keep up the great work otherwise!!!! I <3 China Glaze. Sincerely Sarah PS Also bring back The Glass Slipper collection and the Tequila Toes collections and any other HTF that we need. Thank you!

  9. kelliegonzo says:

    i just wanted to let you know how much i love your blog michelle :) congrats again on your RBL color

  10. MoLo says:

    I would LOVE it if China Glaze re-released Dorothy Who?…it's been on my wish list for a long time

  11. goldenmeans says:

    ah, I have had Dorothy Who? for several years but have been too scared/stingy to use it yet! bad me :) I just look at it sometimes sitting happily in it's bottle. i'd love for China Glaze to release these again!!

  12. Susie says:

    I would buy the whole collection if it was re-released!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Michelle, you've introduced me to the nail board and whenever I see Dorothy Who?'s on there I cry :[ Its so beautiful. I like C-C-Courage too and I will like to see the collection make a comeback.

  14. SF Makeup Junkie says:

    It would be awesome to see this collection come back loud and proud! I have Ruby Pumps and is a main stay in my nail polish collection.

  15. avroys says:

    I would love it if C-C-Courage would be re-released1 I can finally buy China Glaze in my country after many years of missing out on gorgeous colours.

  16. jaimehwkns says:

    I'd love to see this collection re-released! Love them!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Oh please bring them back.

  18. Ava says:

    I emailed China Glaze as per your suggestion, and they actually replied! They said that YES, they ARE RE-RELEASING the Wizard of Ooh-Ahz collection in Spring 2010!!! Yay!!!

  19. Julie S. says:

    I have been a Nail Tech for 20yrs. I bought these when they first came out. These are the most beautiful glitters I have ever used!! I still have some. I really want to see China Glaze come out with this collection again.I will buy up as much as I can! lol They also had a Chrome Classics collection that was awesome. I've got my fingers crossed that China Glaze will do these collections again. BTW…great site!

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