So, these pictures have been lounging around my computer for a good couple of months. During all the crazy, I kept forgetting about posting these. I know, I know, I suck. Here are the swatches and review (to the best of my memory)
Adventure Red-y is a medium-dark “retro” red. It’s a red. But it’s one of my favorites. The formula is so flawless, and it’s opaque in almost one coat. So when I wear a red (which is rare) I’ll reach for this or Hey Sailor, depending on what kind of red I’m in the mood for.
Desert Sun is a dusty, muted, dark pumpkin orange. I mean real pumpkin, not neon-candy-bucket pumpkin. It’s a touch brown. Gorgeous. Love this color. Opaque in two coats, wonderful formula, on par with most of China Glaze’s polishes.
Elephant Walk is a slate grey shimmer with blue microshimmer. *sigh* This is the one I was most excited about. This is the one I haven’t really worn since swatching… Not for any reason except that I just don’t like it on me. Which is a bummer, because it really is a nice polish. Good formula and I believe it was completely opaque and even in two coats. The shimmer was nice and behaved well.
Exotic Encounters is a green leaning teal creme. Basically jungle green with a little blue in it. Opaque in two coats, but I did have slight bubbling from not waiting a little longer between coats. Really nice color, I think I’ve worn it twice, which considering my collection… is a lot.
I Herd That is a golden glitter with bronze, yellow, and holographic glitter. It’s a golden glitter bomb! This look so, so good on my nails and skin. Applied like a dream, even for a glitter. Wasn’t too hard to get off, and it wasn’t too hard to make smooth.
Jungle Queen is a muted purple, almost taupe, with wicked purple, red, and blue shimmer. Nearly opaque in one coat, though slightly uneven, as you can see on my ring finger. Apparently I missed some with that second coat… haha.
Kalahari Kiss is a yellow-tan. A traditional camel color. Really nice, I used it as a base for a giraffe manicure and it worked really, really well. The manicure itself wasn’t so hot. Kalahari Kiss was a tad more picky, I’m assuming due to the yellow pigment, and required two coats for it to be mostly even and completely opaque.
Purr-fect Plum is a dark wine color that was opaque to the naked eye in one coat, though with flash it looks uneven. Applied perfectly and a tad darker and redder than the bottle color. I actually love this color, even though I’m not a purple girl.
Well, that’s all I have to say about that. Busy day tomorrow! Good night guys!
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