Backlog Post! China Glaze On Safari Collection – Better Late Than Never! | Photos and Review

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!

Britni Rose

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OFFICIAL: China Glaze Announces Its On Safari Collection for Fall 2012!

UNTAMED COLOUR AWAITS YOU

China Glaze® Introduces 12 New Crèmes and Glitters for Fall 2012

Los Angeles, CA – (May 2012): China Glaze® nail lacquer invites you to take an exotic expedition with its Fall 2012 collection, On Safari. Be captivated by the earthy tones, rich plums and celestial sparkles that make up this adventurous assortment of polishes.

The China Glaze® On Safari features 10 rich crèmes and two glitters including:

  • Kalahari Kiss | Light sand brown
  • I’m Not Lion | Glistening gold and multi-color glitter
  • Call of the Wild | Beautiful chocolate brown-dark cherry blend
  • Adventure Red-y | Vivid red
  • Desert Sun | Delicious caramel
  • I Herd That | Brilliant copper glitter
  • Man Hunt | Bold cobalt blue
  • Exotic Encounters | Lush green crème with blue undertones
  • Elephant Walk | Cool graphite grey
  • Jungle Queen | Smoky violet
  • Purr-fect Plum | Bold burgundy
  • Prey Tell | Daringly dark red

Adventure Red-y

Call of the Wild
Desert Sun
Elephant Walk
Exotic Encounter
I Herd That

I’m Not Lion

Jungle Queen

Kalahari Kiss

Man Hunt

Prey Tell

Purr-fect Plum

On Safari is also available in:

  • 6-piece “Native” Collection: Man Hunt, Exotic Encounters, Elephant Walk, Jungle Queen, Purr-fect Plum and Prey Tell
  • 6-piece “Tourist” Collection: Kalahari Kiss, I’m Not Lion, Call of the Wild, Adventure Red-y, Desert Sun and I Herd That
  • 12-piece counter display

The China Glaze® On Safari collection will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in July 2012.  Individual polishes retail for $7 MSRP; the 6-piece sets retail for $42 MSRP.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

My Thoughts: I’m so so so excited for this collection. I need Kalahari Kiss, Desert Sun, Man Hunt, Exotic Encounters, and Elephant Walk. I may be interested in the glitters, if they’re opaque. Even the reds and purples in this collection look hot! I’m so excited, I can’t wait!

xoxo

Britni Rose