7/2/12

China Glaze On Safari Collection Swatches: Part 1

Hey there!  Today I have 1/2 of the China Glaze "On Safari" collection.  This is a new Fall collection for 2012 (can you believe we are already getting into Fall stuff!?).  This half has the 2 glitters in the collection and a few of the "ugly/pretty" colors too :)

Check them out:

Here's Kalahari Kiss, a taupe-yellow-sand color:
(2 layers)


Then we have "Desert Sun", a orange-caramel type of color.  I loved how this one applied- very smooth and almost jelly like:

(2 layers)



Here is "Elephant Walk", a dusty gray-blue with shimmer (love this one!):

(2 layers)



Next is "Exotic Encounters".  This one is a deep teal-green.  It is also a b! to try and photograph.  I only got one acceptable shot for you.  It kept freaking out my camera, almost like a neon would.  Weirdness:


Now for the glitters!  "I Herd That" (ha-ha, so punny CG : / ) is a gold and copper mix of fine glitters.  It is beautiful! Pretty opaque too, and dries fairly smooth with top coat.

(3 layers plus one layer of top coat shown- this dried to a matte finish without it)


I did one layer of "I Herd That" over "Desert Sun" on my thumb and I FREAKIN' loved it!  This picture does no justice for how spectacular this really looks in person.  You need to try it.  I need to do a full manicure with this combo!

Lastly we have "I'm Not Lion". Taupey, white gold glitter with a strong holographic presence in person.  Again, this was a real pain to capture on film.  It is about 1,000 times prettier in person.  This one is even more opaque than "I Herd That":

(2 layers shown with one layer of top coat)



I did one layer of "I'm Not Lion" on top of "Kalahari Kiss" on my thumb.  Not loving it as much as the previous glitter combo above, but still kinda cool:

See those holo bits?!

I haven't decided if I need the second half of this set, which is primarily comprised of dark reds, purples, browns, and blues. ***Update, I decided that I did need the 2nd half!  You can see them here***  I do LOVE this half that I own and I believe that you need all 6 :)

Which ones are your favorites?


16 comments:

  1. I am seeing ones I must have!!

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  2. I liked all of your picks the best out of the whole collection! So beautiful!!

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  3. I picked up Man Hunt [surprise, surprise! ] and Elephant Walk the other day. The purple one is a Chanel Paradoxal dupe.

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    1. I'm on the fence for the purple one. I have the Revlon dupe for Paradoxal already, yet I feel I may need the ChG one as well!

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  4. These are all stunning colors!! I can't decide which I love the most, but I do really adore the cremes, especially!

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  5. those are my exact picks from this collection as well..love them all! but the glitters are glorious. I Herd That is the cutesttt name

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  6. I'm surprised I don't see any I have to have. And that's odd for me when it comes to a China Glaze collection. I've been in an odd mood with polish lately. Nothing has made me happy! Okay, I just looked at your swatches again. I like them better the more I see them! I'll probably end up getting some, haha.

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    1. Hahah...that's how I was then I saw them in person at Sally's (and I had a coupon) so naturally, I gave in! I'd love to see your pics if you get some!

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  7. I just received this entire collection yesterday, and after seeing your incredible swatches, I'm just dying to start playing with these beauties too! I totally love China Glaze's formula and these shades are absolutely perfect for fall...even if I'm not exactly ready to start thinking of that season just yet, lol! I'm only starting to appreciate summer for crying out loud!

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    1. OMG,I can't wait to see your pictures! Then I will know which ones I *need* from the second half :)

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  8. Wow, gorgeous collection and your nails are lovely x

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