Monday, July 30, 2012

China Glaze "On Safari" Swatches!

Hey guys! Today I wanted to share the 5 polishes I picked up from China Glaze's fall line, "On Safari". I liked a lot of the colors in the collection, but I only felt I needed five, since I wasn't head over heels for a couple and a few looked similar to shades I already own! The name of the collection, "On Safari", is what truly sold me on the polishes!

The formula of these is pretty good. A couple were on the thick side, but that's to be expected with China Glaze. I applied 2 coats for each photo below. I used a base coat only.

Here's a shot of all the colors :)

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China Glaze "On Safari" Collection
From left to right: Man Hunt, Purr-fect Plum, Exotic Encounters, I'm Not Lion, Kalahari Kiss

china glaze man hunt
China Glaze Man Hunt
Man Hunt is a royal blue shade with a jelly-like finish. The formula on this color was much thinner than the rest. This was possibly the easiest to apply. I like this color because it's darker than a lot of blue shades, but isn't as dark as a navy. It's somewhere right in the middle, which seems to be perfect for fall. This may be my favorite polish of the collection.  

china glaze purr-fect plum
China Glaze Purr-fect Plum
Purr-fect Plum is a nice warm plum shade. It leans a lot more purple in person, but my camera had a hard time picking it up. This color I feel like would compliment many skin tones. It isn't too warm or too cool, just somewhere in the middle. The name Purr-fect Plum wins second best name in the collection and possibly also my second favorite of the collection!

china glaze exotic encounters
China Glaze Exotic Encounters
Exotic Encounters is a grayed-out teal color. I really enjoy this color! Like the rest of this collection, the shade is very Africa-esque. It reminds me of some of the trees you'd find there. Unfortunately this polish stained my fingers (which is why they look a little tinted in the previous photo). This is my boyfriend's favorite of the bunch :)

china glaze i'm not lion
China Glaze I'm Not Lion
I'm Not Lion is a gold and silver glitter in a clear base. In the sun, some of the glitters flash rainbow, like a holo. The name of this polish is absolutely adorable, and is my favorite of the collection. It reminds me of the Lion King for some reason. I enjoyed that movie a lot as a child and this brings back memories of Simba & Nala. 

china glaze kalahari kiss
China Glaze Kalahari Kiss
Kalahari Kiss is a golden yellow shade. Out of the five that I picked up, this is my least favorite. It isn't the most flattering against my skin-tone, but it may look better on others'. I actually bought it to go underneath I'm Not Lion. I saw the combo on ThePolishAholic and it made me buy the duo. The formula on this one was a little thick, but not unmanageable. 

china glaze i'm not lion
China Glaze Kalahari Kiss and I'm Not Lion
This is the combo of 2 coats of Kalahari Kiss with 1 coat of I'm Not Lion. I like how this combo turned out. It reminds me of a lion almost more than just I'm Not Lion on it's own. It also makes the glitter much easier to take off :P. 

Overall, I liked this collection, especially its concept. I like how China Glaze incorporated nature/animals into a collection. I didn't have an issue with the formula, so overall I was happy. The colors seem to be fall-esque, but still fun and surprisingly vibrant. Another good collection from China Glaze :)


  1. These are beautiful! I need to get over to Ulta and pick some of these babies up. I'm Not Lion is my fav!

    1. You really should! I haven't seen very many in my Ulta recently, but I'm sure they're out there somewhere :)

  2. I love I'm not lion as well. So pretty!

  3. Kalahari Kiss is gorgeous! I love it and I'm Not Lion together!!

    1. I think I'll be using Kalahari Kiss mostly for that gorgeous combo :)

  4. I love Man Hunt but I have so many blues! Finally found your blog, had to go thru a bunch of links to get here! LOL

    1. Well if you are ever in the market for another blue, this is a good one! I know what you mean with the links! Sometimes I have 3 or 4 windows open just trying to find one blog :P


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