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 :)
|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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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 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 :)