Monday, 28 May 2012

Exotic Encounters - China Glaze On Safari Collection 2012

When I found out that the store I usually buy my polish from had the new China Glaze On Safari Collection in stock, I immediately placed an order for the two polishes that grabbed my attention the most - Exotic Encounters and I'm Not Lion. Come to think of it now, there are definitely a few more shades I want from this collection and lot of the colours have an autumn/ winter feel to them.

Exotic Encounters is like a dark teal green, definitely leaning more onto green. The formula is very opaque and with careful application, you almost wouldn't need two coats. Although this wasn't a problem at all, I found the consistency quite strange, it started out very thin and runny but by the time I got to my pinky, it became thick and goopy. It reminds me of some Barry M polishes whose formulas are also like this.

I wasn't feeling all that great today and to be honest, was also totally uninspired to do nail art or stamping so I just placed some loose hex glitter whilst the polish was still wet, to form french tips.


I have a bad feeling that this polish stains because when it pooled onto my cuticle on one of my nails, it was a pain to remove! I hope that isn't the case as I've only just recently got rid of some other staining!


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27 comments:

  1. Ohh I love this colour :-) Wil have to keep a look out for it!

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  2. Awesome! My first China Glaze nail polishes arrived today, excited to use them.

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  3. That one is a must have for me, ever since the promo images. It looks really good on you, just confirmed that I really need it.

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  4. Where do you usually buy your CG polishes from?

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    1. Either Transdesign or Nail Polish Direct.

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  5. Nice!! I can't wait til these are available everywhere:)

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  6. Wow that is such a beautiful colour! And I love what you did with the glitter pieces... I'm sorry about the formula though... I hope they aren't all like that!

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    1. The formula was strange but not really hard to work with! China Glaze is still my favourite brand of polish :)

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  7. This really does have an autumn feel to it.

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  8. I'm not impressed by this color. I hope the rest of this collection doesn't disappoint.

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    1. The collection is quite varied! I think there's something for everybody in there!

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  9. this color is soooo pretty! i love how you did the glitter french tip

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  10. Yay, they have them up early! I can't wait for mine!

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  11. Ahh this is such a pretty colour and I love the french tips, it's a nice touch.

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  12. Why did I think this collection was coming in fall of 2012? Surprised to hear that the CG summer neon collection is not in retail release yet (soon in a few days should start to hit Sallys). But really surprised to know what CG would ever have 2 strong collections release right at the same time.
    I have noting bad to say of this shade shown - only that I won't buy it as I have at least 3-5 dupes for it already. Curious to see other shades in this collection. I have only see an at distance promo photo of these polishes on their cardboard display. So Transdesign is where you got the 2 you bought?...and they have the entire collection? Heading over there to look. Maybe they have the Summer neons too?

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  13. I got all these and the summer neons from www.nailpolishdirect.co.uk. Not sure they have the entire collection but I think they do! We don't get CG in shops here! We can only buy online. I'm pretty sure the neons were released in May and the safari I to be released in June! This online store must have some sort of deal with CG distributors as they always get collections early. The same happened with Hunger games and Prismatic collections!

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  14. i like this shade. very pretty.

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  15. Lucky you to get this already!

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  16. Have you tried CND nail fresh for cleanup?
    Am off to spend more on polish now - really need to get some restraint.

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    1. I often use CND ScrubFresh to clean the surface of my nail before I apply polish. It gets rids of all the oils and impurities :)

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  17. Very pretty, the glitter goes really nicely with it too x :-)

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  18. This color reminds me of the OPI Jade is the New Black- what do you think? Regardless, it's a beauty, and your glitter tips are amazing!

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  19. Thanks for doing a post on this, I couldn't make my mind up if I liked it enough to buy it, but I think I will. :)

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