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China Glaze On Safari Swatches and Giveaway

Monday, 2 July, 2012
China Glaze On Safari

China Glaze’s Fall 2012 0ffering is called On Safari. It’s chock full cremes, shimmers and glitters.

China Glaze On Safari is quite the collection – as I said, it’s full of cremes, shimmers and glitters. Even better? It’s going to be a giveaway this week. Why? Because it’s July, my birth month and my anniversary month…why not celebrate with a giveaway every week? So this first giveaway is China Glaze’s On Safari — All twelve colors!

The deadline for entry will be on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Please see the Rafflecopter widget for end time and date.

That said, let’s get down to the brass tacks, shall we?

Overall, the formulas were superb for the On Safari effort. There were a few chunky ones that needed a second coat, but generally it was in line with the formula from their Spring Electro Pop collection. The polish dried fairly fast so I didn’t have to sit and be bored while waiting – always a good thing.

Now, on to the pictures! As always, you can click on the thumbnails to see them in their original size.

China Glaze On Safari

Left to Right: Exotic Encounter – Desert Sun – Adventure Red-y – Kalahari Kiss

China Glaze On Safari

Left to Right: Exotic Encounter – Desert Sun – Adventure Red-y – Kalahari Kiss

Exotic Encounter – As some of you know, I’m a huge reader of smut and the name conjures up some kind of erotica you can find on my iPad. Sadly, this color isn’t that exotic to me. In the bottle it looks teal. In the shade shot it looks very teal, but in the sun shot below, it looks a bit more green. The picture doesn’t do this color justice.

Desert Sun – This doesn’t quite remind me of the sun in any way…more like pumpkin.

Adventure Red-y – It’s a pretty opaque red and I was surprised at how it went on like buttah with the first coat.

Kalahari Kiss – This is one of those odd shades of yellow that ends up looking a bit…buttery on me. It’s actually quite nice. It’s like the creme version of Classic Camel.

China Glaze On Safari

Left to Right: Call of the Wild – Elephant Walk – Prey Tell – Man Hunt

China Glaze On Safari

Left to Right: Call of the Wild – Elephant Walk – Prey Tell – Man Hunt

 Call of The Wild – Call of the Wild and Prey Tell are very similar, except COTW has a brown base. It’s very vampy.

Elephant Walk – This is a cool toned gray. I’m not a fan of gray colored polishes, but this has a very faint shimmer running through it. You can barely see it in the pictures, but it’s there.

Prey Tell – Prey Tell is similar to COTW, but with a red base. I was having flashbacks to Chanel’s old school Vamp…except this one is 3-Free and has a faster drying time!

Man Hunt – I’m digging this blue that went on opaque in two perfectly medium coats.

China Glaze On Safari

Left to Right: Jungle Queen – I Herd That – I’m Not Lion – Purr-Fect Plum

China Glaze On Safari

Left to Right: Jungle Queen – I Herd That – I’m Not Lion – Purr-Fect Plum

Jungle Queen – A gorgeous purple gray with this shimmer that…hey now. I’ve seen this before…I’ve included a picture below.

I Herd That – Ok, this is an awesome glitter! Two coats and it was this incredibly dense super tiny glitter that really shines in person.

I’m Not Lion – Shiny, shiny! It’s a beautiful silver glitter polish. Like IHT, it’s an incredibly dense super tiny glitter that doesn’t photograph well. In person it’s absolutely superb.

Purr-Fect Plum – A great creme that didn’t look very plum on me – more like a raspberry.

China Glaze Jungle Queen vs Chanel Paradoxal

China Glaze Jungle Queen vs Chanel Paradoxal So…can you tell which is which?

Left to Right: Jungle Queen – Paradoxal – Jungle Queen – Paradoxal

Both are a gorgeous dusty purple grey. The only real difference is that Paradoxal is a hint lighter than JQ and P has a more pronounced shimmer. If you missed/skipped Paradoxal because of the hefty price tag, this is a great alternative.

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44 Comments

  • Reply Jojo Monday, 2 July, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Please count me in!

  • Reply triceratops Monday, 2 July, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! My favourite summer activity is kayaking.

  • Reply Lauryn Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 at 12:51 am

    My favorite summer activity is staying inside in the air conditioning where the sun can’t burn away my fair skin!

    If I lived near the ocean, it would be the beach though. 🙂
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  • Reply Tara Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 at 1:16 am

    My favorite summer activity is going to the lake with my friends.

  • Reply Nail Polish Anon Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 at 1:38 am

    I’m in New Zealand and my favourite winter activity is probably skiing, and meeting up with everyone at lunchtime at the mountain cafe, having a meat pie (i love steak and cheese or mushroom, mmm) and maybe a cheeky beer!
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  • Reply Annika Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Swimming, tanning, wakeboarding. 🙂

  • Reply Katiuska Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 at 4:18 am

    AS I’m new in Australia I’ll just say what I like to do in summer. My favourite summer activity is going to my favourite beach with my best friends

  • Reply fatema Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 at 5:03 am

    my favorite summer thing is to stay at home because it’s hot like hell in Pakistan

  • Reply PassionForPolish Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Carina you are so generous having this giveaway! I love the glitters in this collection! Desert Sun and Kalahari Kiss are gorgeous shades and I have nothing like them 🙂

    I’m in Australia so my favourite winter thing to do is read a book in bed with a hot drink 🙂
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  • Reply Becca Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Sitting outside reading

  • Reply hermetic Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 at 8:06 am

    My fav summer thing to do is go to the seaside. In the city late night on a lake with beer and friends is also not that bad 😉 Great giveaway, many thanks!
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  • Reply Ana Paula Barreto Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Here where I live the seasons don’t differ much from each other, except for the winter. So I do the same thing as always in the summer. Nothing too different!

  • Reply Grace Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I love going to the pool. Or the beach, but mostly the pool.

  • Reply Claudia Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I love to stay inside with the A/C on!!!

  • Reply Kat Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 at 12:24 am

    What a beautiful giveaway! I’m not sure which of them I like best – but maybe Purr-fect Plum…

  • Reply Kat Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 at 12:24 am

    My favourite summer thing to do is have BBQs in the park!

  • Reply Luiza M Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 at 12:38 am

    My favorite thing is to go to the beach and enjoy the sea every minute :X

  • Reply Katie Gillespie Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 at 1:40 am

    My favourite summer activity is camping! :0)

  • Reply Tami McTaggart Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Hiking and picnicking 🙂

  • Reply Sarah at Starlight Radiance Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I love going to the beach!

  • Reply Irina G. Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    My favourite summer activity is going to the beach!)

  • Reply Krystal @ Uh Oh Mom! Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I love swimming in the summer
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  • Reply Jessica Owen Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Umm, my favorite summer activity is….staying inside to avoid the bright sun on my sensitive skin! I love going for evening walks, though.

  • Reply Jo Thursday, 5 July, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Hanging out at the beach, going hiking or camping!

  • Reply Trixie Dotson Thursday, 5 July, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I love swimming and lounging by the water. Any kind of water-pool, ocean, lake, river. I think rivers are probably my favorite, though.

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  • Reply Mateja Thursday, 5 July, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    My favorite summer activity is also staying inside to avoid the bright sun on my very sensitive skin (I have allergy on the sun)! 🙁

  • Reply Victoria Miller Friday, 6 July, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I love a day relaxing on the beach with some good music and a cocktail.

  • Reply Ana Cris Electric Eel Sunday, 8 July, 2012 at 3:18 am

    I love painting my nails, swimming and go out with friend.
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  • Reply Camelia Andrasescu Sunday, 8 July, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    In summer I like to swim

  • Reply csarlyn Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 3:47 am

    I love just staying home! Maybe go for window shopping but probably swimming is the most enjoyable.

  • Reply csarlyn Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 3:51 am

    I love swimming even though i cant swim!

  • Reply Steffi Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    My favorite summertime activity is staying inside where it’s cool. It’s been hotter than you can imagine here in VA!

  • Reply Colleen Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    my fav summertime activity is going to visit our families in PA and SC. When in SC the best thing is going to the beach! <3 of my life!

  • Reply Jacqueline Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    my fave summertime thing to do is sleep!!!!!!!!!! :p

  • Reply Cristina Santos Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Congrats!! 😀 My favorite thing to do in Summer is… swimming in the ocean, not in a pool! I love the scent, the freedom and the responsabilitie for myself lol :D**
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  • Reply Harri Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Going to the beach, but I don’t get to do that often….so anything that includes hanging with my peeps & food. Especially watermelon.
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  • Reply Emma Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    My favorite summer activity is going to the drive-in movie theater!! So old school and fun 😀
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  • Reply Lizzy O. Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Favorite summer time activity is either swimming or just hanging out with friends. Movies, eating out, picnic and sorts.

    I always stay in during the winter, cos I don’t like cold. lol
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  • Reply Brooke S. Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Going to the beach!

  • Reply Megan Duncan Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    My favorite summer thing to do is go for walks on the beach with my (new) husband – put my feet in, walk for miles, watch the sunset, pick up pretty things, look for crabs :D.
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  • Reply Brittany Kirby Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    My favorite summertime activity is going to the lake and feeding the ducks while my boyfriend plays ball in the water with my english mastiff 🙂 I have recently discovered a new love for kayaking!!! I now have to save up my money to buy myself a kayak!
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  • Reply MissMidnightBlue Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    My fave summer time activity is staying cool, lol

  • Reply sabrina Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Beach, followed by cool nights inside! Thank you for hosting a great giveaway 🙂
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  • Reply Tiffany G Monday, 9 July, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I love to just relax and watch movies with my family! Or go swimming.

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