Today I have a color that was my #1 lemming for over a year, China Glaze Out On Safari. I couldn’t find this long discontinued color anywhere online, not even on eBay for an insane amount of money. But one day not too long ago, I was looking at nail pics on Flickr,and came across a swatch of it on Lextard’s photostream. I emailed her to ask her where she got it to see if perhaps that seller hadÂ anotherÂ one. She replied back (she happened to be a reader of my blog!) and said she would send me hers because she didn’t particularly love it, and had only used it for aÂ swatchÂ once. I was shocked and amazed that someone would be that generous! IÂ triedÂ talking her out of it (not THAT hard), but she insisted. 🙂
When the package came, I was only expecting Out On Safari, and I was super duper excited about it. But she sent me over twenty-five polishes!! So amazing!
This past weekend I finally was caught up enough on seasonal collections to actually fully swatch this one, and it’sÂ everythingÂ I expected and more. But it didn’t start out that way. With the first two coats I was a little underwhelmed and kinda bummed out that maybe my fantasy outlived reality. But by the third coat the color got so opaque and deep, I fell in love, and it wound up being exactly as I had imagined. Check it out!
Even if you don’t have an obsession withÂ khaki/olive greens like I do, you must like this, right? For me it’s just a perfect combination of green, khaki and shimmer. And it suits my skin tone perfectly as well. This has now taken over as my #1 favorite green, as I was hoping it would!Â
China Glaze, if you are reading this, you seriously need to bring this color back! SOOO many people love greens, and this one is really unique. I don’t know of any dupes to it (or I would have already owned them)!
Sorry if I now have you lusting after this elusive beauty, but she just couldn’t not be shown!. 🙂 Thanks Alexa!!