China Glaze · Nail Polish Swatches

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Collection Fall 2015

So I’m a little late getting my post done for the new China Glaze collection, but better late than never right? 🙂 I think they are worth the wait too, if you haven’t seen other swatches yet. So let’s jump right in!

This collection consists of 12 new colors; 3 duochromes, 3 glitters, and 6 cremes.

Pondering is described as a deep amethyst duochrome. Shifting from deep amethyst to a deep green/teal, this is a color is fully opaque in 2 easy coats. Formula was easy and smooth. OTD top coat.

Gone Glamping
Gone Glamping is a gold to green duochrome. The formula on this was a bit thinner and I used 3 coats for full opacity. It’s still one of my favorites from the duochromes, so I feel the color pay off is worth it. OTD top coat.

Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever is a rose to copper duochrome. 2 easy coats for opacity. Finished off with OTD top coat.

Take a Hike
Take a Hike is a rich moss green creme. Perfect formula can easily be one coat. OTD top coat.

Let’s Dew It
Let’s Dew It is described as a multi-dimensional blue grey glitter. Shown here is 2 coats over Check out the Silver Fox. One coat of OTD top coat.

Sleeping Under the Stars
Sleeping Under the Stars is a dark blue creme with pink stardust shimmer. Great formula, could almost be a one coaster. Topped with OTD top coat.

Check Out the Silver Fox
Check Out the Silver Fox is a metallic gunmetal grey. 2 coats followed by one coat of OTD top coat.

Change your Altitude
Change your Altitude is described as a pebble greige creme. I would call this the perfect grey. Two coats topped with OTD top coat. 

Wood you Wanna?
Wood you Wanna? is a rich brown burgundy metallic. Easily the most unique color in this collection, as well as my personal favorite. 2 smooth coats with OTD top coat.

My Lodge or Yours?
My Lodge or Yours? is a natural mauve creme. Not necessarily a unique color, but definitely a beautiful one of you don’t already have one like it in your collection. Can easily be worn year round as well. 2 easy coats with OTD top coat.

Free Bear Hugs
Free Bear Hugs is a deep black red creme that dries to a high shine. Has a tendency to stain cuticles so polish carefully! This is 2 coats with OTD top coat.

S’More Fun
S’More Fun is described as an adventurous lemon lime creme. Formula was a little streaky, which isn’t overly surprising with this shade, but I worked it out in a few coats. A bold choice for a fall collection! I love it when brands throw a bold fun color into fall collections, I know I’m not the only one that needs a pop of bright color year round!

Overall I think this is a very well done collection. It doesn’t blow me out of the water, like the last couple collections have, but it’s a good solid fall collection with a little something for everyone. The majority are unique colors with very nice formulas, and only a couple ‘mehs’ in the bunch. If you love duochromes I would definitely pick those up, they are very well done and like any good duochrome can be totally transformed with a black undercoat. 
My personal favorites; Wood you Wanna?, Pondering, Cabin Fever, and Sleeping Under the Stars. I tried to narrow it down, I really did. 🙂

China Glaze is available at Ulta, Sally’s Beauty Supply, as well as fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide. Retail is $7.50 for individual colors. What do you think of this collection? Will you be planning to pick any up?

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Until next time, stay polished!

This polish was provided to me in exchange for my honest review.