China Glaze Desert Escape Collection

Happy hump day everyone! Today I have swatches of China Glaze’s Summer 2015 Desert Escape Collection.

Photo Credit: China Glaze

Photo Credit: China Glaze

This collection consists of six polishes inspired by the tones found in the vast desert landscape.

This specialty collection is limited edition and is only available for purchase through China Glaze’s newest online distributor LockAndMane. I’ll provide more details at the end of the post.

All swatches were taken indoors under Cree daylight bulbs.

“Don’t Desert Me”

Don’t Desert Me is a shimmery vibrant fuchsia. Shown here is two coats with top coat. The formula of this polish is a bit thin (as with most in this collection) so apply carefully to avoid cuticle flooding. Also, I noticed a few streaks here and there but the shimmer distracted me from them.

“Don’t Mesa with my Heart”

Don’t Mesa with my Heart is a bubblegum pink creme with a hint of lavender. Pictured is two coats with top coat. This polish has the same thin consistency as Don’t Desert Me but without the streaks. It levels really well and has a very glossy finish on it’s own. On it’s own, it looks like your standard bubblegum pink cream. When compared to other true pink cremes, you can definitely see the lavender hue.

“Rain Dance the Night Away”

Rain Dance the Night Away is a gorgeous bright and true turquoise creme. Two coats plus top coat. Definitely my favorite from the collection! While the formula is thin, it had great coverage on the first coat. This polish also levels well and has a very glossy finish.

“The Heat is On”

The Heat is On is a vibrant red-orange jelly (although it is being described as a creme). Shown here is two coats plus top coat. I was very surprised at how much coverage I got from the second coat since the first was so sheer. Although this isn’t a unique shade, it fits in with the Desert Escape theme very well.

“What’s She Dune?”

What’s She Dune? is a sandy beige creme. Shown here is two coats plus top coat. When I saw this polish I immediately thought that it could be a dupe to OPI’s My Vampire is Buff. After comparing the two, What’s She Dune? is a little darker (more sandy) than MVIB. The formula on What’s She Dune? is, in my opinion, one of the best nude formulas I’ve tried. While you still have to apply carefully, it has great coverage (especially when compared to MVIB). Again not unique but very desert-y.

“Meet Me in the Mirage”

Last up is Meet Me in the Mirage – a medium rose gold metallic.  Two coats plus top coat. I found that this polish applied the best out of the six. Despite the fact that it’s a metallic polish, I had very few streaks. The only draw back would be that upon removing this polish, I had micro glitter everywhere.

Overall Thoughts

While these shades aren’t necessarily unique in terms of color, they are a nice addition to China Glaze’s Summer 2015 Collection. Formulas on all were thin (as expected for China Glaze) but applied nicely. I was able to get complete opacity with all polishes in two coats which makes me one happy swatcher! Color scheme is great with a few bright summer colors and a couple more toned down desert colors. My favorites would be Rain Dance the Night Away, Meet Me in the Mirage, and What’s She Dune?.

This specialty collection is available for purchase now. You can find this whole collection only on LockAndMane here.

Sally Beauty stores will only carry select nail art kits but not individual polishes.

The two nail art kits will have:

Art You Looking Tribal: Includes three lacquers and a black Stripe Rite nail art liner

Fringe with Benefits: Includes three lacquers and a set of temporary tattoos

These polishes were provided for my honest review.

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