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What intrigues me most about the Color Club Safari Garden collection for spring is not just some of the interesting shades, but the variance in formulas – this six-piece collection has cremes, a jelly and a pearlescent shimmer and a micro shimmer.
Let’s check out swatches!
Safari Sunset is a pretty pearly peach with golden shimmer. Like Ruby Wing’s spring collection, this polish is not a dupe for Nars Orgasm but it’s a color that reminds me of it! This is shown in two coats.
In De-Nile is a beautiful light blue creme. I love the pop of color a light blue adds to my hands. This is two coats.
Nail-Robi is a gorgeous purple creme that looks blue in my photos. I wish I could have captured the beautiful purple of this polish!!! This is two coats but this is such a highly pigmented polish you could get away with one.
Look, Don’t Tusk
Look, Don’t Tusk is an ivory creme. I like that it’s slighly off white, not a pure, bright white, but slightly muted. Shown here in two coats.
Tribe and True
Tribe and True is an army green jelly, so beautiful! I love the formula and the way the color looks as a jelly. This is shown in two coats.
Lion’s Den is a duochrome micro shimmer – it’s not glitter but the shimmer is much more pixilated (for lack of a better word!) than a normal shimmer. The color goes from a peachy champagne to gold and pink. It’s so pretty, it is my favorite of the collection!
At first glance, Lion’s Den and Safari Sunset excited me in this collection. But through swatching, I discovered the surprise that Tribe and True is a jelly, and Look Don’t Tusk is slightly off white, and the surprises converted me to a fan of this collection as a whole. Some polishes, like In De-Nile and Nail-Robi (and even probably Safari Sunset) are dupable, but the formula is nice and the collection as a whole is an interesting set.
Formula on all these was fine, typical to the type of polish it was; creme was like butter, jelly needed a second coat for opacity, for sure.
These are available on the Color Club website for $8 a piece. There’s a mini set with In De-Nile, Tribe and True, Safari Sunset and Lion’s Den for $10, too.
So what do you think? Do you like a collection with such a variety of formulas? Do any of these colors stand out to you?! I’d love to hear!
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