China Glaze Fall 2015: The Great Outdoors Swatches And Review

China Glaze The Great Outdoors

Disclosure: Contains press samples

I’ll admit it:  I’m not the outdoorsy, adventurous type.  I prefer to stay indoors where it stays dry and I can control the temperature.  I’ve been camping only once and it ended up with a male friend’s large behind shoved into my face (there were 6 people in a tent).  It’s not really an experience I’d like to ever repeat.

With that said, China Glaze’s fall collection, The Great Outdoors, is the complete opposite.  It’s got a rich, colorful palette with some shimmery goodness thrown in.  There are three duochromes with heavy color shifting.  Two foils, a glitter and well-pigmented crèmes round out the set.

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 - Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever (two coats):  pink to copper duo chrome

 

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 - Change Your Altitude

Change Your Altitude (two coats):  pebble greige crème

 

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 - Check Out The Silver Fox

Check Out The Silver Fox (two coats):  metallic gunmetal gray

 

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 - Free Bear Hugs

Free Bear Hugs (two coats): deep black red crème

 

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 - Gone Glamping

Gone Glamping (three coats):  gold to green duo chrome

 

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 - Let's Dew It over Sleeping Under The Stars

Let’s Dew It (one coat over Sleeping Under The Stars):  multi-dimensional blue gray glitter

 

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 - My Lodge Or Yours

My Lodge Or Yours? (two coats):  natural mauve crème

 

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 - Pondering

Pondering (two coats):  deep amethyst duo chrome

 

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 - Sleeping Under The Stars

Sleeping Under The Stars (two coats):  dark blue with stardust shimmer

 

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 - S'more Fun

S’more Fun (three coats):  adventurous lemon lime crème

 

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 - Take A Hike

Take A Hike (two coats):  rich mossy green crème

 

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Fall 2015 - Wood You Wanna

Wood You Wanna? (two coats):  rich brown burgundy metallic

The crème polishes are outstanding, with the exception of S’more Fun.  They are flawless two-coaters and easy to apply.  I find S’more Fun to be the dud of the collection due to its finicky application and the color just doesn’t fit in with the theme.  A word of warning:  Free Bear Hugs is very pigmented and is difficult to clean up, as seen on my index finger.   I was surprised by Cabin Fever and Pondering.  Usually, many duo chromes have a watery formula but these two were opaque in two coats.  Gone Glamping is less pigmented and has the typical watery formula.

My absolute favorites, however, are the foils.  I love Check Out The Silver Fox because it’s just a bit darker than most silver polishes.  It gives the polish a more mysterious, interesting facet.  It’s also great as a stamping polish, for you nail art fans out there.  Wood You Wanna? is pretty amazing with its rich, dark chocolate sparkle.  I cannot get enough of dark colors in this finish…I would love to see a green or blue version of these.  China Glaze, can you dial that in for the Christmas collection?

Overall, this collection is full of win.  The duo chromes are spectacular in person with very evident color shifts.  While I didn’t focus too much on them, the neutral crème polishes would do great in a conservative office setting.  Finally, I can’t say enough for the foils.  They are a total must-have.

Will you be taking a hike in China Glaze The Great Outdoors?  Is anyone else foil/metallic polish obsessed like I am?  I promise you, if you are into foils, you will not be disappointed!

More about Janice

Janice Agagas-Welch is a Filipino Navy brat raised in Northwest Florida living the good life in the Lowcountry. She’s a married dog mom and licensed nail technician who has owned over 2000 polishes over the last 5 years. She also loves food, cider, mid-1990s R&B, college football and anything Peanuts/Snoopy-related.

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