As promised, here are a couple more polishes from the China Glaze ‘On Safari’ collection – Desert Sun and Kalahari Kiss. I still have the two glitters from the collection to share, but I wanted to get these strange/uncommon polishes out of the way first.
Desert Sun is described as a ‘delicious caramel’, which I suppose is true in some lights. For me, I see a bit more orange, reminiscent of a pumpkin pie.
Speaking of pies, I believe Desert Sun is fairly close to OPI’s OPI & Apple Pie. Perhaps a bit lighter. I don’t have the other polish to make a true comparison, but they seem close in the swatches I’ve seen online.
The formula was similar to the rest of the cremes in this collection – very smooth and opaque after two coats.
Next, we have Kalahari Kiss. It’s described as a “light sand brown”, but doesn’t come across as brown. Light sand, sure. It reminds me of a retro appliance beige/bisque.
Again, the formula is comparable to Desert Sun and the rest… two coats to opacity. Though, if I look hard enough I can see some ridge lines here and there. A third coat would eliminate them completely.
(The photos above were taken in natural light.)