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China Glaze - Desert Escape

Monday, June 01, 2015


Hello friends! Long time, no see! Well, don't worry because I've got a few good posts for you this week. Let's start the week off with this gorgeous collection from China Glaze - Desert Escape. I love the mix of brights and nudes, creams and shimmers. Of course, they all performed quite nicely. Read on for my thoughts and swatches!

China Glaze - Desert Escape | Kat Stays Polished

What’s She Dune? is described as a tranquil sandy beige crème. It applied cleanly with no issues. Swatch is 2 coats plus top coat. I think this nude complements my skin tone just fine. I've had some issues with others in the past, but I'd definitely wear this one often.

China Glaze - Desert Escape: What She Dune? | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - Desert Escape: What She Dune? | Kat Stays Polished

Don’t Mesa With My Heart is descrobed as a vibrant violet pink crème. This is absolutely gorgeous and again, applied without any issues. Shown is 2 coats and top coat. This is definitely a nice subtle color for summer if you're not ready to jump into those brights.

China Glaze - Desert Escape: Don't Mesa With My Heart | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - Desert Escape: Don't Mesa With My Heart | Kat Stays Polished

Rain Dance the Night Away is described as a bright turquoise crème. This has to be my absolute favorite of the set - duh, of course. It's bright, it's vibrant, it's oh-so-creamy, and it applies like a dream. Shown is 2 coats and top coat. It's definitely a color that will get you in the summer mood whether you're hanging out at the pool or going to the beach. This will match a LOT of new summer outfits I've purchased in the past few weeks. LOVE!

China Glaze - Desert Escape: Rain Dance the Night Away | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - Desert Escape: Rain Dance the Night Away | Kat Stays Polished

Don’t Desert Me is described as an intense fuchsia pearl shimmer. To be honest, this one didn't "wow" me like some of the others. I'm definitely a fan of shimmer and this one is certainly gorgeous, but I just wasn't feeling it. It applied just fine - 2 coats and top coat for the pictures below.

China Glaze - Desert Escape: Don't Desert Me | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - Desert Escape: Don't Desert Me | Kat Stays Polished

Meet Me in the Mirage is described as a brilliant rose gold metallic shimmer. I love highly metallic polishes like this because  even though the formula is pretty thin, it is opaque in just 2 coats. I'm also a little addicted to shiny things. Be careful though, polishes like these WILL show nail imperfections underneath. I'd recommend a ridge filler base coat if you're worried.

China Glaze - Desert Escape: Meet Me in the Mirage | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - Desert Escape: Meet Me in the Mirage | Kat Stays Polished

The Heat Is On is described as a sunlit red-orange crème. This one seems a bit on the crelly side...just a hint. In any case, I love formulas like this one. It's bright, creamy, and is perfect for this hot summer sun. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the...nail room?

China Glaze - Desert Escape: The Heat Is On | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - Desert Escape: The Heat Is On | Kat Stays Polished

Okay - if you've decided that you need these, here is the down low on where you can get them:
  • The individual shades sold as open stock colors will only be available on LockAndMane.com.
  • Sally’s will only carry select nail art kits but they will not retail the individual colors.
  • Ulta is not carrying this particular collection.

If you're interested in the nail art kits, there are 2 to choose from.

Fringe with Benefits kit which includes a set of temporary tattoos:
China Glaze Desert Escape - Fringe With Benefits Set


 Art You Looking Tribal kit which includes a black Stripe Rite liner:
China Glaze Desert Escape - Art You Looking Tribal Set

Pricing for everything is as follows:
Individual shades MSRP $7.50 | Nail Design Kits MSRP $14.95
Tribal Council Micro Minis MSRP $12.00.

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*Products provided for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.


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15 comments

  1. That first sandy beige would be my perfect nude polish. So pretty!

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  2. What She Dune and Meet Me in the Mirage would be great for me!

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  3. I really like Rain Dance the Night Away and Don't Mesa with My Heart.- Blythe A (primebeautyblog.net)

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  4. Digging these! I think I will need to hunt them down.

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  5. I want Rain Dance the Night Away! Pretty swatches!

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  6. Meet Me in the Mirage is the most unusual of the bunch. No one has brought out a pretty rose gold like that in a long time.

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  7. Oooh yes Meet Me in the Mirage, it looks gorgeous!

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  8. I'm disappointed that Sally's and Ulta won't be carrying these! I may have to get a set, then. Twist my arm to buy more polish...

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  9. Lovely shades most esp Rain Dance the Night Away

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  10. I love the satiny finish on the cream shades! These are all so pretty on. I wasn't sure I was going to grab anything from this collection, but thanks to your swatches I think I need most of them lol. ;)

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  11. I loved this collection! Beautiful photos!

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