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China Glaze The Great Outdoors - Review and Swatches

Monday, September 14, 2015


Who's ready for more Fall shades? I have the China Glaze The Great Outdoors Collection today. There are some serious stunners here so keep reading for my thoughts and swatches! All swatches are 2 even coats and top coat.

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors | Kat Stays Polished

Change Your Altitude is described as a pebble greige creme. I actually really love this color and I love how it looks against my skin tone. This is 2 coats of a very smooth formula. I did apply top coat on it.

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Change Your Altitude | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Change Your Altitude | Kat Stays Polished

My Lodge or Yours is a natural mauve creme shade. I absolutely love this shade and would wear this all year round! It's such a delicate neutral color and is perfect with anything!

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - My Lodge or Yours? | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - My Lodge or Yours? | Kat Stays Polished

S'More Fun is a lemon lime creme and boy is this bright! I've never known a s'more to glow but I'm all for trying new things, haha. If you've gone glamping, bring this shade with you to light your way through the woods. I'm definitely not an outdoors girl but I'd rock this for bonfire in my neighbor's backyard!

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - S'More Fun | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - S'More Fun | Kat Stays Polished

Take a Hike is a mossy green creme and I am so obsessed with this. The formula on this is super creamy and very smooth. Are you into colors like this one? I would totally throw this on for a quick mani!

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Take a Hike | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Take a Hike | Kat Stays Polished

Free Bear Hugs is a black red creme. I used to wear a shade like this when I was younger because my mom didn't like black polish so this was the closest I could get without being black. I wore it all the time so this definitely gives me some flashbacks to middle school, haha. Again, super creamy and applied real smooth.

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Free Bear Hugs | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Free Bear Hugs | Kat Stays Polished

Sleeping Under the Stars is a dark blue with stardust shimmer. You can see the slight shimmer on my ring finger in these swatches. In certain light in person, you can see the color shift and the shimmer a bit better. I absolutely love this stunner and any blue/purple lover would love this too. I know a few!

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Sleeping Under the Stars | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Sleeping Under the Stars | Kat Stays Polished

Cabin Fever is a pink to copper duo chrome that absolutely shows up on the nail! I didn't even have to try for these photos! LOOK!!! Look how freaking gorgeous this is! I can't even get enough of it! 

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Cabin Fever | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Cabin Fever | Kat Stays Polished

Pondering is deep amethyst duo chrome. Again, look how well it shows up on the nail. No fancy lighting here!

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Pondering | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Pondering | Kat Stays Polished

Gone Glamping is a gold to green duo chrome. This one is slightly more sheer than the other two and a little harder to see the shift but I promise it's there. This one is my least favorite of the collection but it's still pretty awesome! I might try it over black to see if it makes a difference to me.

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Gone Glamping | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Gone Glamping | Kat Stays Polished

Check Out the Silver Fox is a metallic gunmetal gray but to me it's so much more than that! It's like I'm wearing sheets of gift wrap foil on my nails! I seriously love polishes with this type of look. I don't have too many like this so I'm going to be guarding this one with my life!

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Check Out the Silver Fox | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Check Out the Silver Fox | Kat Stays Polished

Wood You Wanna is a brown burgundy metallic - basically a darker version of the polish above. Again, super shiny and I love it!

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Wood You Wanna? | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Wood You Wanna? | Kat Stays Polished

Let's Dew It is a multi dimensional blue gray glitter. I have it as 2 coats alone but I would definitely use it as a topper only. From this collection, I'd probably put it over Sleeping Under the Stars or even S'More Fun for an interesting twist on things.

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Let's Dew It | Kat Stays Polished

China Glaze - The Great Outdoors - Let's Dew It | Kat Stays Polished

So now that we've gone through each shade individually, here are some sets that are available to you if you weren't interested in all of the colors.
China Glaze Wood You Wanna 6-Piece Set

China Glaze Happy Campers 6-Piece Set

China Glaze On the Hunt Camo Mani Design Kit


Pricing for everything is as follows:
Individual shades MSRP $7.50
Wood You Wanna? 6-Piece Set MSRP $45.00
Happy Campers Micro Mini 6-Piece Set MSRP $17.99
On the Hunt Camo Mani Design Kit MSRP $22.50

What do you love? Don't love? Will you be getting any of these? Let me know!!

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

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16 comments

  1. Nice swatches, girl I'm planning to pick up quite a few of these. China Glaze always rocks my socks with their Fall, Winter and Hallowe'en collections.

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  2. These are so fun, I want to check them out in person I love the glitters!

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  3. Some great colors for fall here.

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  4. I've gotta get My Lodge or Yours and I also love Cabin Fever. Gorgeous collection overall!

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  5. Be still my heart! Sleeping Under The Stars is just the kind of color I've been missing in my collection :)

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  6. Sleeping Under the Stars is the one I'd pick with Pondering a close second.

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  7. I finally found one Sally's that had a couple of the colors so I had to pick them up. I really wanted Pondering, but they didn't have it.

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  8. Love this collection, very fall-ish indeed

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  9. I really love this collection. I bought a bunch of them. Cabin Fever is so gorgeous!

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  10. Love the collection and I am a China Glaze fan, it has always stayed on forever.

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  11. Such great fall colors, I agree that the creams are gorge!

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