Today I have for you guys the new Safari Luxe from Sephora by OPI. I was really stoked about this from the little color blobs on Sephora's website....especially the promise of holographic glitter in 2 of the polishes! Since I hadn't seen swatches of any of these I took advantage of the 15% VIB coupon I had and bought the whole collection.
A Color The Can't Be Tamed, I don't know know what to call this. Green/Gold/Tan? A little bit of shimmer. I am not a fan of this one for a few reasons. First, lets talk about the description and color blob on the Sephora site for this polish. "opaque mint green with fine holographic glitter" WHAT? not only is this is strangest "mint green" I have ever seen but I also fail to see any kind of holographic glitter. Perhaps they have milled this holo glitter so fine that it has just disappeared? There is a bleak multi colored shimmer that I could only see in the macro shots, maybe that is what they are referring to? I also posted a picture of the horribly inaccurate color blob from Sephora site down below.Maybe I'm being a little harsh with this one, but it really bugs me that companies throw around the word holographic and then this is the result. It seems like some kind of ploy to get us to buy it, worked with me!
Formula wise, this wasn't very great in that department either...very sheer. I needed 4 coats for full opacity.
I don't know why my ring finger nail looks so weirdly long and skinny in this picture but it's freakin me out!
This is apparently what Sephora thinks this color looks like, they are wrong.
It's not all bad you guys, let's move on to Caught With My Khakis Down a khaki army green. I love this one SO much. I also think if fits the Safari theme really well. The formula was fantastic! Not sure if I have any dupes to this or not, I need to go through my stash and look! This is 2 coats of Caught With My Khakis Down.
Don't Feed The Hand Models is a pink toned light tan. Probably my favorite of the collection, in some light this was almost perfect mannequin hands! I also lol at the name of this! The formula was good, a bit streaky but it evened out nicely at 3 coats.
I Don't Bite is a light blurple shimmer...frostalicious finish. This is the other polish gone wrong in the collection. Again promising holo glitter and all we get is a tiny bit of multicolored shimmer which is barely visible. The color blob on Sephora's site, again horribly inaccurate (I put up a picture of it below). The formula was a bit better than it's greenish cousin, still a bit sheer but I only needed 3 coats of this one.
Once A Cheetah, Always A Cheetah is a bright orange with a golden yellow shimmer. Nothing new or unique by any means but I always love colors like this, no matter how many I might own. The formula was great, I used 2 coats for full opacity.
Last up is Wild About Shimmer, a sheer golden shimmer in a Champagne base according to Sephora. I didn't try and build this up, and actually sort of like it showing VNL...not sure if I will ever actually wear it this way but we'll see. Looks to be the same as China Glaze White Cap, if you have that polish I'd pass on this one. I used 2 coats of Wild About Shimmer for the photo below.
Overall, I really love Caught With My Khakis Down, Don't Feed The Hand Models and Once a Cheetah, Always a Cheetah. I'd pass on Wild About Shimmer and the 2 "hologprahic" glitter and a big giant fail.
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