Elephant Walk

Yes, another China Glaze On Safari polish. This one is called Elephant Walk, and it is a greenish-gray with tons of silver shimmer.  It’s just the right balance of shimmer so that it’s easy to see, but not frosty-looking (I hate frosts).  This is actually more green in real life.  Depending on the lighting, this can be anything from a blue-toned grey to army green.

I have a relatively small stash, so I don’t have much to compare, but I think this is pretty unique.  I’d liken it to Essie Power Clutch, but much lighter and with shimmer.  It might actually be somewhat close to Essie Sew Psyched, but I don’t have that one.  Either way, Elephant Walk is gorgeous!  I love grey polishes, and this one is no exception.  I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of this.

The formula was a little thick, and because of the shimmer, mistakes in application are noticeable, so I’d be a little careful with this one, but it’s not too bad.  Shown is two coats topped with Seche Vite.

What do you think of this one?

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Jungle Queen

China Glaze Jungle Queen, from the On Safari collection, is a dark purplish/grey/taupe base with a gorgeous purple shimmer.  I love these kinds of colors, and this one is no exception.  The base reminds me of Essie Smokin’ Hot, and I love the addition of the shimmer.  It is very close, but not a dupe for the infamous Chanel Paradoxal, as you can see towards the bottom of this post from The PolishAholic.

The formula on this wasn’t too bad, but, like most of the On Safari polishes, it was a little thick.  As you can see, I had a few issues with pulling, especially on my ring finger, so I’d recommend waiting a little longer than normal between coats.

This is two coats topped with Seche Vite.

Despite the minor formula issues, I really love this polish.  Not that I was lemming too hard after Paradoxal, but Jungle Queen has killed any desire I had to hunt down a $26 polish.  This is definitely a great option for the Paradoxal lovers out there (no one but crazy polish lovers like us will ever know it’s not Chanel).

Miss Fancy Pants

This is one of those polishes that I bought mostly for the name.  I mean, I don’t really need another taupe-y neutral from Essie.  Don’t get me wrong, I actually really love these colors, but I probably have at least three that are super close to this color.

Miss Fancy Pants is from Essie’s Fall 2012 collection, and, as you can see, is a great, light, neutral option.  It says “fall” without being too dark or foliage-hued.  It is somewhere between Chinchilly and Glamour Purse, only lighter.  I really like it!

Shown is three coats with Essie Good to Go.  Formula was a bit thick, but not unmanageable.

Like Stylenomics, Miss Fancy Pants does NOT match the promo picture (what’s up with that, Essie?), but it’s not that far off.  In some lights, MFP can look much more grey than this, but I couldn’t quite capture it in a picture, sorry.

I know they’re nothing new, but I do love all these ‘greige’ colors that have been coming out in fall and winter collections these past few years, and this is a good one.

Fashion’s Night Out

Fashion’s Night Out is easily the best metallic, and probably the best overall, nail polish formula I have ever tried.  I absolutely love this polish, and based on this alone, I am totally sold on Nails Inc. and can’t wait to get more!

FNO was released last year (I think) for the Fashion’s Night Out event that takes place in major cities around the world to celebrate the fashion industry.  The only reason I got this was because it was on sale for $5 and I needed a few more dollars worth of stuff to get free shipping.  And I am so glad I did.  Just look at it!  It’s an amazing deep, smoky blue metallic polish.  The only somewhat similar polish I have is Essie Over the Edge, but FNO is much more blue.

The best part?  THIS WAS ONE COAT.  That’s right, a true one-coat, streak-free beautiful metallic polish.  I was amazed when I put this on.  Well done, Nails Inc.

If you have a chance to get your hands on this, do it.  Seriously.  You won’t regret it.  I might actually get a backup and I’ve only worn this once so far.  It’s that amazing.  I think it’s safe to say this will be my staple polish this winter.