Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to an even better weekend! Today, I have my first official Spring 2014 nail polish collection to share with you: Color Club Safari Garden Collection consisting of 6 shades inspired by the safari lands around the world from Nairobi to the Nile! As the name and inspiration suggests, the colors in this collection are not your predictable pastel spring shades, rather, they convey the wild life and unique landscapes found across Africa! I personally LOVE every single shade and each is right on the fashion trend for this spring season.

In De-Nile is the most spring-like shade of the entire collection. This pastel light blue is inspired by the Nile river, of course. And knowing me, I can never get enough of these baby blues!

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Have you noticed the new logo from Color Club? I’m on board with this revamped look with its air of edginess and modernity!

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Perfect application for such a light shade. 2 coats.

Nail-Robi is another favorite of mine, a purple leaning blue cream with flawless 2 coat application.

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I had the opportunity of visiting Nairobi, Kenya a few years ago on a mission trip. It happened to be spring time when I was there, and after a refreshing rain, the sky and clouds really did cast this shade of purple-blue on the trees and the earth.

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Sometimes I feel that there’s nothing more chic than dark blue nails paired with an light and fresh outfit!

Safari Sunset is a peachy cream filled with fine golden shimmer. I was really surprised by how well this shade looked against my skin tone.

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If you like nude polishes but want something with a bit more character and sparkle, while at the same time still remaining tame enough for the office, you might want to seriously look into this shade!

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It’s a bit prone to leave brush strokes, so I suggest using a very light hand and try to keep your brush straight as you polish each nail. But, with top coat, it’s not too noticeable in real life. I’m wearing 2 coats.

Lion’s Den has larger shimmer particles than Safari Sunset, a golden base with bright copper and gold sparkle. You can also tell that there’s a slight duochrome color shift between golden yellow and coppery pink.

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This polish was thinner than the rest. From my test swatch, it would take 3 coats to reach opacity. However, I found that it paired nicely with Safari Sunset, so I layered 2 coats on top of it. I think having the peachy base shows off the color shift of the shimmer into a rose-gold like shade.

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Look, Don’t Tusk is a soft pastel off white cream. Again, application was smooth and easy. 2 coats.

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This color is a nod to the elephant’s tusk. But, in real life, I see a very light pastel green tint to it, making it the perfect pairing shade to the olive green coming up next.

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I can see it as a great base for nail art.

Tribe and True is the only crelly of the bunch, a smooth olive green that is quite appropriate for the safari scene. 2 coats.

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I feel like this type of color pairs really well with light peach and pink tones. Like what we’ve been seeing in many of the new spring jackets in various shades of green.

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There you have it! Are these shades just what you’re looking for to distinguish yourself from the usual crowd? Or are they too “wild” for you (pun intended!)? Do you like the new Color Club logo?

Have a wonderful weekend and see you soon ♥

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Δ Base coat: CND Stickey Base Coat
Δ Top coat: HK Girl Glisten & Glow, also NailPolishCanada