China Glaze – On Safari Collection: I’m Not a Lion NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 11 - 2012

Are you feeling Autumnal yet?  Where did the sun go?  Why is it getting dark so early?  Come back happiness and light, come back!!!!!

It’s not coming back.

So, like a flitty shape-shifter, I shall instead focus on the positives of the change of season.  Chunky knits, cardigans (oh, how I’ve missed a nice cardy!), 100 denier tights and solidly constructed boots.  How about a bit of glitter to go with that?

Oh go on then…

I keep thinking that I’m gonna have to bite the bullet and get myself a bottle of that uber-thick top coat to go with my glitter polishes… Gelous is it?  I do like a good glitter but I like to see it fully-trapped inside a smooth resin, like a prehistoric mozzie in an amber jewel.  Or something.

China Glaze’s I’m Not a Lion is a 2/3 coater – three coats should give you a practically solid finish.  The glitters are a pretty mixture of cool and warm, with a predominantly pale gold appearance from anything other than under a microscope.

China Glaze I’m Not a Lion is available to buy online at, priced at £6.95

* press sample

11 Responses to “China Glaze – On Safari Collection: I’m Not a Lion NOTD”

  1. Oooh that glitter is so fine, how pretty!

  2. Shannon says:

    Seche Vite, Posh, or Out the Door top coats! I use SV myself. I don’t think Gelous is a good top coat for varnishes like the one you are wearing, imo.

  3. Bora says:

    Rather than getting a separate thick topcoat, have you tried two coats of your usual topcoat? I do 2 coats of Seche Vite on my most stubborn glitters and that tackles all the rough surface edges and gives the resin look!

    • I refuse to use SV because I’m sick of the formula thickening halfway through the bottle and the top coat I use (Lumos) is pretty thin, even with two coats. I might just get a cheapy clear nail polish for a single layer ontop and then the Lumos to seal it. I blame Scrangie – she always makes me want to buy a bottle of Gelous!

      • Bora says:

        I DID go to the extreme of buying the professional size SV refill to top up the formula as well as the SV restore in order to deal with the thickening issue. It’s an extreme way to go but I do get through a lot of the stuff. Scrangie is the biggest enabler on the planet! Gelous is supposed to be available in Sallys so I might pick up a bottle next time I pass, out of curiousity.

  4. Grace says:

    I NEED that colour in my life, it’s gorgeous! x

  5. Fee says:

    Oh this is nice. Soooo nice!

    Fee x

    Yay for autumn! Tights and boots :)

  6. I like your prehistoric amber comment lol. this color is quite pretty and i can’t wait to see what it looks like if you do get gelous or a comparable topcoat :)

  7. Sydney says:

    Oh my lord that colour is BEAUTIFUL.
    Never a massive fan of bling bling gold shades, but the pale almost subtle gold in this is just divine.

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