February 27, 2015

Nailstalgia: China Glaze- Wagon Trail [Swatch] [Nail Art]

Hey everyone, happy Friday! Another edition of Nailstalgia is here!

February went so quickly for me, that I almost didn't have this one ready in time! But, I've been looking for an excuse to wear this pretty green, so today I've got China Glaze- Wagon Trail for you to look at!

Wagon Trail was originally released in the Fall 2008 Rodeo Diva collection, and it's actually the only shade I have from that collection.

Wagon Trail is a dark, muddy brownish green base filled with dense bronze and green shimmer. The shimmer is so dense, it's actually a little hard to tell what the base color is! Overall, the color is a kind of deep olive. Sometimes I can see a quick flash of red shimmer too, but I'm not sure if I'm imagining it.

Artificial light, two coats:

I used a skinny chevron from NailVinyls to get the negative space on the index nail. Because of the texture of this polish, it actually ran into the chevron after I removed the decal, so I had to go in and try to clean everything up with acetone and a brush.

Outside, shade:


I was lucky enough to have little bursts of sun on the day I swatched this, and I think it looks incredible!

Up close:

Formula: It's definitely much thinner than I prefer, and you have to be careful not to let it run away into the cuticle. But, it's forgiving, and you have a lot of play time before it sets- and it's pretty pigmented. Opaque in two coats!

What do you think?
Have you tried Wagon Trail?


  1. Ugh, Wagon Trail is such an amazing color. I'm biased though. I love pretty much any olive green out there. And I agree, that brush shot. *Swoon*

  2. Its nice! I like that simple negative space accent nail too.

  3. This is one of my all time favorite China Glazes! I have that whole collection, it's amazing!

  4. Thaaaank you! <3 I was happy with the highlight on that one!

  5. I love olive green so much too and it doesn't even look that great on me, haha! Thank you!

  6. It's becoming my favorite no-brainer way to do an accent, thank you!

  7. I wasn't able to track it down until recently, but I really love it! Such a good finish!