Sunday, August 5, 2012

Review: China Glaze Bohemian Collection Part 2

Hello everyone!

Time to move on the part two of my review of China Glaze's Bohemian Collection. If you missed it, yesterday I showed Swanky Silk and Unpredictable; you can see that part of the review by clicking here.

Same rules as yesterday--all photos have 2 coats of polish whether they needed it or not (I'll say if they did).

So let's get to it--first up, Deviantly Daring:

China Glaze Deviantly Daring

China Glaze Deviantly Daring--Some green shift

China Glaze Deviantly Daring--Green shift

China Glaze Deviantly Daring--More subtle green shift

Deviantly Daring is a blue-green teal duochrome that comes down on the subtle side of duochrome. The colors here are bold, but the shift is gentle. The blue dominates and the green appears here and there, but never becomes the primary color. This polish covered completely in one coat; I used two only for the sake of consistency. I'm also intrigued by the possibility that this might be a good stamping polish, since it has such good coverage. I think these colors are beautiful--this polish reminds me of a serene day at the beach.

Next we have No Plain Jane.

China Glaze No Plain Jane--brown-gold on the edges

China Glaze No Plain Jane--brown-gold shift

China Glaze No Plain Jane--more brown-gold 

China Glaze No Plain Jane--brown-gold edges

China Glaze No Plain Jane--up close and personal

No Plain Jane's duochrome goes between a purple and a brown-gold, colors I never would have thought to put together in a duochrome. But, they work really well together. Something about these colors gives a feminine, antiqued feeling that makes me think of Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby. This polish again is one of the more subtle duochromes in the collection, but the shift is clearly there. This polish definitely needed two coats for full coverage.

(BTW, I used China Glaze's Fast Forward Top Coat on these, and I don't think I waited long enough before putting it on, because as you can see, I got shrinkage!!! ARGH!)

Finally, here is Want My Bawdy:

China Glaze Want My Bawdy

China Glaze Want My Bawdy--purple flash

China Glaze--Want My Bawdy

China Glaze--Want To Bawdy

China Glaze Want My Bawdy
Want My Bawdy was, when I looked at it in the bottle, a polish that I believed was not meant to be a duochrome. And honestly, I didn't think that was really a problem, because it's a really pretty blue in its own right. Once I put it on, however, I did see a bit of purple flash, and a bit of purple at the edges. I've been alternating between thinking of this as a 'flash' of purple rather than a true duochrome. If it is a duochrome, it is an extremely subtle one, and you should be aware of that going in. This polish also needed two coats for full coverage. Oh, and I apologize for the bump on my middle finger--I'm not even sure what happened there! :)

There is one final polish in this collection, Rare & Radiant, which is a Chanel Peridot dupe, and possibly an OPI Just Spotted The Lizard dupe. Tomorrow I will do a post comparing it to the OPI, to finish up my review of the collection. Also, later today I will have a NOTD Before & After that I'll post. But for now I'll say that I really love this collection, even if some of the duochromes are a bit more subtle than others on the market. There are some unique combinations, and I'm not sorry I got them all.

So that's it for now...Thanks for stopping by! Hope you saw something you liked. :)


(the products in this review were purchased with my own money.)


  1. I really like Deviantly Daring, and that would be the only one I'd buy from this collection, if any. I guess I've reached a polish limit that makes me more picky with what I buy :)

    1. Ah, polish limits...about when will I hit mine? My wallet wants to know, lol...

  2. The top one is still my favorite :P they're all pretty though.


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