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China Glaze New Bohemian Collection Swatches!

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TGIF! Today I have the New Bohemian Collection from China Glaze to share with you. When I first saw the promo images of this collection I was all be still my duochrome loving heart…since then I’ve been pretty much stalking my local beauty supply waiting for them to get them in. I finally got my paws on these a few days ago and I’m so excited to share them with you!

The New Bohemian Collection is 6 beautiful duochrome polishes, China Glaze is calling them “luster chromes”. I enjoy that name, it sounds very fancy haha! To see swatches & reviews of each shade along with a couple comparisons click the read more button after the photo below!

Deviantly Daring is a green/teal…described by China Glaze as a peacock teal. Unfortunately the duochrome once this is on the nail is pretty much non existent. I can see the duochrome in the bottle but it just doesn’t translate, even over black which you can see at the end of the post. The formula was pretty great, I used 2 coats for the photos below.

I didn’t have any issues with staining on this, it does seem like the kind of teal that would stain so I would recommend 2 coats of base coat with this one.

No Plain Jane is purple with a very slight golden/pink duochrome. The duochrome was a bit more noticeable in real life but not by much. This is very pretty I just wish it had a little more of a color shift. The formula was nice, not as sheer as I thought it would be but I did need 3 coats for full opacity.
Below is No Plain Jane vs. Nails Inc Cheyene Walk. These look to be pretty spot on dupe wise. Formula wise I preferred the China Glaze but not by much! I used 3 coats of each polish for the photos below.
Another possible dupe to this one is Deborah Lippmann Private Dancer but I don’t own it so I’m not sure just how close that one is.
Rare & Radiant is a green/gold duochrome. I’m pretty sure this is at least the 4th polish I have that looks exactly like this, unfortunately. The formula was really nice, I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Below is Rare & Radiant vs. Chanel Peridot. Formula wise I prefer the Chanel but brush wise I prefer the China Glaze. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Other dupes for this: Jessica Iridescent Eye and OPI Just Spotted The Lizard. I believe Deborah Lippman Swagga Like Us is also very similar but I don’t own it to check.

Swanky Silk is a beautiful golden peachy base with a pinky peach duochrome. I have to tell you, I was not a fan of this in the bottle…I almost didn’t buy it. On the nail however, my opinion changed…I love it! The formula was good, but it was a bit sheer. I used 3 coats for the photos below.
This looks like it might be similar to Deborah Lippmann Sugar Daddy, but again I don’t own it so I’m not sure if it’s a dupe or just a cousin. Based on pictures I’ve seen of Sugar Daddy I’d say you probably don’t need both though.
Unpredictable is a blue toned green with a golden duochrome. I really like this one, it’s like a more blue toned version of Rare & Radiant, I’ve been wanting a polish like that so I am a fan! The duochrome does leave a bit to be desired, it’s on the weak side but you can see it unlike a couple other polishes in this collection. The formula was really nice, this did tend to be a bit brushstrokey though. I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Want My Bawdy is a rich blue with a very slight purple duochrome. Even though the duochrome is pretty much non existent here I really love this one. The blue base color of this is gorgeous!  The formula was great on this one, I used 2 coats for the photos below.
P.S. I’ve had this song stuck in my head since last night because of Want My Bawdy. Thanks for that, China Glaze! In case the embedded video doesn’t work here is the link: http://youtu.be/Hphwfq1wLJs
I decided to try all 6 polishes over black to see if it might pump up the duochrome in these. Sadly, it didn’t really do anything in the way of making them more duochrome but I do like them this way and it’s usually how I wear polishes like this.
The first set is Swanky Silk, Rare & Radiant and No Plain Jane over black…each is 2 coats over black.
Below is Unpredictable, Want My Bawdy  and Deviantly Daring over black. I used 1 coat of each over black for these photos.
Overall I enjoy this collection, sure there are a couple that I wish were more duochrome but they are pretty even without a color shift. My picks are Swanky Silk and Unpredictable, the rest I feel like I can live without or I already have dupes for them.

The China Glaze New Bohemian Collection is due out officially in August. It’s already available on several etailers like Transdesign and Head2ToeBeauty. I’m guessing we’ll see it at places like Sally Beauty Supply and Ulta soon!

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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches

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Good Morning guys!  Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha

Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (my 2 favorites!)

First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable 🙁 Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.

The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before.  The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.

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Saturday Spam: Lynnderella

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Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my Indie spam post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!

If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.

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Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!

Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!

Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!

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piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial

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Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.

Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with Tartofraises somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog here.  The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.

Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.

Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade.  If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.

Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.

All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

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