Thursday, August 23, 2012

China Glaze Bohemian Lustre Chrome: Rare and Radiant, Unpredictable

Hi my lovelies! I have two swatches for you guys today of the new China Glaze chromes! Rare and Radiant, the famous Chanel Peridot dupe, and Unpredictable. Sorry about my cuticles... They dont look that bad in real life, these macro shots just make everything 100x worse hahaha. This post is very picture-heavy... so if it's a little slow when loading..... then... yea. All the swatches are without topcoat, to show you the finish.

1 coat of Rare and Radiant
2 coats
Rare and Radiant is definitely NOT a sheer polish! As you can see, one coat is already very opaque. It is an antique dusty gold color that shifts to a dark green, and at extreme angles, a dark blue.The formula is AMAZING, dries faily quickly and the consistency is soooo dreamy! I dont have the Chanel to compare, but I'm just going to say, get this if all the other nail bloggers haven't convinced you already! The duochrome isn't as strong as in the bottle, but it's still really pretty! It SPARKLES LIKE CRAZY under direct sunlight!

Bottle shot of Rare and Radiant
Next up is Unpredictable, a medium teal color that shifts to a blurple, blue purple hahah:
1 coat of Unpredictable
2 coats

A better look at the gorgeous duochrome!

I definitely feel that Unpredictable is slightly more sheer than Rare and Radiant, it cannot stand as a one-coater. That might be the reason I like Rare and Radiant more... or maybe because it's a dupe for Peridot, hahah. The formula on this is perfect as well. With these chromes, the brushstrokes are almost nonexistant after these dry, LOVE!

 
Look at that duochrome! At extreme angles, Rare and Radiant kind of looks like Unpredictable huh!
 
So I got bored... and stamped a design from BM20 with Sinful Colors Black on Black. One coat of topcoat.
So what do you guys think? Did you all buy these already? :P

14 comments:

  1. Love unpredictable! That stamping is so cute too !

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    1. Aww, thank you! I had to double stamp my thumb cuz the design was so small.....

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  2. Wow Unpredictable looks gorgeous and love the added stamping!

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  3. Love it with the stamping, nice choice for color! I have yet to get a polish from the Bohemian collection, they were completely sold out at my Sallys!

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    1. I get mine online! They're also way cheaper too, theyre 3 dollars as opposed to the 7 dollars you usually pay in stores!

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  4. Great swatches! Unpredicatble is my favorite, and the only one of these I bought. I also bought Swanky Silk and No Plain Jane but Unpredicatble is definitely my fave =)

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    1. Oooo, I was THIS close to picking up Swanky Silk, but then I convinced myself not to ):

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  5. It looks so pretty with the stamp :) Good job ! & I must say I prefer Unpredictable.

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  6. I think the contrast with black stamping actually brings it out a bit more)) Lovely

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    1. Haha me too, love it with the stamp <3

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  7. Whoa! Gorgeous in direct sunlight! Note to self: must pick these up..

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    1. Yes! GORGEOUS under sunlight! You really need to pick these up!

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