Tuesday, August 7, 2012
China Glaze Fall 2012 Collection - New Bohemian
China Glaze describes these polishes as "luster chromes", all of the polishes have a shimmery finish and are rich jewel tones. These shades are perfect for fall and I can see them inspiring lots of love among China Glaze polish fans. They are too much for a professional environment but will work well for weekends and other play times.
The Ulta website provides a descrtiption of the nail polish formula. "China Glaze is a professional quality nail enamel that is resistant to chipping and color fading. China Glaze is a professional-level nail enamel made with a special balance of polymers and resins that combine to create a nail lacquer that is long-lasting, chip-resistant, and resistant to color and shine fading. Will not thicken in the bottle, no thinners necessary."
The shades are as follows...
- Unpredictable - blue green teal with gold shimmer and gold duochrome
- Rare and Radiant - gold foil with cool green duochrome
- Swanky Silk - gold foil with pink duochrome
- No Plain Jane - deep cool purple with slight blue duochrome and gold shimmer
- Want My Bawdy - deep blue with silver duochrome and silver shimmer
- Deviantly Daring - deep aqua with gold shimmer and gold duochrome
I don't know that I am in love with any of these shades, I like all of them but I don't really need to add them to my collection. My favorite shade is Rare and Radiant, this is the gold foil with the green cast that I had been searching for when I first heard about this collection. That shade is the only one that I plan to add to my nail collection the next time that I head over to Ulta. No Plain Jane is a pretty purple shade however I have been told on the Makeup Alley boards that this shade has a very slight duochrome and the gold shimmer is more evident than the blue cast. This might be the easiest of the shades to wear if you have never tried a duochrome polish.
The two shades listed above are the only two shades that I am interested in buying, the others I can easily skip over. Unpredictable and Deviantly Daring are not very different, look very similar in the bottle. I already own an aqua duochrome and I don't need to add another one to my collection. Want My Bawdy is a nice blue hue but another one that I am not super in love with, I thought that I would like this shade much more when I saw that it was a blue shade but it isn't deep enough to be a navy hue. If this shade was a darker navy hue, I would be all over this shade. Swanky Silk is another gold hue, this time with a rose duochrome. I would have been more likely to buy this shade earlier in the summer months, I have been creating rose gold eyes since the beginning of the summer and I wish that this shade would have been available earlier on, I might buy this shade and put it away for next summer...
photo courtesy of China Glaze's Facebook page