China Glaze “Rare & Radiant”

This is the second of my polishes from the Bohemian Collection by China Glaze.

I’ve taken these photos in exactly the same light but just at different angles to show the duochrome colours in this polish.

I’ve applied it with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.  The consistancy of Rare & Radiant is good and it covered very well with two coats.

As you can see, Rare & Radiant is a gold/green, metallic polish that is extremely similar to OPI’s Just Spotted the Lizard.   For me this is a problem.  I love the OPI polish and simply don’t need two polishes that are identical.  If, however you don’t own either yet, just go for the cheaper of the two as they are so much alike.


China Glaze “Deviantly Daring”

Omg this is a colour for me!!  I just love this one.

This is Deviantly Daring from the China Glaze Bohemian Collection for autumn 2012.

This is a lustre chrome in the most beautiful shade of blue.  It is described as teal but there isn’t much green visible when it’s painted on the nail.  I’ve also seen it called a duochrome and even though it looks like one in the bottle – it isn’t very evident, not in the way Nails Inc duochromes are in any case.   It is however a very stunning colour.  Coverage is amazing with this polish and it was perfect after one coat but you know me, I always apply another anyway.

Here I’ve used Deviantly Daring with Essie First Base and Essie Good To Go base and top coats.

It has a very glossy finish and the top coat didn’t really have much impact on the appearance of the polish – the metallic finish is absolutely stunning anyway!  I also found this to be extremely hard wearing and definitely a contender with polishes of a much higher price range.

I have two more from China Glaze’s Bohemian Collection (so far) so watch out for their reviews in the near future – I can’t wait to try them 😀