Subtle Metallic Gradient- aka: This is Purdyyyy

Hey There Polished People!

I think this will sound familiar to those of you who read regularly but y’know.. sometimes I just resist a collection and don’t know how great it is until I finally cave in and get it. (Does this remind anyone of Mojito Madness??) Well that happened to me (again) last week when I happened to see Want My Bawdy from the China Glaze New Bohemian collection on clearance at Sally’s. Sadly this was not during half-off clearance weekend, but $3.29 is still a pretty good price. When I got Want My Bawdy (btw “bawdy” means humorously raunchy talk when used as a noun, I had to look it up) I realized that these polishes are super metallic and even though the duochrome goodness was a little (re: LOT) underwhelming in the swatches I saw, in real life even WMB was pretty dang nice. So… I spent the next day driving to Sally’s stores to get my hands on the rest of the collection. I FOUND THEM!! Alllll of them!! Yahoo! It was a victorious polish-buying day. :) When I got home I immediately wanted to try them out so I did a little gradient with Swanky Silk (pink/gold duochrome) and No Plain Jane (purple/gold). Wanna see?

Subtle Metallic Gradient

Crappy indoor picture, but look how pretty it is! :)

Instead of doing a proper Nailasaurus-style gradient, all I did for this one was paint my nails with Swanky Silk till it was opaque. These polishes are really sheer so I’m sure it took at least 3 coats, maybe a fourth. But since the New Bohemian polishes are so thin I was able to just dab a sponge in No Plain Jane and dab it at the cuticles and work my way up. Being so sheer, you don’t really have to worry about it getting too dark, although it could probably have been a little smoother if I’d done it the proper way. I was just in a hurry so… that’s how that goes. :) I really loved how these turned out. Since both polishes shift to gold they meshed really well and sometimes the transition was so smooth that it just looked like one SUPER duochrome polish. I love when a plan comes together ;)

Do you like these as much as I do? Do you have the ChG Boho collection and do you like it? Once I got them I was just SO HAPPY I did, and I was like the biggest party pooper EVER when they first came out. I’m glad I changed my tune. :) I hope you all had a good weekend, I’m scheduling this post out a couple of days, so hopefully yesterday we got our giant new hot tub in place. Yay! (if it went well!) Thanks for reading and until next time- Happy Polishing!! :D Stay tuned tomorrow for a special Breast Cancer Awareness mani and a tutorial to go along with it. :)

 

 

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16 thoughts on “Subtle Metallic Gradient- aka: This is Purdyyyy

    • I agree that it’s not as color shifting as it kind of promises but I just really like these colors! I think it’s the metallic finish since I don’t have that many.

    • Yeah it looks FANTASTIC in the bottle but nearly all the duochrome is lost on the nail. I just like that they’re metallic and the colors are pretty. Once I just decided I wasn’t gonna worry about the color shifting I really liked them. I’m wearing Deviantly Daring (I think… The blue/turquoise one) under my black spotted right now and it looks really cool. :)

  1. Ooh I have those and haven’t had a chance to try them out yet. I just took off my polish too, now the tough decision: which cute mani to do next? I love this but it needs some artwork too. Maybe I can use some metallics and do some stamping? I love the colors you put together!!!

    • Thanks! I totally agree, I felt like this needed someone else too but I was done wearing them and didn’t want to add anything to them and have to wear them till the next day to get a photo. Haha. I actually really like this collection now that I have it. :)

  2. I initially considered Deviantly Daring, Swanky Silk, and Unpredictable, but passed. That decision could, of course, change at any time!
    I love how this came out! I wouldn’t have thought they would look this great together, but they do! Very pretty…fairy-like!

    • I see what you’re saying about fairy-like! Haha. Thanks. I really didn’t want this collection at all, I swear!! But… You know how that works. The formula is thin but buildable and I just really like the metallic finish and the slight duochrome. It’s not mind blowing but it’s there.

  3. As you know, I’m still not sold on this collection and I hate it for being such a liar and letting me down. Having said that, I think I have a couple of the colors (or more). I like your gradient a lot, actually.

    • Thanks! I seriously hated this collection so much for looking so amazingly color-shifting and then being so boring. However, once I tried Want My Bawdy I just thought the color was so pretty and I loved the metallic finish so I got them all. You gotta “free yo’ mind and the rest will follow.” And by “the rest” I mean most likely the rest of the collection. ;) Like you need MY permission ;)

      • I have to double check because I probably have a lot of them already. One of my nail places sells them for $3 so I’m in no rush. I will probably EVENTUALLY get them all.

        • yeah mine were just over 3 so I was like SOLD! I think we know that at some point on one of your 40 polish buying days these will be in your hot little hands. :)

          • hahaha! I actually want to go look for cheap polishes tomorrow but I probably shouldn’t. I really want some more Sations–the Nailstock collection is out and there are some awesome polishes to be had. I should probably buy my 4th melmer before I buy more polish.

            Btw, tomorrow we are supposed to do a tape mani for the challenge…what exactly is a tape mani? Just any design using…tape?

            • Yup you got it! I just got done pre-posting mine and I did stripes sort of using tape. Anything your little heart desires is good. We both technically did “tape manis” for our chevrons so time to do another one!

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