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
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. :)