A vegan nail polish blog. A celebration of colour and light, as well as of justice for nonhuman animals.

I’ve got the first two of six new China Glaze polishes from their New Bohemian collection today! These shades have duochrome to varying degrees, and a metallic finish that’s slightly brushstrokey but not in a bad way, in my humble opinion – I wouldn’t quite call them frost, and I didn’t have trouble getting the brush stokes straight.

I’ll start with No Plain Jane, the purple shade; I was actually a little disappointed with this one since the duochrome didn’t seem as orange as I expected; more of a pinkish-goldenish-copper shade, and the purple can look paler and almost lavender in some lighting. This swatch is three coats, and I found the formula a bit thick and sticky for this kind of polish. First photos are in sunlight:

China Glaze No Plain Jane

China Glaze No Plain Jane

China Glaze No Plain Jane

These next photos are under my Ott Lite:

China Glaze No Plain Jane

China Glaze No Plain Jane

Next I layered one coat of No Plain Jane over Kleancolor Black. Layered this way, it photographed bluer than it is – it’s definitely more of a red-leaning purple like the first photos showed. Sunlight:

China Glaze No Plain Jane over black

China Glaze No Plain Jane over black

China Glaze No Plain Jane over black

This one is a bit more colour accurate:

China Glaze No Plain Jane over black

In indirect natural light:

China Glaze No Plain Jane over black

Next is Deviantly Daring; I love this rich teal-blue-green shade! Two coats shown here, and this one had a great formula. Sunlight:

China Glaze Deviantly Daring

China Glaze Deviantly Daring

China Glaze Deviantly Daring

In the shade, if you click to enlarge this photo you can kind of see the fine gold shimmer that gives this polish extra depth; it’s more visible in the bottle than on the nail but is really pretty:

China Glaze Deviantly Daring

This next photo is under the Ott Lite – I think that bright green flash that you can see near the bottom right of each nail is actually a reflection from the wall with its bright lime-green paint job, so I’m a little hesitant to post this, but I guess I’ll just say that this one isn’t totally accurate of what the polish looks like in real life!

China Glaze Deviantly Daring

Now, here is one coat of Deviantly Daring over one coat Kleancolor Black, in sunlight:

China Glaze Deviantly Daring over black

China Glaze Deviantly Daring over black

China Glaze Deviantly Daring over black

China Glaze Deviantly Daring over black

China Glaze Deviantly Daring over black

In shade:

China Glaze Deviantly Daring over black

So, one of these two polishes was nice but mainly just “okay” in my opinion, and the other is a definite winner! The other four shades from this collection are on my ever-expanding “to swatch” list!

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Comments on: "China Glaze Deviantly Daring and No Plain Jane" (6)

  1. beachgal12 said:

    I like them best alone not layered over black – but thanks for showing them over black – don’t think I have seen anyone else do that. I cannot wear metallic teals for some reason – I just pass ’em by..creams yes – metallic no – odd. I like the purple one and the Unpredictable one. Some have said the ‘Jane’ is not unique – but I don’t think I have one that looks like it.

  2. Oooh, love love love all over the place! I really like these two. I was completely in love with the purple one until I saw the blue. Gotta wait to next month though :-/

  3. I really like Deviantly Daring. I didn’t pick up anything from this collection but if I did I think it would be this one. I don’t have anything like this in my collection. How are the other ones? Even in the bottle?
    Lauren

    • Hi Lauren! I’ve used Swanky Silk on top of an existing mani, and I really like that one too! Subtle, but pretty, golden/copper/pink shift! I haven’t tried the others yet – but in the bottle, Unpredictable and Rare & Radiant seem to have a decent-strength duochrome, Want my Bawdy not so much (I can barely see a tiny bit of purple at the edge of the bottle and only in particular lighting) but it looks like a gorgeous blue!

  4. Wow I’m glad I found your blog because I’m always looking for vegan beauty items :o)

    I’m a bit surprise about CG, I knew they were cruelty free, but I thought they weren’t vegan?

  5. […] Today I have another duochrome from China Glaze’s New Bohemian collection to show you! The first two polishes I reviewed from the collection are here. […]

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