China Glaze’s Want My Bawdy

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  • Manufacturer: China Glaze
  • Availability: part of the New Bohemian Luster Chrome collection
  • Color Range: metallic bright indigo shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$9 for 15 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: no

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China Glaze’s Want My Bawdy

This is a really gorgeous metallic vivid-blue-violet. It looks especially striking when used as nail art on top of a dark matte or creme nail polish. However…I'm not seeing any duochrome or duotone action on this one. (This was one of the least-shifting shades in the New Bohemian collection.) The color does apply fairly nicely, though it did show brushstrokes a bit better than I would have liked.

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China Glaze’s Want My Bawdy Nail Files: China Glaze's Want My Bawdy Nail Files: China Glaze's Want My Bawdy

If you look at the very sides of my nails, you can almost see a duochrome-like effect, in that the color gets a lot darker. But…I'm not too sure that that's an effective duochrome, or just how a vivid metallic polish looks on a regularly curved nail.

I do wish that this had had an overt duochrome effect, and that it had better spreadability. But I do like this blue color, and look forward to using it in nail art. I don't know that I'll be too successful using this in nail stamping because - like the other shades in the New Bohemian collection - this polish was a little bit on the thinner side. It isn't watery, I just don't know how well it will do as a stamping polish. (Which is too bad, really, because I'd love to see some of the whole-nail patterns, like the vines-and-leaves, using this polish on top of a dark charcoal or black polish.)

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