Thursday, October 18, 2012

China Glaze Rare & Radiant

   Rare & Radiant is another polish from the China Glaze New Bohemian collection.  

R&R is a green gold duochrome.  The formula was good, but because it's a bit foil like you will have to be careful with your application to avoid too many brushstrokes.  It will also show any flaws in your nails.  I only needed 2 coats for full coverage over a base of Finger Paints base coat.  I did not use top coat in these photos.

Direct Sun

Indoor Natural Light

Indoor with Flash

   The duo-ness is much more evident in Rare & Radiant than Want My Bawdy.  It's a good color, but very over done at this point.  As I'm sure you know by now, or have guessed from my pictures, this is yet another dupe of Chanel Peridot.  I don't have any on nail comparisons, but I do have a bottle shot comparison for you.

   The color shift shows a bit more on the edges of the China Glaze bottle because it's a more rounded shape bottle, but if you look at the middle colors you can see they're the same.  I didn't swatch Peridot for you because I wanted to return my bottle.  The $26 price tag was a little more than I really wanted to pay and once so many dupes started showing up, I just couldn't justify keeping an unused bottle.  By the way, if you've never shopped at Nordstrom's you should just for how easy returns are.  I was extremely impressed with my experience, and I work retail.

Disclaimer: The product(s) in this post were sent to me by the company for consideration.

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