Lots of nailphiles eagerly anticipated the China Glaze New Bohemian Collection, and I wasn’t an exception.
Despite its name, China Glaze Unpredictable is a very predictable colour for me to wear because I’m a greeeeen fieeeend!
This one’s glowy and flashy – two nail-polish characteristics I swoon over.
Whether you admire it in direct sunlight, under the flash of a camera, or in dim natural light, this is the type of lacquer that always seems to steal the show!
China Glaze Unpredictable Pictures
China Glaze Unpredictable Swatches
All swatches have:
Natural Light Photos
√ Multidimensional gorgeous green
- Name: China Glaze Unpredictable
- Collection: China Glaze New Bohemian Collection
- Press Release: Click here to see the China Glaze New Bohemian Collection press release
- Colours Available in the China Glaze Glaze New Bohemian Collection: Unpredictable, Rare & Radiant, Swanky Silk, No Plain Jane, Want My Bawdy & Deviantly Daring
- Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada, Trans Design, Nailsupplies, Head2Toe & 8ty8Beauty
China Glaze Unpredictable Review
Unpredictable by China Glaze is the opposite of a flat colour. It’s the nail-polish equivalent of a pop-up book, so take care of your eyes (hehe, and your wallet)! This one’s a Wowzer!
In the middle of the nail, you’ll see a spring-type green, and the sides of your nails are a noticeably teal kind of green. Together, they’re the Dynamic Duo of Awesome.
This has a luster-chrome finish, so it’s extremely metallic and very frosty. If seeing brushstrokes bugs you, you’ll hate this polish because you can see tons of brushstrokes everywhere. (Okay, maybe if you apply it verrrry carefully, you can minimize that, but…I think for the average person, it’s going to be Brushstroke City!)
While I don’t care for the brushstrokes, the flashiness of the finish and the twinkling you get in various lighting makes up for it to me. It makes this polish look so luxurious!
Application & Formula
I was expecting the first coat to be highly pigmented, but it was slightly sheer. With a second coat, though, you’ll get full coverage.
Before I wore this, I thought that this would be good for nail-art stamping…but…now I’m not so sure. Usually you need the polish to be very opaque in a single coat for the best stamping results.
The formula was easy to control, however, it was a little watery (but not to the point where it’s going to flood your cuticles easily).
When painting with this, I suggest using thin coats instead of the medium coats that I used. As you can see in my photos, there are ‘bumps’. This was due to the polish bubbling because I applied it too thickly. You can prevent that if you don’t load up your brush as much as I did.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Unpredictable by China Glaze is a decadent colour. I don’t think I have another shade that’s a dead-on dupe. (No, Chanel Peridot is different. China Glaze Rare & Radiant is the dupe.)
If you can deal with the major brushstrokes, this is a gorgeous polish to own!
What do you think of China Glaze Unpredictable and the New Bohemian Collection in general? Can you forgive all the brushstrokes, or are they a deal breaker?