Nearly every single time I went to type China Glaze Deviantly Daring, my fingers had a mind of their own and typed Deviant Darling!
This beauty is from the China Glaze New Bohemian Collection, and it’s a flashy teal. If it were a human, it would want to be the crazy naked person who runs across the pitch during a soccer game and then gets escorted away in handcuffs. Now that’s deviant!
I’m very grateful to have had a chance to wear all of the colours in the New Bohemian Collection. And out of all 6 hues, this one, Unpredictable, and Rare & Radiant are my favourites.
China Glaze Deviantly Daring Pictures
China Glaze Deviantly Daring Swatches
All swatches have:
- Nubar Foundation Base Coat
- 2 coats of China Glaze Deviantly Daring
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Bold peacock teal
- Name: China Glaze Deviantly Daring
- Collection: China Glaze New Bohemian Collection 2012
- 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 Deviantly Daring Review
Deviantly Daring by China Glaze is the kind of teal that I love to wear because it’s not a shy violet. It provides a great contrast and pop of colour that I typically crave.
However, the name of the polish makes me laugh since I don’t see it as a particularly daring or deviant colour. Then again, I’m a nailphile, and my nails have run the gamut when it comes to polishes. So, for a lacquer snob like me, it takes something ridiculously mind-blowing for me to think it’s deviant…or daring. (Perhaps that’s why my fingers keep typing Deviant Darling instead. It’s something subconscious…)
There’s also a little bit of gold, however, it’s not very noticeable.
Deviantly Daring by China Glaze has a lustre-chrome and duochrome finish. It looks very metallic, so you get brush strokes. The shift of teal, blue, and green isn’t very strong, but it’s there. Mainly you’re going to see teal.
This is the type of finish that doesn’t seem to get any real boost from a shiny top coat. Basically what you see when you’re painting your nails is what you’ll get even with a top coat. That being said, you should always wear a top coat because it enhances your manicure mileage.
Application & Formula
The formula on this was great. I was able to easily control the polish and get it to go where I wanted it to. It wasn’t too runny, but it also wasn’t thick. You’ll need 2 coats to achieve full opacity.
I recommend using thin coats because with this particular finish, it tends to bubble with medium to thick coats.
Final Verdict: 8/10
I really enjoyed wearing China Glaze Deviantly Daring, and I suspect that if you’re over the moon about teals, this one may speak to you.
What’s the most ‘deviantly daring’ nail polish you own?
OK. I’m now convinced enough to buy it. I’d been kinda blah about the Bohemian Collection, but seeing this sparkly peacock teal on your tips has made me a believer. Thanks for the enlightening review!
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It looks sparkly like that when you have the camera flash and really bright light on it. The lustre-chrome finish is what you see in most lighting – still very gorgeous.
Glad that you found my review helpful. 🙂
Stunning on you Mary!
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Thank you so much! 🙂 I know you can rock this shade, too.
This reminds me of Essie’s Trophy Wife. Do you think they are similar?
Good point. I just whipped out my bottle of Essie Trophy Wife to compare. I think they’re similar, but Deviantly Daring has some gold, which Trophy Wife doesn’t have. However, the gold is subtle. The base colour seems similar, though.
I actually compared the 2 on a nail wheel and while they are really close, Trophy Wife is a tad darker than DD, and as Mary said, DD has aa bit of a different finish. Whether you need both depends on just how much you like this kind of color.
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Hey another Cristina!
Thanks for taking the time to compare them and weigh in. I’m sure that lots of people will find it useful!
Do you know that for me is almost impossible to get my hands into the latest collections, I live in Panama and we don’t have ChG available for collections, more like normal polishes.
So, I travel to Chicago last week and the first thing I did, well the second actually, was to find at least one polish of this collection. I bought on Sally’s.
I was a bit disappointed with it, don’t get me wrong, I did like the color and everything, but I was expecting a darker blue maybe..
it was the only I purchased from this collection.. and IDK, i was a little bit sad 🙁
I keep thinking that I’ve should bought “Unpredictable” instead.
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Hey maria emma!
Aww…that must be really frustrating for you! It’s good that you’re able to pick up some nail polishes you like while travelling. Here in Canada, Sally Beauty Supply also seems to be the best place to get China Glaze when it comes to brick and mortar stores.
I understand how you felt let down by it. All the hype about the duochromes was incredible, so all us nailphiles were expecting to be blown away. I think that for the average nail-polish consumer (i.e. not a collector), this will be a pretty special colour.
Can you still get Unpredictable? Maybe you can order online? That’s definitely one of my favourites from this collection.
I like this color a lot. It’s very nice. I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it before.
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If you have difficulty tracking this down, Essie Trophy Wife is a little similar, but not a dupe. (Thanks to one of my readers for bringing this up. I didn’t automatically think of that colour in comparison to this.)
This is gorgeous! Even though it’s not too deviant or daring it is so pretty. It reminds me of a mermaid’s tail 🙂
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Yes, and who doesn’t love having a mermaid’s tail for nails? 😉
Damn it I just swore off of buying more teal and blue-green nail polish and this review comes in! Oh well it’s worth a trip to my local nail shops to see if this collection is in stock.
Haha, I’m sorry, but also very happy and flattered at the same time! 😉 I’m guilty as charged…but I like being guilty in this case.
This was the first one of the collection that I wore and I absolutely love it. The duochrome effect is much more apparent in flourescent lighting, which is what I work in so I would be sitting at my desk, staring at my nails from different angles to see the color shift. I’m sure I looked a bit odd, but probably not too much like a deviant 😉
Ohhh, interesting! I guess I didn’t look at my nails as much in fluorescent lighting. The next time I wear it, I’ll be sure to look more closely. Thanks for letting me know! (Thankfully at work, I work in an office that has a window, so I get to enjoy a lot of natural daylight and less of artificial light. Haha, it’ll be a different story in the winter, though.)
Hehehe, well, when you’re in the company of nailphiles here at Swatch And Learn, being a nail ‘deviant’ is welcomed! 😀
Yeah, I have great windows at my work too, but I work second shift, so they only help for a little while with natural light. So far the ONLY nail polishes that look better in flourescent lighting are the duochromes, everything else looks flat and uninteresting. I guess that is a good “reason” to get more duo and multichromes in my collection 😉
We are both very lucky. A lot of people at work just see cement walls and don’t have windows. Every single day, I look out and enjoy the view.
Hahaha, I love your justification for getting more duo and multichromes! 😉 SMART!
Yay you got it! I really need to get my hand on this shade because it’s SOO beautiful and your swatches make me want it even more *swoon*
Aww…thank you! It’s so flattering to hear that you enjoyed my swatches so much. I felt bad that I wasn’t able to capture it in sunlight and just dim natural light. I always feel better when I can capture polishes in the sunlight because that’s when the maximum beauty usually shines.
I’ve been in love with this shade since the moment I saw it. Of course, I’m kind of predictable, the number of teal shimmers I have (and teals in general!) is really over the top 🙂 I probably even have a close shade to this already!
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I bet that you’re not alone when it comes to your love of teal polishes. 🙂 I’m hopeless when it comes to shades like that. Even if they’re really similar, I still feel my heart racing when I see them all.
Out of all the colors in the Bohemian collection, only this and the dark purple really “spoke” to me. Even then, I only listened to Deviantly Daring cuz it’s the only one I purchased.;) It’s just a lovely jewel tone, and I’m always a sucker for blue-green kind of colors. Thanks for reviewing it, looks great on you. BTW, I kept looking for it as Defiantly Daring, so you’re not the only one who has issues with the name.
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Hey another Cristina!
Okay, hehe, good to know that I’m not the only one! 😉
I’m surprised that the purple one called out to you. I don’t think it did for most people. How lovely…a personal polish call! 😉
I like the color, but like the purple “Deviant…”, I see a lot of brush strokes in these pictures. I hate seeing brush strokes, so I think I will pass on this collection. Similar colors in better formulas are bound to show up.
Hey Wanda in Edmonton!
Yes, this has brush strokes, haha, so since you don’t like them, it’ll drive you crazzzzzzy (and not in a good way)! At least you can save your money and put it toward something that you’ll enjoy more. 🙂
Love this ! Does this ever happen to look black in certain lights ?
It’s a beauty, isn’t it? 🙂 Nope, it never looked black on me in any lighting condition!