China Glaze Want My Bawdy Swatches & Review

China-Glaze-Want-My-Bawdy-Swatches-ReviewHave you been feeling blue lately? China Glaze Want My BawdyΒ from the New Bohemian Collection has, but it wouldn’t be any other way!

This blue nail polish surprised me because I thought it was going to be a duochrome, however, the finish was a straight-up chrome.

Nevertheless, this one is gorgeous, and I loved the rich contrast.

It looks magnificent especially in sunlight, although I didn’t have my camera handy when Mr. Sun decided to say hello. Still, you can see some of the magic in my photos with the camera’s flash.

And…what a cheeky name this polish has. It’s trying to use its nail-polish wiles to lure us in! πŸ˜‰

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√ Sexy sapphire blue

Key Notes

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As China Glaze themselves describe, Want My Bawdy definitely is a sexy sapphire blue. It’s a dramatic kind of blue that you reach for when you want something funky on your nails that really stands out and gets attention.

I also feel like this is a shade of blue that provides a lot of contrast and is a jewel-tone, so it can be flattering on many different skin tones.


Want My Bawdy by China Glaze has a shiny lustre-chrome finish.

As much as I tried to look at my nails from many different angles (to the point of looking somewhat ridiculous), I couldn’t see any other colour than this one sapphire blue. So it doesn’t have the duochrome finish that I noticed in China Glaze Unpredictable, which is also from the same collection.

Application & Formula

Because of the high metallic finish, you can see brush strokes. Compared to other finishes, the brush strokes on this kind of polish are more obvious.

Usually I don’t like obvious brush strokes, but I forgave this polish just because it shone so brilliantly. (Plus I don’t like to stay angry with polishes for long. Usually we forgive, shake hands, and then go for an ice cream and a movie.) πŸ˜‰

The formula was easy to control, and it took two coats for me to completely cover the nail. I suggest using thin coats, instead of medium ones like I tend to use, because this formula has the tendency to bubble with thicker coats.


  • Bold, saturated sapphire blue
  • Good formula
  • Needs 2 coats for full opacity
  • Finish shines brilliantly especially in the sunlight

  • Okay, this isn’t really a Con, but I was expecting this to be a duochrome & it wasn’t

Final Verdict: 8/10

If you’re a big blue nail-polish collector, you may have a chrome polish that’s similar to this. It doesn’t strike me as extremely unique. That being said, I still think this is a fun polish to wear, so if you don’t have something similar, this is a nice one to have.

Did you get any shades from the China Glaze New Bohemian Collection? Do you have any blues that look similar to this?


20 thoughts on “China Glaze Want My Bawdy Swatches & Review

  1. Kat

    I’ve heard that OPI Into The Night is very similar, but I only own the China Glaze so I can’t say for sure! Either way, I love the colour!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kat!

      Oh, interesting! I don’t have Into the Night. It would be interesting to hear from someone who has it! Anyone have it? Can you check your stash and tell us?

  2. maddy

    Such a gorgeous blue! I haven’t bought any from the new Bohemian collection yet but I’m saving up money for it.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey maddy!

      Keep saving your money! *Thumbs up* πŸ˜€ I’m going to try to review the others in this collection, so hopefully it’ll help a bit.

  3. Heidi

    I love most of China Glaze’s collections, but this is the first one I have bought outright, and I am so so so excited to receive it in the mail any day now πŸ˜€ I’m most excited about is Deviantly Daring, but the rest of the collection looks pretty kick-a$$ as well. I’m really glad that I didn’t break down and order the Deborah Lippman ones, I would be kicking myself now πŸ˜‰
    I ended up getting 9 of the CG Hunger Games collection but I got those in several different trips to Sally’s and most of them only because they were on clearance.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Heidi!

      And I’m excited that you’re excited! πŸ˜€ This kind of happiness should be shared!

      Although Deborah Lippmann puts out amazingn polishes, yes, for the price, China Glaze is better friends with the ole wallet. Hehe, but when they keep putting out amazing collection after amazing collection, then the wallet has a love-hate relationship with it. πŸ˜‰

      1. Heidi

        Holy Cow! My package was at home waiting for me when I got home from work last night and I now have Deviantly Daring nails.
        I had a heck of a time choosing just one, I left the choice up to my husband but I was secretly hoping he would choose DD, thankfully, he made the “right” choice πŸ˜‰
        They are all so much more beautiful even than you and Scrangie made them look, which is saying quite a lot. Now to go console my poor poor bank account. Hopefully China Glaze will stop with the awesome collections for a little while, although I seriously doubt it, they seem to be on a roll.

        1. Mary Post author

          Haha, yeah, good for him for making the “right” choice. I bet he was sweating bullets when deciding. Hehehehe! πŸ˜‰

          Yeah, China Glaze has been on a roll. They need to give our wallets a break. Oh, what am I saying? πŸ˜‰ Keep the great colours coming!

  4. Carmela

    It makes me a little sad that this one is more a straight up sapphire than duochrome. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the color but it does look like it’s dupe-able. Off the top of my head, Stone Cold from Orly Mineral FX looks like the same color, except the finish is a foil, not a chrome. Either way, as much as I’d love to own all the blues out there, I’m thinking this is a pass for me. But thank you sooo much for helping me pick the ones I really like from the collection! πŸ˜€
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      I understand – compared to the duochromes in this collection, this one was a little bit of a let-down. But…at least you’ve saved some money that you can put toward a colour you like more! πŸ˜€ Yay for that!

  5. Lauren

    Hey Mary!

    I’ve got to say when the first lot of swatches came out for this collection it was major fall on the ground crying let down after all the hype and self medicated excitement I’d given myself, but after seeing more swatches and picking myself back off the floor, I decided that I still absolutely love the colours. I’m just a little sad that the duo isn’t ‘that’ amazing, but if I take the expectation of mega duo out, I’m happy with the colours and they are a nice addition to my collection. I got all of them except Rare and Radiant as I have the OPI dupe and don’t love it that much so didn’t want another. I only got them on Tues so have just swatched on a nail wheel so far and am happy. I got a dodgy brush for Want My Bawdy so I’m a little annoyed because if they are brush strokey with a good brush well you know…. but I’ll give it a tidy up and all shall be well…

    Wow didn’t know I was quite so opinionated about this but there you have it. Love your swatch by the way.. any smurf hands?

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lauren!

      Hehe, “self medicated excitement” – I love how you worded it!

      Wow, most people I know (myself included) are crazy about Chanel Peridot (Rare and Radiant, I Just Spotted the Lizard, and all the other dupes). I’m surprised that you didn’t like it as much!

      Wonky brushes are annoying, aren’t they? Sometimes if there’s a few stray bristles, I’ll just take scissors and cut them off. Hmm…or do you think you can exchange it at the store?

      When I removed this polish, I didn’t get any Smurf nails. I was able to get everything off. I did, however, use a good base coat – Nubar Foundation Base Coat, and I doubled up just to make sure it wouldn’t stain.

      1. Lauren

        Hey Mary,

        I know, I know crazy right? I was sure I’d love Spotted a Lizard and while I like it, I don’t think I need it and all of its dupey friends. I’m a pink girl at heart and trying to get used to greens and blues!

        So annoyed with the wonky brush. I bought these online and I emailed the company and they just told me to cut the stray hairs – not quite the response I was after but I’ll just respond by not using them again.

        Great about no smurf hands. I always like to check how the pigmentation is before I start just so I’m extra careful with my base coat and I choose the right one! There’s nothing worse than blue stained nails!!!

        Thanks again πŸ™‚

        1. Mary Post author

          Haha, it’s funny because we’re the opposite. I’m a green gal who’s trying hard to find the right pinks. πŸ™‚ I found a few I love – “Shocking Pink” by China Glaze is one!

          Oh, okay if you bought them online, I can see why they’d say that to you. They’re trying to save money on shipping replacement bottles. Is the brush REALLY bad? If it’s almost unusable, maybe you should take a photo of it and e-mail it to them so they can see that it’s not just a few strands that can be cut.

  6. Marta

    I got three shades from this collection. I have been informed that some of them stamp well (and that has been my selling point) πŸ˜‰
    I think the metallic-ish finish on blues is soo pretty but you’re right, many shades have this look. I have a catrice one, and even CG Little Drummer Boy seems similar enough… no?
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      Really? Wow, I wouldn’t have thought that these would stamp well. Usually very pigmented polishes are the best. Some of the ones in this collection applied sheerer than I expected. Maybe for ones like Rare & Radiant that are more opaque, stamping would be ideal. (Another thing for me to try!) πŸ™‚

      While they’re slightly in the same pod, I think that Want My Bawdy is flashier than Little Drummer Boy, but also because it’s a little lighter, too.

  7. Katrina

    The second I saw this colour I thought of into the night, after seeing swatches I realized they are almost identical dupes, not worth having both!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Katrina!

      While I don’t have OPI Into the Night from the Spider-Man Collection, from what I’ve seen online, you’re right – it does look similar. And I agree that it’s not worth owning both (hehe, unless you’re absolutely smitten by the shade and prefer a different-sized brush since OPI has the Pro-Wide brush, and China Glaze has thinner brushes).


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