Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer

How Much Do You Like a Duochrome Polish?

China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer ($4.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “multi-dimensional gorgeous green.” It’s a seafoam-like green that flashes from true seafoam green to darker, almost forest green (but there’s still some aqua to it that it’s not true forest green). The only similar shade I could think of was OCC Chimera, which matches the darker green color you see at an angle. If you know of a dupe, please share it with us!

The consistency of this one was a little thin, and it wasn’t as pigmented as other shades in the collection or China Glaze’s polishes in general. After two coats, there was a very slight translucency in places, because it was somewhat streaky when applied. I would recommend going with three coats on this shade to get full color coverage. There are noticeable brush strokes, and they were fairly easy to control. I typically get a week of wear out of China Glaze’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

The Glossover

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product

Unpredictable

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I wish it was more pigmented so it would be opaque after two coats and not look so streaky. The consistency of the formula could definitely use some improvement!

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

The only similar shade I could think of was OCC Chimera, which matches the darker green color you see at an angle. If you know of a dupe, please share it with us!

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19 thoughts on “China Glaze Unpredictable Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Holly HOLLY

    I’m not a fan of how sheer it looks, but I do like the brush strokes it makes.

  2. I guess I’m not enough of a nail polish expert, because I feel like China Glaze has released many polishes that look super similar (I’m sure there’s more differences in them all that I remember)… It’s beautiful though, but too bad about the formula.

  3. Dinitchka

    Seems this would look better if over black or a white base. Pretty colour though.

  4. Avatar of Megan Megan

    I’m rarely drawn to duochrome nail polishes because they never look as good as they do in the bottle, but this one is pretty!

  5. I chose love it despite it’s failings because it’s freaking pretty and I’m not adverse to applying 3 coats. I do find duochromes/metals chip and flake on me like no other however.

  6. It looks to sheer and the colour is not appealing at all.

  7. Avatar of L Lia

    It seems like this would look really nice layered over a black or dark base!

  8. Avatar of Rachel Rachel

    Maybelline’s Avante Green is almost identical to this, except not as pigmented. With at least 3 coats it looks exactly like Unpredictable. It’s from the LE 2012 Fashion Week Color Show Nail Color Collection.

  9. The color looks much more rich and reflective with 3 coats, you can also see hints of blue then. So I definitely recommend 3 coats with this one!

  10. Michelle

    Duochromes and Multichromes never look good on their own, they’re always sheer. They are supposed to be layered over black nail polish (or some other dark color) so you can see the contrast. Then they look exactly like in the bottle =)

  11. wow this color is super pretty

  12. SJ

    Mer-Maid for Each Other from Nicole by OPI is pretty much an exact dupe for this shade. :)

  13. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    I love duochromes, I admit, and this is gorgeous – if only the formula were better!

  14. Jen

    That is such a pretty shade. And I’m not all that much of a fan of duochrome. Usually I only buy them in pink shades. <3

  15. Avatar of Vibbe Vibbe

    Anny – Hello Hollywood might be a dupe for this one :)

  16. VickyM

    Very pretty, the first green nail polish that I have ever liked in my life, sadly China Glaze doesn´t exist in my country :(

  17. LOVE
    and i dont even like duochromes

  18. Kelololovenails

    This color is metallic and beautiful but honestly lasted me day before it started chipping. And I only had two coats! When it chipped though, big chunks peeled off. Is it just me? My other china glaze chips really fast too! :/