Friday, August 17, 2012

Jessica Cosmetics Spicy Dream Fall 2012 Collection

To say I was excited when I came home to the Jessica Cosmetics package is to underestimate my capacity for happiness.  Having completely fallen in love with the company and its beautifully cohesive collections (Gelato Mio Summer 2012, anyone?), I absolutely swooned when I first laid my eyes on the Spicy Dream Fall 2012 Collection.  Comprised of six rich, warm, autumnal shades, each polish brings something different to the table.  

Ready??


Gingersnap
For some reason, I automatically gravitated towards Gingersnap first.  A bronze shimmer made up of copper, gold, and pink metallic flakies, this polish just seemed to scream autumn.  However, like it's OPI dupe Warm and Fozzie, it unfortunately disappointed.  For one, the formula was a mess and despite trying to level it with three coats, just applied unevenly and somewhat clumpy.  Personally, I don't like this on my skin tone but if you were a fan of Warm and Fozzie, I would recommend this as partner polish since the composition is more exaggerated and visible in the Jessica polish.  But yeah, the formula... 


Pumpkin Delight
As much as Gingersnap seemed to get my immediate attention, Pumpkin Delight completely threw me off.  A coppery pink version of Gingersnap, I completely thought that this color would be a dud on me.  Boy was I wrong!  Balanced with more strongly duochrome metallic flakies in gold and pink gold, Pumpkin Delight just glowed from my nail.  This beauty on required two coats and the formula was perfect. 


Brown Sugar
My favorite polishes for fall are always rich, velvety cremes.  While I shy away from anything brown with red undertones and anything red with brown undertones, this milk chocolaty brown's slight red undertone is actually really flattering and keeps Brown Sugar from looking too black.  This swatch is two buttery coats and will definitely be autumn staple.


Champagne Bubbles
I'm really on the fence about Champagne Bubbles.  I generally don't like gold foils, especially super shimmery ones, however Champagne Bubbles is so pale of a gold, it appears almost silvery.  I think the lightness of the color makes this highly reflective shimmery foil less aggressive and more wearable, but it's still not my favorite in this collection.  Again, perfect formula and only needed two coats.


Crimson Tattoo
Sorry about the slight Champagne Bubbles residue on my cuticles that seemed to only appear in my photos after I was done swatching.  Anyways, Crimson Tattoo is the epitome of a vampy polish.  A buttery red-black creme with a brown undertone, there's something very blood-like about this color.  I love these really dark reds on pale skin but am certain this color would flatter any skin tone since it's so balanced between the black and brown base.  While I don't own it, I think this may be a dupe for Sinful Colors Giorgio.  This is two coats.  


Cinnamon Kiss
And I saved the best for last!  Cinnamon Kiss is one of those colors that is just so me.  A rich semi-metallic red shimmer, this polish is lit from within and glows a deep burgundy wine.  Sadly, this looks more striking in person but the photo really does highlight the burnt edges and deep velvet glow.  Two buttery coats and I was won over.  

Final Thoughts
I love, love, love this collection!  While it's not super unique, the fact that it's cohesive and comprised of different finishes and tones of the same color family is really clever.  With just these six polishes, you can really go from one look to the next without a major color overhaul.  The formulas were also pretty fantastic and something that needs noting.  

Now that I have the polishes, all I need is the cooler weather!  

While this collection isn't available on their website just yet, you can purchase other Jessica Cosmetics polishes by visiting their website here.



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32 comments :

  1. These really are gorgeous. I will admit when I first saw them floating online I was like, "whatever, most of these are So not my colours" (though I LOVE Warm & Fozzie! One of my faves from that collection! I would have never bought it but they had a tester and I was in love!), but as I see more and more swatches...they STILL are not my colours, but I want them! They look so yummy and make me want to pull out my boots even more!

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  2. That's really funny because I actually was super disappointed in Warm and Fozzie, as I was in Gingersnap, and ended up giving it away to my best friend. But the other shades just make me think of wearable big comfy sweaters and sitting by a fire drinking something hot.

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  3. Wow. Brown Sugar looks like a mani made of milk chocolate. Warm, dreamy love!

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  4. Pumpkin Delight must be mine!!! I love these!

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  5. Oh I love these!!! They all look amazing on you, Amanda!!

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  6. Woah, they're gorgeous! (except Champagne Bubbles, polish in that family makes me look dead) especially Brown Sugar and I've loathed everything brown since I left Secondary (High) School and my brown school uniform (yes, BROWN) behind! It's like melted Galaxy bars, mmmm!!

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  7. Pumpkin Delight and Cinnamon Kiss are my favorite! So so perfect for the fall!

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  8. Pumpkin Delight, Cinnamon Kiss and Brown Sugar are my absolute favorites. Brown Sugar looks like you have Hershey Kisses for nails :)

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  9. It really does! Polishes the colors of warm beverages somehow make the lushest manis!

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  10. Haha! It really is an awesome polish, different but really seasonal.

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  11. I love a good velvety brown creme :)

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  12. I had uniforms that were navy, green, and red plaid in elementary school...it was horrible.

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  13. Those are probably my top two also!

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  14. This collection is simply perfect! I seriously am in love!

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  15. Wow, this really is a great collection! I like Pumpkin Delight and Cinnamon Kiss the best I think, but Gingersnap is gorgeous too (although I loved Warm and Fozzie, so I guess it's only natural I like that one as well). Thanks for sharing some awesome swatches!

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  16. I can't wait to see your swatches!!

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  17. Pumpkin Delight was surprisingly awesome! And like Warm and Fozzie, I really, really, REALLY wanted to love Gingersnap. Not sure why I just can't commit to liking it.

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  18. Gingersnap is definitely my favourite!

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  19. These are all stunning. I fell in love with Pumpkin Spice immediately!

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  20. Lovely colors, the last one is my favorite!

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  21. I love Pumpkin Spice and Gingersnap made me want cookies.

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  22. Lol. I always want cookies ;)

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