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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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