Monday, October 12, 2009

Jessica Baby It's Cold Outside Collection Winter 2009

Okay, so I'm posting the winter collection before the fall collection.... Cause... frankly... I'm a lot more excited about this one! You'll see why in just a moment.

This is a collection of four vampy shades for winter and they're not just the traditional red-burgundy-brown type shades!

Black Ice. Very dark black creme with sparkly silver glitter. OOOOOH! GLITTER!!! Jessica is a very new brand to me and I really had no idea they did cool shades like this. Pleasant surprise, really! Anyway, I've mentioned before that I'm not normally a fan of the black/silver combo. The black ends up looking dull because the silver is not usually shiny enough. However, I've recently found three polishes that have changed my mind, and this is one of them. The silver glitter is dense and very shiny... Sparkly... twinkly... The black looks very black and the silver looks very bright. Perfect.


Divine Pine. Dark yellow-toned green with hidden shimmer. (Please excuse the scratches and tipwear, photo was taken after two days of wear) GREEEEEEEEN!!! And a very nice one at that. It's nearly-black, but it looks different than a lot of the similar colors. It's darker than BB Couture Green Goblin but lighter than OPI Here Today Aragon Tomorrow or Zoya Envy. I included the second picture with the flash to show the base color and the hidden shimmer. It's not a blue-toned as Sephora By OPI Dark Room. It does look mostly black indoors but outside it's a vampy green. I adore this. Not too dark, not too blue, almost exactly what I've been looking for. And no, it looks nothing like Zulu.


Frost At All Cost. Dark dusty peacock creme. This is an unusual shade. It's a very dusty green-blue... I've seen this color referred to as "peacock blue" and I really think that fits. It's dark but not black. Pretty unique as well, I can't think of a whole lot of colors similar to this... Although, it is very similar to Fishnets and Fringe from the Burlesque (fall) collection.


Midnight Mist. Dark vampy blackened purple with hidden shimmer. This is a little off- it's slightly more 'purple' looking in real life... maybe just a touch more of a lighter red base than this shows. Anyway, purple vampy, can't go wrong there. I want to say this is probably similar to OPI Lincoln Park At Midnight (I recall that being the lighter one?) but I can't find my bottle to compare! This is a very red-toned purple and it has hidden shimmer that only comes out in bright sunlight. The shimmer does help to break up the dark color a little and just gives it a little 'something'...


The formula on these is not flawless, however. I don't know how Jessica formula 'normally' is, but these are thicker than the first ones I tried. They're quite thick but very opaque. I did have a bit of trouble controlling these. The drying time on these is also very long. I've tried them with Seche, Poshe and Diamont quick-dry topcoats and while they do 'set' very quickly, they remain dentable for over an hour. They do eventually dry completely, just not as fast as I'm used to. But, neither of these flaws are pronounced enough to make me want to avoid the polish.

Overall, I really dig this collection. I have been in the mood for vampy shades and I'm actually happy to see this small collection of nothing but dark shades. I'm especially happy that it includes three of my favorite things- green, glitter and purple! I do wish they dried a little faster but that hasn't stopped me from wearing them. In fact, I've been on kind of a Jessica binge this past week... Heh. Hopefully I can get some good pictures soon. All I have to say is Midnight Moonlight omgahhhhhh *drool*

22 comments:

  1. Have you seen the Chanel Spring/Summer 2010 nail colour yet? I need a dupe & I know that with your extensive knowledge you would know of something similar... :)

    http://www.style.com/beauty/beautycounter/2009/10/nailing-it-at-chanel/

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  2. LOVE the look of Frost At All Cost!
    Will have to check that one out - looks very unique

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  3. All beautiful, but I'm with the other comments...Frost at all Cost is stunning! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I think all of these are must haves!

    Thank you Scrangie!

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  5. Black Ice is pretty!
    I think I would like Frost at all Cost better if it had a bit of shimmer to it. I like the shade but I end up hating how cremes look on my nails.
    Midnight Mist is gorgeous!

    what are your favorite blue-teal-peacock shades?
    What do you recommend?

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  6. Frost at All Cost is gorgeous! It looks exactly like MAC Plumage eyeshadow :)

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  7. Black Ice is a definite must-have! And it looks gorgeous on you!

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  8. I love black ice and divine pine. the others look a little on the black side so that I'd think the color would get lost without ample light.

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  9. I love them all. I spotted them a while ago on Jessica's site. Unfortunately, they don't ship internationally (story of my life, boooh). So I'm waiting to find them somewhere else.
    I'm dying to get my hands on these. I have quite some bottles from previous collections and the formula was very nice. Let's see how I do with this one.

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  10. I like all of these polishes on you. The green in divine.

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  11. Divine Pine. I can't believe no other company has tried to rhyme that before. That means there is room for piney greens!

    Black Ice really appeals to me. It does have that ice on asphalt under the moon look about it.

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  12. I love that you are not 'above' drug store polishes. Do you think you could swatch your Sally Hansen collection?

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  13. OMG! I am loving the Divine Pine. I usually find Jessica colours a bit samey but this is fabulous. I wonder if my husband will notice his credit card is missing?!?!? x

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  14. Awesome, frost at all cost!

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  15. that black glitter one looks like a petites one I saw at walmart.. lol

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  16. In the UK this is a premium brand. Hard to get and available usually only if you get a professional manicure. Expensive.
    I had a fabulous pure red mani "Some Like it Hot". It lasted a long time but wasn't quick to dry even when done by a pro. So I can't comment on the consistency but I know my manicurist made a mess and had to clean me up.
    They do plentiful bottles but concentrate heavily on the reds and pinks. Very safe usually. However I did have a pedi which I didn't get the name of. How stupid was that??? Black only not black. We've all done it and that's usually not interesting but this one was. It may have been "Notorious".

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  17. Lovely shades! And I just love your nails! Are they natural or acrylic/gel? I bet they're natural, in that case - gongratulations! I MUST have acrylic on or else they will chip and break, no matter ehat I do :P

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