In an effort to catch up, how about a two for one today? Who knows, maybe I'll even go for three...
Jessica summer. Neons! I don't think I've seen Jessica do neons yet. Please keep in mind that neons don't photograph true to life- they are glowy and vibrant in person. Here they are:
Blue Blast. Bright neon-ish blue creme. A little sheer.
Electric Teal. Not an accurate representation- for some reason these bright teals always look whitened and odd on camera. It's deeper, teal-er and more neon in real life. This one has shimmer.
Pink Explosion. Super bright neon pink creme. Medium shade, not a light neon pink.
Yellow Flame. Highlighter yellow. Easily the most opaque neon yellow I have ever used. Three coats and it's totally opaque. Unfortunately, the formula was about the texture of wallpaper paste.
Orange Zest. Very bright traffic-cone orange neon creme. Again, a medium orange instead of a light orange. I love this type of color, I don't care how many identical colors I have in my collection. Bring on the oranges!!
Purple Burst. More of a fuchsia than a purple, but it's purple enough. Think Essie Perky Purple.
The formula on these was... interesting. I don't know if I got a bad batch or dried out bottles or what, but all the shades felt thick and gluey. Actually, they felt like painting my nails with vaseline or something. Really weird texture. Needless to say I had a hard time applying. I did three coats of all. The yellow really only needed two coats- very rare for neon yellow. Could be because each coat was about an inch thick because of the formula! =X At least the drying time was good, average for neons which tend to dry on the fast side anyway. And since these are neons, they do dry matte. Don't panic. Seriously. Repeat after me: neons dry matte. Nothing is wrong with your polish.
I do love neons so these definitely appeal to me. I can't say that they are unique, though. These are very common neon shades. I suppose Yellow Flame is the most unique due to its opacity- two coat neon yellow. That never happens. Also worth noting- these have great wear time. I wore Purple Burst as a mani and a pedi and they resisted chipping and tipwear until I removed them. Normally I change my pedicure when it starts to chip, but this one never did and I got bored. I've heard that Jessicas wear well but honestly I change my polish too often to notice such things... lol
(These were sent to me for review.)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Posted by Scrangie at 1:29 PM