Friday, May 13, 2011

New Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer for Spring 2011

Doesn't it seem like it's been a while since we've seen new nail colors from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics? I was just beginning to wonder if they were doing any more colors when they contacted me about their new spring collection!

Six shades new for 2011. I don't think the collection has a name, but they're all part of the permanent line now.

AV. This is a very pale blue-toned grey with lots of holographic microglitter. I'm going to warn you now, this color needs topcoat. You should be wearing topcoat anyway, but in case you were thinking of skipping it on this one; DON'T. Without topcoat this is a gritty, lumpy mess. With topcoat it becomes smooth and shiny. The hologram glitter is extremely tiny and extremely subtle, but if you catch it in just the right light you can see little glints of rainbow sparkle.

Beta. Let me explain these pictures. You'll notice that my nails look all lumpy and chunky in the top picture. OCC hasn't quite mastered neon formulation yet- if you remember way back when I reviewed the original Anime, I mentioned that it was sheer enough to need five coats. They've fixed the opacity issue, but now there's so much pigment that it can settle and solidify in the polish and make lumps like it did here. I've contacted OCC about it and they recommend thoroughly shaking this shade before applying. I received a replacement bottle that had zero pigment chunks, so this may not happen to every bottle. I'm not saying the formula is bad, I'm only posting this as a heads up in case you have the same experience I did. Shake vigorously! Aside from that, the color is absolutely gorgeous. Creamy, glowing neon orange. I am a sucker for neon orange... and just orange in general, I suppose. This one is nice and opaque with a hint of that jelly-ish squishy look to it.

Echo. Dark teal. So beautiful. Silky smooth, opaque, pigmented formula. If you missed out on Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal before it was discontinued or if you just wanted to try a similar color, you'd love this. It's lighter than Teal so it looks more obviously teal and not at all black.

Flawed. A warm, brassy gold jelly base with yellow gold shimmer. This one is extremely sheer; I needed four coats. It may work well for layering.

Rx. Hands down, my favorite of the collection. This is the bluest blue! It really stands out. I don't really know what else to say about it other than THIS IS AWESOME.

Tattoo. A faded blue-toned green. It's like a lighter, bluer version of Blackboard. It really does resemble old faded tattoo ink and I love that.

The formula on these is great. Most of the shades were opaque in one coat. AV needed two, Flawed needed four. I did two coats on all except Flawed in these pictures. The formula tends to be thick on most shades due to how much pigment is in them. They apply smoothly, but be careful not to make your coats too thick with these so they don't bubble. Drying time was great as well, most of these were dry by the time I was done taking a picture of them.

I can always count on OCC to do some fun, interesting colors. I'm really digging the faded tattoo green, the peacock feather teal and the mesmerizing bright blue in this collection. AV has hologram glitter... That means they could probably do more holo colors if they wanted to! I'd be curious to see if they could do a full-on OMG or Kaleidoscope style holo.... One can hope, right?

These are only available from While you're there you need to take a look at Swamp Thing and Blackboard, my two favorite colors from them. Oh, and don't forget to check out the Lip Tars... they'll blow your mind. SO MUCH PIGMENT.

(These were sent to me for review.)


  1. My favourites are Echo and Tattoo! I really love Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal, so Echo, a lighter version is right up my alley.
    - Mary

  2. These swatches are great, thank you. I love AV and Echo!

  3. AV and RX are my favs. They looks so creamy and pigmented. I love their lip tars too!

  4. I'm intrigues with AV. I think I have to have it.

  5. Você só mostra cores lindas !!!!! Adorei !!!! Beijos.

  6. Flawed is my favorite! I'm starting to love orange. (:

  7. Sorry, but I'm not overly impressed with the collection. The orange, teal and blue looks great. I've always wanted to try their lip tars thought

  8. Sorry for being OT, but I just discovered this blog:

    I was wondering if it's you? Maybe a test blog? Or not?
    I don't know if you already know about it, but if not, then we have a GREAT steal of your work :^/

  9. I've seen other swatches of Beta that are chunky like your first one, wierd. Oh, I'm almost positive this collection is called Lo-Fi.

  10. Tattoo and Echo are fantastic. I don't own any of these brands. I really have to buy some.

  11. Is it just me, or is Rx almost TARDIS blue? Anyone else find this wildly funny?

    I really like AV as well; I've been on a no-buy, but that might break me.


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