Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) has just released six new shades of nail polish as part of their Fall 2011 Pretty Boy collection. And they're certainly not your typical fall shades...
Cruising. This is a gold foil, but it's more chunky than most gold foils. Instead of a smoother, more chrome-like look, Cruising has a very defined-particle gold flake look.
Extravaganza. Coral with gold and green shimmer. The sunlight picture shows the shimmer better but the indoor shot is more color-accurate. It's definitely a bright coral, not a dusty one, and it has a lot of pink to it.
Femme. Bubblegum pink frost. This one had quite a few chunks of unmixed pigment in it, even through I shook it before using it. Can't say I'm a fan of frosty pink, but at least some of the frosty shimmer looks green in certain lights.
Palare. Really fun bright fuchsia with a blue and purple flash. The violet shimmer is very fine, almost like a cloud or a haze within the polish. Really pretty. I like the name, too; I learned that word from Morrissey:
Pansy. This is weird because I have a pair of yoga pants that are THIS EXACT COLOR. Weird because it's such an exact match and also because I don't have many polishes this color. It's a light purple, very pink looking... Hard to describe. I've seen this color referred to as 'orchid' before, and I did have an orchid this color at one point, so let's call this one orchid-colored. It's really creamy looking. That sounds weird, too... But I've just never seen many polishes that look this creamy. Don't know how else to describe it!
Pool Boy. Gorgeous light blue creme. It seems a little more aqua/turquoise on my skin, but in the bottle it looks pure sky blue to me. My favorite of the collection. Very flashy without being bright or obnoxious- really stands out on my nails.
The formula is varied but reasonable on these. I did three coats of all and all needed the three coats. Some were thick (Pool Boy, Pansy), some were watery (Palare, Cruising), and the others had a more even, middle-of-the-road medium texture. Drying time was good. I used topcoat on these, but the two creme shades dry extremely glossy without topcoat.
I'm personally not into the pink-heavy palette of this collection. I do like the theme, though- all the colors together portray this sort of retro, Hollywood, glamorous pool-party image to me. My top picks are Pool Boy, Pansy and Palare. Just noticed that three of the six shades in the Pretty Boy collection start with 'P'.
They also released six new Lip Tars that look AMAZING (picture from OCC):
That orange one is calling my name.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics / OCC Pretty Boy is available directly from their website. While you're there, don't forget to check out the Garage Sale to score some Lip Tars and Nail Lacquers at a discount! I have swatches of almost everything on sale here.
(These were sent to me for review.)