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Aug 22 2012

Jessica Spicy Dream Fall 2012

Jessica has come out with a six-piece fall polish collection that for me, really translates changing leaves, Halloween and autumn night onto the nail!

Spicy Dream is as warm as a chiminea fire in the backyard, with a variety of colors that you might see on Thanksgiving table clothes and fall decorations in your neighbor’s window.

Swatching these got me excited for the cooler nights to come – the cooler nights and days that are already peeking into the end of summer here in South Jersey!

How about a peek?!

Champagne Bubbles:

Champagne Bubbles is a glitzy gold and silver that flashes on the nail. This one definitely requires a small wait between coats, as I applied the second too quickly and it got bubbly and looked weird.

Crimson Tattoo:

Crimson Tattoo is a gorgeous vampy red creme that shines like patent leather on the nails. Probably dupable, but a beautiful staple for fall and winter.

Brown Sugar:

Brown Sugar is a gorgeous chocolate brown with the slightest pink shimmer. It reminds me of my beloved, discontinued OPI Route Beer Float, but without the chemicals! The formula on this is great.

Gingersnap:

Gingersnap is…gold…brown…reddish…greenish…GORGEOUS. Definitely a winner.

Pumpkin Delight:

 

Pumpkin Delight is a similar shade to Gingersnap, but orange/copper based. It has hints of gold and green in it, and shimmers a deeper copper. It’s another stunner!

Cinnamon Kiss:

Cinnamon Kiss is a one of those lit-from-within polishes that has a gorgeous glow to it. It’s a red shimmer with golden hints and a warm, orange-red glow. Absolutely stunning, as well. I thought it might look close to one of OPI’s polishes from the Germany collection, German-icure by OPI, so I did a quick swatch to see if they were dupes:

As you can see, they are close, but Cinnamon Kiss has a little bit of a darker red base than German-icure by OPI. Both have amazing shimmer and shine.

Overall, this collection is beautiful, richly pigmented and a very fall-like collection. It’s got something for the woman who likes a classic fall red manicure, and the woman who likes a little trend and shimmer to her mani.

I found application a breeze, except with Champagne Bubbles, which does require a little dry time before second coat application. But all of these polishes are shown in two coats, which is my ideal! Also, I like the mix of finishes.

My only gripe about these polishes…is that I wish Jessica was more widely available. I wish we could buy it at Sephora or Ulta. It’s a salon brand that you can purchase from the Jessica website (I haven’t seen this particular collection posted yet!), and you may find in salons and spas internationally, but I find it harder to get in person than other brands. I did find some listings on Amazon.com. These should be available through Jessica’s site soon! Other Jessica polishes retail for $7.50.

So what do you think of Spicy Dream? Does it get you thinking about fall too? Which colors jump out at you?! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Disclaimer: The Spicy Dream collection was sent to me for review by the PR Firm/Manufacturer/e-tailer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://vicerimus.blogspot.com Yulia

    Oh my god, I total need Gingersnap in my life *_* awesome swatches!

    • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

      Thanks! And yes – it is gorgeous!!!!

  • http://doliviajewelry.blogspot.com/ Diane

    Those are some great colors, too bad they’re not sold locally. I like the Gingersnap — could you wear it over the Brown Sugar? I also like the Pumpkin Delight and the Cinnamon Kiss (isn’t there also an Essie near dupe of that?) Anyway, after reading all the polish names, I am hungry.

    • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

      You could probably put a coat of Gingersnap over Brown Sugar. Gingersnap is opaque in two coats, so it’s pretty pigmented. I hear you on both accounts – wish they were more local than just online, and I am am craving Irvin’s Spiced Wafters with butter on them…mmmm. This is a fall treat I grew up with! Not sure about the Essie dupe on Cinnamon Kiss!

      • http://doliviajewelry.blogspot.com/ Diane

        I think it reminded me of Wrapped in Rubies, one of the polishes I always seem to want but never actually buy. Enjoy your wafers!