Jessica Gelato Mio Collection for Summer 2012 Swatches & Review
Jessica Gelato Mio is a collection of six Italian ice cream inspired hues. This collection invokes the beach, dripping sweet Italian ice cream, and endless long hot summer nights with a man named Henry Cavill.
Wait, maybe that’s just me.
Incidentally I feel that Henry should be the one to play Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Now I admit, I could only get through little more than half the first book because the writing was so horrendous (if I ever hear the term “inner goddess” again I will kill myself) but think he’s perfect.
I digress. Back to nail polish.
These six new shades are all pastel cremes, but don’t write them off as chalky boring pastels. Some of these shades are pretty unique, and nearly all covered in just two coats.
Banana Peel is a warm yellow creme. You know how yellows go, always streaky. This one was also streaky and did require three coats, but not too shabby of a color. A yellow I can actually wear.
Surfer Boyz ‘ Berry
Surfer Boyz ‘n Berry is a medium blue/green creme. Not quite a sky blue, not quite a mint. Really pretty shade for summer. This was less streaky than Banana Peel and just two coats.
Strawberry Shake It
Strawberry Shake It is a pale pink creme. This one was a little streaky like Banana Peel and I used three coats.
Barely Blueberry is a pale sky blue creme. This is a fairly sheer shade at first but builds up nicely to a really pale white-ish blue. I used three coats for this.
Lime Cooler is a bright lime green creme. This one is superb! I’m not sure I have another green creme quite this color. The formula was thick but even and opaque in two coats. Love it, favorite one.
Tangerine Dreamz is a tangerine creme. Another really pretty shade, the perfect tangerine shade. This was un-streaky as well, and just two coats.
Overall: I was pleasantly surprised with a few of these colors which turned out to be really nice. They aren’t chalky pastels, they do somehow look more “gelato-esque” to me. Or maybe that’s just good marketing. The must haves for me are Banana Peel, Lime Cooler, and Tangerine Dreamz. I also really liked Barely Blueberry and Surfer Boyz ‘n Berry. The only one I didn’t like that much was Strawberry Shake It because it’s the least unique I think.
Availability: Jessica, drugstores.
Pricing: $7.50 (approx).
Now that you have seen them, what do you think? Are there any here you really like?