Jessica It’s a Girl Thing for Spring 2013 Swatches & Review

Jessica It s a Girl Thing

New this spring from Jessica is the It’s a Girl Thing collection.

This bright, fun collection features six new shades all inspired by and named after people the founder Jessica Vartoughian knows.

Upon first glance at the bottles I will admit, I wasn’t all that impressed. I thought they might be boring bright cremes. But they are really SO much better than that! They all have really nice shimmer in them, some more subtle than others. And let me talk about the formula for a second. It’s great. Jessica normally has a really nice creamy, smooth formula, and this collection was the same. All shades here were just two coats, some nearly covered completely in one.

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Ava, Amira, Alia

Jessica Ava

Ava is a medium lavender with slight silvery shimmer. Such a nice fresh lavender and the shimmer made it more interesting. This was nearly one coat, but I used two. So much better in person, trust me!

Jessica Amira

Amira is a bright candy-colored pink with silver shimmer. SO pretty! I am lusting after this shade I tell ya. It’s really bright and girly, and the shimmer is more obvious than with Ava.

Jessica Alia

Alia is a very bright and saturated orange with subtle golden shimmer. Wow. This one is super, super bright but not a neon. Amazing coverage, great shade.

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Nadia, Alexis, Sophia

Jessica Nadia

Nadia is a light grey/silver with heavy shimmer. This is the one that is the most obvious with the shimmer. Nice soft shade and nice coverage. If you get too much on the brush you can wind up with subtle streaks though (my ring & pinky fingers).

Jessica Alexis

Alexis is a deep cool-toned red with pink shimmer. I didn’t expect the shimmer in this one at all and love it! Such a pretty red, it’s not a typical cherry or blood red. One of my favs here.

Jessica Sophia

Sophia is a bright robin’s egg blue with subtle shimmer. It’s bright and really nice in person. It’s a teeny tiny bit streaky if you don’t watch the coverage but not enough to turn me off it. Another one of my favs!

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Overall: Ok well to put it bluntly, this is my favorite spring collection so far. I really love all the shades and the formula is really great overall. My favorite ones are Ava, Sophia, Amira, Alia and Alexis. Yeah that’s all of them but Nadia! I like Nadia also but I am really into the bright/shimmer thing the others have going on.

Availability: Jessica’s website, salons and spas at the end of January.

Pricing: $7.50.

What do you think about this collection? More interesting than a typical spring collection or no?


Note: Jessica is cruelty free.

Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration. For more information please visit my legal page.


  • January 8, 2013

    Amira is so pretty, and I’m usually much of a pink polish wearer!
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    • January 8, 2013

      Isn’t it crazy pretty? Sigh.

  • January 8, 2013

    In the bottles this polishes look boring, but swatches are great! I love this collection!
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  • January 8, 2013

    I love Nadia!
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  • January 8, 2013

    Alexis is definitely my favourite! xx
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  • January 8, 2013

    Loving Ava. Point blank.

  • January 8, 2013

    alia for the win!

  • January 8, 2013

    I love your swatches! I really like all the colors, especially Amira.
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  • January 8, 2013

    Alexis!! FTW!!
    Give it to meeeee!!!!

  • January 8, 2013

    Gorgeous! This is definitely the most tempting spring collection I’ve seen so far!

  • January 8, 2013

    Amira, maybe but that’s it…..

  • January 8, 2013

    I don’t have any Jessica polishes, but I love all of these. They all look so lovely.

  • January 8, 2013

    I love this collection top to bottom with the exception of Nadia. I only wish I had better access to these.

  • January 8, 2013

    I have never seen Jessica anywhere, is there anywhere it’s regularly carried in-store?

  • January 8, 2013

    Cute collection! Love the lavender.
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  • January 8, 2013

    Aw,finally a polish with my name and I don’t really like the colour. :(

  • January 8, 2013

    This is the first time I’ve seen this brand. Hoorraayy for cruelty-free nail polish! I can see a lot of people loving these shades, I’m not a great judge since I’m not big on pastels but I would wear the red/corals
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  • January 8, 2013
    Leslie K

    I love all of these colors. I don’t own any Jessica polish but I would buy this entire collection. Thx for sharing.

  • January 9, 2013

    Sadly, nothing new here from Jessica.

  • January 9, 2013

    Great swatches! the only one appealing for me is Amira, I can totally picture myself in spring pairing it with some apple green!

  • January 9, 2013

    I love all but Nadia…Sophia MUST be mine as soon as I can find them! If I could I would get them all!

  • January 10, 2013
    J Latham

    Sophia and Ava. I have such a thing for lilacs! Also I love Jessicas.

  • January 13, 2013

    want them all…Love the Jessica brand