Good afternoon! Jessica Cosmetics just came out with their spring 2009 collection called Botanicals and I had the pleasure of swatching them yesterday. The line was inspired by the runway floral trend going on right now, so Jessica Vartoughian (founder of Jessica Cosmetics and celebrity manicurist to many stars) wanted a collection to go alongside that trend. All Jessica polishes are eco-friendly, meaning they are free of Toluene, Formaldehyde and Phalate-Free. They are formulated with Vitamin A to help with conditioning and have UVA/UVB protection in them, as well as being a quick-dry formula.
This whole collection was super pretty and pleasing to my eyes! Of all the spring 2009 collections I have see thus far, this one is the one that screams “SPRING!” to me the most. Maybe it’s the flowery names or just the pretty colors (or a combo), but I really like it. I had zero issues with application. The polishes were really truly creamy and flowed so nicely onto my nails. All pics taken in sun with no top coat. Hope you like!
Birds Of Paradise is fabulous right? I can’t decide if it’s my fav or not because I love Color Me Calla Lilly so much (it’s official I have lost my mind if I like pink more than purple!). This was really hard to capture correctly on camera because you can’t really see the different colored specks in this, but they are there. There is pink and blue and lilac specks and that just ups the ante of this great royal purple colored base. This was three coats since I wanted it super saturated and again it’s on the cool side.
Overall I am super impressed with this whole collection because the colors are so pretty and they definitely all remind me of a spring garden filled with roses, tulips and peonies…Which are your favs from this collection?
You can find Jessica nail polish here, or in some drug stores and they retail for $7.00 each.