Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jessica Cosmetics Autumn In New York & The Brittle Nails Treatment Kit

Good morning lovelies!  I have my first Fall post for you today and it's a pretty fantastic collection.  This is the Jessica Cosmetics Autumn in New York collection that I shared pictures of in my CosmoProf North America post last week (you can see it HERE).  Well I could barely wait to try these classy shades on so I didn't!  The Autumn in New York set is already available for purchase on the Jessica website and each full sized bottle retails for $8.40.  


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Up first is Soho In Love.  Soho In Love is a soft nude-pink creme.  What a breath of fresh air this polish is from all the bright, loud, in your face colors that the summer has had for us.  Soho In Love had a wonderfully creamy formula and was pretty opaque for such a light color.  I used 2 coats of Soho In Love and 1 layer of topcoat.  

New York State of Mind is a blue-grey slate creme.  This color is pretty amazing and it's unique to my collection (hard to do considering how many blues I have).  It's almost a dusty shade but it's still vibrant.  New York State of Mind had a great formula and application.  Again, very creamy and opaque.  Also very glossy.  I used 2 coats of New York State of Mind and no topcoat.  

This amazing hunter green polish is Meet Me at the Plaza.  Meet Me at the Plaza has a buttery formula that is creamy and opaque.  The color is fantastic and perfect for the Fall season.  This is another polish that had a very glossy finish so I didn't need to use topcoat.  I have on 2 coats of Meet Me at the Plaza.  

Every fall collection needs a gorgeous, rich brown right?  Well Mad for Madison is a perfect deep, chocolatey brown with red undertones.  The formula and application were buttery and smooth.  If you are a brown lover you will want Mad for Madison!  I used 2 coats of Mad for Madison and no topcoat to show that it's glossy on it's own. 

Blue Harlem is a gorgeous yet tricky color.  In the bottle it looks like an indigo blue, on the nail it is definitely leans more purple.  But with blue undertones.  It doesn't really matter which side of the blue/purple battle Blue Harlem falls into because it's gorgeous.  Just like the rest of the Autumn In New York collection, Blue Harlem had an amazing formula.  Very creamy and rich, buttery and smooth.  I used 2 coats of Blue Harlem and no topcoat.  

I'll admit that while I loved all the colors in this entire collection, Broadway Bound is my favorite.  I am a huge fan of this red-orange shade.  The fact that Broadway Bound has a little subtle shimmer only adds to my love.  This color is bright, but not neon and will be very complimentary to the neutral fall shades that everyone wears during the season.  Broadway Bound has the same fantastic formula as it collection counterparts and was very smooth and creamy.  I used 2 coats of Broadway Bound and no topcoat.  


I decided to try a little art using the entire Autumn In New York collection and this is what I came up with.  I used Pueen stamping plate #51 and very haphazardly applied the images to my nails.  I let the dots smear and smudge to create a non-uniform look and I actually loved the way it turned out.  It looks like a wild painting you would see in a New York art gallery!  I used 2 coats of Soho in Love as the base and the remaining colors for the messy dots.  I finished with 1 layer to topcoat.    

I also wanted to share this nail care kit I received.  It's a Treatment Kit for Brittle Nails and included a 3 .25ml bottles that are specifically meant to help mend Brittle Nails.   It included a bottle of Recovery base coat, Brilliance topcoat and Phenomen Oil.  While I don't have brittle nails I decided to give it a try anyways and after a week of using it to swatch and wear polish my nails feel very strong and look healthy.  Recovery is a pretty thick base coat, but it is not difficult to use, and it leaves your nails with a very shiny and smooth base layer to start with.  You then paint with your color of choice and once dry you use Brilliance.  Can I just say that Brilliance is so shiny and smooth, I think it's stolen my heart as my new favorite topcoat.  It dries fairly quickly so in about 5 minutes you should be ready to go!  Phenomen Oil is a cuticle oil that smells like sweet almond and is very nourishing.  I used this during my swatching session and as you can see it absorbs quickly with a little massaging into my nail beds and cuticles.  I even rubbed it up to my knuckles.  My skin felt soft and looked fresh.  Check out the Jessica Cosmetics Nail Treatment page - you answer 1 easy question to find out what type of nails you have and they will recommend the best treatment kit for you!  

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