May 15, 2012

Jessica Summer 2012 Gelato Mio Collection Swatches

Good morning! Guess what guys, my new Mini Cooper is here...kind of! It arrived from England on the boat yesterday! It has to go through the BMW/Mini distribution center then it gets loaded on a truck and brought down the dealership where it goes through inspections and whatnot but I should hopefully have it by the weekend *fingers crossed*! I am SO excited! I gotta say, these past few days of having to drive a huge SUV has made me appreciate my little cars so much more. I've learned that I cannot for the life of me park a giant SUV in a parking space within the lines...it also sucks to go through a half tank of gas in like 3 days, especially when gas is almost $4.50 a gallon :(

Anyway, today I have a super gorgeous Summer Collection from Jessica to show you! The first thing I thought of when I opened the box of these 6 beautiful pastel creme polishes was ice cream. I laughed when I opened up the envelope with the press release and wouldn't you know...a collection inspired by gelato. I'd say Jessica did an awesome job interpreting the theme, it's pretty rare that I can guess a collection's inspiration without hearing a thing about it beforehand!

 For swatches and reviews of each shade click the Read More button below!


Banana Peel is a creamy pastel yellow. I adore yellows like this (who am I kidding, I love all yellow nail polish), it's soft and creamy without looking chalky. The formula was nice, a little thick but easy to apply and not overly streaky. I used 2 coats on my index and pinky nails but the other 2 nails needed 3 coats to even them out.



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Barely Blueberry is a very light blue pastel. It's a very white blue, it kind of reminds me Nubar Blue Hydrangea but minus the shimmer a touch lighter. The formula was surprisingly very nice, it was a little sheer on the first coat but I only needed 2 coats for full opacity. Gotta say, I was shocked about the opacity. Usually colors this light need 3-4 coats to get opaque.



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Lime Cooler is a yellow based green pastel. This initially reminded me off Essie Navigate Her, it's not a dupe but it's close. Navigate Her is a bit more dark and dusty. The formula was really nice, my favorite formula of all  6! It went on so smoothly and was just like the perfect consistency, I used 2 coats for the photos below!



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Strawberry Shake It is a very light pink pastel. This pink is much lighter and more white based than any of the light pink's we've seen for Spring/Summer 2012. The formula was nice, a little thick but easy to apply and not overly streaky. I used 3 coats for the photos below, it looked good at 2 coats but I needed 3 to even it out.



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Surfer Boyz 'n Berry is a green toned aqua creme. It's very very close to China Glaze For Audrey, it's just the smallest bit darker but it's not very noticeable. The formula was much nicer than I've ever experienced when I've used For Audrey, a little thick but easy to work with. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



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Tangerine Dreamz is a creamy pastel orange. This is such a beautiful change from the bright and neon orange's we've seen this year! Side note, does it seem like we've gotten like a bazillion orange polishes this year...like one in almost every collection. I think that's pretty random, and awesome! The formula was a little bit thick, but again very easy to apply. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



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Overall, this collection is awesome! I love the pastels and all 6 of these are beautiful! The only ones I'd probably pass on are Lime Cooler and Surfer Boyz 'n Berry, both are awesome but I already have polishes very close to them. My number 1 pick is Tangerine Dreamz, it's just such an awesome creamy orange...I can't get enough of it!

The Gelato Mio Collection can be purchased on JessicaCosmetics.com for $7.50 each. When I looked last night I didn't see these up there yet but all the info I have says available May 2012 so hopefully they will be added soon!


35 comments:

  1. These colours are just sumptuous! I love the apple green and the coral!

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  2. I'm loving Lime Cooler and Tangerine Dreamz - they're not shades that usually end up in a lot of pastel collections.

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  3. These are scrumptious! I love Jessica polishes. I really, really do.

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  5. oooh I love Tangerine Dreamz!

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  6. WOW I love them all! Especially the yellow! I've been searching for a perfect VERY pastel yellow and this one looks like the one! :D

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  7. Ooohh they're all gorgeous! 

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  8. thesmalllittlethingsinlifeMay 15, 2012 at 5:51 AM

    Tangerine Dreamz is definitely my favorite! I'm loving all the oranges this season but I agree with you - it's nice to see a variation of it!

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  9. Tangerine Dreamz is gorgeous!!!

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  10. Nice colors! xoxo

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  11. BEAUTIFUL!! I'm loving this entire collection! And I must say, that is the BEST yellow pastel cream polish I've ever seen! I need it!!!! <3

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  13. these are fantastic! I'm dying over barely blueberry! 

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  14. I'm really loving Banana Peel, Barely Blueberry, and Strawberry Shake! The whole collection is pretty great.

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  15. These colors are awesome! I really like the green! These are definitely going to make it to my wish list!

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  16. UnhaspintadaseciaMay 15, 2012 at 10:49 AM

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  17. I love the green one, and I have to say I can't resist an orange, so those get my votes!

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  18. I'll admit I am not the biggest fan of pastels, but I am LOVING these. You make them look great, girl!

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  19. I really am into creamy polishes lately, i like the yellow one the most :)

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  20. Peace, Love &amp; PolishMay 15, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    The blue & green are my favs!

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  21. Beautiful swatches as always! Gorgeous colorful collection.  No funds mean no purchase, for me at least, I am shopping my stash :)

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  22. MundoEsmaltísticoMay 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

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  23. BEAUTIFUL! Can I have them all now? hahaha :D

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  24. I LOVE Barely Blueberry! So pretty! Thanks for swatching!

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  25. funny, they look very similar in shade to the mavala delicious collection but those are shimmers :) I love both collections but not sure if I will splurge on these.

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  26. Oh wow, these are all gorgeous! All I can think of is doing a skittles mani with them.

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  27. Where can you find this polish?

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  28. "Side note, does it seem like we've gotten like a bazillion orange polishes this year...like one in almost every collection" ... not random at all!! Tangerine is Pantone's color of the year! http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/category.aspx?ca=88

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  29. Aw, these are so adorable and very cheery! Especially Banana Peel <3

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  30. Love the water marble using these polishes!!!!!

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  31. Where do you get these polishes from ?

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  32. I think I need this whole collection, damn...  So pretty

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  33. Looks very much like the Hard as Nails Sally Hansen Sorbet collection I spotted at Walgreens today.

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