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Jessica: Cinnamon Kiss – swatches and review

Introducing Jessica, Cinnamon Kiss!

Jessica Cinnamon Kiss

Yeah, pretty. This was the first time I’ve used any Jessica polishes, I’ve been tempted by a few but shipping is pretty pricey, so this was the first I ever splashed out on.And if Cinnamon Kiss is indicative of the standard of all of their polishes, I want them ALL.

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Photos show two coats, and Misa BREAKneck top coat.

Jessica Cinnamon Kiss

The formula was perfect, the brush was the perfect size for my nails, and all up this polish went exactly where I wanted it to, and then stayed there. It did look a bit patchy on the first coat, but just amazing on the second. And I LOVE these kinds of colours!

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My husband said it looks elegant, I think it looksย  a bit secksy. I love the sheen, and the shimmer, and the lit-from-within with darkened edges look.

Jessica Cinnamon Kiss

My only gripe would be that I had some tipwear within an hour – and this was at night. I hadn’t DONE anything. So, that’s a touch disappointing, but no huge big deal.

Have a great day

Ami ๐Ÿ™‚

Playing with Ozotics – 500 series

I was going to swatch all these separately, and then I worried I’d annoy someone. You see, Ozotic have discontinued the holographic 500 series, due to supply issues with some of the components. But, I did buy them when I heard they were on the way out, and I do want to show them. So, instead of serious swatches, I played with them, and I’ll show you what I came up with!

Ozotic holographic watercolour

The polishes I used were: 513 (purple), 515 (blue),ย  and 516 (pink)

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sunshine..

Left- right, the first two nails (index and middle) have Ozotic 515 as the base, then dotted with 516 and 513 (the pink and purple holos), the next two had the same base (515), but I put on the 516 and 513 and sort of smooshed it around with lunch wrap to get a textured sort of look – and put a few dots over that.

shade...

shade…

And, because I thought this looked vaguely reminiscent of the water lilies paintings in the shade, I added blobs to represent those, using dots of Color Club Angel Kiss and Jade Mystic Gold.

Ozotic Holographic Waterlillies

Then, for a change of pace, I tried four of the Ozotic Holographic polishes in a totally different way:

Jessica Cinnamon Kiss Ozotic 500 series mani

This was over Jessica Cinnamon Kiss as a base, and sections were taped off for the polishes. I used Ozotic 517 (green) as well as the other Ozotic 500 series, from above (515, 513, and 516)

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You can probably see the slight disadvantage to doing it all at once, by the time I was finished with the last block of colour the first was a bit too dry, and came off a bit when I removed the striping tape.

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Ah well, I still like this! It was finished off with Misa Breakneck top coat, and lasted really well.

Ozotic 500 series tape manicure

I do love these Ozotic holographics, they have a nice formula, go on easily, dry very fast, and are insanely holographic. The lighter colours are sheer enough to wear as a top coat over almost every other colour, but still build well to opaque in 2-3 coats. If you can find them anywhere, and you do like holographic polishes, I highly recommend them! ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a great day

Ami

Nail Mail and Birthday Hauls!

Some exciting new goodies for me to play with, some of which I already have been playing with and will be blogging about shortly.

Birthday Goodies! My birthday is on Christmas Day, which is fun. And this year my family happened to notice that I have a bit of a thing for nail polish. Possibly because I yak on about it a lot, or because I have half of them addicted to it, and am working on that other half (how about it, Sister C, Cousin F? It’s a lot of fun on the colourful side!)

Sister C bought me THESE amazing things: Nail Art Pens! But not just any nail art pens, these are super duper three-in-one beasts, two in each set (black and gold, silver/blue and pink)

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They have matching rhinestone bling.

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They have a thin nozzle

Nail Art Pen

AND they have a brush.

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So far I’ve used nozzle and blingies, and they work AWESOMELY.

AND she got me these three cuties: from left to right: Boe Beauty Champagne, Face of Australia Mystic Iris (yay, Iris!, plus, Face of Australiaย  don’t test on animals! Whoop!) and Boe Beauty Purple Knights. Not shown is the Face of Australia lipgloss and WAH book of nail art she also got me, they are amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sister V bought me these three stunners: Left to Right: Lush Lacquer Crusin 4 a Bruisin, Seas the Moment and Starry Nights. WHOA.

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Simply gorgeous.

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Then, nail mail! My order from Evil Shades finally turned up (I say finally because I ordered this on the 27th September, turned up just after Christmas). I have read that she has been very sick, and I hope she gets better soon. I thought these were lost, so am just happy I have them.

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Little sample of Orbs sparkle stuff, cute little lolly things, nail polishes in Pumpkin Queen (orange) and Out of the Corner of my Eye. They both look complex and interesting.

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And lipstick in Jenaveve! Funny little tube, intensely pigmented lipstick.

And because I find close up photos of my lips freaky, here are some lips on my hand! hehehehe

Jenaveve with flash... the Orbs sparkles are there above it, but washed out by the light.

Jenaveve with flash… the Orbs sparkles are there above it, but washed out by the light.

and more.. you can see the sparkles ( Orbs) just up the top there. Very cute.

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And… my 365 Days of Color Mystery Christmas Bag! Wheeee!

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LOOK at all the goodies! This was a serious bargain, $15 US for all this.

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One of the main reasons I wanted to buy this was for the cuticle oil. I received Headless Horseman cuticle oil in the Halloween mystery bag, and loved it so much I wanted a back up, even though I’ve barely made a dent in it yet. And she sent Reindeer Poop, which is a very interesting scent indeed! Love the name ๐Ÿ˜€ AND two cuticle balms – Peppermint Bark: which smell divine. I love them all, and they all work incredibly well.

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The two polishes: I Stole Christmas (apparantly I’ve been bad this year, heheheh, which is GOOD because this is the one I preferred!) and Chemical Romance. Pretty, and both full sized! And an assortment of other totally cute Xmas things. Thanks so much, Sunny! I’m so coming back for more mystery bags if you do anymore.

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And finally, Ninja Polish recently released a bunch of discontinued Ozotics, and I KNEW my Sister V was craving some of them, big time. So I got her some as an early birthday present, and threw a couple of extras in for me (of course!)

I got her these gorgeous ones…

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see? Unfortunately I waffled a bit deciding on mine, and one of her wants got cart jacked. But I got her another one instead! ๐Ÿ˜€ (whoops, sorry V!)

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Ozotics: 505, 515, 526 and 532

And for me, I bought Jessica Cinnamon Kiss, and A-England Holy Grail (the new revamped version). WHOA. So pretty

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Look at the lush glowing colours!

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I feel so lucky! And on that note I shall go and look at my pretties some more ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a great day

Ami