Monday, January 31, 2011

Jesse's Girl Confetti

Since I'm not made of stone, I did pick up a few things from the displays I shared in my last entry. One of those things was Jesse's Girl Confetti, a blue and purple flecked shimmer, the sort of combination that activates the "yes, please" center in my brain. These new Jesse's Girl bottles tout the contents as "high intensity nail color", so I wasn't entirely prepared for needing to use four coats; that's not very intense in my book.





In the bottle, this has a very nice blue to purple shift which I wanted to see more of on my nails, so I turned them this way and that for the camera but never quite got the look I was hoping for.





I then turned my old friend layering to help me out, putting one coat of Confetti over a black creme (in this case Rimmel's Black Satin). Ah, that's more like it; I could see the purple and the blue and even, in some lights, a few pops of green. It was quite a dramatic difference from Confetti alone.









Since I'm always on the lookout for a cheaper dupe of RBL Scrangie, I couldn't resist doing a quick comparison. In the bottles, at some angles I could almost convince myself they might be close, but they're not. Scrangie is more pigmented (I used two coats to Confetti's four) with a finer shimmer and more complex coloring. That's not to say I don't like Confetti—I do and am looking forward to trying it out over other base colors besides black.


Confetti (left), Scrangie (right).





Top to bottom: Confetti, Scrangie, Confetti, Scrangie.


The only place I've seen Jesse's Girl is at Rite Aid stores; I don't know of an online source but of course there's always swapping. I get so many swap packages at work that I'm pretty sure my coworkers are convinced I'm running a side business out of the office, but I'll let them keep wondering.

15 comments:

  1. Four coats ? Gee I can't deal with those ! ;) I looks great layered

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  2. Such a pretty colour and it almost looks like a different polish when layered. I really like it over black :)

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  3. I wonder how close it is to Sally Hansen DVD?

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  4. I was thinking the same as Madeline - it reminds me of DVD, too! Looks lovely layered :) But 4 coats? Definitely not "intense"!

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  5. Well it looks fab over the black creme! Too bad it isn't a closer dupe of Scrangie, though. :(

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  6. So pretty! I love it over black. I need to get this one either way,lol

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  7. It definitely looks better layered over black! I love the colours.

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  8. i really love this blue. dare i say it looks better than the RBL, lol.

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  9. I really like it over the black. But i also like ti by itself :)

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  10. Layered on the black looks so much better !

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