So, starting today with my beloved Jessica and Birds of Paradise, from the 2009 Botanicals collection. This is my second bottle (after discovering that my already half empty 5 year old bottle had not fared well in storage), and I was once again blown away by the colour and finish of this polish. It is one of the loveliest purples I have ever seen in my life (and I like purples!). Its a really deep purple, but has a soft, pearly quality that makes it glow and mutes the colour, stopping it from being too intense. Two coats for opacity and this has no top coat.
I know that I'm always banging on about how much I love Jessica polish, but I don't do enhancements. Well, I do them, but I don't wear them myself. Jessica was founded on the principal of looking after the natural nail and as a natural nail girl, that works for me. Their base coats (especially Restoration) are phenomenal and I swear by their Phenomen Oil. Their polishes last for years, the brushes work perfectly for my nails and the formula is smooth, so you can probably expect to see a few more in this series!
These posts may be a little shorter in future as you'll know what's coming, and as I'll be featuring only one polish in each, I'll try and be less verbose than normal! As always, I'd love to know what you think! :)