Saturday, April 26, 2014

Jior Couture Zodiac Collection Review

Press Sample
Happy Saturday!  To say I have had a horrible few weeks is an understatement. Ugh...I'm so over everything right now. Anyway, I don't want to bring you down with my misery. I have a review of a new collection from indie brand Jior Couture today. The Zodiac Collection consists of holographic thermal polishes in various shades. I was sent four polishes to review, three are holo thermals and the other is a glow-in-the-dark (GITD) jelly. Let's get started...

Celestial has a cobalt blue jelly base with holographic star, crescent, and circle glitters. Since this is a jelly polish, it is expected that the formula is sheer and buildable. However, after three coats the polish remained rather sheer and you can see my nail line through the base. This may not be an issue for people with shorter nails, but with my nails at this current length, it didn't provide the coverage that is appealing to me. The formula was good and no topcoat was used. There was no staining upon removal.

Celestial also glows in the dark or under a black light. To get the glow to appear, I charged my nails for a few minutes by holding my fingers up to my lamp. The glow was rather apparent at this point.

Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac and is represented by the goat. According to the maker, this polish is a brown based jelly holographic thermal polish that transitions from brown to a beige tone. Again, since this is a jelly based polish, it was rather sheer. I used four coats for even coverage and it was almost completely opaque. The formula was good and the holo on this one is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, I was unable to get any transitions of the colors to what is provided in the description. This isn't for lack of effort either. I held my hands under cold water, warm water, hot water, stuck my hands in the freezer, and dipped them in ice. I was only able to notice a slight shift from brown to a darker brown. It actually doesn't bother me at all because I love this beauty just as it is!
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Aquarius, the water bearer, is the eleventh sign of the zodiac. According to the maker, this polish is an aqua blue to blue holographic thermal polish. I used four coats and the polish was still rather sheer on my nails. Again, this may be a better suit for someone with shorter nails, as this left more VNL (visible nail line) than I desire in my polishes. The scattered holo finish of this polish was absolutely beautiful. Like Capricorn, I had major difficulties getting any transition in this one. I had a really hard time noticing if there were any changes, if so, they were very slight. Also, this one had no staining upon removal. We know how those blue based polishes can be!
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Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac and is represented by the mighty scorpion. Although I am not really into the zodiac beliefs, I must say that many of the characteristics attributed to being a Scorpio are spot on for me! Haha! Intense, driven, passionate, and hot! <seriously don't make that face!> Anyway, back to the polish. Scorpio is described by the maker as a black to grey holo thermal. Again, I failed at really getting any type true of transition from this polish, but it is truly beautiful without it. The holographic scattered rainbow is so lovely!!
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Overall, I think the concept of this collection is really great. Unfortunately, my experience with these polishes wasn't. Again, some of the issues I had with the sheerness and VNL are expected with jelly based polishes. If my nails were shorter, I may have enjoyed the look of these more. The issue with the lack of transitioning with the thermals is the major problem I had. After trying everything that I normally do when reviewing thermals, I was unable to get any transitions. Fortunately, I have seen swatches from others, where the thermal transitions were quite apparent. Either way, I am left somewhat baffled at why they didn't work for me. <insert sad face here> Aside from these issues, all of the polishes are really beautiful colors. Hopefully, the thermal effect will be more cooperative with others.

This collection will be available for purchase in the Jior Couture online shop. Be sure to follow the brand on Facebook and Instagram for updates on the launch date and time.

Have a great day!


7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the honest review! Bummer about the lack of changing-ness (pretty sure that's not a word but I'm going to use it), I wonder if the pigments in yours had gone bad. That's why I usually don't buy thermals for myself, because eventually they all will stop working. Aquarius is beautiful!

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  2. PolishedtoPrecisionApril 27, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Thanks! I definitely have to be honest. I am hoping it was just a matter of my getting a bad batch. I have seen some of the other swatches and they seem to have changed as they should. Thanks for reading!

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  3. I absolutely love them all!!

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  4. Aw I hope everything is ok!
    Love all the swatches! :D

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  5. PolishedtoPrecisionMay 11, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Thank you!

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  6. PolishedtoPrecisionMay 11, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Thank you Traci!

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  7. Oh, wow. Celestial is stunning!

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