13 May 2013

JulieG Gumdrops ♥ Swatches and Review


Today I am excited to share the Julie G Gumdrops collection with you!  These polishes need no introduction as I am sure you have all seen these polishes all over the interwebz.  I can tell you right now that I have tried several brands of “textured” polishes so far (except the China Glaze) and these are my favorites by far!

This collection is divided into two halves.  The first half, what I truly consider “gumdrop colors,” have a sugary texture without added glitter.  The second half, what I call the “rock candy colors” have added silver glitter. 

Julie G Hot CinnamonJulie G Hot Cinnamon

Hot Cinnamon is a gorgeous red with magenta and gold sparkle.  Shown here with two coats.

Julie G Sugar RushJulie G Sugar Rush Julie G Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush was my surprise favorite - an orangey-coral with gold sparkle.  Shown here with two coats.

Julie G Tangerine DreamJulie G Tangerine Dream Julie G Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream also surprised me.  I am not typically drawn to light orange shades, but the gold sparkle in this one just made me so happy!  Shown here with three coats.

Julie G Rock CandyJulie G Rock Candy Julie G Rock Candy

Rock Candy didn’t look like much in the bottle, but on the nail this sage green (seafoam green?) polish really came alive.  It also looks much darker on the nail after two coats - almost a teal shade.

Julie G Blueberry FizzJulie G Blueberry Fizz 4Julie G Blueberry Fizz 2

Blueberry Fizz is a light blurple shade that certainly was pretty but didn’t remind me of blueberries! Please excuse the horrible job I did on my index finger!  Shown here with two (badly applied coats).

Julie G Crushed CandyJulie G Crushed Candy 3 Julie G Crushed Candy 2

Last but not least is Crushed Candy.  None of the last three colors, including Crushed Candy actually remind me of gumdrops, but this shade is so pretty I don’t really care!  In the bottle it appears to be a light purple color, but on my nails it pulled more pink.

If you can find them, the Julie G Gumdrops collection is definitely worth the money.  When you compare the cost of the Julie G polishes ($3.99) to other brands - OPI, Nicole and China Glaze - they are half the price but the same quality!  In fact my friend Karen of Frazzle and Anipolish did a wonderful comparison here, definitely go check it out!

As of right now the Julie G Gumdrops collection is still available on the Jesse’s Girl website, and they retail for $3.99 each.
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