Hiiiiiiii errbodyyy! Today is Day 7, the last day, of Textured Polish Week! And for the finale, I have a complete collection to show you: the Julie G Frosted Gumdrops Collection.
The first half of the collection is similar to the Zoya Pixie Dust polishes while the second half is similar to the O.P.I Liquid Sand.
Now, I don't usually buy all of the polishes in a collection because usually I don't like one or two shades in it, but there was a good deal on the Jesse's Girl website (the company behind the Julie G polishes) and I couldn't pass it up! And reswatching these (I have bought these polishes a while back, and swatched them on my IG) I now have no regrets over buying the whole collection because I was reminded of how beautiful the shades are. I hope I did these polishes justice in my swatches!
Headlining the first half, we have Hot Cinnamon.
|Slightly unfocused macro to show the fleck shimmer and sparkle|
Next, we have Sugar Rush.
And here we have Tangerine Dream.
And now for the second half, let's start with Rock Candy.
Rock Candy is a metallic light green textured polish that has slightly bigger silver glitters. It's less bluish in person, definitely green. It's completely different from the first half of this collection, but I think it works because the silver works better with the cool tones. Perfectly opaque in two coats. The finish is similar to the O.P.I Liquid Sand polishes with regards to the bigger glitter pieces.
Next, we have Blueberry Fizz.
And rounding out the collection, here is Crushed Candy.
Crushed Candy is a metallic red-leaning purple textured polish with the same silver glitters as Rock Candy and Blueberry Fizz. Again, perfectly opaque in two coats. Same finish as the two from this half of the collection.
And of course I have to try them with top coat!
|Hot Cinnamon with TC|
|Sugar Rush with TC|
|Tangerine Dream with TC|
|Rock Candy with TC|
|Blueberry Fizz with TC|
|Crushed Candy with TC|
Thoughts? I freaking LOVE this collection! I think Jesse's Girl (parent company of Julie G, if I'm not mistaken) has done a great job with these polishes. I love the gold fleck shimmer and the pink sparkle in the warm colors, and the metallic finish and silver glitters in the cool colors. I'm not much of a fan of Sugar Rush and Tangerine Dream but they are pretty nonetheless. I also love how they were easy to apply and that it only took two coats to achieve opacity. They also look beautiful by themselves or with top coat. The top coat makes the base a touch darker, but it's not really a big issue. Dry time is fairly fast. The first nail you paint is practically dry by the time you finish painting the last nail. The brush also fans out pretty nicely, and I'm always a fan of short and squat brushes. :)
Would I recommend these polishes? Yes, definitely! The colors are gorgeous, the formula is great, and the dry time is pretty fast. The price is pretty okay, at $3.99 for a 10 ml bottle. It may be a bit expensive for some, but the colors make up for it. I personally think it's a good deal. Availability might also be an issue for some, so check your local Rite-Aid, Tiffany's Family Drugstores and Fagen Pharmacy. You can always also order online at Jesse's Girl website (they have free shipping for orders over $20!) Groupon actually had the set for about $13 plus shipping back in April, but I've heard some girls had problems with bottles breaking due to improper packaging. Anyway, if you can get your hands on these polishes, you definitely should!
And that concludes Textured Polish Week! Thank you for sticking with me and tune in for my next blog posts! :)
*I bought these polishes with my own money from Jesse's Girl for $3.99 each bottle, including shipping. You can also check your local Rite-Aid, Tiffany's Family Drugstore or Fagen Pharmacy for availability.*
*Disclaimer: Due to variations in screen displays and resolutions, polishes may appear different to each reader. I try my best to capture colors as accurately as I can, and if I can't, then I try to describe the color/s to the best of my ability.*