Julie G Frosted Gumdrops Holiday 2013

Even though OPI was first on board with the matte glitter trend with their Liquid Sand line, I wasn’t completely sold until I got Julie G’s first Gumdrop collection.

Julie G is a YouTube beauty vlogger who teamed up with Jesse’s Girl to create a Rite Aid-exclusive makeup line.  The Gumdrop polishes resemble their namesake with sparkly colorful glitter.

It’s pretty fortunate I moved to South Carolina since the closest Rite Aid to me was a 1.5 hour drive to Spanish Fort, AL.  (Yes, I have crossed state lines to get my hands on drugstore polish.)  Now there are two within 5 miles :D

I was also quite lucky the night I picked these up since they were buy one, get one half-off!  I was impressed by the holiday collection’s rich palette; perfect for the season.

Mistletoe

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Dark green glitter in a dark green base.  This is opaque in two coats and is easy to apply.

Sugar Plum Fairy

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Dark purple glitter in a dark purple base.  The formula and application is the same as Mistletoe.

They are both also gorgeous with top coat, but be warned:  they’re top coat eaters!  You can use a thicker gel base coat such as Gelous (found at Sally Beauty Supply) to help reduce the amount of top coat needed for a glossy finish.

Are you crazy for matte glitter?  Or just plain crazy like me to cross state lines for polish?

 

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About Janice

Janice Agagas-Welch is a Filipino Navy brat raised in Northwest Florida living the good life in the Lowcountry. She’s a married dog mom and licensed nail technician who has owned over 2000 polishes over the last 5 years. She also loves food, cider, mid-1990s R&B, college football and anything Peanuts/Snoopy-related.

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  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    These have been the only textured polishes I’ve been interested in trying. Love that blue!

    • Princess Cookie

      that’s a good choice, and they’re probably one of the cheapest :)

  • BeautyJudy

    I am so glad to see them glossy. they both look great with top coat but Sugar Plum Fairy is just so stunning either way!!! Nice swatches!!

    • Princess Cookie

      they’re HUGE top coat eaters! thanks a lot!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    I love the purple!

    • Princess Cookie

      I wonder if the Zoya is similar!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Beautiful nail swatches!

    • Princess Cookie

      thank you!

  • Anastasia

    Just when I thought I was over the whole textured thing, you have to show me these pretties :) Love the look of Mistletoe – so festive!

    • Princess Cookie

      textured is here to stay for a while :)

  • Betzy Carmona

    I haven’t tried this brand yet but the swatches are gorgeous

    • Princess Cookie

      This brand is worth a shot! It’s one of the best drugstore finds

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Mistletoe is GORGEOUS! I ended up with Sugar Plum Fairy in my ipsy bag this month and it’s beautiful too… great swatches!

    • Princess Cookie

      Lucky!!!

  • marciaf

    I love the look with the top coat. Those colors are really beautiful.

    • Princess Cookie

      Thanks!!