Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Spotted, Hauled...most, & Swatched - Julie G Frosted Gum Drops Holiday Collection

**all items purchased by me

I know, another super late post.  Again, I'm not sure if you'll be able to find any of these lurking at Rite Aid by this time.  As with yesterday's Sinful Colors post, I only bought 4 from the collection...although when I was doing a new wheel for just textured polishes, I'm now kind of regretting getting the gold...maybe my fingers were too red from being cold for so long so that's why it was looking really unflattering.  Might be better in warmer months.  I'm wearing finger-less gloves so I can edit/type and wishing I had a little heater in front of me for my feet - super cold right now.

Anyway....on to the pretties!
I did not purchase the last 2 in the display - the pink and the blue.  I thought they might be too similar to a couple of Zoya PixieDusts that I have (the pink looks like it's a shade between Zoya Miranda and Arabella and the blue really reminded me of Zoya Liberty).

Haul picture! (although I lost the picture from when I bought the gold one since I bought it later)
 And bottle shots (label shots weren't showing up):
Now for swatches:
Mistletoe, Sugar Plum Fairy, Silver Bells, Gift of Gold
blurred to show off the sparkles :-)
2 coats of each, although the second wasn't really needed on the wheel

I think that the purple one was the first one that jumped in my hand when I saw these.  And I got the green since I didn't have any greens (other than the pastel Zoya Vespa).  I couldn't get the extra prettiness of Silver Bells to show up in pictures, either in the bottle or on the wheel (it's got a light touch of baby blue shimmer).  I'm hoping that the gold will look better against my skin tone when my fingers aren't stuck in red mode from being too cold for so long (even without going outside).  Maybe using it in conjunction with another color would also make it more wearable - the thought of using it with OPI's brown What Wizardry Is This just popped into my head.

What do you do with polishes that don't exactly look the best with your skin tone?  Did you get any of the Julie G Gum Drops holiday textures?  Do these remind you of any from other brands?  Let me know if you'd like to see any of these on my nails soon!

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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