Hey everybody! You can probably tell by the names of today's polishes that I am perhaps a wee bit behind in showing them. :D The Julie G Frosted Gum Drops Holiday 2013 collection was arguably cooler than the original Frosted Gum Drops, with jewel tones that made you think of that expensive Christmas wrapping paper you couldn't possibly afford.
Of course, the Frosted Gum Drops polishes are textured, and Julie G's take on texture is like L'Oreal's, a bit gritty, but pure sparkle. The first one I have today is Gift of Gold.
Gift of Gold is not a gold for the weak. This gold is GOLD and it wants you to KNOW IT'S GOLD! It's deep and rich and slightly burnished. I used two coats for this decadent glitterfest. Very, very pretty.
The other Gum Drop from the Holiday collection I picked up is Mistletoe...this one was actually my hubby's pick of the collection. He chose really well. Mistletoe is a beauty, probably THE prettiest green I own, textured or not.
Again, I used two coats. UGH, look how pretty this is!! It's such a true green, like if you looked up "green" in the encyclopedia (do you whippersnappers even remember those??), it would show a picture of this polish.
I highly recommend Julie G polishes. They wear very well and are inexpensive at $3.99 a bottle. The entire line of Holiday Frosted Gum Drops is gorgeous (hubby loved the red one, Ho Ho Ho), so IF you can still find them, check them out! And for that matter, maybe you can still snag some of that pricey wrapping paper at 75% off??
Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! <3
Very pretty textures! I love how tarnished the gold one is and how bright the green is :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Lisa! This collection has a purple that you would love! I think if I see it again, I'll pick it up. :PDelete
Okay, if that isn't the perfect Chridtmas gold then I don't know what is, and that green is just gorgeous <3<3 I don't have any Julie Gs but the textures are exceptionally lovely and I think it's cool that the trend is young enough that companies can actually come up with unique colors.ReplyDelete
Ahhh encyclopedias, lol. Sad that they've become obsolete. My parents have two different sets of World Book encyclopedias (prettier than Brittanica, which is why my mom chose those) and many a research paper was hand written poring over those volumes. I kinda want to go out there and thumb through them again :)
Do ya'll have Julie G in your area? I can't remember your saying. This collection was really lovely...very bright, saturated colors. <3 How did I know you would relate to my encyclopedia reference? :) I used to read them and the dictionary. Now I'm that way with Wikipedia, LOLOL...Delete
Hi Melissa, this gold is so perfect next to your porcellaine skin and you know what? I find it the epitome of 80ies Gold - it reminds me of what YSL would have picked for his Russian collection, so lush and rich! And I see what you mean with that green - isn't is amazing that it seems such a rare thing to come across exactly this green in the nailpolish world? And I remember like Liesl how many hours we spent bent over our Lexicas (that's what we used to call them over here) and some of the backs were gnawed off by our everything is eatable Dachshund which led to a lot of unexpected finds when you pulled the wrong volume but got carried away anyhow but what you found.....ReplyDelete
YES...80's gold! LONG LIVE THE 80'S!!! Ah, yes...doing those research papers with the encyclopedias...you know, kids these days are missing out. Goodness knows I used to LOVE to get up on a Saturday and head downtown to the library and spend the morning looking for the required number of references for my research paper...and then paying 25 cents to use their copier. And while that last sentence was purely facetious, I do miss the good ol' encyclopedia. :PDelete
These are so pretty!!ReplyDelete
UGH...I know! That gold would look great on you!Delete
I love the green! I wish we had JulieG here :(ReplyDelete
I know! Julie G is a fantastic drugstore brand...these holiday textures are so pretty too. :)Delete