Hey everybody! Today I'm showing the Candy Shoppe Colors from the fabulous drugstore brand Julie G. I purchased these during a Polish Shopping Weekend back in the spring. And yeah, yeah, I'm just now posting about them. But I promise you'll love them. :D
The Candy Shoppe Colors collection consists of 9 colors, and I've got 6 of them here. These polishes have a "jelly bean finish", and this description is dead-on. They look/feel like a jellybean, a matte jelly. I can't vouch for the taste, however. And being jellies, they are sheer but build up pretty nicely in 3 coats. Mr. VaNeLi kept me lots of company for these pics, but I didn't mind in this case.
Pixi Stick is a really pretty medium pink. I adore this one!
Sour Apple is a medium green that's a touch grassy and quite flattering.
Lemon Drop is a bright yellow that's as yellow as a lemon meringue pie. Mmmm. My Mom makes really good lemon meringue pie, but I digress... I didn't find Lemon Drop to be overly streaky, given its Quite Yellow Status, but I did use 4 coats for this one.
Sour Grape is a medium-toned purple with a blue undertone. Of course I liked this one quite a bit. I mean, it's purple. And there's Angelo's hair.
Sweet Tooth, or as I could call it, "my personal affliction", is a bright medium blue. The combination of this fun color with the jelly bean finish is so darn cute. But *caution* - this one stains. But oh, isn't it worth it? :)
Wild Cherry is a ripe, juicy red that looks simply yum. I used 4 coats on this one, because for some insane reason, Mr. VaNeLi rears his ugly head most often whilst I sport a red polish. Go figure.
The remaining colors I didn't pick up from the collection are Licorice (black), Lollipop (red-toned purple), and Candy Shop (orange). I'm kinda wishing now I'd picked them up...I thought that Licorice may cause me application woes, but these formulas are so good that I don't think it would. My personal favorites from my purchases are Sweet Tooth and Pixi Stick.
Julie G polishes are sold at Rite Aid and online at Jesse's Girl. They retail for $3.99 each. As I've said for a long time, Julie G is a good drugstore polish. They're an addict's best friend! Or worst nightmare?
Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! <3