Jan 03 2014

New! Jesse’s Girl + JulieG Nail Polish = The Perfect Pair

Disclaimer: Purchased by me.

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Yesterday I popped into Rite Aid to restock on my weekly work essentials: lightly salted whole cashews, jelly beans, and cotton candy-flavored Mentos gum (seriously, it’s my gum crack, I’m obsessed).

I came across something that I wasn’t expecting to see in my area so soon! A fellow beauty writer I follow on Instagram, @nicoleglevine , posted a display pic from New York City, but I didn’t think it’d be in our New Jersey area so quickly!

It’s the Jesse’s Girl Valentine’s Day promotion! It’s considered limited edition, but my contact at Jesse’s Girl (Christine!) told me that doesn’t rule out the possibility of their addition to the permanent line at this point.

“The Perfect Pair” includes three new lipsticks and three new nail polishes – Each Jesse’s Girl Lipstick and JulieG Nail Polish pair is color-matched, and named after famous couples (with the nail polish bearing the male’s name and the lipstick bearing the female’s name).

I had some time last night, and folks were excited about the launch when I posted my display shot on Instagram, so I wanted to get swatches and info up as soon as I could! I did swatches of the nail polishes, and a hand swatch of the lippies. I’ll do a post with lip swatches after I’ve had a chance to wear each one, and post those lip of the day photos on Instagram (@BeautyJudy).

I think I did as good a job I could capturing the colors of the polishes, but I really do prefer to take in sunlight vs. flash. But they are pretty close!! Anyway! Here’s the pairs, nail polish swatches, followed by the hand swatch of lipsticks!

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Romeo & Juliet

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Romeo is a beautiful coral pink creme nail polish, and & Juliet is a beautiful, coral pink lipstick. What an iconic pair to use in a V-day promotion! Star-crossed lovers.

Jesse’s Girl released its new lipstick line earlier last year (click here for original review), and I love it. Here’s a close up of the lipstick:

Here’s Romeo:


Aaaah, after so much glitter and glitz this holiday season, this pop of color is totally catching my eye. This creme is shown in two coats.

Anthony & Cleopatra

Anthony and Cleopatra

Anthony & Cleopatra are peachy pinks! What a strong pair. And a soft, yet strong color to pair with them!

Here’s Anthony:


Anthony is shown here in two coats! Pretty in peachy pink!

Fred & Ginger

fred and ginger

Here’s a swatch of Fred:


Fred & Ginger are a bright pink pair! I grew up watching and loving Fred and Ginger movies. I loved watching the two of them so in tune with each other when they danced, and sometimes I would just stare at Ginger’s heeled feet in amazement as they would float across the dance floor on the TV screen. “Holiday Inn” is one of my favorites, (which also features Bing Crosby!)!

Anyway! Here’s the lipsticks!

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From left to right: & Juliet, & Cleopatra, & Ginger.

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I have a feeling these creamy lippies won’t disappoint on wear. I went to rub them off my hand after about a half hour (I have possibly been guilty in the past of forgetting I have swatches on my hand and going to the grocery store or somewhere mundane, ha!) and a stain was left behind. I mean, I rubbed, guys! Check it out:

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I am so excited to wear one of these pretty couples today!

Overall, the nail polishes were easy to apply, pigmented, opaque in two coats. The formula is on-par with the core line, which wears very well on me.

I will have to wear test the lipsticks before I give an opinion on wear, but they are creamy and vibrant! And, well, I shared the stain pic! I have strong hopes for wear!

These lovers retail for $3.99 each at Rite Aid, although availability will vary right now, I imagine. The one I went to by my office was just SUPER prepared for Valentine’s Day…on January 2, lol! These couples will also be available online at Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics website here (they’re not quite yet!) These are now available on the Jesse’s Girl website HERE!

So what do you think? I LOVE the theme! It’s so clever. I think Fred & Ginger are my favorite, possibly for sentimental movie-watching reasons…but I’m feeling all of these right now.

I think I’m about to have a very pink 2014, guys. Whoa.

I’d love to hear your thoughts below, and whether you’ve spotted these and picked any of the pairs up for yourself!

Disclaimer: I purchased the Jesse’s Girl and JulieG Perfect Pairs at Rite Aid. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • G.

    Love your swatches! Thanks for tagging me on IG–I just linked to this post and your giveaway in my latest blog post. 🙂 xo

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    OMG MUST have all of these!

    • BeautyJudy

      If you get them I hope you’ll swatch them too! 🙂

  • Stephanie Gillespie

    I really like these, may have to order them, especially Fred & Ginger purely for the fact the real duo are awesome! xo

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh I totally agree Stephanie!!!

  • http://lacquerologist.blogspot.com/ Emily Lacquerologist

    These are so fun! I don’t own any JulieG polish…a crime, I know!

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh my gosh! Yes, you must remedy that LOL!

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

    They are absolutely beautiful! I need all 3 pairs!

    • BeautyJudy

      I hope you are able to get your hands on them, they’re beautiful!

  • http://www.gnarlygnails.com/ Gnarly Gnails

    Gorgeous!! I am a sucker for a good coral/pink!!

    • BeautyJudy

      They’re so pretty!!!

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

    I need these in my life. I’m thinking a little Fred & Ginger!

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh, I think Fred & Ginger and Romeo & Juliet will look amazing on you Brooke!

  • marciaf

    I like the looks of Anthony and Cleopatra. I’ve got to get to a Rite Aid soon. There’s one not far that never is picked over.

    • BeautyJudy

      I know exactly what you mean. I have a couple drugstores I always hit up and know I’ll have selection. Good luck!!

  • Harshleen

    I love peachy-pinks! Anthony looks so pretty!

    • BeautyJudy

      Anthony really is beautiful! I’m feeling these shades so much right now!

  • MyNewestAddiction

    Oh wow! I would have been all over those goodies!! Favorite color family! I have no Rite Aid 🙁

    • BeautyJudy

      Don’t worry! If you want them, they will be available online atJesse’s Girl Cosmetics!

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

    Such gorgeous coral tones!! I like it as an alternative to the classic valentine’s pink

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree Miranda! 🙂

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Ohh I need to find these! Beautiful!

    • BeautyJudy

      If you can’t find them at Rite Aid they will be online! Good luck!

  • http://www.portraitofmai.com/ Mai

    I love how the lipsticks and nail polishes are paired together! Cleopatra and Ginger look too light for me to wear on my lips but Juliet looks pretty

    • BeautyJudy

      After wearing all but Juliet so far, I can say that & Cleopatra was a bit light for me, but Anthony was a total win!

  • http://www.beyondbeautylounge.com/ Beyond Beauty Lounge

    These are so cute, I need to start stalking my rite aid. Hope I find them.

    • BeautyJudy

      I hope you find them BBL!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Oh how cute! I wish we had Jesse’s Girl here in stores.

    • BeautyJudy

      I know seeing them in person is best, but the good news is, these will be online! 🙂

  • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

    I must have them. That’s all there is to it 🙂 I hope I get these in my area soon!

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL! I hope they get there soon Destany!

  • http://polishinsomniac.blogspot.com jbrobeck

    I love this idea! Romeo is gorgeous.

    • BeautyJudy

      It’s such a fun theme for a V-day promo and yes, Romeo is a hottie 😉 LOL

  • erikatheicyone

    These are all so pretty and wearable. Too bad they won’t be released in my area. I wonder if I can find them next time I’m in the Valley?

    • BeautyJudy

      Hi Erika! What area are you in? There is good news in that they’ll be available online soon!

      • erikatheicyone

        I am in Prescott, AZ. Julie G. isn’t carried in any stores, up here but is in stores in the Phoenix Metro area. Good to know they will be available online. Thanks! Maybe I can get them, that way. 😀

        • BeautyJudy

          If you get them, I’ll keep an eye on your blog for possible pictures and thoughts! 🙂

  • Nidia Doherty

    I think Anthony and Cleopatra are my picks! I love peachy-pinks!

    • BeautyJudy

      They are beautiful. I can’t wait to see if & Cleopatra works with my skin tone!

  • Anastasia

    Aw, these are so darling! I especially love Fred & Ginger duo 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      I really like that word to describe this, darling. It really is!!!