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Jul 10 2014

JulieG Mardi Gras Collection

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Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014

I don’t know what you guys would do for beads while partying on Bourbon Street in New Orleans…but I know for sure you won’t have to lift your shirt to get some of the nail polish in the JulieG Mardi Gras Collection!!

There’s six colorful, vibrant glitters in this French Quarter-flavored collection!

Let’s check them out!

Costume Ball:

Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014 Costume Ball
Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014 Costume Ball

Costume Ball is a sheer blue-tinted jelly base packed with blue and silver hex glitter, tiny holo, blue and magenta glitters, and I’m sure I’m missing something else, lol! This is shown in two coats. It was easy to build up to two coats, and I imagine the small bit of nail line that is visible could be remedied with a third coat.

For all of these, definitely wait until each coat is dry to add another layer since you don’t want to have pooling or balding, and it will layer better that way!

King Creole:

Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014 King Creole
Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014 King Creole

King Creole is a sheer orange jelly base packed with orange and gold glitters of varying sizes. This is shown in two coats. I don’t have anything quite like this in my collection. Again, this was an easy glitter to work, applied easily and probably a tad more opaque in two coats than Costume Ball.

Masquerade:

Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014 Masquerade
Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014 Masquerade

Masquerade is another sheer blue jelly, but this one is packed with blue hex glitters, as well as other sizes of gold, blue, magenta glitters. Shown in two coats. Another one that was pretty easy to apply. There’s a little bit of VNL.

Jamboree:

Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014 Jamboree
Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014 Jamboree

Jamboree is a sheer green jelly base loaded with green, teal and gold glitters of varying sizes. Shown here in two coats. Again, easy to apply. I sound like a broken record!

Bourbon Street:

Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014 Bourbon Street
Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014 Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street is a quite possibly my favorite from this collection! A sheer black jelly base with a bunch of different colored and sized glitters! There’s rose gold, pink, blue and green. This is two coats, I don’t even think I need a third. Formula was great on this one, as well.

Trinket:

Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014 Trinket
Jesse's Girl JulieG Mardi Gras nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy Summer 2014 Trinket

Trinket is a beautiful, sheer pink jelly base with purple, magenta and pink glitters and tiny purple glitters! I don’t have anything like this in my collection either, love it! Another densely packed polish, so this is shown in two coats. A third might make it opaque.

Something I noticed about the majority of these polishes is that they have a gritty texture to them that is not glitter. I emailed Jesse’s Girl and asked them whether these were meant to be texture polishes (meaning, no top coat needed) and they responded, “They can be worn with or without topcoat. We’re not marketing them as textured, though they do seem to dry to a more textured finish than our other glitters.”

You can especially see what I mean in the photo of Trinket, the first one in sunlight, look at the middle finger! You can also see it on Bourbon Street, the shot in the sunlight, too. None of my swatches have top coat.

This collection is available here on the Jesse’s Girl website now for $3.99 a piece! These will be available “early Q3 2014” – sometime early on between July and September! I think closer to now than later!

What do you think of these glitters? I find it refreshing that they are opaque and not just toppers. What about you?! Any must-haves here? Mine are Bourbon Street, Trinket, Masquerade and King Creole!

Disclaimer: I received the JulieG lacquers to review from the PR Firm/Manufacturer . Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • anonymous

    I swatches them at the store. They suck. They feel like nail glue and dry matte and gritty. Which sucks i was excited foe this collection :(. Also to get them that opaque you need like ten coats.

    • BeautyJudy

      I’m sorry you didn’t like them! They are glitter so they do have a gritty feel, and definitely I’d use top coat. I really did use just two coats for my swatches, if anything a couple polishes might need a third coat but they were pretty opaque in 2

    • Sherrie Ricketts

      I picked up Bourbon Street. With two coats of Seche Vite, it’s nice and smooth for me. I have no regrets and I’m planning to pick up another one!

  • Debbie

    I’m fairly certain that I need Bourbon Street!

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree! LOL

  • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    The differences between the blue shades is so minimal on the nails, but dramatically different in the bottles. Either way, this whole collection is gorgeous.

    • BeautyJudy

      That’s true. But yes, it’s a very upbeat collection!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    These are beautiful. I love her polishes

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too!

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

    These colors are so pretty – I haven’t tried JulieG polishes yet!

    • BeautyJudy

      I highly recommend giving them a shot! I really love the cremes in the line, too. There’s so great formulas and pretty colors!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    My faves are Bourbon and Jamboree. I have to check these polishes out, they’re bursting w/ glitters!

    • BeautyJudy

      Bourbon is my fav too!

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    I just love Julie G!!!! So glad she hasher own line.

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too, she’s a sweetheart!

  • Justina

    Gorgeous glitters!

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed Justina!

  • Ashley P

    These glitter look gorge. I’m not a fan of textured nail polish though.

    • BeautyJudy

      These are definitely an either or type of polish – wear ’em textured, or add some top coat!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    I love Julie G, and these glitters are gorgeous! I just wish they weren’t just in Rite Aid because we don’t have those in Florida. Come to Walgreens, Julie G!

    • BeautyJudy

      Nidia I am grateful we have Rite Aids up here but I DO wish Jesse’s Girl would get picked up by stores like Walgreens or Ulta!!

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

    I love this collection!! SO fun

    • BeautyJudy

      It’s so upbeat!

  • Ange

    LOVE the glitter!!

    • BeautyJudy

      I want to roll around in them! LOL

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Pretty, but a bit TOO glittery for this old lady!! LOL

    • BeautyJudy

      Aw! I understand. But maybe a nice snazzy accent nail for a wedding or night out? You could totally rock it!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    Very pretty glitters!

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree :)

  • Pink Sith

    Doooood! Those polishes are THE BUSINESS! I need them all

    • BeautyJudy

      For seriousness!!!

  • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

    Jamboree is making me drool!

    • BeautyJudy

      Oooh, that’s a good pick!

  • Anastasia

    How very festive! Really looks like confetti and celebrations :)

    • BeautyJudy

      It makes me want to put on my beads and dance, lol!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Such great glitters!

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed!

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

    So.flipping.pretty! I love Bourbon Street! Of course… lol

    • BeautyJudy

      My fav! Have you ever been to Bourbon Street? I’m so glad the polishes don’t SMELL like Bourbon Street…hahhaha :)

  • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright

    Okay I’m going to Rite Aid! I wish Julie had these when she was at iretreat because I would have snapped them up. Those are soo pretty and festive.

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL! If you get them I look forward to hearing your thoughts too if you swatch/review! :)

  • Ketty_Danixa

    You know it kinda looks like they added glitter AND confetti in the formula which explains why it looks “textured” which honestly I think is genius for the fact that confetti and mardi gras goes together like PB AND J lol can’t have a Mardi Gras without confetti and glitter! That’s for sure! Great post by the way I was searching for swatches on this collection and I’m glad I found this post! Will deff go and buy the collection! =)

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh, confetti! I love that idea!! You are so right – Mardi Gras and confetti and glitter – perfection! I’m so glad you commented, I hope you find swatches that are useful for you in the future, too! :)