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!

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