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As I uploaded the swatch pictures for this review post of Jesse’s Girl JulieG Candy Shoppe Colors nail polish, I was struck at just how colorful my screen had become! This might be one of the most colorful reviews I’ve done, with this selection of pretties!
The Candy Shoppe Colors are a nine-piece collection in sweet, bright hues that have a “jelly bean” wax texture when they dry. I wore all of them, laying down a base coat before adding anywhere from two to four coats of each!
Let’s get to the rainbow, shall we?!
Sour Apple is a green apple jelly bean color. I say that because it matches perfectly with the Jelly Belly beans I’m holding in my swatch photo! You can also see from the photo that indeed, the finish is jelly bean-esque. This is the only one I’m unsure of in terms of coats – I believe I did three coats for this one!
Sweet Tooth is a peppy pool blue. Shown here in three coats.
Sour Grape is a beautiful …well….grape color! I applied this one a couple hours before bed, using three coats, and still woke up with dents and marks in it. I did a fourth coat before taking this picture, to hide some of the mess. I didn’t redo the swatch because I did want to share what these look like with natural wear, not just in pretty pictures!
Lollipop is a sweet more plum purple than Sour Grape. I wore this one in two coats. I would have preferred three coats with this one.
Lemon Drop reminds me of those Lemon Heads candies! Shown above in two coats, I wanted to demonstrate how much a third coat can make a difference:
I prefer this much more with three coats vs. two. It doesn’t look as good with my fair skin tone as a two-coater! (sorry for the dry skin in that second shot – I forgot to moisturize in my rush to make a point, lol!)
Wild Cherry is a cherry red beauty that is probably my favorite from this collection!! This one was perfection in two coats, one of the only ones I could do in two coats. The color combined with the texture just works so well together!
Pixi Stick is a pretty candy pink! Shown in two coats, this one worked pretty well too. I love the squishy look.
Candy Shop is a gorgeous orange that was pretty opaque in two coats. Love this one!
Licorice Twist is black; I did two coats here but you can tell that a third would make it less baldy/patchy. Could probably do some cool smoky sheer black nail art with this one.
Truth is, I was all over the place with how many coats I did on these, and what worked and what didn’t.
- Two coats on almost all except maybe Wild Cherry gave me visible nail line but dried quicker.
- Three coats were my perfect zone for coverage, but I struggled with marks and dents the next morning after nighttime application.
- Four coats were unnecessary for me, mostly. I did a fourth coat on one polish that had three coats and tons of marks and dents.
I found these more frustrating to apply at night in warmer weather vs. cooler weather. Three coats seemed to dry alright in cooler weather but in warmer weather, I applied the polish two hours – at least – before bed, and woke up with dents and marks. I think with having a jelly bean finish, at two coats, these are not supposed to be opaque. You just have to decide if you like visible nail line (VNL) or not. I don’t prefer VNL, but I did wear some in two coats to wear test them and check on drying times.
I didn’t feel the urge to top coat these, because I really liked the finish.
As far as wear, I wore some of these for two or three days and by the end of the first full day of wear they did start to gloss up from natural oils, exposure to cuticle oil and hand moisturizer/hand washing. They did pretty well in terms of little tip wear/chipping. It was more a change in the finish than that.
You can get the whole set for $35.91 on the Jesse’s Girl website, or you can pick them up individually for $3.99 a piece. I’ve seen a display of the colors in Rite Aid, so if you are lucky to have a Rite Aid nearby, check them out there!
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