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JulieG Candy Shoppe Collection Nail Art + I'm on a polish package!

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Hi guys! It's so good to have the blog moved. I think I've fixed everything that I can for now and it's time to get back to real, no-kidding nail blogging. Yay! I received JulieG's summer release, the Candy Shoppe Collection, right before I started the site switch, so this set has been waiting patiently to be used. I thought they screamed for nail art.

JulieG Candy Shoppe Collection Rainbow Licorice Nail Art

I was super lucky and got to see a sneak peek of these beauties late last summer! Isn't it amazing how far in advance new releases are in the works? This limited edition set includes nine shades. All of the colors feature a new "jelly bean finish". It's sort of a cross between matte and shiny...exactly like jelly beans! I love how bright and fun they are and you can always shine them up with topcoat.  From left to right on the wheel below, the colors are: Wild Cherry, Lemon Drop, Candy Shop, Sour Apple, Sweet Tooth, Sour Grape, Pixi Stick, and Licorice Twist. [edit: I just realized I forgot one! It's a slightly deeper purple called Lolli Pop.]

JulieG Candy Shoppe Collection

Originally, I had visions of creating a version of this swirly nail art using the water marble method. Major fail! (It was bad...really bad.) For try two, I used the medium, soft-bristled brush from this Color Club nail art kit and freehanded the design. I had to go over the stripes twice. The shades aren't sheer, but they do have a translucence about them..so you have to build the color. I'm really digging the rubbery, uneven, licorice-like finish of this look.

JulieG Candy Shoppe Collection Rainbow Licorice Nail Art
Also available now are two new JulieG topcoats. I mentioned Matte Finish in my LA recap post (here). I was shocked to see my digits on the packaging. I had no idea! LOL. [full disclosure; I was previously paid for that image.] This one is pretty self explanatory. The other one, Plumping Top Coat, has a gel-like finish. With all "gel" topcoats, be sure your polish is completely dry before using it to avoid bubbling.


So what do you think? I love it when someone comes out with something I haven't seen before. The finish on these is really unusual. They truly have a candy quality.

The Candy Shoppe Collection, Matte Finish Top Coat, and Plumping Top Coat are available now on the Jesse's Girl website for $3.99. They should be arriving in a Rite Aid store near you soon.