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Swatches: Julie G Nail Polishes

A lovely friend of mine, Katie (

)  brought to my attention the Julie G Nail Polishes. Katie has been my beauty pen pal and a great friend of mine since I met her on Instagram.  She wanted me to grab some for her since her city doesn't have any Rite Aids (this particular drug store is the only store you can purchase these and online at


So I was off on a mission trying to find the shades that she wanted.  The first two stores didn't have them out yet on their regular shelves but I was determined.  Drove again to another store and finally I was able to find some, even though some of the colors were missing at least the ones she wanted were there.   RiteAid was having a promotion buy $10 of nail polish and receive $3 of Up Rewards (basically free money to purchase more stuff on your next visit, more like a coupon).  The colors look amazing so I had to get some for myself, not just some more like almost all the colors.

Take a look at my swatches! Sorry some of them are a little messy, I was so excited to swatch them.


Oh Em Gee


Fierce and Fab

Julie's Fave


Butterflies and Rosebuds

Dance In The Dark

Royal Rebel


Mermaids Tale

Metallic Hues

Shimmer Island

9 to 5

Cupcakes and Castles

Chic Cipro

Birthday Suit

Dream In Pretty


Gelato In Venice

Polishes can be found at Rite Aid for $3.99

Nails: Sally Hansen Jewel Overcoat

My other obsession is glitter nail polish, actually anything that is glittery is an obsession of mine. lol. It seems like all the major nail polish brands out there are coming out with their own type of huge chuck hexagon glitter top coats.  I love it! I was first hooked when OPI by Sephora first launched the gold one ( Only Gold For Me) for the holiday season.  As a makeup artist I always want to make sure my nails are always presentable, and this polish sure grabbed a lot of attention.  I then added the silver top coat (Flurry Up) to my ever so growing nail polish collection.  But I wanted more, and more of this type of top coat.  I searched high and low and bought a few from OPI, China Glaze and Essie, but you know I just wanted more and more.  I think of makeup and nail polish like shoes - you just don't have 1 pair but various different styles and colors to accommodate your outfit this is the same with your nails and makeup.. Oh lets not forget your hair as well.

I was strolling around my local Walgreens for my weekly drugstore haul and low and behold!! WOW! Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Jewel Overcoat in pretty colors. MUST GET ALL, so I did. lol.

You cannot beat the price, buy 1 ($4.99) get 2nd for 50% off.

The collection is very bridal inspired. There are 4 jewel overcoats and then 4 regular nail polishes. Here are the jeweled colors:

 501 - Ring-a-Ding

*favorite, pretty with orange or light pink polish*

 503 - Muti-Faceted

*favorite, love the black, blue and silver glitters* 

505 - Let's Dance!

*pretty, it's like glitter rain on your nails*

507- White Veil   

 *was dissapointed in this one which the white sparkles showed up more looks more like white sand which chunks of larger gold hexagon glitter*

 I have very short nails, so I decided to do the swatches on a fake nail that I painted with white nail polish. Excuse my mess up on the Ring-a-ding nail and the Multi-Faceted.. :/ I was in the process of gluing down the fake nail then I pressed too hard on the tip of the nail glue that it broke and the nails were still wet. Perhaps I should stick to being a makeup artist.   Oh well, so sorry!

I hope you enjoy my nail polish swatches I'll be doing more of these in the future!!!