When I first received the Frosted Gum Drops Collection I was over the moon and completely swept off my feet. The main reason being, I was just starting to get into the trend of texture nail polish with OPI being the only brand I knew (at the time) releasing them. The shades themselves are eye-catching and right up my alley, and with the added bonus of being having a textured finish made them perfect.
Now I know textured polishes are either a 'love it' or 'hate it' thing as many people adore having a gel like, smooth finish, but for me I love them. Each to their own though as I know many people loved the 'shattered' nail polish top coat effect but I on the other hand detested. What I love about textured nail polishes is that when you get sick of the texture you can always add on a thick clear top coat to make the finish gel like (I suggest Seche Vite). If you just love the formula/colour combination of the polish but hate the textured finish this is a great way for you to still get the most use out of a polish. Although it won't look as good (as the colour and vibrancy is reduced).
The swatches below are with two coats of nail polish and of course in their true textured form. As you can see in the photos as well, whatever the colour you see in the bottle is what you can expect to have when you wear it. I don't know about you, but I truly hate when I buy nail polish thinking the colour payoff will be the same as what you see in the bottle but when you apply to your nails it has no resemblance at all. So I was immensely impressed when I swatched that these Julie G polishes.
Crushed Candy: A light purple (almost on the verge of pink) with silver glitter - almost looks metallic in certain lighting.
Blueberry Fizz: A light blue with silver glitters - this is very much like Crushed Candy in terms of finish.
Rock Candy: A metallic teal with silver glitters.
Hot Cinnamon: A cherry red with orange and pink shimmers. This one looks particularly beautiful with a clear top coat on.
Sugar Rush: A coral/red with golden shimmers.
Tangerine Dream: A bright orange with golden shimmers. This also looks stunning with a top coat on - especially during Summer!
Formula wise I would say these are pretty comparable to OPI at just a fraction of the cost - $3.99 USD. The longevity, formula and colour selection is just as good as their 'luxury' counterpart. So if you haven't tested out textured nail polishes before but want to give it a go, I would definitely recommend these Julie G polishes are they are very, very inexpensive and good quality.
You can find them at Jesse's Girl, and yes they do ship internationally!