Continuing Texture Week today with another group released for Holiday 2013, namely the second collection of Julie G Frosted Gum Drops. Even though these came out a couple months ago, I have seen them recently at a Rite Aid store, and they're still available on the Jesse's Girl Cosmetics site.
There are six shades in this collection: Sugar Plum Fairy, Sleigh Ride, Silver Bells, Gift of Gold, Ho Ho Ho, and Mistletoe.
The first collection of Frosted Gum Drops had some microglitter textured and some with larger hex glitter in the mix. All of the ones in this collection are microglitters, similar to the Zoya PixieDust polishes.
Like I did with the FingerPaints yesterday, I wore the gold and silver shades together. Gift of Gold is a deep yellow gold, almost antique looking. Silver Bells is straight forward silver.
Because there were already so many swatches of these around by the time I got to them, I just did Skittles of the remaining four colors. Ho Ho Ho is cherry red. Mistletoe is green. Sugar Plum Fairy is purple. Sleigh Ride is deep sky blue.
No surprise that Sugar Plum Fairy is the standout for me in this quartet. It's purple, so of course I'm predisposed to like it, and it's a shade of purple that I haven't seen in a textured microglitter before. The closest I have is Zoya Carter, and Sugar Plum Fairy is noticeably cooler toned than that one. If I were going to buy only one of this collection knowing what I know now, it'd be Sugar Plum Fairy.
If I were going to buy two, my second would be Mistletoe. It's similar to Zoya Chita, but Mistletoe is lighter and the slighter bigger glitters in it makes it feel more festive to me. That's Mistletoe on the left below, next to Chita on a nail wheel.
Ho Ho Ho and Sleigh Ride are fine colors, but too similar to Zoya Miranda and Zoya Liberty for me to be able to say you need both. For comparisons of those, see The Fancy Side (they also show Sugar Plum Fairy vs. Carter and some other comparisons).
All of these were two coats and that was ample for full coverage. At $3.99 each they are a great value for textured polishes.