I hope everyone had a good weekend! I got to go out Saturday night with my husband and WITHOUT the kids, so I had a great one!
I was feeling pretty uninspired when it came to nail art or techniques, so I opted to skip Mani Monday this week and swatch some pretty colors I picked up on Sunday instead.
I’ve often passed by the rack of Jesse’s Girl polishes on my normal trips to Rite Aid- I wasn’t really familiar with them, and they were in a package. I usually associate packages with the dollar store- of course, the dollar store is now carrying Sally Hansen, so I have to rethink that ‘dismissive’ idea anyways 🙂 I’m glad I took a second look this time! These colors are GORGEOUS! And at only $2.99, they’re certainly affordable!
I picked up Glee, Confetti, and Firefly. Of course, they would be the sparkly ones!
First up is Glee! This is a beautiful blue green shade, that’s very reminiscint of… well… a LOT of other colors. Still very beautiful, but it’s something seen before… and then a few times before that. But first up, swatches!
This color applied wonderfully, and is just stunning. The pictures show 2 coats, no underwear.
As I mentioned before, this is definitely a color we’ve seen before. I swatched comparisons of the 2 look alikes I own:
Glee and Orly’s Halley’s Comet are pretty much identical. The Orly does have a bit more shimmer, and has a stronger gold tone to it. Essence’s Choose Me is a tad ligher than the other 2, and leans more blue. Still VERY similar, though! The other 2 look-alikes that I know of (but don’t own) are OPI’s Catch Me In Your Net, and Zoya Charla.
Orly Halley’s Comet and OPI’s Catch Me In Your Net are both harder to find now, and Zoya Charla runs in at $8 new. Essence Choose Me was only $0.99, but now that Essence has changed to the new bottle type, I haven’t seen this color. Jesse’s Girl Glee is $2.99- making it one of the more affordable options, and also easy to find it you’re near a Rite Aid!
Next up is Firefly!
Firefly is a beautiful gold shimmering topcoat. The flecks are large and gorgeous! They are a pretty gold iridescent color, with a very slight green tinge.
Confetti is a BEAUTIFUL shimmering purple. I’ve made my never ending love for Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Scrangie known to many people- and I still hate the fact that I didn’t splurge on it when it was available. This is by NO means a Scrangie dupe, or even a look alike. But it has similar characteristics to what I adore about Scrangie- specifically, a blurple shade!
This color is on the sheerer side compared to Glee, so I chose to layer 2 coats over a coat of Julep Anne. You can’t really tell Anne is under there, except for it adding a slightly darker tone to 2 coats of Confetti (otherwise this look would be reached with about 4 coats in my experience).
So there you have it, my very first Jesse’s Girls! The other colors at the store were pretty, but in my sparkle-loving opinion, these 3 were the standouts. You can find Jesse’s Girl at Rite Aids for $2.99.