Girly Bits Julia Swatch, Review and The Story Behind The Polish

by Lisa Heath

Press Sample

Tonight I have a special polish on the blog from Girly Bits, and her name is Julia!

Before I really get into the polish, I’m going to give you a little information about Julia that Girly Bits provided!

A 24 year old that was recently named one of Canada’s 2015 Down Syndrome Heroes. Andrew was born with Down Syndrome and has been challenged with many of the associated health issues. But that does not stop Andrew!


Together with his mom Karen Pickle, Andrew founded Group Hug Apparel, originally a t-shirt company featuring his hand drawn designs. His goal was to raise a little money so that he could go to college. His “little” company has grown in the last seven years to include totes, aprons, hoodies and baby onesies.

Andrew has also used his company as a way to give back. He donates a portion of his sales from various community festivals and events to a number of local charities. To date, Andrew has donated over $35,000 to such charities as W.E. Care For Kids, the Children’s Health Foundation at the London Sick Kids Hospital and many more.


Andrew spends a good part of his spare time working on his “Andrew’s Helping Sick Kids One T-shirt At A Time Campaign” where he sends new teddy bears and Group Hug Apparel t-shirts (or onesies depending upon how tiny his recipient is!) to kids around the world who are sick in the hospital or going through treatment for an illness. Andrew sends his love and support in a personal letter with each package to keep them brave and strong.

He also asks others to pay it forward every year for his birthday with his #bethereasonsomeonesmilesday. He sends out a request to all friends and family to celebrate his birthday with a random act of kindness for the day.

And the sweetness doesn’t stop there!


Andrew is always looking for the perfect shade of pink polish for his girlfriend… and from that.. Julia was created.



Julia is a bright bubble gum pink shimmery base with light pink microglitter, silver flakes and   holographic sparkle mixed in. I used 2 coats and a Girly Bits Glitter Glaze Top Coat for these photos.

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Julia applied flawlessly and looks so girly and gorgeous!

Julia is available for pre-order starting NOW! 

$3.00 from the sale of each bottle will go toward Andrew’s Helping Sick Kids One T-Shirt At A Time Campaign.

Orders containing Julia will be shipped beginning the week of June 22nd.

Price: $10.63 USD

Where To Buy: Girly Bits Shop

For more information about Andrew & Julia – check out Girly Bits Newsletter announcing the polish and the making of Julia!

I love Girly Bits and had every intention on purchasing this shade (just like Gentle Ginger & Roger That) so because I received this for review instead, I will be donating $3.00 for Andrew’s Campaign.

Hope you enjoyed this shade and the story behind it.  Will you be ordering one?  I hope so!

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Nidia - Lit From Within June 18, 2015 - 9:57 pm

What a beautiful polish and story!

Pam June 18, 2015 - 10:09 pm

Gorgeous swatches Lisa!! Thank you so much for sharing the story as well. We have the event dinner tomorrow honouring Andrew and all of his accomplishments and I am excited to see some of the volunteers sporting this beauty!

BeautyJudy June 19, 2015 - 3:33 am

My heart bursts over Andrew’s story and I love the polish he and Pam created!!! I still need to order a onesie from Group Hug Apparel!!! <3

Allison @Never Say Die Beauty June 19, 2015 - 6:05 am

I read about this wonderful promotion previously. Girly Bits should be commended for developing this pretty polish for such a great cause

Heather June 19, 2015 - 6:43 am

This is a gorgeous shade!

Anastasia June 19, 2015 - 7:06 am

Thank you for sharing this beautiful story! I love supporting a good cause :)

Brooke @ Blushing Noir June 19, 2015 - 9:38 am

This is a wonderful story and Julia is a gorgeous nail polish shade!

Kim June 19, 2015 - 10:44 am

Such a sweet story behind the product. Cute polish, too.

Destany June 19, 2015 - 11:18 am

Gorgeous shade for a great cause!

Phyrra June 19, 2015 - 11:23 am

Gorgeous swatches! i love this polish!

Stephanie Louise (@StephLouiseATB) June 19, 2015 - 12:09 pm

Beautiful polish & story!

Carleen June 19, 2015 - 12:15 pm

I love the story that goes with these polishes. Awesome!

Cindy Ingalls June 19, 2015 - 12:24 pm

I love this so much. Placing an order now.

MarciaF June 19, 2015 - 7:24 pm

I love the story as much as the beautiful pink polish. It’s families like this that help others learn how to cherish someone who was born a little different.

Erika June 20, 2015 - 7:13 am

I love this polish and the reason behind it.

Kat Dinges June 20, 2015 - 11:19 am

Beautiful story and beautiful polish! Love your swatch!

Honeygirlk June 20, 2015 - 11:34 am

<3 What a beautiful story behind this polish. The polish is gorgeous, but this story warms my heart. <3

Mai June 20, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Oh my gosh, that was such a wonderful story! Not only are they a beautiful couple, they have a wonderful heart and the color really represents that!

Norah June 21, 2015 - 10:43 am

What a heartwarming story! And the polish too

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