Friday, February 15, 2013

Flip Flop February - Jelly Sandwich

I love jelly sandwiches! Well, not so much the food as much as nail polish jelly sandwiches. For those who don't know, a jelly sandwich refers to a type of nail art done with jelly nail polishes, or polishes that are pretty sheer. Then you "sandwich" glitter polish in between layers of jelly polish, creating a unique effect!


It sort of gives the effect that I used a creamy polish that already had glitter in it. Jelly sandwiching with creamy jellies also tends to change the look of the glitter entirely. This glitter was very shiny and metallic, and the polish made it much lighter and less shiny.


I struggled to choose a "good" glitter to use for my sandwich. I had used a white jelly for my last jelly sandwich, so I wanted to use something different this time too. I ended up choosing a pinkish-nude jelly, and used pinkish glitter to match it.


I used Nailtini Frappe, which is a very sheer pinkish-nude jelly. It's almost like a polish you would use for a typical French manicure. I then used Essie A Cut Above for my glitter, which is pinkish almost rose gold glitter.


I used a lot of layers! I first used two layers of Frappe to get my base going. I then put my first layer of A Cut Above on. I added a third layer of Frappe, and then back to A Cut Above for a second layer of that. I topped it with just a bit more Frappe and also Seche Vite. So that's four layers of Frappe total, and two layers of A Cut Above. My layers aren't very thick though, and I also waited for them to dry in between. 


I really love how this turned out! I know the colors might be getting old since I've been using lots of pinks this month, but I think it's a nice change from the usual white jelly sandwich. Now I want to try it with other colors as well! 





3 comments:

  1. I've never tried doing a jelly sandwich yet, but it sounds easy enough and it looks cute. I even have that Essie rose colored glitter polish. Your mani looks very girly in baby pink.

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  2. I really like this combo! Lovely!

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  3. Great inspiration for a new polish i got this week!

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