You Jelly?

You Jelly?

I’m forever looking for new ways to optimize my nail polish stash, which is neither completely insignificant, nor so large and unwieldy it requires industrial storage. All the same, I occasionally find myself with a polish (usually a glitter) that at first glance appears to have a pretty limited (though still pretty!) range of use. I mean, truly, there’s only so much you can do with a holographic glitter topper, right?

Wrong! Because one of the best alternative uses for a glitter is to layer it between multiple coats of sheer polish, creating a soft and sort of squishy looking nail art animal called a jelly sandwich. I’ve created all sorts of fun dupes of more expensive or harder-to-find polishes this way, with the bonus being you can radically change the look of the glitter depending on the colour of the sheer polish you layer it with.

Here I’ve sandwiched a light coat of OPI’s Polka.Com, a teal-and-fuschia-and-blue glitter, between two layers of Sally Hansen’s icy Sheer Bliss. Normally a bit of an eyeball-searer, the white polish takes the edge off the glitter, creating a delicate, almost dainty effect that would be perfect as the backdrop to some spring-inspired nail art.

Mmm, Sprinkles!

Mmm, Sprinkles!

Matte glitter toppers are the best, but THIS matte glitter topper is the bestest! This is indie polish maker Candy Lacquer’s Licorice Allsorts over Revlon’s jelly-ish Sheer Bliss. I’d wear it every day if I could, but sometimes you have to make way for new design obsessions, you know? 😉

If you’d also like your nails to look like tiny vanilla-frosted sprinkle donuts, I’d encourage you to check out Candy Lacquer’s super fun offerings. I placed an order with them some months back and was delighted with both the product and their customer service, which was fast and friendly; no fuss, no muss.

http://candylacquer.bigcartel.com/