Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Glitterbomb Jelly Sandwich

If this post looks familiar, it's because you read it over at The Collegiate Nail as Brandi was recuperating from a major citrus catastrophe.  It was an intense mani that I knew she'd appreciate and for those of you who haven't visited TCN (um, that should be none of you), I've somewhat reformatted it for you below.
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 To be honest, glitter isn't something that you'd generally find over at my neck of the woods, but lately I've been gravitating towards colors and finishes I've usually disliked.  I've dubbed this weird phase "Might As Well Try July."  If this lasts another few days, I'm going to have to think of words the rhyme with August.

Anyways, I have for you girls a lovely little jelly sandwich that reminds me of cupcakes, baby showers, and all things cute and adorable that have a multitude of Pinterest boards dedicated to them.  I was actually inspired to try something like this out after seeing the gorgeous sandwiches that Marisa from Polish Obsession has mastered.  Take a gander at my little version.


So let me just say that this manicure is in fact eight layers of polish -- and that's not including a top topcoat (no, that was not a typo; there's a quick dry layer between the glitter and the first polish).  How did we get to this Big Mac of a jelly sandwich, you might ask?  Well, let me guide you through my jellied journey.

I began with the absolutely amazing Orly Decades of Dysfunction from the recent Dark Shadows Collection.  A bone cream shade, I absolutely loooved wearing this alone.  It's not a stark white and not anywhere near a nude and I simply could not stop staring at my nails when I wore this.  The formula was good, although not the typically above par formula I've come to expect from Orly.  The first two coats were somewhat streaky so I required a third to even it all out.  


On top of this, I sloshed on two more coats of Claire's Candy Shop.  You really can't apply this glitterbomb jelly like a normal polish since the glitter tends to pool so instead I highly recommend dabbing this polish on to provide equal glitter coverage.  Kinda weird looking at this stage, but I never said the journey was gonna be pretty the whole way through.


And to the final product!  Which you've already seen above but let's pretend you haven't.  How cool is this?  One coat of the ultra sheer white jelly Zoya Adel muted the Barbie pink of Candy Shop and just brought this to a happily pastel conclusion.


So there you have it!  I hope you've all enjoyed and made it through this rambling tour of a manicure.  My apologies if I lost you along the way.

28 comments :

  1. Very cute jelly sandwich that really looks like all things sweet. Enjoyed reading the process. The end result definitely makes it worth it!

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  2. I love this!  So girly and fun!

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  3. This is so cute!! It came out really good. I need to try out a glitter sandwich sometime soon.  They look fun!

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  4. MMMM, looks good enough to eat!

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  5. This is so gorgeous! 8 layers...did it feel thick and gloopy? I always worry to many layers are gonna make a hot mess.

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  6. Thanks, Jennifer!  I'm glad you liked me taking you through it!  I was worried it might be a bit tedious.

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  7. Thanks, Carly!  I really like the girly aspect of it as well.

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  8. They really are!  My favorite is to use a white jelly over the glitter because it makes anything look pastel.

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  9. Love it! And I love that you are embracing glitter a little bit more :-) 

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  10. Thanks, Jenna!  Actually, no it wasn't gloopy at all since I tried to be as careful as possible with every layer and only used glitter sparingly.  No hot mess situation.

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  11. This is so sweet and cute!!! :D

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  12. Thanks! It's great how supportive you glitterati are to us newbie glitter users ;)

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  13. Wow it turned out so pretty! 8 layers plus top coat?! Crazy! lol :P

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  14. I've been doing a lot of multi-coaters lately...need to find polishes that are a bit easier!

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  15. How about "No polish left in the dust in August". Lol. I'm assuming usually your glitters and yellows and non-Amanda polishes build up a little dust on them ;)

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  16. Gorgeous! I STILL have to try the jelly sandwich, I really love the Orly on its own too, so nice!

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  17. That Orly was really something. Even though it's so simple, it's really a favorite.

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  18. Saw the yummy glitterbomb and had to double-check to be sure I was on the right blog, Amanda! It looks so sweet and pretty--Adel makes a great top for the bright pink of Candy Shop.

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  19. I just love Candy Shop! This is beautiful!

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  20. Very cool! I love the sandwich, the effect always makes me smile!

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  21. LOL.  Yeah, it was definitely a departure for me but since it was for Brandi's blog, I figured I step outside my comfort zone.

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  22. It's a fun polish!  I'm glad you like it!

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  23. Me too!  Especially when there's a pastel effect; those are my favorite sandwiches.

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