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Sunday, January 22, 2012

A jelly sandwich of sorts!

Hello everyone! I have some sad news to deliver... I broke the middle finger nail on my photo hand yesterday, and cut down all the rest of my nails to match it. Of course, I am awful at shortening my nails, so now they are not only incredibly short but awkwardly shaped to boot. Such is life though! Hopefully I can scrounge up enough content to bide me time until they grow out a bit. Honestly I don't mind that they are short, it's the shape that is getting to me!

Today's manicure I had taken photos of, but hadn't posted yet. So these are my old, unbroken nails!

I started with a base of Wet N Wild Black Creme. Then I added on one layer of Sally Hansen Glass Slipper, which is a white flakie polish. I added on one coat of Revlon Royal, which is a blue jelly polish. So technically, this is a jelly sandwich, even though it doesn't necessarily look like many jelly sandwiches that I have done or seen.


It was not my intention, but this ended up looking a lot like Inglot 204, which is a royal blue flakie. So if you like Inglot 204 but don't own it, this is a good way to get the look using drugstore polishes!


Of course, I couldn't stop there, so I added on a coat of gLORIous, a holographic topcoat made my the fabulous Lori. If you have Glitter Gal Silver or HITS Hefesto, they are both similar effects.


I had never seen holo over flakies before, and it is a very interesting effect. It is kind of hard to tell in these photos, though -- here the look just ended up looking like DS Glamour over black.


I hope you guys like this combo! Hopefully my nails will grow out superfast and then I can shape them properly. Everyone pray to the nail gods for me! ;)

Have a nice Sunday!

36 comments:

  1. This is really really nice, I like the dark blue flakie layering a lot! Need to try this myself :) And linear holo always works for me :D

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  2. SUPER GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but not sure what ur talking about.....'short nails'!?!?!?!? they look very long & beautiful to me :) they're currently way longer than mine ever are. beautiful jelly sandwich layering!

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    1. Haha thanks! I actually mentioned it at the beginning but probably wasn't clear enough.. these are pictures that I took before my nails broke :)

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  3. So pretty and interesting I have those polishes I should try this.

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  4. So beautiful! And anything that can be compared to Glamour is an automatic A+++ in my book.

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  5. Why are your cuticles so perfect and mine are not??? hahahaha
    I loved the nails! Really amazing =]

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  6. I'll pray the nail god for you, Sarah!
    I'm love with your mani! this is seriously beautiful!!!!

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  7. Great way to "make" blue flakies! Gotta try that too. And the holo is stunning <3

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  8. Gorgeous! I love each stage of this manicure!
    Hope your nails grow quickly :-)

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  9. I broke my right thumbnail last week. It's still too short for my liking, so it's bare nails this week for me.
    Nice combo.

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  10. Wow, is this gorgeous or what? I have all of these but the holo topcoat. I wonder what it would look like with Fairy Dust instead? Hmm.
    I'll pray to the Nail Gods for you! I just started getting mine past the nubbins stage after a couple of bad breaks, and I can ALMOST file them into good shape again, so I totally feel for you.

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  11. omg these are great!!! i love them!

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  12. Wooooow, that looks amazing. You have just convinced me to buy Glass Slipper tonight. XD

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  13. oh my goodness I need Revlon Royal now to do this! (I have the others)

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  14. ......... I started drooling when I seen this Jelly Sammie. Gorgeous!

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  15. it really does look like DS Glamour over black :D

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  16. This is so pretty! I love it! :]

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  17. I'm loving the jelly sandwich, I've never seen one made with dark polishes before :)

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  18. Friggin genius!!! I luv it girl!!

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  19. The version with blue flakies is STUNNING!

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  20. This mani is stunning!!! OMG! These nails are longer than mine-and you say they are short??? They will grow back!!!

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    1. No no ... these were taken before I had my tragic break. Haha.

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  21. Ahh I'm sorry but I liked these SO SO SO MUCH better without the Holo. It's far too overpowering - at least in the pictures. But great idea, I really like it :D Now I just need to learn which of my polishes are jellies so I can try to replicate.

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  22. Wow! The first combo of black, flakies, and blue jelly is brilliant! I love it so much I actually LURVE it. ;)

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  23. So gorgeous!! I love jellies ;0)

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  24. Oh I love blue jelly sandwiches the best

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  25. Did the holo overshadow the jelly sandwich? I cannot tell from the photos.

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