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Friday, October 19, 2012

Nails: Jelly sandwich manicure



Hello all! I have been trying out another manicure, but really should have been packing for my weekend away. Oh dear, it might have to be a rush job in the morning. I am going to Suffolk, by the coast to review a hotel for work. I need a break, all be it a short one for one night, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to have a wander by the coast, eat some good food and chill out away from London.

I will post some pictures on my Instagram (SafiraAli) for anyone who is interested. I still haven't worked out if it will be wet or dry, cold or warm. Knowing my luck I should probably pack my wellies and a rain jacket, but will wait and see what the weather is like in the morning.

On to today's mani and I have attempted a 'jelly sandwich'. The jelly part comes from the transparent/opaque polish that traps together the glitter layer between it. For this I used an LA Colors base coat, followed by two layers of Star Gazer in 323. This is an opaque pink with darker pinks and green flecks in it. I sandwiched a glitter in Rimmel's 500 Disco Ball, before adding another two coats of the Star Gazer. I think one would have been sufficient, but I didn't want the glitter to be too prominent. I finished it with a top coat from LA Colors.

Phew, that's a lot of polishes! But it worked out ok. The jelly gives a nice effect, and it is different from just wearing a glitter on the nails, but I don't know if I would bother putting in this effort too often. I might try it again with some other jelly polishes, and some other glitters.


Let me know what you think of this, and if you have tried out a jelly sandwich.

I best go pack now! x
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  1. This looks great, specially now for Christmas! Have a good time on your weekend away. xx Followed you!

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    1. Thank you! The weekend away was lovely. Just what I needed, though a pity we couldn't stay longer. x

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  2. Love it! I like the color and the glitters. This is perfect for this coming holiday season. Elegant and classy color. I would love to try this out.

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    1. Do try it out! It isn't an obvious glitter, once you have the other layer on top of it, so it gives a nice effect that's not too in your face and you can still wear it to work if you want to.
      I think I will try some more variations of this coming up to Christmas.

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  3. Love these two colours together.. I've actually got them both but never thought of combining the two! Thanks for the inspiration.. And such a lovely blog too!

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    pierrelecat

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    1. You should try it! I have had them for a while, but never used them. Love re-discovering nail polishes I already have and trying something new with them.
      Link me to the pictures if you do try it! x

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