Jelly-Sandwich

  • Tracer:(To Winston) I know you love eating peanut butter and all that, but maybe it’s about time you start exploring other choices of food?
  • Winston:What?! I eat more than just peanut butter! Like...(Winston pauses and tries to think of other foods that are not peanut butter)
  • Tracer:Like... what?
  • Winston:Like... uh, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!
  • Tracer:(Sighs)
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Pretty & Polished Jawbreaker

There are some very creative people out there lately mixing up their own concoctions. I was able to order a bottle of Jawbreaker from Pretty & Polished last week and finally had the chance to put it on. And you know what? I absolutely love it. This white-base polish is packed with micro purple glitter and larger multicolored hex glitter. There are also some square-shaped red pieces in there, but I could not fish them out. With or without the red pieces, I still loved this look very much. These nails really do resemble Jawbreaker candies. :)

In these pictures, I have 3 coats on. After every coat, the glitters get “sandwiched” between the white base, but you can still see them. This is a jelly-sandwich nail polish in just one bottle!

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Must try: jelly rainbow swirl dry marble by ermahgerdperlish

“For this, just drop several drops of different polishes on a plastic bag & swirl them around with a toothpick (or something pointy). Wait for them to dry completely, peel them off and stick them to your nail with slightly wet polish or base cost. You might want to trim them down as closely to the size of your nail as possible, but still slightly larger. You’ll have to clean around the edges of your nail and then top coat!”

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Well hey! Hows it going, internet? Have I mentioned how much I love jelly sandwiches? Like ohmalord. Give me all da jellyz and all da glitturz and I’ll be a happy bunny. This particular sandwich is sooooo gorgeously squishy - and it kinda looks like Super Black Lacquer Drunk Dial! 

I used Deborah Lippmann Call Me Irresponsible (a bright purple jelly) and Boom Boom Pow (gold glitter with real gold shimmer - ahmagad!) as my sandwich filling. I started with three coats of CMI, 1 coat of BBP, more bread, more filling, more bread and topcoat! (confused? You will be.)

I really love Boom Boom Pow but Call Me Irresponsible disappointed me a bit… the brush was quite skinny which, for me, did not make application easy at all, and it is a beautiful purple-blue in the bottle but sadly, it loses that cool blue undertone on the nail. Yes, it’s a very pretty shade, but not what I was expecting. It was also streaky - but is that because of the brush or because of the formula? Whatever it is, it reinforces my view that expensive nail polish is not necessarily of a better quality. 

Surprisingly Boom Boom Pow has a completely different brush! It’s much thicker, so easier to use. It also has great glitter payoff and it looks absolutely beautiful. It contains gold hex glitter and gold shimmer in a sheer pale yellow base - freakishly versatile and awesome! In this case, I would definitely pay the full price (I actually got these in a pack with Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle at TK Maxx for £15.99. Bargain!)

Listen to: Alesso - Years 

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October Nights, Autumn 2014

Left hand (top), L—›R (from thumb):

  • Custom multichrome by PrettyJelly on Etsy; named Riften. Overlaid with Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black.
  • Dragonspell by ALIQUIDLaquer on Etsy. Overlaid with Sinful Colors Cloud 9.
  • Essie Bouncer, It’s Me!, overlaid with Sinful Colors Hottie, a dab of Chunky Holo Black, and topped with Wet n’ Wild Kaleidoscope for extra holo shine.
  • L'Oreal Lilac Coolers to Cloud 9 gradient. Overlaid with a bit of Max Factor Fantasy Fire on the purple end.
  • Bouncer, It’s Me! overlaid with Chunky Holo Black and Fantasy Fire.

Right Hand, L—›R (from pinkie):

  • L'Oreal Lilac Coolers, Zoya Miley, Sinful Colors Cloud 9.
  • Sinful Colors Hottie with a dab of Kleancolor Chunky Copper, overlaid with Wet n’ Wild Kaleidoscope.
  • Riften overlaid with Chunky Holo Black.
  • Lilac Coolers overlaid with Chunky Copper, Chunky Holo Black, and Fantasy Fire.
  • OPI Just Spotted the Lizard overlaid with Dragonspell and Chunky Copper; fades to Hottie.

I couldn’t decide what to do, so I DID IT ALL.

Favorites:

  • The real Chunky Holo Black is incredible, especially for a $3-$4 polish; it’s ridiculous.
  • I was worried about Riften upon seeing it flat on my palette, but it’s awesome on the nail. Berry-amber shift (like Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Amber Ruby) with a subtle golden green on the edges. Makes me miss running around with my sword and spells in the Autumn Forest. Highly recommend PrettyJelly; she’s great.
  • L'Oreal Lilac Coolers is pretty and layers well.
  • Dragonspell by ALIQUIDLaquer. Beautiful & unique.

Most Disappointing:

  • Essie’s Bouncer, It’s Me!. I wanted an electric blue jelly and since Essie is so popular I expected good quality. But the application is streaky and uneven, and it dries to a finish that looks like cheap blue candle wax. Not one to wear without a topcoat, for sure.
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STRAWBERRY MILK

OPI Panda-monium Pink
Essie A Cut Above
China Glaze Moonlight 

I love using glitter polishes, but removal is such a nightmare! Too bad glitter is too hard to resist and I never learn my lesson, haha.

This manicure is finished off with a layer of CG’s Moonlight to dull the brilliance of Essie’s glitter. I was hoping to get a “jelly sandwich” look, but I didn’t choose the right base color. Nonetheless, I still find this manicure to be very clean and easy to wear. Try the jelly sandwich manicure with Moonlight.

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