24 May 2011

I might like this

Hello lacquered lovelies! Happy Tuesday! I'm thrilled that it's Tuesday because I get tomorrow and Thursday off, whooo! I have so much blog stuff that I need to catch up on - I've been terrible at replying to comments/emails/messages and I want to spend time on twitter talking to friends like I used to be able to. <3

Today's post is veryyyy different for me. I wasn't going to post it today, but miss Deborah wanted to see it. And she's pretty awesome and a huge part of why I'm trying to wear reds more, so I decided to do it. I have a serious case of nail envy whenever I look at her blog haha. Now... If you somehow saw the tags before you actually saw the post, then you might know what I'm talking about. Yes, I am posting on a red nail polish. No, the world hasn't ended. I think I was craving it because I'm not keen on how red nail polish looks on long nails, but I love it on shorter nails. And for me, my nails are shorties at the moment, so I figured now was as good a time as any to try a polish that I really wanted, for some reason. I found it on evilbay but I think it might be core?

I started out with two coats of Essie Jelly Apple, a vibrant red jelly. I would've done three if I was using it on its own, but I knew I was going to keep layering, so two was fine. Then I added a coat of China Glaze Techno, because I love it and glitter and because I knew that this type of glitter would look good over what I wanted to do. Then I tried adding another coat of Jelly Apple over top (only on my thumb, of course), but I didn't like it. It was a bit too pigmented/opaque for what I wanted to do. So, of course, I grabbed an OPI mini and some clear polish and set to work to franken a jelly that would be sheer enough. Jelly Apple kept looking pink as I added more clear polish, so I added a few drops of Revlon Red too. I layered my "franken" over top and added topcoat, though it was already super shiny on its own... and this is what happened.





So yeah! I think I actually liked this. It was really really red, but it's also really really squishy and you all know how I feel about jellies!

What do you lovelies think? Isn't making glitter jelly sandwiches fun? Have you come up with any combinations recently that you loved? What's your favourite jelly polish?

 Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful day!

14 comments:

  1. I.....absolutely.....LOVE this! Win in my book!

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  2. I am a total sucker for a great red jelly. I can never resist them when I come across them and must make them mine. I am I think I will have to get this one, too. :)

    This is a really smashing combo/franken you came up with. And red looks great on you.

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  3. Oh! My current favourite red jelly? China Glaze Ravishing, Dahling. Golly, it is gorgeous. Seriously gorgeous. :)

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  4. Oh YEAH totally hot red sexy awesomeness! And thanks for the envy haha. This looks really good on you, please wear more red!

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  5. It is so squishy!!! I love it! I love your idea with layering the franken!

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  6. That looks so awesome! I have Jelly Apple and Techno, I must try this. :)

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  7. looks like yummy candy in a wrapper

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  8. Ooh! This is so fun and yes squishyyyyyy! It's so pretty it makes me want to wear red nail polish ALLL the time!

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  9. dude...love this! It looks like a glitter Lippmann would make!

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  10. Loooove your glitter sandwich! <3 :)

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