Hello readers! Today is Monday so that means a new Polishaholics Anonymous Monday Challenge. The theme is Jelly and Jelly Sandwiches. This week's BHB Nails thread challenge is butterfly nails, so I combined the two! It's Jelly Sandwich Butterfly Nails! (The BHB nail thread is part of Babycenter's BHB community board).
In case you don't know, a jelly sandwich is when you layer a translucent polish or "jelly" over a glitter polish. You start with a base coat, which can be your jelly or a creme of the same color, then you add a glitter, then your jelly. You can layer glitter and jelly as often as you want. I have about 5 layers in these pics, plus base and top coat.
|China Glaze - Blue Year's Eve|
This is my jelly, China Glaze Blue Year's Eve. I did 2 coats of this over my Orly Nail Defense base coat.
|Sally Hansen Mermaid's Tale|
And this is my glitter. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Mermaid's Tale. This is also a blue jelly on it's own. I did two thin coats. Then I added one more thin coat of Blue Year's Eve to complete the sandwich and top coat.
And then I used Kiss black and white nail art polishes (they come with a thin brush) to paint the butterfly wings and dots.
Blue Year's Eve had a slight duochrome effect that's visible in the bottle, but hard to capture on camera. The shimmer shifts between blue and purple. I hope you can see it in this pic below.
Pretty, right? What do you guys think?