Jelly Sandwich Nails
A very popular nail trend right now is the Jelly Sandwich Manicure. I’m seeing it everywhere and can’t help but think it is insanely cute.
What you need to create jelly sandwich nails:
- 1 jelly nail polish
- 1 glitter nail polish *personally I think the bigger the glitter, the cuter this look*
Jelly nail polishes aren’t the most common type of polish, but they are made to be layered (expect to use several coats). They are sheer, ultra shiny and the colours will become more vibrant as you add more coats. Jelly nail polishes are super nice to work with, they glide on easy, spread easily and you never have to worry about streaking or consistency problems.
The jelly sandwich manicure is when you use a jelly nail polish and layer glitter in between it.
How my first attempt turned out:
Confused? Don’t be!
- Start out with a sheer jelly polish of your choice, I went with Loreal’s “Wishful Pinking” nail color. It is a soft sheer baby pink. Paint your nails with 3 coats (at least) of your jelly polish. I used 4 coats to achieve the base colour I wanted (shown here):
- Let them dry completely.
- Apply 1 coat of your glitter nail polish. The important thing here is to select a glitter polish that has a clear base and only the glitter itself is coloured. If you use just a standard glitter with a coloured base, it will just cover your jelly nail polish that you used as a base and you won’t even be able to see it. Your jelly sandwich manicure is ruined! I learned this the hard way, take a look at what happened when I tried to use Some Like It Haute by China Glaze. For my successful Jelly Sandwich, I used essie “Set in Stones” luxeffects nail polish, shown here:
- Once your glitter is set, go ahead and apply 1 coat of your jelly nail polish on top. This creates the “sandwiched” look in your manicure (where the glitter looks like it is inside the jelly polish.)
What do you guys think? Have you tried out this hot new nail trend already? Or do you want to?
Personally, I can’t wait to go find some super giant glitter polishes. Does anyone have a favourite that they recommend?
Thanks for reading!
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