It's Day 17, which means the theme is Glitter! I liked the jelly sandwich mani so much that I decided to do 2 of them today. I also took some glitter macro shots to showcase the glitter polishes used today!
Halloween Orange is a glitter polish made up of squares and hexes in an orange jelly base, while The Face Shop OR202 is an extremely sheer orange jelly. So the two go perfectly in a jelly sandwich!
I started with a layer of jelly and ended with a layer of jelly for this sandwich.
I applied a layer of top coat on the sandwich to make it even shinier!
I've had Halloween Orange for a while now but I haven't tried it until now. I really like it! It applies really well. One coat gives a generous amount of the different kinds of glitter. Which is another thing I like about it! The glitter mixture somewhat reminds me of indie polish.
The second mani features another glitter lacquer which also reminds me of indie polish.
The jelly I used is a nameless polish from Sasatinnie. It's an intensely dark blue jelly. I thought it was black when I saw it in the bottle!
The glitter is Tony Moly Nail Lacquer Glitter Heavy Brown. I got Halloween Orange and Heavy Brown at the same time, actually!
Heavy Brown is a glitter polish with square and hex glitter in an extremely dark brown jelly base. It applied just as well as Halloween Orange!
I started with a layer of jelly and ended with a layer of glitter. So this is sort of like an open sandwich! The glitter layered over the jelly came out as a black jelly sandwich. I topped it off with top coat to smooth out the glitter and to give it even more shine!
I love how jelly sandwich manicures look so 3D, how the layers of glitter are suspended at varying depths in the jelly. But I wanted to try something I've never done before, which is a matte glitter mani!
I applied a layer of Sasatinnie Magic Matte Top Coat, which I've used before in this mani.
That one dried to a completely matte finish, while this one dried to more of a satin finish.
While the shine didn't completely go away, the matte top coat still did what all matte top coats do to glitter - it made the glitter look unshiny and flat. Which took away the jelly sandwich effect. I still like this look, though! It's quite interesting.
That's it for today! See you for the next theme!