I used to hate jelly polishes, but I have seen the error of my ways. In fact, I recently mentioned one in a post about Julep polishes. For those of you
Okay, moving on.
Generally, I found these sorts of polishes a bit annoying, as one of the primary reasons I started doing my nails all the time was so I didn't spend the entire day cleaning out the stuff that accumulates under my nails, and being able to see through a polish kind of defeated this goal. This, however, was before I became aware of the what is called a "jelly sandwich." Basically, you do a coat or two of the jelly, then a coat of a glitter polish, and then top it with some more jelly polish.
The effect is intoxicating.
There are some nail looks that make me want to grow witch nails just so I can have more space to paint and then look at the pretty effect. This is definitely one of them. Unfortunately, my former aversion to this finish means I don't have a wide selection in my absurd collection. The drugstore brands also seem to largely stick to opaque cremes or shimmers, as well. I can't blame them, they do sell, and I have more than a few. Still, it's awfully annoying that I can't just run over to CVS and pick up a new jelly shade with which to experiment.
Have you ever tried a jelly sandwich?