Jesse’s Girl goes to the Circus
- my first jelly sandwich
I read quite a lot of nail blogs, because I find them interesting and also because I find them inspiring. Quite a lot of bloggers have made what they call a jelly sandwich. The first couple of times I saw that expression it puzzled me. But now I know that it’s a layered mani – first a jelly polish, then a layer of glitter, and then the jelly polish again. I wanted to try that!
I don’t have many jellies in my stash, but I found this “Jesse’s Girl” polish called Magenta, which is exactly that, with the addition of tiny glass flecks, that make it extremely shimmery.
Let me show you the finished result first:
It’s basically one layer of Jesse’s Girl on first. It’s a pretty good jelly. It’s relatively opaque, the formula is nice to work with and it’s a fast dry polish, which I absolutely love. I decided to go with just one coat of that for underwear. Here’s what that looks like:
I like this magenta. If I should wear it on its own I would have gone for two coats, but we have a couple of more layers to go to erase the visible nail line.
Then it was time for the glitter. I chose Essence’s Special Effect topper called “Circus Confetti”. It’s a multicoloured glitter in a clear base. There’s heaps of glitter in this topper, and it spreads out easily. Here’s one coat of glitter over the magenta:
That looks pretty neat IMO. And after that I covered it all up with an additional layer of Jesse’s Girl, and the jelly sandwich is finished. Here’s another pic of it.
I’m not really sure how much I like this mani, so please tell me your honest opinion in the comments below.