Sunday, 20 May 2012

Wibble Wobble, Polish on a Plate

Fun fact - In the UK (as opposed to the US), Jello is called Jelly and Jelly is called Jam. Wrap your brain around that for a second! Also, have some context for the title.

This is my first ever Jelly sandwich! It just seemed to slot together this week after I got my first 'proper' jelly in a package from the States and spotted this multi glitter in The Original Factory Shop yesterday.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with jelly sandwiches, the process involves layers of jelly polish and layers of glitter or other special kinds of polish painted alternatively on the nails so the glitter looks buried underneath.
I didn’t get too overzealous with layering on this one because I didn’t want a mani that would take five hours to dry! I kind of cheated and used a crème first to cut down on the amount of coats I’d need to get it opaque. You can find all the details of the polishes and the order I used them in down the page a little.

You may also notice my funky new watermarks. I finally figured out how to get text to follow a curve in Photoshop so I had a good time playing with that effect. I’m not sure if I’ll be keeping them this way because it takes much longer than just stamping on the straight version but for now, they’re lots of fun! I'd like to know what you think if them, do they detract from the pictures or do you prefer the way they're integrated instead of randomly placed?

Glitter Sandwich with OPI Houston We Have A Purple

Glitter Sandwich with OPI Houston We Have A Purple

Glitter Sandwich with OPI Houston We Have A Purple

The Recipe
One coat of Barry M Bright Purple
One coat of NYC Starry Silver Glitter
Two coats of OPI Houston We Have A Purple
One coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast Top Coat

Glitter Sandwich with OPI Houston We Have A Purple

Glitter Sandwich with OPI Houston We Have A Purple

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49 comments:

  1. I think the watermarks are cute. Love the berry tone!

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  2. This is so pretty! I love jelly sandwiches :)

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  3. Pretty jelly sandwich! I love the jellies from the Texas collection!

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  4. This is awesome. I didn't know a jelly sandwich like that, but I'm going to make myself a sandwich soon!

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  5. Love the way this turned out!

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  6. I like the watermarks either way! The polish looks cute, but I don't really understand jellies. Can you explain them more?

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    1. It's kind of hard to explain what they are exactly. They're like cremes but less opaque and normally shinier so you need to use lots of coats. Someone explains it better than me here:
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120102190129AABueFy

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  7. The watermark looks cute and your nails stunning! But can i ask if starry silver glitter still available in stores?

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    1. Hi, just thought I would reply to your comment, seeing it as i was scrolling down. I think you can get this polsish still in stores that sell NYC, but its now named Lights Camera Glitter! Im pretty sure its the same one :)

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    2. Yep! Lozza's right, it's in a different shaped bottle now
      (second picture here http://blog.beckii.co.uk/post/10888101467/nail-haul)

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    3. I've seen it at Rite Aid.

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    4. Thanks for the answers :)

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  8. Very cool, the watermark is super cute, looks like it's riding your nail.

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  9. I like the watermark but truthfully I like the original. It is a classic way to identify your work. I can always pick it out easily on pinterest. :)

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  10. Beautiful, I love jelly sandwiches :)

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  11. The colours are beautiful!
    :)

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  12. If you don't mind me asking, how do you get the curved watermark? :)

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    1. It's text along a path and I followed this YT tutorial: http://youtu.be/NZ4eNRl_TXY :D

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  13. First the important stuff: you don't really need *our* opinion about the watermarks. You should do it the way *you* feel right with!
    And the curvy is just one excellent way to make a watermark that is hard to take off. So even if someone steals your picture, most chances are that they will keep your watermark in it.

    And now for the mani - I LOVE IT!
    And I noted to myself to get the polishes you mentioned.
    I love the color, the texture, the funky glitter that is colorful but not *in your eye* sort of way... I just love this sandwich!!!

    Oh and btw, in hebrew we also call the jello - Jelly. A jam has a totally different word ;-)

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  14. Awesome mani! It really has an extra dimension layered like this.

    And I think the new watermarks look nice, but I can only imagine the amount of work.. :( on the other hand: including them like this makes the pictures less likely to be stolen.

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  15. Yeah I like that the watermark curves round the nail. I really like this mani. I think I might try doing a jelly sandwich x :-)

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  16. I really love the colors.... so pretty, Sammy!

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  17. I agree, the Text on a Path watermark is super cool :)

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  18. Should we call this a jam sandwich then?? (I'm a Londoner!)

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  19. I love the new watermarks! Especially the ones that wrap around the curve of your nail.

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  20. Love it! Super pretty! And I don't really have an opinion on the watermark...it's just kinda...there. Lol

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  21. the new watermark is cute, as is your mani :D

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  22. Delicious jelly sandwich! I love it!

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  23. I actually just put on that exact glitter and was wondering what it would look like in a sandwich, thanks for this! I like the watermark both ways and honestly your photos are always so nice that I'm always too busy drooling over designs and don't even notice them haha.

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  24. cute! I'm really lemming for jelly polishes at the moment.

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  25. love how this came out - can actually see the depth the layer of glitter brings under the jelly. <3 Doesn't always happen but this is a great combo! Also thinking the bottom layer being opaque helps as well!!

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  26. I have that NYC glitter and I can't believe I haven't tried it in a jelly sandwich yet, it looks fab!

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  27. This is lovely. I just this weekend bought Barry M Bright Purple
    and NYC Starry Silver Glitter! What a coincidence.

    Regards watermark, I use PSP and I have mine saved as a picture tube and with a click of a button it is on my photo. I am sure photoshop must have something similar. Either way I like both your watermarks.

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  28. This is gawwwwwgeous! Love it :)

    And yeah, the new watermark is cool :) really not too different. It's your blog, so you do what you like! Either way looks fine and not too distracting. x

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  29. Love the jelly sandwich! Your color combo is so pretty. And your watermark is very cute!

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  30. Those watermarks are just perfect ! Cute hehe ♥ Oh, and your nails are looking just as great as always ^^//

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  31. I wish you could come live with me and paint my nails daily, Id pay you in cupcakes and my little boy would do cute dances in thanks for Mummy looking amazing!

    I paint my nails everyday but I dont have the same dedication as you (or a steady hand for that matter) Oh how I envy your talent!

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  32. The watermarks look fine to me! And I love this manicure!

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  33. I prefer the curved watermark...

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  34. I think ur watermark looks fantastic... I really need to get photoshop!

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  35. I had never thought of the fact that jelly isn't jelly!!! I've always just thought of these as "jello" because that's completely what they remind me of! I can't believe I never thought about it! DOI! Thanks for clearing that up :)

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  36. Can you make a jelly sandwich manicure with normal polishes, not jellies?

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