Mail call! Hey everyone, I have some really exciting news! Thanks to Stephanie over at Sincerely Stephanie, I have just acquired all the ingredients to re-create her jelly sandwiches she has been featuring for the last few weeks. I’m fairly new to this nail art business, so when I saw Stephanie’s jelly sandwiches I knew I needed to try them out for myself 😀 The only ingredient I had in my polish stash was the black polish so I had some shopping to do 🙂
She e-mailed me a very detailed list (thank you oh so much Stephanie!) of what polishes I should try and quite a variety of colours from a variety of different brands. I was able to search through Nail Polish Canada to look at all of the colours and decided on 3 colours as well as a Flakie polish.
I placed this order on Saturday July 28 and it came in the mail Tuesday August 7 (with a Canadian long weekend in there ;)) so I’m really impressed with the speed of shipping 🙂
Here’s what I got!
Everything was wrapped so well – each polish was in bubble wrap (OMG BUBBLE WRAP!) with little styrofoam peanuts to keep everything from shifting around during shipping.
First up – my very first OPI polish! This is Do You Think I’m Tex-y?, a pink jelly. I can’t wait to try this one 🙂
Then we have my very first Nfu Oh polish! (Yep, I’m a polish-virgin!) This is JS31, a bright blue jelly! Now, with being new to the big-name polishes, I was distracted for a few minutes when I realized that the bottle was in the shape of a woman’s dress. At first, I noticed that the top of the lid looks like a heart, but then as I was studying the bottle some more I realized “oh, those are boobs!” HAHA! So I had to take some extra pictures of the bottle because I live a sheltered life and have never seen a nail polish like this before 😛
Then we have China Glaze Under the Boardwalk. I love this colour, it’s a fuchsia-purple jelly polish. I love purples, so this is right up my alley 😀
Finally, we have the ingredient that makes this a jelly sandwich — the Flakie polish! I chose Essie Shine of the Times because I liked how it looked in the swatches I looked at 🙂
I love the rainbow in this Flakie 😀 It looks like it’s going to be a well-used addition to my polish collection!
And, Nail Polish Canada included a little treat in with my shipment — A LOLLIPOP! 😀 I LOVE sugar/sweets, so this is a nice surprise to find in with my nail polish 😀
Ok, so here’s what you’ve all been waiting for — the jelly sandwich manicure! I started with Jordana Black as my base colour and then topped it with Essie Shine of the Times. I LOVE this Flakie! I can’t wait to try it over white, and other colours as well 😀
Ooooh eeeee! Look at that fire! 😀
Then I topped that off with OPI Do You Think I’m Tex-y?. It takes the green colour out of Shine of the Times and makes it more of a gold to purple holographic. I tried doing a gradient top with OPI Do You Think I’m Tex-y?, Nfu Oh JS31 and China Glaze Under the Boardwalk (all the colours I ordered for this jelly sandwich) but it didn’t look right, it’s going to take some practice to get it right 🙂 I will definitely do another post later on when I master the gradient jelly sandwich 🙂
If you are interested in trying this manicure for yourself, here is Stephanie’s tutorial — take a look! If you give it a try, share it on my Facebook page and Stephanie’s Facebook page and tell her I sent you 😉