Nail Mail: Ingredients for a Jelly Sandwich

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 😉

12 thoughts on “Nail Mail: Ingredients for a Jelly Sandwich

  1. That looks great! I haven't tried jelly sandwiches, I should get around to that.

    Ooh you need to check out Nfu Oh's flakies- they're to DIE for. They make Shine of the times look weak. I have a bunch of them, and love them like crazy.

  2. Thanks Pony! With being new to the big brand names, I didn't know quality of anything (though I guess I shouldn't doubt :P) but I have a few Essie products so I figured I would start with that 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation — I will keep it in mind for when I place another Nail Polish Canada order 😀

  3. Just be sure to Google for swatches with the Nfu Oh flakies- they aren't all created equal. I have these: 39, 45, 51, 52, 54, 56, 60, 65, (linear holo) and GS-14, which is black with coarse holo glitter. All of those are good ones. 😀

    And no, it isn't a bad thing to doubt- there are a lot of products that are not all they're cracked up to be. I always research a brand before I jump in. Thank goodness for all you beauty/nail bloggers with the swatches and reviews! 🙂

  4. That is so awesome, thank you for your follow-up! I will definitely keep those polishes in the back of my mind when looking for more holos 😀
    I will be getting Girly Bits' Hocus Pocus in the mail shorty, so keep an eye out for my post with it. It turnes EVERYTHING holo 😀 So excited to get it!

  5. I LOVE jelly sandwiches! I had a hard time finding the right polishes as well. YOurs look pretty! I to love how fast Canada polish is. I made an order on Tuesday and when you spend over 25$, you get free shipping so I choose the fastest one possible and it was at my door THE NEXT DAY!!!! I got a lollipop as well. I didnt lasts 2 times… I love NFU OH polishes. I have some holo and flakie one but I like the look of your jelly. I would love to see some swatches of it. May have to get one myself… And that Essie is great for jelly manis. I didnt think of it. Thanks!

  6. ps> hope youre not too annoyed with all the commenting I am doing in just one night. Hope you dont get bombarded with notifications from just me!! I just cant help myself. Once I get started looking I cant stop…….:) Where in Canada are you?

  7. I think they look really cool, and I would love to master the gradient jelly sandwich that Stephanie at Sincerely Stephanie has on her blog.
    And yeah, Nail Polish Canada is great at getting orders out fast, and I LOVE their $25+ order = free shipping 😀
    I have heard that Essie is discontinuing Shine of the Times so if you want it, make sure you get it before it's too late 🙂

  8. Nah, no worries about the multiple comments! I love reading them all and it makes me feel good when I see loads of comments every day 😀 Means people are reading what I write and love it enough to comment 😀
    And I am in South-Central Ontario, south of Barrie.

  9. If you see it, get it 🙂 It's my only flakie and I really love it 🙂 I like the “fire” it has in the light 😀 I still haven't tried it over white. When I am on my No Buy New Year's Resolution I will be trying out stuff like that 🙂

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