Sunday, 22 April 2012

NOTD: Glitter ice cream sandwich (candy mani)


I've never tried a jelly sandwich before, and I've been lusting after Revlon Whimsical, so I thought I'd put a milky sheer polish over some glitter to quell the lemming. Since the jelly is creamy, does this make it... an ice cream sandwich? :P

For the sheer polish, I mixed two different purple cremes (ulta3 Berry and Mode XOXO) with ulta3 Lily White, then added a load of clear polish and shook like crazy. To give you an idea of the sheerness, it took three thick-ish coats for full opacity on the bare nail. It was still a little too opaque as I later found out.

Then I sandwiched Milani Gems in between, with two layers of purple franken as the bottom "bread" and one layer as the top. The franken covered up the glitter more than I expected, so it was a bit tricky trying to keep the effect even. My index finger was the least successful, can you tell?


Naturally, not being able to leave a mani alone meant I painted Rimmel Lycra Pro Matte Topcoat over it after two days. I think I like it better glossy though, it's a bit overly drab without shine, although the weather had also gone crappy by then, which could explain my bias :P



The glitter in Gems is a bit smaller than the stuff in Whimsical, but I'm pretty happy with the results! Lemming successfully saved from cliff-diving into irrecoverable debt... for now...

29 comments:

  1. Your ice cream sandwich looks delicious - great jelly effect!!

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    1. It turned out way nicer than I expected! :)

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  2. Great idea... I am gearing up to try this!

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    1. Oh definitely give it a go! It's so lovely... until you get to removal :(

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  3. I was thinking about getting that Milani today but it will cost me a lotttttttt of money:'( It looks wonderful btw

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    1. I got it off eBay for about $8 I think. It's definitely been my most useful glitter so far - I'm not a huge fan of it on its own, but for nail art and layering it's great!

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  4. I think this looks better than Whimsical! Just beautiful, love everything about it

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    1. Yay thanks! :) I kind of want to sandwich Gems between every single pastel I can find now :)

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  5. I like this better than whimsical as well! very pretty

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    1. Thanks! I prefer purple to blue too, but I guess blue is more eyecatching!

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  6. If you want whimsical but can't get your hands on it, maybe get tony moly milkyway off ebay or something :)
    I don't have wither whimsical or glitter in the air so i can't compare them, but milkyway seems like a pretty good dupe.

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    1. Oh great idea! I just looked it up and several people have said that it's pretty much a dupe. And I guess this sandwich is a lot like Shooting Star from the same collection... :)

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  7. omg i love these!! i need you to paint my nails one day!! I have no patience for it!! haha

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    1. I'd love to! :) Have you discovered quick-dry topcoat yet? It's amazing - I paint my nails at night, put the topcoat on, then 15 minutes later I hop into bed and when I wake up my nails are fine! It's what got me into painting my nails so often, I hate sitting around not being able to touch anything!

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  8. so pretty! i like it glossy too and i have a crazy desire for whimsical too which is silly because I have a minty colour colour and some hexagonal glitters.

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    1. Oooh, if you do a sandwich I want to see it! :) I just want to do glitter sandwiches forever now, they're so pretty and interesting, and the glitter keeps the polish from chipping too easily!

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  9. :O It's gorgeous! That's a very nice glitter sammich, and you chose such great colours to go together!

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    1. Thanks! Gems is so useful for layering, even if I can't wear it by itself without feeling like I'm a Christmas decoration :)

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  10. Beautiful sandwich (also ice cream sandwich sounds deeeliicious)! I keep experimenting but like you've mentioned, I keep having trouble getting the top layer even but not too opaque. Gonna keep trying!

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    1. Having a polish you can apply thinly definitely helps - I kept adding thinner (ethyl acetate) to it until I could get really light coats. I also tried adding clear polish, which helps too but the gloopiness got irritating after a while...

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  11. Mmmmmmm glitter sandwich! Om nom nom. :)

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    1. Hee :) It does look a tad like ice cream with sprinkles on top!

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  12. Very very cute and yummy looking!

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  13. Great look, thanks for sharing!

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