Pirate Polish

This blog is the home of Pirate Polish! To see Pirate Polish swatches, click here. To visit Pirate Polish on Facebook, click here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jelly Sandwich with Claire's Candy Shop and Essie Marshmallow

Today I decided to finally attempt the "jelly sandwich" manicure, which I've been admiring on other blogs (check out A Plethora of Nails for an awesome jelly sandwich manicure). I thought Claire's Candy Shop might make a nice base, with its abundance of multicoloured glitter in a pink jelly base. To top it off, I layered Essie Marshmallow, a milky sheer white, overtop. This is the result!



What do you think of my first "jelly sandwich" manicure? I'm rather fond of it; I like how Essie Marshmallow somehow makes the glitter pop more, despite obscuring it at the same time. It's kind of like how a matte topcoat added to a glitter lacquer will make the glitter particles stand out more distinctly.

Just a reminder- if you haven't heard about my Claire's Candy Shop giveaway, please see my previous post for details on how to enter.


16 comments:

  1. I love it, it's way more interesting now than the glitter on it's own (said the old girl tired of glitter LOL)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol. I do think the jelly sandwich look is extremely interesting. Yes, maybe more so than glitter on its own, depending on the combination!

      Delete
  2. This looks absolutely stunning. It almost looks like a pink version of that popular Jawbreaker polish off of Etsy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohh, I know the one you're talking about! I hadn't thought of it that way, but it kind of does look like a pink Jawbreaker. Speaking of which, I managed to snag Jawbreaker the last time Pretty and Polished's Etsy store was open. Can't wait for it to arrive!

      Delete
  3. You're so sweet to mention me! I think this jelly sandwich is divine! I definitely would eat it. Lol. Great job on your first one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! FYI, I lol'd pretty hard at "I definitely would eat it".

      Delete
  4. Wow such a cool idea! I love this =) Kind of reminds me of white chocolate with sprinkles =)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you like it! And white chocolate with sprinkles sounds delicious. :D

      Delete
  5. Very nice sandwich. I never did one :0)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely try it! This was my first attempt, and it's such cool and easy effect to create.

      Delete
  6. i love how this looks! i love jelly sandwiches!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I really like this one! With all of the crackle effect nail polish and stuff, it's so nice to see something new and unique. It looks fabulous. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I find the "jelly sandwich" style to be refreshing, too. I'm so over crackle polish!

      Delete