Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Jelly Sandwich

Hey all, sorry for the super late Twinsie Tuesday post today. I didn't have time to finish it before work today but I got it all done as soon as I got home! This week's theme is jelly sandwich, where you sandwich a polish between two layers of a jelly polish. I don't have a whole lot of jellies in my collection and I made multiple (crappy) attempts at trying to do this theme, most of which were too awful-looking to even photograph.


So I settled on doing two coats of Studio M Fame & Fortune (originally released under the same name by Color Club--Studio M is owned by the same company) sandwiched between OPI Too Hot Pink To Hold 'Em, a (as the name implies) hot pink jelly. The base of Fame & Fortune is tinted pink. Ironically it's tinted pretty much the same color as the OPI I chose for this sandwich look, something I didn't discover until I started doing the mani.




The formula on the OPI is good but the Studio M is really tough to work with. The base is thick and the big mylar(?) pieces are very difficult to paint on. Most of the time I just had to place them with my brush. The pieces are also surprisingly sharp; I wound up scratching myself on accident a time or two because edges of the pieces wound up hanging over my nail beds. I used one coat of Seche topcoat but you'd probably need at least two to cover up the rough, jagged texture of the irridescent pieces. Despite being a pain in the ass, they are really pretty and shiny though.


So there you have it: my jelly sandwich. Be sure to check out the other Twinsie Tuesday girls if you haven't already--and welcome to new addition Brandi!



Amanda: http://amandalandish.blogspot.com/
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com/
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com/
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com/
Brandi: http://thecollegiatenail.blogspot.com/
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com/
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com/
Jenna: http://www.jennafroggy.com/
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com/
Marisa: http://marijonails.blogspot.com/
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com/
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.blogspot.com/
Rachel: http://topcoatit.wordpress.com/
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com/

24 comments:

  1. This is a really cool sandwich. No one else used glitter that big or sharp so this is definitely unique!

    Also, I didn't know that Color Club and Studio M are related! I've been really itching to try Studio M forever but it's apparently only sold at some store in the midwest (Meijer's?) that like Ulta and Ross, we New Yorkers are deprived of. Major sad face.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, you can only get Studio M at Meijer. Most of their colors are re-packaged Color Club, which is really hard to find in stores in Michigan. I see Color Club occasionally at my Sally but like you, we don't get Ross here in Michigan. :(

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  2. very very pretty! love the color on you:]

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  3. Wow, this is gorgeous! You can't tell that the polish was hard to work with, you did such a great job!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad the final product didn't look as sloppy as the application was haha.

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  4. I really like the glitter in this polish, it's too bad that it was difficult to work with and scratchy. Nonetheless, this is still a beautiful mani :)

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it was a total pain to work with but it looks cool so I'm willing to make some sacrifices haha.

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  5. I like the shards of glitter in your jelly sandwich!

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  6. I love this combo...that glitter is amazing!

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  7. So fun, I've never seen this before! Love that you did mylar flakes instead of glitter for your sandwich! Hate when polish is a pain to apply though

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  8. Thank you! I only saw this polish once at Meijer (the time I bought it) and then never again, before or since. I thought it might make for something a little different though. :)

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