Another Jelly Sandwich!

I haven’t done a jelly sandwich manicure in a few months.  I did my first jelly sandwich that I thought turned out amazing and I completely fell in love with the concept.  If you want to see that manicure, you can click here!  I attempted to do about 3 more right after that manicure, but none turned out that great.  Needless to say, I didn’t post them because they weren’t worth sharing.  One of the ones that I tried I used OPI “Here Today … Aragon Tomorrow.”  This is one of my favorite dark colors and I use it quite often in the winter.  Its a dark murky forest green jelly.  Its one of those colors that looks black in most lights until you hit direct sunlight and its the most beautiful dark green.  What I love about this polish and the picture doesn’t show is just how squishy this polish is.  I should have washed my hands before taking this picture because it looks like there’s some lotion on my finger tips.  This is 2 coats and its completely opaque.

For all of you who don’t know what a “Jelly Sandwich” is, its when you paint a base color, then a layer of glitter, then paint a sheer color over top of the glitter.  The result is a really cool dimensional look that I can’t get enough of.  But the last time I used Here Today Aragon Tomorrow, I didn’t use it as the top layer color over the glitter.  I was scared it would be too dark since its such a pigmented polish.  So I used a sheer green and it turned out really awful.  I decided to try it again, but this time use the same base polish.  I used 2 coats of OPI “Here Today … Aragon Tomorrow”, 1 coat of “Sephora by OPI “Flurry Up” (a silver chunky top coat) and then 1 coat of the OPI again.  The result? Amazing dark green murky green glittery fun-ness.  I really love the result and really didn’t want to take it off.  I wish I had more jelly finish polishes to come up with really cool combinations.

What do you guys think? Have any of you ever tried a jelly sandwich?? And if you have, what colors did you use? I’m looking for some new ideas!

7 thoughts on “Another Jelly Sandwich!

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