Jelly Sandwich Nails

Have you ever done a jelly sandwich manicure? This is my first go of it. The first time I ever heard of jelly sandwich nails was a few years ago on one of YouTuber Holly Ann Aeree’s DIY nail videos. I was recently reminded of it when I was looking at some nail pictures online and seeing as it’s a really easy look to achieve, I figured it was right up my alley.

Essentially, jelly sandwich is when you put a base coat of a nail polish on, then a sparkle layer, and then another layer of that first nail polish color again so the sparkle layer is sandwiched in between the two color coats.

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I used Wet n Wild’s Megalast polish in “Sugar Coat” because I remembered that it is a very thin consistency. I figured I wouldn’t want to use a polish that is too opaque because then it would just completely cover the sparkle layer and you wouldn’t be able to see anything. For the sparkle – well more like confetti – I used Sephora’s Formula X in “Demolition”. Finally, for the top coat, I used my Revlon one.

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You can sorta see that the pink (one coat) is pretty sheer. You can tell I have that light pink polish on, but you can still see my nail underneath.

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After the first coat of “Sugar Coat” dried, I put a coat of “Demolition” on. I took my time with this because I wanted to make sure to get a variety of pieces of confetti or whatever you want to call it, onto my nails and not just end up with globs of clear polish.

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Once the “Demolition” coat was dry, I put another layer of “Sugar Coat” on and then once that dried I put on the top coat.

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I really like this milky pink look and I think it pairs perfectly with the light blue, light pink, white, and tiny pastel green sparkle/confetti pieces. I think I could’ve done with a second top layer coat of “Sugar Coat” since it is such a thin polish, but I’m still happy with the way this turned out.

I’d love to try this out again, but I think it might be a little difficult to find polishes that will work well together. Not to mention the bottom and top coat of the sandwich can’t be opaque or else it won’t work!

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