A girl and her love of nail polish

“It’s candy!”

That’s what my husband said when I showed him this manicure, so hey, let’s go with it for the name.

The basic premise here was to do a manicure that combined a white base with a colorful glitter, and somewhere along the line I decided to make it a sandwich.

Actually I had a hard time figuring out where to stop with this one. I started with a base coat and two coats of Revlon Colorstay Calla Lily, which probably would be classified as a sheer rather than a jelly (hence I’m not calling this a jelly sandwich manicure). Calla Lily is a translucent white polish with a very subtle gold shimmer in it. This manicure was a much better use for it than my earlier, ill-fated water marble attempt .
Then I added a layer of glitter, in the form of Ulta’s Pinata-Yada-Yada which is a mix of small and micro hex glitter in a clear base. It’s got a ton of colors in there, but my eye mostly sees silver, gold, turquoise, green and hot pink.

Macro of Ulta’s Pinata-Yada-Yada

I followed that with another layer of Calla Lily and a layer of Poshe topcoat because I thought I was done, but then I decided I wanted a little more opacity on top so I added another layer of Calla Lily and another Poshe. Again, because I thought I was done.

But then I couldn’t leave well enough alone so I did accents on my ring fingers and thumbs by brushing on a bit of Pinata-Yada-Yada from the tips to about halfway down my nails, just to give a little sparkle.

Ulta Pinata-Yada-Yada

Detail Of Accent Nail

In retrospect, I probably should have stuck to just a single top layer of Calla Lily, but I still like the way it came out. What do you think? Should I have stopped earlier?

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