I’m on a jelly sandwich kick. Ever since picking up Funky Fingers – Olaf, a white glitter topper in a clear base, I can’t stop thinking of ways that I want to use it in jelly sandwiches. You can read a little about my mad scientist experiments and the first time I used Olaf here.
What I love about this polish is that it’s all white glitter, except for a few tiny iridescent glitters. That means that you really get the true color of the jelly polish that you use to show on your nail. It seems like winter/Christmas polish collections where you see the most of these all white glitter toppers. Please comment below if you know of a white glitter topper that is available as part of a permanent collection. This particular polish is still available in 5 Below, but I’m guessing that when it’s gone, it’s gone.
Before making a big mess on my nails, I decided to do a little experimenting. I started by taking the back of a business card and making three horizontal stripes with a black polish, and two other almost black polishes. When the black/almost black dried, I put an iridescent topper on the left half and Olaf on the right half. When the toppers were dry, I made vertical stripes of purple, blue, green, and yellow jelly polishes. I find that doing something like this can help minimize those “this looked better in my head” moments.
What I discovered is that the colors of the jelly polishes really popped when painted over the white glitter, but not so much over the iridescent glitter. I also confirmed what I suspected: that if the polishes are in “rainbow order”, they blend perfectly when they are overlapped a little bit. I also discovered that I got the best effect when I used a true black polish for a base.
Tangent: Were any of you really into putting things in rainbow order as a kid? When I was a kid, that’s how everything was arranged: Legos, Skittles,… other colored stuff. Okay, back to the topic at hand.
So, i started with two coats of black polish followed by one coat of Olaf. It took a little bit of “fishing” to get the snowflakes out, but it wasn’t too bad.
The I started making stripes with these jelly polishes.
From left to right: Wet n Wild – Deception (No longer available. No one is sorrier than me), my Frankenjelly, Spoiled – Permission to Proceed, Spoiled – Did I Dye It Too Blonde?. The Spoiled polishes are made by Wet n Wild and are available exclusively at CVS for $1.99.
I applied as stripe of polish to each nail in the order that they are pictured, allowing the colors to overlap a little. Here’s the end result:
And you really don’t have to have a white glitter topper to pull off this look. You could just make a bunch of little random dots with white polish or craft paint over black polish. Or you could paint pretty much ant white design over black polish and then top it with rainbow jelly stripes for a really cool effect! If you try anything similar, please let me know! Thanks for reading!