I'm continuing on my nail art journey to try new things.  And for my current mani I did a Gelly sandwich!! I must say I'm very pleased with the outcome.  But I must warn you…if you do not have patience, DO NOT TRY IT!!!  Gelly polishes take forever & a day to dry.  And to accomplish a Gelly sandwich you will be applying at least 3 coats of the Gelly polish, plus glitter…not to mention the base & top coat.  So if you plan to attempt this make sure you have patience, nothing to do & nowhere to go.

I chose to use pink & red (I know very Valentine's Day) by request of some of my Instagram followers. Even though these are 2 colors I use & like the least, I'm really feeling it. In addition to using the Gelly polishes from the +Julep Maven Rock Candy Nail Glaze collection, I also used 2 different cremé polishes on my accent nails.  On my left I applied a pastel pink cremé & on my right I applied a red cremé both by NanaCoco. 

I did my traditional alternating mani, with each hand having more of 1 color.  And because I'm addicted to stamping I just had to stamp a design as well.

Here's the steps I did to do the Gelly Sandwich mani: 
  1. Apply base coat
  2. Apply 2 coats of the Gelly polish (depending upon opacity)
  3. Apply 1 coat of chunky holo glitter
  4. Stamp design
  5. Apply 1 final coat of Gelly polish
  6. Apply top coat 
Here's what I used:
  • Base coat: +OPI Inc Nail Envy - original
  • Base color 1: Carol (pink) by Julep
  • Base color 2: Wendy (Red) by Sinful Shine 
  • Accent Nail Left: Pink Rose by NANACOCO
  • Accent Nail Right: Forbidden Color (red) by NANACOCO
  • Glitter: Star in My Nail by NANACOCO
  • Top coat 1: Seche Vite Top Coat - I apply this before stamping, if I mess up I can remove the design without removing the base color
  • Stamp colors: Pastel Pink & Red both by Konad
  • Top coat 2: IBD UV Top Coat cured under a 54 watt UV lamp for 5 minutes
  • IP: Dashica Beauty Shop - Big SdP W

Polish Review & Application video:


NOTD & Stamping Application video:

Polished at All Times...by Lo'Rain!!!