This was my second attempt at a glitter sandwich this week – turns out that Essie Absolutely Shore and China Glaze Snow Globe is too subtle a combination! So this time I went with what I expected to be a mermaid type affair but looks more like the early evening sky to me.
I started with two layers of Ulta3 Mermaid Green (green with a hint of teal), then a layer of Sinful Colours Nail Junkie (a blue jelly base loaded with blue, green and gold glitter), then a dabbed on layer of Milani Jewel FX in Silver, then two layers of OPI Austin-taceous Turquoise. To finish it off I slapped on a coat of Poshe Quick Dry Top Coat (which I’m currently test driving as an alternative to Seche Vite).
Here is the finished effect – I kind of wish I hadn’t gone for the second layer of Austin-taceous Turquoise but the silver flakes really stood out before I did that. Here is a detail photo and you can see Nail Junkie lurking underneath:
What you sadly can’t see in these photos is the delicious duochrome effect of Austin-taceous Turquoise which gives it the early evening dusk effect in my opinion. For those of you familiar with the polish it goes from a bright turquoise to a darker blue to purple at really extreme angles. I need to find more jelly polishes to use as top coats for glitter sandwiches, it seems my collection is sadly lacking in variety but it does make a good excuse to buy more polish :)