Monday, April 21, 2014

Layering: Jelly Pirouettes

Since I picked up the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Palm Beach Jellies... only one thing has been on my mind. Jelly. Glitter. Sandwich. Sooooooo...

Layering with Sally Hansen Jell-ous
natural light

Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jelly Glitter Sandwich
artificial light

Sally Hansen Jell-ous Layering
sunlight

Sally Hansen Jell-ous Jelly Glitter Sandwich
artificial light

Sally Hansen Jell-ous Layering
sunlight

Layering with Sally Hansen Jell-ous
artificial light

Sally Hansen Jell-ous Jelly Glitter Sandwich
natural light

Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jelly Glitter Sandwich
natural light

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
5 Coats Sally Hansen Jell-ous?
3 Coats OPI Pirouette My Whistle
4 Coats Sally Hansen Jell-ous?
1 Coat Seche Vite

Yes... I currently have 14 coats of nail polish on my nails. But look at all that glittery jelly goodness! 14 coats isn't really so bad... is it? I mean, when it comes to Jelly Glitter Sandwiches?

I had fair warning. Before I even picked up this collection, I read lots and lots of reviews. Considering Sally Hansen calls them "jellies," I think the general nail polish community was a bit surprised that the finish turned out to be more akin to the Sheer Tints OPI just released. (Em-phasis on the sheer.)

In addition to being incredibly sheer, I heard these were thick, not fun to work with, took a long time to dry... There's been a lot said about this little collection... BUT... I think all of those critiques actually helped me to be more patient with these little gems.

So, how did I do it, you ask? I took my time between coats. Like, really took my time. This whole layering took a little over an hour from start to finish. I didn't really time it out precisely, but I'd say I probably waited anywhere from 2-5 minutes between coats. Also, I was super careful. I was pretty determined to see how this polish would look in a jelly glitter sandwich. Honestly? I really like how this layering turned out. Totally appropriate for Spring!

In terms of jellies... Jell-ous? is really unique for my collection. It's definitely a mid-toned petal pink shade compared to the more pigmented hot and berry pink shades I already own. So that's always nice! I've read in other reviews that this whole line of polishes contains a super-fine micro shimmer, but I didn't really capture it in my photos. I can't say I really noticed it in person, either. I blame that on all the glitter in Pirouette My Whistle!

I'm excited to see how the rest of this collection wears, and even how the different Palm Beach Jellies layer with one another. Initially, that was what drew me to this collection... All the different layering possibilities! :)

What do you think of Jelly Pirouettes?

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