As much as I love glitter nail polish, sometimes it’s just not appropriate for a big meeting or family event, however making a "glitter jelly sandwich" is a great way to get a pop of color into a more mature manicure. Keep reading to find out how to make a jelly sandwich for your nails will make you look at once fun and professional.
I used white for my base but feel free to use whatever color you like. This is two coats of Essie Blanc as the base because I was going for a “frosted cupcake” look on my nails! Whatever you use as the base will be the main color of the manicure. Wait for Step 1 to dry before moving on to step two.
Now it’s time for glitter! You can use any color or type of glitter for this! I tend to like larger glitters because I think they pop more on the nails and really look great in a jelly sandwich! For this manicure I used Milani Teal and Hot Pink from the Jewel FX collection because I wanted each nail to be more monochrome but a multi-color looks great too! I only did one coat of each glitter per nail so as not to be overwhelmed by glitter.
Now it’s time to make it into a “jelly sandwich,” which means adding a sheer or jelly polish on top. For this manicure, I chose OPI Don’t Touch My Tutu because I liked the white theme and wanted it to look like pop tart frosting! I just did one layer of Don’t Touch My Tutu because it’s a sheer white that mutes the glitter just enough to make it daytime appropriate! Now it’s time to add your favorite top coat and voila! An easy jelly sandwich!