Am I the last person to spot the Jelly Sandwich nail trend? It’s only because a reader left a comment (thank you!) on the Mavala Jellies post that I had any clue about it, but there is some phenomenal nail art going on using the sandwich method.

Using a jelly polish (such as Mavala) the sandwich method allows you to build up a depth to the look of the nail – as though glitter sparkles or images are suspended in water or perspex. You add one layer jelly, one layer glitter polish, one layer jelly. Or as many layers as you like really – or have time for. The ‘flowers in water’ trend is upscaled jelly and is really beautiful. For that, you need a dotting tool, a white polish and a jelly shade and plenty of time to build up layers. Starting with a jelly coat, you add two flowers with the dotting tool (just dots), add a jelly layer. More flowers, add a jelly layer and so on until you’ve created a depth that looks incredible. The best tutorial I’ve found on it is HERE.

This picture from All Lacquered Up gives you an idea of the suspended look both with glitter and nail art and shows both ‘spots in water’ and a glitter jelly sandwich.

All Lacquered Up

So, bottom line is that if you thought you didn’t like jelly polishes, you might change your mind!


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