Donnerstag, 12. April 2012

Spring Challenge 3: Glitter Sammy

Theme Nr. 3 of our Spring Themed Manicure Challenge is creating a glitter sandwich. I haven't done one in a while, so I was really looking forward to this theme. I just didn't think I'd do Theme 3 so fast. But... I didn't like my ladybugs so much, so here is my glitter sammy...

I really love blue glitter sandwiches... but since I have done one before and I knew that Hannah would also do a blue sammy, I thought about what to do about that. When I do a blue glitter sandwich, I always have to think of a starry night sky. So to me it was obvious to think about a variation of that theme.

What I came up with might not even be a real glitter sandwich, but it was fun to try and I love how it turned out.

I tried to do a very early sunrise mani here. So first I sponged my sunrise using a yellow polish that I watered down using some clear polish, a light turquoise and my two favorite blue jellys. This turned out okay, but I had to sponge twice. Otherwise, the colors would be too light. On top, I applied a generous layer of a silver holo glitter polish from Japan. Man, that one got really thick over the years. I really need to finish that bottle soon! On top of the layer of glitter polish, I applied a coat of a light blue jelly that I mixed myself using clear polish and a baby blue. My "sunrise" became a little foggy that way, but fog is something we have here a lot lately around sunrise.

The placement of the glitter could have been better on pinky and pointer, but all in all, I'm quite satisfied with my glitter sammy. Can you see the belt of Orion!? xD

What do you think? Does this still qualify as a glitter sammy? The jelly polishes loose some of their "squishy" jelly qualities when spongend, so it doesn't have as much depth as before...

The next theme is going to be April Showers. Hm... need some inspiration here. Since I like my current mani quite a lot, I'll have a few days to think about it~

Please take a look at the other girls' manis. Here's a list of who has completed Theme 3 so far:

Amanda from Mandy's Polish
Heidi from DIY Polish & More!
Katee from A Girl and Her Polish 
Charlotte from Charlotte's Nails
Tess from Football and Fingernails
Karine at Karinea0a
Victoria from Manicurator
Ashley from One Nail To Another
Dani from Rustic Comfort
Sue from Creative Nail Design by Sue
Amanda from Counting Down to Bliss
Hannah from Polished Prisms
Sarah from All This Polish
April from Munia's Nails
Sharra from The Blahg
Jess from Nearly Natural Nails


  1. This is gorgeous! The most unique glitter sammy!

  2. Wow! I love this! The colors and glitter are amazing!! :) You left me off the list of participants...:(

    1. I just changed the link list from a post-based to a blog-based one. I think that makes more sense anyway.

  3. Before I even read what you wrote, I was like wow that looks like an early morning sunrise... so I'd say you accomplished what you wanted to. lol I love it! I will attempt the starry sky look one day.

    1. I'm really glad to read that others could identify this as an attempt on an early morning sunrise. My sister and I were disputing on that ;) She says there has to be red too.

  4. I just love the combination of jelly gradient. Is that even a term?

    1. Maybe it will be a term when others do jelly gradients too xD


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