You may recall my recent post about broken nail mail – poor Grapetini arrived in pieces, wrapped in purple-coloured bubble wrap. : (
In one of the best customer service experiences I have had so far with frankeners (and there are tons of amazing, incredible indie polish makers out there!) – Rebecca, the creator of Aphrodite Lacquers’ Grapetini, shipped out a replacement the very next day, even though the broken bottle had clearly been wrapped well and the accident was just that, an accident.
So today I have for you—at long last, Grapetini!!
Aphrodite Lacquers Grapetini, from The SandBar collection, is another gorgeous jelly-sandwich-in-a-bottle: a purple jelly with lavender and purple glitter in a base of tiny silver sparkles. It is the perfect purple, rich and royal, and can be built up by adding more layers.
I used Grapetini on its own, though you can definitely layer this beauty!
Here it is, 2 coats of Grapetini over a clear base coat, topped with China Glaze Fast Forward quick-drying top coat. (I skipped the Gelous coat this time and it still ended up perfectly smooth.)
In reality it looks a lot more like the pinky and ring fingers rather than the top two fingers, which look quite sheer in this light.
And here it is at 3 coats:
Here’s a closeup shot so you can see the gorgeous jelly sandwich effect:
My second polish of the day is Aphrodite Lacquers’ Ambrosia, another SandBar collection polish, a bright, bubblegum pink jelly with purple and light pink glitter, in the same base of tiny silver sparkles that makes these jellies so sparkly.
This polish ended up veering closer to a hot light pink rather than the pink grapefruit colour I imagined. If you are a neon or hot pink fan, this polish is for you!
I also wore Ambrosia on its own, though topped it with a coat of Gelous (out of sheer habit) before adding my top coat. What I love about these glitter polishes is that they are always so smooth after top coat! Some of my other glitter-heavy frankens just don’t seem to smooth out and occasionally end up pulling on a delicate outfit.
And to show you the jelly sandwich sandwich effect again, here is a macro shot:
Follow Aphrodite Lacquers on Facebook here and find these beauties, along with her new collection, Outta This World, on her Etsy shop!
Psst, she has another new collection coming out as well! Details are on the Aphrodite Facebook page. 🙂
Hope you are having a fantastic long weekend if you are in the US!
Super pretty! And that’s AMAZING customer service. 🙂
Thank you! And it really was, so so amazing!
such a pretty purple! love the macro shot!
Aw thanks! Just wanted to capture the squishyness of the jelly 🙂 🙂
amazing post and it makes me want all the polishes from aphrodite lacquers! i love glitter jelly polishes. and i wanted to let you know i nominated you for the sunshine award. i love your blog and so jealous of your nail shape!
Aw thank you so much! And I feel the same re Aphrodite Lacquers – they’re all so gorgeous and candy-like! 🙂