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.)
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:
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!