Shimmer Jelly Sandwich

Today I have for you possibly my favourite jelly sandwich ever… resembling a Monet painting, a watercolour-like abstract on each nail.

Monet Le PrintempsMonet’s Le Printemps (Source)

 

While stocking up on some OPI polishes recently, I came across OPI’s Funny Bunny, an incredible soft-white jelly, a polish that I am perplexed about having missed all this time. If you are obsessed with white polishes like me, you know how hard they can be to apply. Funny Bunny is not like that – it is a dream! By the second coat, it is even, provides perfect coverage in that sheer, jelly way, and shines like crazy.

I knew I wanted to make a jelly sandwich when I applied Funny Bunny. For whatever reason, I chose a new Shimmer Polish I wanted to try, Linna, a gorgeous, turquoise-green glitter beauty. If you read any of my other Shimmer Polish reviews, you’ll know how amazing and glitter-packed Shimmers are. They are sparkly, provide coverage, and are sometimes made up of a dozen colours in one bottle! Linna is a pretty turquoise, leaning more green, but also contains red, blue and gold glitter.

After the 2 coats of Funny Bunny, I added two very thin coats of Shimmer Linna, then topped that off with a generous coat of Funny Bunny.

And the beautiful result (if I say so myself):

Shimmer_Linna_jelly_OPI_FunnyBunny

My version of a delicate Monet painting….

Shimmer_Linna_jelly_OPI_FunnyBunny2

Shimmer_Linna_jelly_OPI_FunnyBunny3

And a macro to show you the beautiful depth and squishyness of this mani:

Shimmer_Linna_jelly_OPI_FunnyBunnyMacro

I should also mention that with this mani I finally attempted the glue peel-off-basecoat method, applying a coat of Elmer’s glue before the manicure as my base. After 24 hours, I had a big chip on my index finger, which immediately prompted me to start picking at the polish…

24 hours = not long enough for me.

Following Wacky Laki’s tutorial, I tried to “peel off” the polish using a cuticle stick, but unfortunately not all the polish was easy to peel off. On some fingernails, I was digging and pushing, trying to make an edge to peel off the polish.

Final verdict: was not worth the trouble for me… I think I’ll stick with 10 min of foil removal over 10 min of picking at my nails.

 

Shimmer Polish is available on Cindy’s Etsy shop. Don’t forget to follow her blog and her Facebook page as she holds lots of giveaways and shares news about the brand!

OPI polishes are available at Professional Salons and spas. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

 

What do you think of this combination?

Do you love jelly sandwiches as much as me?

 

~xo

 

 

(Some product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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18 comments
  1. Krista Rapuano said:

    Next time, try PVA glue as a base for glitter removal. Much better than Elmers. =) You can find it at any hardware store.

    • Thanks Krista! I didn’t realize there was a difference… 🙂

  2. This is beautiful!! I’ve never heard of Funny Bunny! Going to have to look for it now 😀

    • Patricia, you must! It is absolute jelly perfection 🙂

  3. beachgal said:

    I love the combo…and yes…I too tried the glue base and I cannot stand picking at my polish to get it off. I think I am doing more damage to my nail bed doing that as well as wrecking my tips and getting into a bad habit of picking at things – face, nails)…I got some of those rubber fingers used to sort massive amounts of office paper work. I put my removal felt pads on my nails and then those rubber fingers over them and I can get a few minor things done. Works better for me than the foils and the rubber fingers are reusable too for eons.

    • Thanks! That was the part I didn’t like… the picking to find a loose edge to remove the polish. Once you got an edge, it was a breeze but the amount of time it took…not great. Those rubber fingers sound great! I’ve seen a few people use them… I think it’s time I find 10 🙂

    • Aw, thanks for the beautiful polish creation 🙂 🙂

  4. Samantha said:

    Looks gorgeous! 😍😍 love how soft n mellow it turns out not too blingy !!

  5. Definitely loving the jelly Mani!! Funny bunny seems like the perfect colour for it!

    • Aw thanks! It really is the perfect jelly sandwich polish 🙂

  6. This. This is beyond gorgeous! I can understand why this would be your fave Kelly sammie!!

    • Thanks Martha! I should wear it again… 🙂

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