25 August 2012

Glitter Sandwich: Trade Edition

A while back, I saw Nicole by OPI Rainbow in the S-Kylie at Sasa, but since I was planning to get OPI Rainbow Connection, I decided not to pick it up. Then Rainbow Connection sold out like mad, and S-Kylie was long gone when I went back for it. I mean, of course it was, right? Because that's how it works.

Luckily for me I recently did my first couple of nail polish trades, with two amazing bloggers (and thoroughly awesome women), Brandi of The Collegiate Nail and Tara of Polishy of Truth. And among the fabulous polishes I got from them were two bottles of Rainbow in the S-Kylie! This is a lush, playful glitter fantastic enough for me to be totally excited about having two of, and out of all the polishes I hauled back from the US, it was the first one I wanted to wear.

glitter sandwich with Rainbow in the S-Kylie


I decided to make a glitter sandwich out of polishes from these swaps, so I started with another wish lister that Tara sent my way, OPI Skull & Glossbones, from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection. Then I used two coats of Rainbow in the S-Kylie...

Rainbow in the S-Kylie
Rainbow in the S-Kylie, 1 Coat
Rainbow in the S-Kylie
Rainbow in the S-Kylie, 2 Coats

I'm so in love with this glitter! Seriously, I'd been coveting it (and/or any of the Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday dupes, really) so hard for months that I was worried it couldn't possibly live up to expectations, but it is officially awesome. It flowed surprisingly well onto the nail, not clumping or doing that annoying thing some glitters do where all the pieces decide to congregate at the tip and have to be wrangled into some semblance of order. I had one piece of large hex on my index finger that wanted to dangle over the edge, and I did just a little bit of dabbing to fill in a couple of empty spots, but it really applied well. And the colours are so amazing! I honestly considered not topping it with anything, but I still had my heart set on that sandwich, so I added a coat of Wet n Wild 2% Milk, which came--highly recommended--from Brandi.

glitter sandwich with Wet n Wild 2% Milk

glitter sandwich with Rainbow in the S-Kylie

glitter sandwich with OPI Skull & Glossbones

I'm really happy with how it came out. The brilliant colours are still there, only slightly muted; the Wet n Wild 2% Milk has just enough opacity to coat without covering up, leaving the glitter still bright and colourful under a pretty, translucent, jelly shine.

I wore 'em like this all day, loving the effect, but in the end I couldn't resist adding some matte top coat, just to see what it would do.

rainbow glitter sandwith with matte top coat

Love.

40 comments:

  1. I'm obsessed with this! I love how the rainbow colored glitter goes all pastel when a white goes over it.

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    1. I'm amazed at how it can do that, go pastel, but still be so vibrant--thanks, Amanda!

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  2. I love this!! I'm a huge fan of Rainbow in the S-Kylie/Rainbow Connection too, I need to try this glitter sandwich, it is tooo pretty.

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  3. Oh wow this turned out great! I'm going to look for that WnW. I know I've said it a million times (or at least 3), but I wish I got to hang out with you two! Sounds like you two had a really fun day.

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    1. Thanks, Tara! Yeah, Brandi definitely made a great rec with the 2%. I'll be jealous of y'all in Atlanta! ;)

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  4. Loving this! I never knew about WnW 2%..must get it!

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    1. Thank you! It really is a sweet, subtle jelly shade--WnW has really gone up since I was last into polish! ^_^

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  5. I love this combo! I know Brandi speaks highly of WnW 2% Milk and I can see why! It's perfect for sandwiches. :)

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    1. It totally is--thank you very much, Chelsea! :D

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    1. Thanks, Lydz! I love it when a good sammich comes together. ;)

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  7. I never get tired of jelly sandwiches. THis one is super! I have Rainbow Connection, and I hoard it and rarely use it in fear of running out. I need some kind of back up ;)

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    1. Thank you, Maribeth! I also have a couple bottles of Milani Gems (found it in CVS & Rite Aid, I think) that looks like it could be a great backup. I know if I had Rainbow Connection I'd be hoarding it like crazy too. ;)

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    2. Confetti has a dupe-ish one called Tasmanian Devil. That's the one I have.

      Love this matte! And your nails, so pretty :)

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    3. Thanks, Jen! And good call, I saw that Confetti and picked it up too--maybe I'll do a comparison post!

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  8. DAMN girl! This is a straight up beautiful combination!!!

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    1. Haha, well it's thanks to you guys! Seriously, I'm so loving my pretties from both of you, and I totally get why you gave 2% Milk such a great rec. It's so fab for sammiching, and it'd make a lovely "barely there" polish on its own too.

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  9. I like all the version! I can't get enough of the multi color hex glitters!

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    1. Thanks, Jenni Lee! I was so excited to finally get some of these glitters. I love 'em too! ;)

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  10. Okay, this is the best jelly sammy!!! I have been hunting 2% milk for months and just can't find it >.<

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    1. Thank you, Jenna! I'd totally keep my eyes open for you if we had WnW here--it really makes great "bread"! ;)

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  11. This is beautiful. I have a few rainbow glitters but they don't seem to compare to Rainbow Connection or Rainbow in the S-Kylie.

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    1. Thanks so much, ChiChi! I'd still love to get my hands on Rainbow Connection, but I'm so happy with S-Kylie.

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  12. Oh Wow! I am not always a fan of sammies, but this is awesome!

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  13. This makes one beautiful sandwich!

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    1. I really like it too--thank you! ^_^

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  14. I've had my eye on Rainbow in the S-Kylie for a while now and I have been wondering whether to get it or not - this has made my mind up, YES!!! Absolutely love this combination :-)

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    1. I'm so glad you like it, Jem--thank you very much! Yeah, I definitely would recommend this one. It's a fabulous glitter that spreads well without clumping, and the colours are just awesome. :D

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