07 November 2012

Jelly Sandwich: Paloma and Teenage Dream

I was so excited for the Zoya Gloss Collection. After seeing swatches of these three gorgeous jellies, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them! So, dreaming of all the deliciously squishy jelly sandwiches I would make, I stalked my local store's website for updates and was lucky (and speedy) enough to grab all three...Even staying on top of the new arrivals, I literally walked out with the last complete set they had. Phew!

For my first jelly sandwich manicure from this set (and I suspect there will be many, may more ;p), I chose Zoya Paloma and OPI Teenage Dream.

jelly sandwich with Zoya Paloma and OPI Teenage Dream

I love, love, love this combination!

Paloma is a bright yet rich shade of, um...magenta? Mellow fuchsia? Purpleberry pink. I'm not sure exactly what to call it, but I love this unique colour. And the formula was just amazing! Thin but not runny, it went from sheer to very nearly covering even my stubborn nail line in just about 3 1/2 coats. If the others in this collection (teal Frida and aubergine Katherine) are anywhere close to Paloma for colour, coverage, and texture, I'll consider that time I spent stalking their arrival very well spent.

jelly sandwich with Zoya Paloma and OPI Teenage Dream

After the base of Paloma I added about a coat and a half of OPI Teenage Dream, a pale but brightly holographic glitter in pink from the Katy Perry Collection. Then another coat of Paloma and some Seche Vite on top for squishably sparkling goodness. I could have used another coat of Paloma to "sandwich" the glitter a little more, leave it just a bit more suspended in the jelly instead of near the top, but I've lost count of how many times I've had to scuttle a good manicure that I overcooked by trying "just this one more thing." I decided that I loved this one just the way it was.

jelly sandwich with Zoya Paloma and OPI Teenage Dream

Much as I love glitters and jelly sandwiches, this was actually something of a different look for me. I usually lean more towards blues and greens, but I really do love the colour pink. And seeing this lush shade of it paired with such brilliantly sparkling glitter, it's probably the most quintessentially "girly" manicure I've worn in a while. Even with high hopes for Paloma, I was surprised by just how much I loved this combination.  In fact, it made me feel pretty much exactly like this:


51 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous purple - and I love the sandwich too!

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    1. Thank you, Maria! I don't usually gravitate towards straight purple polishes, but I *love* the berry-pink tint to this one!

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  2. Gorgeous colour I love jelly sandwiches so very very much! That BBT clip made me laughhh! :)

    Jazz x

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    1. Thank you so much, Jazz!! Haha, that clip has got to be one of my favourites--glad you enjoyed it! ^_^

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  3. This is really pretty. I like that it doesn't quite look like a normal jelly sandwich, but more sparkly :D

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    1. Thank you very much, Sam! It was soooo sparkly in person too! :)

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  4. Not a huge fan of pink shades of any sorts but I think this combo is fantastic!

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    1. Thanks, Kas! I definitely like some pinks more than others, but I had to go full girly on this one. ^_^

      Actually now that I think about it, I wonder if Teenage Dream is bringing out the pink and then if a different glitter might show more of the purple side of Paloma? Hmm, something to try later... ;)

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  5. LOVE THE BIG BANG REFERENCE!!! I watch that clip when I need a pick me up! And this manicure would be an awesome pick me up as well :) You did Amy Farrah Fowler Proud!

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    1. Thank you, Marija!! That clip always makes me laugh so hard. Amy is such a fun character...and that's almost exactly the same way I reacted when Husband bought me a tiara at Disneyland! I just about lost my girly little mind. (^_^)

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  6. I love this jelly sandwich! I'm still waiting to get my hands on a good jelly to make one myself. I love this Zoya polish!!

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    1. Thanks very much, Jamie! This was definitely a well-formulated one for sammiching, but yeah, it can be tricky to find one that's not too thick or too sheer.

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  7. I LOVED the last video, I remember laughing SO HARD on that episode. Amy is such a cute character :)

    And I'd also felt like a princess with that beautiful, sparkly mani. Good job and thanks for sharing :D

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    1. Thank you so much, Estivalia!! Yeah, I had to pause the TV after that scene. Then go back and watch it again and again... Sometimes new characters can really mess with the balance of a show, but adding Amy was genius. =)

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  8. Bahaha Amy is hilarious! Great combination =D

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    1. Thank you, Sharra! And Amy is totally one of my favourite things about the show now--she's just so awkwardly adorable!!

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  9. Spectacular!!! I have both of these and going to do my toes in this next! Thanks so much for putting these together - I keep turning to my OPI Pirouette My Whistle to use these Zoya jellies in the gloss collection that I LOVE!!!!

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    1. Thank you very much! Ooh, I bet Pirouette would be gorgeous with the aubergine one, Katherine!

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  10. Oooh that's a great jelly sandwich! Awesome choices of colors! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  11. I wasn't a fan of the jellies when they came out, but I must say, they do make wonderful bread!

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    1. I got the feeling that you'd have to layer them quite a bit to really get rid of any VNL (and most of the swatches I've seen of them alone look a little uneven or a lot thinner at the tip), but I'm all about the sandwiching with these. Thanks, Amanda!

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  12. It is beautiful! I have both of those colors. I am so going to copy you!

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    1. Haha, copy away--thank you very much, Malinda! :D

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  13. It is very girly and pretty! I love it!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenni Lee! I was in a girly mood, and this *totally* hit the spot. :)

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  14. Why didn't anyone think of a jelly sandwich with Teenage Dream before?! You are a genius, my friend :) Super squishy and pretty!

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    1. Hahaha, thank you very much! I'm sure I'm not the first person, but it really does sandwich nicely--there's just so much sparkle! ;)

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  15. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love everything about this post. This combination is girly and gorgeous!!!! You crack me up ;-)

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    1. Aw, thank you so, so much, Maribeth!! (^_^)

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  16. I really love this combination as well! Jelly Pink Polish is a must have in anyones polish collection.

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    1. Thank you, Samantha! I have a light pink jelly from Nfu Oh that I'm hoping will sandwich well too, but I just love the unique colour of Paloma. :)

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  18. Stunning combo, and it looks fantastic on you!! :D

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    1. Thank you so much, Ash!! I don't usually wear a lot of pinks or purples, but I was really happy with this one. Maybe it's time for me to start branching out a bit... ;)

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  19. you definitely make me want the Gloss collection

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    1. Thanks, ChiChi! I like the swatches I've seen of them on their own, but from the word go, I'm all about sandwiching this collection. :D

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  20. Daaaang girl. I only got Frida from this collection, now I want this one! And I have Teenage Dream but I love how much it changes here!

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    1. Thank you, Tara! You would seriously rock the pants off this combo. Huh, now you've got me wondering about Teenage Dream and Frida... ;)

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  21. Oh my goodness this is beautiful!!! Love both colours!!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Jenna!! I was really happy with how well these guys played together. =)

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    1. Thanks, Meredith!! I've had it for a while and never quite knew what to pair it with before, but it makes a yummy sammich! :D

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  24. I love these together! This is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks so much! I do love it when a sandwich comes together. :D

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