Candy Mani (part 2)

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Hi there~

Candy Manis look so fun and pretty I wanted to try another one. In fact, I tried 2 different candy manis today. I'll post one now and the other later.

So for the first one, I used Absolutely Alice (OPI) as the glitter polish. Absolutely Alice is one of the most gorgeous glitter nail polishes I own. It is part of the "Alice in Wonderland Collection" which was launched in 2010 and inspired by Alice in Wonderland the movie.
I already wrote a small post about this gorgeous nail polish here but as I changed my way of taking pictures, I will add just some pix to show you all the beauty of the polish! It's basically a royal blue glitter polish in a clear base. The glitters are so densely packed that it's easy to reach full opacity in 2 or 3 coats. There are also some gold glitters that remind Alice's gold hair. 
Application is really good. The removal of the glitters might be a bit difficul as with every glitter nail polish but the overall result is so gorgeous that I don't care spending some more time to take them off.

Here, I used 2 coats of Ski Teal We Drop (OPI) and then 2 thin coats of Absolutely Alice.

2 coats of Asolutely Alice (OPI) over 2 coats of Ski Teal We Drop (OPI)

2 coats of Asolutely Alice (OPI) over 2 coats of Ski Teal We Drop (OPI)

2 coats of Asolutely Alice (OPI) over 2 coats of Ski Teal We Drop (OPI)

Then comes the jelly/sorbet part. I used 3 different jelly/sorbet nail polishes to achieve 3 different colors. Here are the polishes are used:
- 25 Glisten Up! (Essence): It consists of a light blue base with really fine silver glitters and larger green glitters. The green glitters look rather like flakies. The overall effect is a light green/teal effect.

- In The Spot-Light Pink (OPI): This lacquer is part of the "Femme de Cirque Collection" launched for Spring 2011. It has a sorbet finish and is really sheer. Concerning its color, it's a very light baby pink, but very sheer as I said. So it gives a milky and glossy finish to the nail polish you applied on.

- Guy Meets Gal-veston (OPI): is part of the "Texas Collection" launched for Spring 2011 as well. It's a coral sorbet.

Base color: Ski Teal We Drop (OPI) + 2 coats of Asolutely Alice (OPI) +
Index: Guy Meets Gal-veston (OPI), 2 coats
Middle finger: In The Spot-Light Pink (OPI), 2 coats
Ring finer and pinkie: 25 Glisten Up! (Essence), 2 coats

I really like the overall effeect! It's so shiny, glossy and juicy looking and moreover very sparkly due to Absolutely Alice's glitters!
For index and thumb: Guy Meets Gal-veston makes Asolutely Alice purple and the gold and blue glitters turned to pink. The above pictures don't do any justice to this because in reality it's much more sparkly and you can see a lot (really a lot) of pink glitters. Much more than what you can see in these pix. And it looks really dark purple and not blue.

For middle finger: the final look is a blue jeans color with gold and blue glitters. In The Spot-Light Pink changes the royal blue of Absolutely Alice into a more cooled down blue but it's still really pretty because it now looks like jeans! It also gives more shine and a juicy and glossy finish.

For ring finger and pinkie, 25 Glisten Up! gives a so pretty final look by adding some green flakies to the base polish that now looks green/blue. It reminds me of mermaids and the caribbean sea.

25 Glisten Up! (Essence)

This is one of  my all time favorite mani!

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  1. Ooooooooh I like this is a lot . I could eat it !

  2. I love the purplish color on your index finger! Looks really awesome!

  3. I want to eat your fingers, they look so delish!!! They would taste like blueberries :).

  4. como me gusta los brillos, en mi pais OPI es carisimo, mmmmmm soy muy dura para gastar?
    me encanta todo


  5. I love this idea! I think I will have to give this a try. ^_^

    Absolutely Alice is such a great color, it's on my wishlist right now. ^_^

  6. Thanks for your comment on my blog ;)
    I actually admired your second candy mani yesterday and was quite surprised to see you use an Essence polish. You are right, I can get them very easily here. I'll try a blue mani next week, I got a nice glitter and your suggestion might work great with it! =)

  7. Thanks, girl! I'm glad you like it ;D

    Kayono! Yes, this Essence nail polish works perfectly well for the jelly look that candy manis require. It gives a mermaid blue/green/teal look and adds also some green small flakies. I really like it! I wouldn't have tought I would like it like that! It's been nearly a year that I bought it but it's the 1st time I've tried it!;D

  8. Love the GMG over Absolutely Alice! What a great idea!! AA is def on my list of "must-finds!!" ;)

  9. Wow I don't think I've ever seen jelly glitter quite like this before!!! What great color picks and combos :) Looks amazing!

  10. Gorgeous! I skipped those sheers in Femme du Cirque, but seeing what you've done with them, I might have to rethink that.

  11. Gorgeous! I am going to try this!

  12. I am seriously in love with like all of these colors. Thank goodness you can never have enough glitter in your life. :)

  13. Glitter nails are so.. so pretty. :]

  14. Thanks for the nice compliments!

    Stacey, I sincerely hope you'll find it ;D

    GothamPolish, thank you!

    Karen, yeah, you can do some pretty things wit sheer polishes!

    Polish Poper, show us if you try a candy mani! I'm looking forward to see it!

    Nailnerd, True! Glitters are awesome!

    Tamara, thanks!


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