I signed up , or offered to be more fair, to take part in this cause as it is very close to my heart and personal life. I do not want my tardiness in posting to reflect upon how strongly I feel that this cause, or any others! (animal abuse, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, many other cancers, Domestic Violence, etc etc.) , are worthy of our attention, and help.
I decided to use Cult Nails "Untamed" and to try out my first jelly sandwich mani. Untamed has these beautiful tiny flecks of purple, blue, shimmery goodness. I chose Essie's "Stroke of Brilliance" from their Lux Effects topcoats, a wonderful blurple glitter to be my sandwich material ;)
I apologize (again) for the quality of light used for these photos. Until we have moved, I have been relying upon daylight I can find, lamps, and things like that to capture photos. Once we have set up in our new house, I will have my light box setup and we can go forward with better photos. Thank you so much for bearing with me and enjoying anyways ;) I do my best to edit to true colors as close I can. Sometimes monitors may be off a smidgen as well which can alter what you see vs. what I see ;)
This is One coat of Untamed. As you can see, it is quite sheer. The formula was wonderful; smooth and quite easy to apply. I let the first coat dry almost completely (it was hardly tacky to a light fingertip tap) before making the Jelly part of my Jelly Sandwich!
Next, I added One coat of Essie's Stroke of Brilliance.
I love the Lux Effects topcoats by Essie! I have 3 of them. Blue, Pink, and the flakie Shine of the Times. All of them are super easy to apply, and a great, simple way to fancy up a nail, or ten ;)
I let that sit for only a minute or two, enough so that the next coat of polish would not drag the glitters around with it. I added another coat of Cult Nails Untamed, then a coat of Seche Vite quick dry topcoat.
With the final coat of Untamed, it turned the Stroke of Brilliance more towards its purple tendencies instead of it's blue. I loved the combination that came of it, and was also quite happy at the success of my first Jelly Sandwich! I can't wait to try out other combinations with this Cult Nails.
Have you ever tried a Jelly Sandwich?
Sara// Tomboy Nails