Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How To Paint A Jelly featuring Chaos & Crocodiles Narwhals Are Unicorns Too!

Glittered jellies and crellies can be a pin to paint. At least theywere for me. I used to avoid these kinds of polishes altogether, but I was missing out on so many great colors. I used to use them only with a base color and then the jelly glitter over the top, but sometimes the base is just so unique I can't find anything to match. I've only recently found a method of application that works for me: super-thin coats.

I thought I would show you just how thin I mean. I used Chaos & Crocodiles Narwhals Are Unicorns Too. You can see how much the coats build up. For photographic purposes I should have done a fourth coat, but in real life this is all you need.

Chaos & Crocodiles Narwhals Are Unicorns Too
Index: 1 coat
Middle: 2 coats
Ring & Pinky: 3 coats
Very important: Before starting your next thin coat the previous coat should be dry to the touch. I do these thin coats for all my polishes and it really helps to decrease denting and increase wear. Keep practicing and you'll get control of those lovely glittered jellies and crellies!

Chaos & Crocodiles Narwhals Are Unicorns Too
Hex Nail Jewelry Unicorn Head No 1
A lovely blue with blue and gold glitters

Was it wrong to use the unicorn charm? It just went so perfectly with the polish!

Chaos & Crocodiles Narwhals Are Unicorns Too
Hex Nail Jewelry Unicorn Head No 1
What glittered jelly or crelly are you going to try this with?

Selected Products:
Chaos & Crocodiles
Hex Nail Jewelry

Have you loved your cuticles today?

10 comments:

  1. I love this! I have this polish as well and it looks great on you. I might need to try that application method now! :D

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  2. Holy crap that is the first charm I've Ever liked on a nail! It's so adorable and makes me feel feels =3 Chaos & Crocs needs to stop being such a success so I can nab this one ;)

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    1. Hex knows nail charms! I feel the same way about C&C as well as other awesome indies... stop being so popular I can't get their polish hehe

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  3. I love this! I'm definitely going to try it in the future. I hate having to wait forever for jellies to dry but I love the way they look so much. Also the charm is the perfect addition to the manicure. Now I just need to be able to get my hands on this polish!!

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    1. Thank you and good luck on your polish mission!

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  4. That unicorn charm is glorious. It must be mine. I also have a sort of love/hate relationship with jelly glitters because a lot of them ten to just cover up the beautiful glitter.

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    1. You really do have to try Hex, luckily they are really inexpensive! I think the thin coats help with buried glitter :-)

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  5. what a good idea! I love jellies, but they are always such a pain for me I have started avoiding them. Its terrible! I'll have to give this a try!

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    1. I hope this technique helps! It took me a lot of practice not to mention trial and (lots of) error to figure this out.

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