Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Jelly Stampwich With My Pointe Exactly

Greetings All!

My posting has been a little erratic over the last few days - apologies for that. I've been swatching like a fiend, so I haven't had as much time for nail art. Something amazing happened yesterday though - I finally swatched the last of my Sally Hansens! All 58 of them (yikes!) have now been at least tried on. There's been a big group of them in the untried pile forever, but I finally knuckled down and tried them all on. It's a very small achievement, in fact it's not really an achievement at all, but I'm still happy about it.

On to today's nails. Do you ever get an idea for nail art, and get that brief moment of 'have I created something new here?'. A quick Google revealed that no, I haven't. Again.

I recently bought some of the jellies from the OPI New York City Ballet collection, so I've been testing them out with some jelly sandwiches. For some reason I thought to myself, 'what if I did a jelly sandwich, but with stamping?'. It seemed like an amazing, epic idea, so I went with it!

I wish I had gone with a different colour stamping polish, but this was essentially a test to see if the technique would work, and my Konad black was within arm's reach!

So this is 2 coats of OPI My Pointe Exactly, stamping with BM316 and Konad Black, then 2 more coats of MPE. I think it's a really interesting look, and I can't wait to try it with a nude jelly and white stamping for work! Then maybe some brighter colours with gold or silver? Luckily I'm building up a small collection of jellies (I love 'em!), so expect to see a lot more of these!


  1. Love this design!

  2. Very pretty! I love the classy look of this.

  3. Snazzy! It reminds me of dendritic agate. I might be copying this sometime, if you don't mind!

  4. I really like this. Even if you didn't invent it I still haven't seen it before. Even rare nail art is almost impossible these days. :)

  5. OOOOoooo! I love this idea and although you may not have invented it, it's the first time I have seen it. You know what they say...there is nothing new under the sun, but you brought it to light for me.

  6. This is a great effect!! Wow you have been busy with all that swatching :O

  7. Great effect.

    I am in awe that you swatched 58 polishes in one day. Some feat!

    1. Ah, OK, I didn't actually swatch 58 in one day lol (I wish!) I own 58 SH, I probably only swatched about 15 in a day, but they were the final 15, which means that all 58 have now been swatched.

      I have inadvertently made myself seem about 4 times better (or faster) at polishing than I actually am lol

  8. I love this layered effect Cazzy!


I love it when you awesome people leave comments! I read and treasure them all, and I'll always respond to a question as soon as I can.

Appropriate blog links are tolerated, but please be reasonable.