Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ASBMF #3: Glitter Sammy

It's time for another April Showers Bring May Flowers Mani.  Today I am sharing a glitter sammy.  I had heard of these, but never done one or even knew how to do them.  After a little googling, I found out they are super simple.  Or so I thought!  The technique is layering glitter polish with a jelly type polish.  Of course I have a few glitters laying around, not jellies though.  I did a little more googling and discovered that a gorgeous red I have is a jelly, YAY!!  No need to buy more or try to make one.  I chose to use CG Snow globe for my glitter.  It took me 2 tries to do this and I am still not even sure it's right.  I did a coat of SH Extreme Wear Red Carpet, a coat of Snow Globe than another coat of Red Carpet and topped with SV.  Seems easy enough, right?  Well, the 1st time around I wanted to make sure I had LOTS of glitter, so I did 2 layers.  But I didn't wait for it to dry, so after I added my top coat of Red Carpet, it was super squishy and any little nudge left a huge hole in my nail.  Failed attempt number 1.  The 2nd time I just did one nice thick coat of the Snow Globe and let that dry completely.  As best I could.  This stuff takes forever!  Aaaaand I had to get my kids ready go pick up my son from school.  So had a couple dings.  I just smoothed it out the best I could.  I wasn't going for round 3 LOL  After I got home, I layered on the Red Carpet and topped with SV.  I think it looks ok.  It isn't perfect cause of the dings, but I refuse to go at it again.  I may have to get some more jellies in my collection and try this again.  Until then, this is what I ended up with.

Base Coat:  Seche Retain
Jelly Color:  SH Extreme Wear Red Carpet
Glitter:  China Glaze Snow Globe
Top Coat:  Seche Vite

Thoughts or suggestions?

Check out the other Gals doing the Challenge:
Hannah (Our Creator) from Polished Prisms
April from Munia's Nails
Heidi from DIY Polish & More!
Charlotte from Charlotte's Nails
Tess from Football and Fingernails
Karine at Karinea0a
Victoria from Manicurator
Ashley from One Nail To Another
Dani from Rustic Comfort
Amanda from Counting Down to Bliss
Kayono from Neues vom Kellerkind


  1. This is beautiful, has depth and looks squishy. No one can see the dings! I say WELL DONE :)

  2. Somehow my comment disappeared or I just plain ol' forgot to hit publish LOL. I love Red Carpet! It's what I used for my ladybugs and I think it turned out awesome!!!

    1. Thanks! I love this one too.....Gonna have a get a few more bottles so I have back ups :)

  3. Great job! I love red jellies :)

    1. I will be trying this technique again, might even have to get that awesome blue you have

  4. Really pretty. I don't own any jellies. I improvised with a kind of sheer. Posting tonight.

    1. That was my original plan. I was told that you can add clear polish to a creme to make a jelly.

  5. Pretty! I think I need to try a red sammy too sometime soon. So gorgeous!

  6. Pretty!! I haven't done a sammy either :(

    1. As you read, it was kind of a pain, but I think next time will be better :)

  7. I think it looks really pretty.


I love reading your comments, I try to respond/thank you as often as I can. If you leave a comment with a question, please be sure to subscribe for responses. I would hate to reply with an answer and you don't receive it.
I love reading other blogs, please do not advertise your blog here. If you want me to check out your blog or page, please, send me a private message.
Thank You!