Wednesday 14 August 2013

Jelly Nail Polish

Making your own Jelly Nail Polish

So wanted to share this with all you lovely people, that's why I'm here for a mid-week post :) Jelly nail polish is really big at the moment with Barry M and 2True  to name a few who have high shine Jelly Nail Polish. But these are too opaque to make a Jelly Sandwich Nail Art. Now with my collection growing, and the bank balance suffering lol, I wanted a way to make a cheaper version at home, as I love the look of the Jelly Sandwich. I saw a video on You Tube by denisejohn65. She made her own Jelly nail polish using alcohol inks, so this isn't my idea, just inspiration from her video. You need the alcohol inks, I found mine on ebay, and clear nail polish. The inks come in all different colours, and the ones's I have are red, green and blue.

I added 20 drops of the red ink to the polish. It just sits on top at first, but that's nothing to worry about.

Once you shake the bottle, the ink mixes in with the clear polish, but you can still see the transparency although its coloured. 20 drops was the right amount for the colour I was aiming to get, but you could add more or less. It's all down to personal preference.

I think this looks awesome, and when I get some more spare clear polish, I will be making the other colours, and even try mixing inks to see what colours I get!! Photo's of these will be on my Facebook page when I do them :) So anyway, I swatched this on a nail, this is two coats....

Technic Multi coloured glitter.

This is the final effect of my version of a Jelly Sandwich Nail, using the Technic Glitter Polish, and a further two coats of the red jelly polish. Such a shame that although the sun was shining, my camera just couldn't pick up the pure beauty of this nail. It looks so awesome!!

What do you think, and have you seen denisejohn65 video?
Thanks as always for stopping by :)


  1. pretty! do you have to shake it every time though? x

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    Anita @ ATA|AllThingsAnita

  2. Just went at looked at the bottle, and looking at it no you don't. The ink has dispersed through the polish nicely to keep it the one colour, without sinking. Hope this helps, and thanks for your comment :) x

  3. wow, that's a really good idea and something I may have to try.


    1. The amount of ink that's left means I'll never run out for ages, but can only make the same colours. I've checked it after its sat still over night and it doesn't need shaking again. So Im happy :)

  4. Ooo I've seen lots of jelly sandwich nails I love. Never thought to try making my own. Love the effect. M xx

    1. Me either lol and in the long run cheaper than buying polish. Though I'm only stuck with these 4 colours I don't mind x