I am not a lover of No7 nail polish. In fact, I think it is pretty dreadful, even since they re-vamped the brush and formulation. This particular shade - Temptress, could be amazing if it didn't streak and drag so badly. It always results in a very uneven finish, no matter how many coats you apply, which is a shame because I adore rich, red wine and berry toned jelly polishes.
However....I have found the perfect solution!!! This little trick, which I am sure many of you are familiar with, transforms this poor quality jelly polish, into something spectacular!
The Glitter Sandwich - A simple technique, that layers a glitter polish between coats of a jelly polish.
|Before the final coat of Temptress was applied.|
I used two coats of No7 Temptress for the base colour and waited for it to dry. I then applied a generous layer of OPI Rainbow Connection across the whole of each nail, and a tiny bit of Barry M Red Glitter to the tips. Another coat of the wine red jelly No7 polish and a thick layer of Seche Vite top coat, creates this magnificent multifaceted glitter effect.
|After final coat of Temptress and Seche Vite|
(taken in normal halogen bulb light).
I love this technique. There are endless combinations you can try out, and some simply stunning polish effects can be created. The colour and glitter combination I used here creates a similar result to Revlon Facets of Fuchsia, but is much more red than purple.
Here are some amazing Glitter Sandwiches created by some serious polish addict bloggers!!
Cupcake Glitter Sandwich by Nails and Noms
Squishy Orange Glitter Sandwich by The Swatchaholic
Sweet Sugar's Pink Wednesday Glitter Sandwich
|Close Up of Effect|
I was so chuffed at the result of this experiment.....that I had to post RIGHT NOW, so apologies for the bad lighting and cold-weather-battered hands, nails and cuticles!! Not attractive! *Note to self...must manicure nails*