How To Do A Jelly Sandwich Manicure

If you are looking for an easy and fun way to make your nails pop, consider a jelly sandwich manicure. This can be done at home, and even people new to nail art can do it. There are also endless color combinations to work with.

What You Need For A Jelly Sandwich Manicure

You only need two different polishes for this manicure:

  • Jelly polish
  • Glitter polish
  • Top coat (optional)

The jelly polish acts as the bread of the sandwich. You want it to be translucent and glossy, even after applying a couple of layers. The glitter polish is the meat of the sandwich. You can use whatever colors you want.

 Step One

Apply a base coat to the nail. Next, apply two coats of jelly polish. Make sure they are dry before moving onto the next step.

Step Two

Apply the glitter polish over the top of the base coat. Use whatever colors you like, and create different effects by the placement and type of glitter. For example, you can have the majority of your glitter near the bottom of the nail, and lessen it as you move towards the end for a gradient effect. Using chunky glitter polish versus fine glitter also changes the style and look of the manicure.

Step Three

Let the glitter layer dry. Once it has, apply another layer of jelly polish over the top. Doing this locks in the glitter layer, which gives the nails a visually interesting and professional look. You can choose a clear coat for your jelly polish, which will really bring out the glitter. For a more subtle look, use a white jelly polish. This is best if you want just a hint of glitter, and it is perfect for work or other more formal events.

Step Four

This step is optional. If you want even more durability, consider adding a top coat to your nails. This will add an additional layer of protection over the jelly sandwich manicure.

Learn More!

If you are interested in learning even more nail techniques, consider taking a class. Nail technician courses will teach you how to do the latest styles and achieve professional, quality, and unique results. It is perfect for people looking to become beauty professionals, or for those who simply want to learn how to do their own nails. Look into available classes to see if there is something that will work for you.

The Final Word On Jelly Sandwich Manicures

For a shimmering, fun, and simple manicure, give the jelly sandwich manicure a try. You can do it at home, and it does not require much skill or experience. Be creative by experimenting with different colors and textures. You can create beautiful nails that look professionally done right from home!

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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