First up is one of the 6 fruit inspired jelly shimmers! GRAPE jelly!!!!
Plus you all get to see my new nubbinz nails that I had to trim down to (poor Violet's little chub legs were feeling the wrath of my nails every diaper change).
When I first opened my bottle after giving it a good solid shake up, I got nervous... it was a very very sheer jelly (jellies are runny and sheer as is) so I thought I just set myself up for a 4 coat jelly experience... I was thankfully wrong!!!! I started with my first coat... super sheer super meh....2nd coat... ohhh i see the holo glittery shimmery bits!!! ohhh this is getting more like a sorbet than a jelly...!
This is seriously what I am saying out loud while painting my nails, poor husband was looking around hoping the neighbors wouldn't hear! ha
Well basically I ended up with 3 coats and only because I knicked a couple fingers poking them to see how well they dried (took only a few minutes for them to harden which is awesome for a jelly/sorbet).
Aleta did warn I would need to top coat this but I left these without to show you how naturally it is pretty awesome and the holo shimmer glitter bits really make it stand out in the sunlight :) Violet was all about my nails while wearing this one :)
This is in the shade on my porch I had to show very dusty grapey purpley this looks.
There's those glitter bits!
Ohai glitter bits!
blurred up a bit to show you some holographic bits and whatnots
'nother bottle shot. I love this so simple but so pretty and so beautiful.
le sigh. so lucky to have this.
This one shows off why Aleta told me to top coat it, I ended up going with top coat on my index finger (top nail) only to show how it is not slightly bumped or gritty looking, bottom two without top coat show a slight bit of texture. I didn't think it was significant enough that I NEEDED top coat but I know how some people feel about feeling the glitter on their nails. 1 coat of top coat was all I needed and I went with Poshe.
What I absolutely LOVE about The Nail Junkie polish collections:
- Always gorgeous shades
- Always donates to charity
- great shipping and customer service
- USES SS BALLZ
This and the other 5 of the jellies, Watermelon, Apple, Banana, Orange, and a Blueberry glitter topper... are available on THENAILJUNKIE.COM (click the site link and it will take you directly to her ordering page) here is what she says:
The polishes are priced at $10 each which includes:
- a FREE gift
- FREE domestic shipping
- $5 flat rate international shipping: purchase all you want and pay only $5 to ship internationally.
- 10% of all sales will go to a charity for the mentally handicapped (fundraising page up shortly)
- stainless steel balls in all polish and all 3 free!!!
- Another fun bit, she is re-releasing the 3 matte pastels!!!! Unfortunately the grass glitter and matte toppers are discontinued :( but i highly recommend the Violet matte! It is soooo dusty looking and matte and awesome!