Wednesday, August 31, 2011

PINK Jelly Sandwich!

So we had an earthquake and a hurricane in the same week.  Business as usual in Maryland, I suppose.  ;-)  I hope everyone is safe and well.  In my neck o' the woods, we didn't really see much besides some heavy rain and wind for a couple hours.  We were fortunate to have kept power the whole time.  We dodged a big bullet, and having lost my home to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, I'm grateful.  While Jessie rocked an awesome weather-appropriate manicure, I was a doofus and picked just about the farthest thing from "Hurricane Manicure."

So I started out the weekend with Desire, a bright pink jelly from Revlon's Just Tinted release.  These polishes mimic their Just Tinted lip color, so they're a sheer wash of color.  The formula on this was a little thick, and I had a surprisingly difficult time getting an even application.  It took me three coats to get it looking good.  I'm partially blaming Revlon's abnormally long brush, but I think next time I'll add a few drops of thinner to see if that helps.

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I'm not gonna lie.  I absolutely hate the name.  Desire.  It screams 1980s frosty pink, doesn't it?  That being said, I LOOOOVE the polish!  It's bright and fun and squishy looking.  Jellies used to weird me out so much, but I'm telling you, once you fall for them, you fall HARD.  I can't get enough!  I can speak very highly of the wear as well.  I wore this while eating crab at a friend's birthday dinner and only suffered a teeny tiny chip on my right index finger.  If you've ever picked crabs, you know how awesome that is!

The next day was Irene-is-coming Day, so I decided to rebel against the storm and create another jelly sandwich!  Mmmm...jelly sandwich...

I started with one coat of OPI Teenage Dream over my Revlon Desire manicure.  Teenage Dream is pretty sheer, and you could leave it just like this if you wanted.

Then I added one layer of Revlon Desire, followed by one layer of Pure Ice Rio.  Aaaand...ta-da!!

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I was really happy with this combination, objectively.  I think Teenage Dream is perfect for a pink jelly sandwich, and Pure Ice Rio is just the crowning glory with that gorgeous blue shimmer in a pink base.  Subjectively, though, I kind of hated it.  I'm a girly-girl, but for some reason this just felt over the top girly to me.  I felt like I needed cotton candy and pigtails.  (My hubby though I was crazy when I told him that, by the way.)  I don't know how to explain it, but as much as I loved Desire on its own, I just couldn't stand all the glitter.  Eh, you win some and lose some, right?  ;-)

As far as I know, Revlon's Just Tinted line is limited edition, so grab those polishes now while you can.  I got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond for less than $5 with my 20% off coupon.  OPI Teenage Dream is limited edition as well, but you may still be able to find it in some stores.  If not, Sinful Colors Pink Glitter (original, right?) and Sally Hansen Strobe Light are pretty close for super cheap.  

I'm just about out of ideas for jelly sandwiches, so let me know if you guys know of any good combinations, or have any ideas for combinations that you'd like to see me try!  :-)


  1. the nail color is beutifulllllllll

  2. I'm happy you are okay from all the weather. I live in MD too and thankfully didnt get hit to bad. I do love the jelly sandwich and dont think its too much glitter at all

  3. So awesome :) @ Tory - glad to here you are okay too! What a crazy storm!

  4. beautiful :) maybe we could try to think of it as retro 80s throwback...maybe? LOL

  5. @Miss S - Thank you! Desire is really a beautiful shade of pink! :-)

    @Tory - Glad you're safe too! Hopefully we're finished with all the crazy weather phenomena for now! :-)

    @Jessie - Thanks, lady! :-)

    @Missy - YES! *puts on old school music* Taaaaake oooon meeeeee! Take ON ME! :-P


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