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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

ABC Challenge: "J"


Howdy everyone!  Another Wednesday (well, Tuesday evening), another ABC Challenge!  Today's letter is "J" and I've got a humdinger for you!  This manicure was definitely an experiment and one I'm happy to say seems to have worked out well, but I'll let you all be the judge of that!  Take a gander:



You ready for the "J"s?  What you see here is Julep's January and Jordan in a jelly sandwich!  Did I get enough "J"s in??  Now, technically, January is described on Julep's website as a "tomato red creme", so in that sense, calling this a jelly sandwich is a stretch.  This is where the experiment comes in.  January doesn't really have that creme consistency, being more of a sheer, so I figured I'd try using it as a jelly and see what shook out.


And this is it.  Jordan is a gunmetal hex and micro glitter in a clear base.  The micro glitters give this combo a pretty red shimmer, almost like a flakie, in between the layers of January.  I wish I could have gotten better photos of that shimmer, the above macro was the best I could get.



Yay for experiments that work out!  Please take a moment and check out the other ladies participating in the ABC Challenge.  You can find their posts via the thumbnails below.

Thanks so much for reading!



32 comments:

  1. Oooo I like how this turned out. I love red polish with black glitter.

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    1. My high school colors were black and red lol Thanks!

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  2. Red and black IS nice...I gotta say, of everyone, I was expecting green/St. Paddy's day from you! This mani is very pretty. I don't think I have very many jellies, but I'm going to have to try this out.

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    1. You know what's kind of funny? After yellow, green is my least favorite color lol However, in the nail polish world, I just can't seem to say no to any color! There will be a St. Paddy's manicure later in the week, but I decided to give the green a rest for the Challenge this week. Thanks!

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  3. Yes yay! this experiment worked out really well. This looks very pretty :)

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    1. Thank you! It was a fun mani to try out :)

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  4. Red and black look great together. Very successful experiment! :)

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    1. Can't go wrong with a classic color combo, right? :) Thank you!

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  5. This looks great and you win for using the letter J at it's best! :)
    I also did a Jelly mani, I like yours a lot better :)

    Kelly
    xoxo

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    1. I tried to get as many "J"s in there as I could! I liked your manicure as well. Part of what's so great about this challenge is seeing the different ways people interpret the same type or color of manicure...yay for creativity! Thank you!

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  6. "J" winner!!! This totally turned out great, jelly sandwiches totally change the look of glitter, I really dig it.....oooo what would this look like mattified?!?

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    1. I managed to smudge the heck out of this about 15 minutes after I took the pictures (Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat fail!) so I've already swapped it out, but I love the idea of mattifying it! Thanks for the idea for next time!

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  7. It looks very nice ^^ I think the experimient worked more than well! :)

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    1. It's a great classic red, if you're in the market for one, I'd definitely suggest it. Thanks!

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  9. Experiment success! I love red glitters!

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  10. The red and black glitter go very nicely together!

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  11. I really love this combo! Gorgeous!

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  12. Super job, Natalie! I love that you really took this one outside the box. That "creme" jelled up quite nicely, thank you very much; and with the added gunmetal biz going on? You nailed it!

    Good going! :)

    Lisa

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I hoped my experiment would turn out ok!

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  13. Cool. You got a three word score. Not that anyone is keeping points but I love the way you made the jelly not really look like a jelly. I am usually not a fan of jellies but they are growing on me.

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    1. Three word score..woot, woot! lol Thanks, Patty!

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  14. Really like this combo! Jordan makes it look very interesting :D

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