Watercolor Manicure Using Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies

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Good morning polished peeps!  Hope you all have a fantastic Saturday planned!  I'm pretty much laying low since I have felt a tad under the weather.  Maybe I'll do a little web shopping and get the purse I have been eyeing at Target.  Hint: it's mint.

Have you heard about my newest obsession?  If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then you would know that I'm obsessed with the Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies.  Now, this is really really odd for me seeing previously I have only owned two jelly polishes and had no idea how to use it.  I failed at a jelly sandwich.  Yes, you read that right, failed at a jelly sandwich.  Don't ask.

Well, after seeing the OPI Sheer Tints and all the amazing things one could do with them, I had to find them.  I tweeted Sally Beauty Supply asking if they were going to get them in, and sadly they responded that they weren't.  I then struggled with the idea of purchasing them at Ulta, but I couldn't bring myself to spend that much on something that I may not like.  Then, I saw this post on Nouveau Cheap featuring swatches and reviews of the Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies.  Holy gorgeous, I needed to find them, especially after seeing her watercolor manicure!  Lucky for me, first store I went to, I found a full display.  I snagged five out of the six, ran home, and started doing a watercolor manicure like hers.

Let's take a look!  Okay, my camera couldn't capture them how I wanted and they're more pastel looking than what they were in person.

Colors Used:
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Sally Hansen - Water Melon, Grape Jelly, Sea Through, Ice Mint, Vitamin D-Light
Omgoodness, super cute right?  I LOVE these polishes!  I can see myself using these for so many different nail art designs.  Before I did this water color, I tried to do a tape manicure and my nails looked like stained glass.  I got kind of lazy though after doing two nails and gave up, so I will be doing that soon..

I personally believe that you need a white base if you really want these to show on the nails.  Like the OPI Sheer Tints, these are sheer and are just like a stain on the naked nail.  When you put them on top of white, you really see the color pop.  When they overlap with themselves or with one another they become darker.

Out of all five of them, Grape Jelly was the sheerest.  Kind of a shame since it looks amazing in the bottle.  You can get it to build if you apply a second coat.  The second sheerest was Ice Mint (blue).  Sea Through and Water Melon are my favorite and the least sheer.  I think these two you could create a decent jelly sandwich with.  Vitamin D-Light is that middle one that's still sheer but not too sheer.  Not too sure you could create a sandwich with it, but it's awesome none the less.

Here you can see how the colors are more bright.  I added the glitter because, well, it's glitter and how could you not?  I received so many compliments on these nails from customers at work.  They thought they were nail stickers and kept asking me how I did it.  A few of them had seen the display of the Beach Jellies and had no idea why someone would want them, then after seeing this needed to go purchase a few for themselves.

Here's a shot from my cell phone.  This is the closest I could get to what these polishes looked like in real life.  You can see the sheer purple clearer in this photo.  Why couldn't I get my actual camera to do this?

What do you think?  Have you snagged any of these polishes?  Fan or hater?

This post got a tad longer than I thought it would, so tomorrow I'm going to have a bonus post for you!  I'll share a tutorial about how I got the look!  We will leave this post to drool and love on the Sally Hansen Palm Beach Jellies.

Until next time, <3.

**I purchased the polishes used in this post**

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