I love seeing photos of El Corazon polishes online. I think they’re a Russian brand and I have no idea where to get them, but they’ve got some cool polishes. I particularly love their collection with tiny matte white and black glitter, which I first saw on Nailz Craze. I decided to see if I could make something similar – when you’ve got as many polishes as I do, you should be able to dupe almost anything, right?
I don’t have tiny white glitter, but Tangled In My Web fit the bill for small black glitter. I’ve only worn it a handful of times since I never really knew what to do with it before now. Unfortunately, the formula is a bit difficult – it’s got a very thick clear base and the glitter itself is pretty sparse, so I had to carefully maneuver to get an even sprinkling of glitter pieces.
I needed sheer-ish polishes for my jelly sandwich, but I hate seeing my nail line, so I did one thick coat of Sunkissed as the base for my yellow nails because In The Limelight takes a million coats to be opaque. I only needed one normal coat of You Drive Me Coconuts (YDMC), though, because it’s really opaque jelly polish.
Then I did the normal jelly sandwich routine: added a coat of glitter, a thin coat of YRMC and In The Limelight over that, another coat of glitter, and a final thin coat of color. I actually attempted to do this with a full rainbow of neons – pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue – but the orange, green, and blue weren’t as sheer so they didn’t allow for that “glitter suspended in polish” look I was going for.
It did feel a little thick on the nail, but surprisingly it only took one regular coat of Seche Vite to smooth everything out. I’m pretty pleased with how this came out, actually. I love the pink nails, they reminds me of dragon fruit, although my sister keeps calling them my “poppy seed nails.”
I’m sure it’s gonna be a bitch to get all the glitter off, but I’ll just enjoy this while I’ve got it on. It’s very summery and eye-catching – I’ve actually had people grab my hand to get a closer look! I will definitely be rocking this look again in the future, it’s too fun. I hope y’all liked this mani as much as I did, and I hope everyone has a fun and safe long weekend! Thank you for reading, see you next time – A x