Each pad is formulated with just the right amount of nail polish remover to strip all 10 nails. Sound impossible? Well, we thought so, until we tried one and discovered that it’s really true! They even remove stubborn glitter and dark colors like it’s no big deal at all. Simply slip your finger into the mitt and let it do its work instantaneously!
Plus, they’re lavender scented—so none of that horrible polish remover smell is left behind.
Deborah Lippmann The Stripper To Go is $12 for a package of 6 at neimanmarcus.com.
Dior Blue Label
Rich, dark, creamy, opaque … and it’s Dior. Really, what’s not to love about this combination?
$23 at nordstrom.com
NCLA Venice Beach Vixen
A bit paler than navy, but it’s still dark enough to count among our favorites for the season. Plus, we love that this electrifying shade is inspired by the cool vibe of Venice Beach.
$16 at shopncla.com
NYC New York Color In A New York Minute Pier 17
We’ll forgive the longer-than-long name for the gorgeousness of this shade of navy, not to mention the quick-dry formula and the unbelievable price!
$1 at sears.com
CND Midnight Sapphire
We were drawn to this one immediately, not only for the almost-black hue but for the perfect name. Not to mention the ease with which it applies.
$9 at goindulge.com
1) Pick a nail polish with a jelly finish. A jelly nail polish is super glossy and on the sheerer side, which makes it perfect for layering. We like the three nail polishes from the Zoya Gloss Collection ($8 each at zoya.com), which all have a jelly finish. We used the aubergine-hued Katherine here.
2) Pick a nail polish with a glitter finish. The glitter-ier, the better! You can do one with large flecks, like the bold gold Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow ($20 at nordstrom.com), or one with smaller glitter flecks, like the pretty baby pink NARS Arabesque ($18 at barneys.com), which is what we used here.
3) Start with a base coat to protect your nails and help the nail polish stick better. We like CND Stickey ($8.50 at ulta.com).
4) Layer the polishes one on top of the other, starting with the jelly and waiting for each to dry completely before applying the next layer. At this point, it’s really up to you how sandwich-like you want the manicure to be. It might be okay with just one layer of glitter, but we went with two to really jazz it up. So the final layers looked like this:
5) Finish with a top coat to seal in the polish and add shine. We live and breathe by Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat ($8.99 at walgreens.com).
And that’s it! You’ve now given yourself a jelly sandwich manicure.
Have you tried this before—or are you going to now? Let us know in the comments!