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Thursday, December 13, 2012

My Birthday Manicure

I think the last time I posted a birthday mani was back in 2010, when the Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday dupes first started hitting the drugstores (I went a bit crazy with Milani Gems). I wasn't going to do any blog posts today (as I mentioned a few days ago, this week I'm really trying to stay off the computer and take some time for myself) but since my b-day is today and I REALLY love my manicure, I just had to share!

I own my entire manicure to my pal Emi over at Project Swatch. In the comments on my post about the new shades from the Revlon Bubble Gum Days Urban Nights Collection that I purchased, she suggested that I try the shade Heavenly in a jelly sandwich. I never would have thought to use Heavenly in a jelly sandwich manicure, but WOW is it stunning. So thanks, Emi, for the fantastic tip!

 Zoya Frida (retail: $8, 0.5 oz)
Revlon Heavenly (retail: $4.99, 0.5 oz)

By the way, if you're new to jelly sandwiches, it's basically when you layer a glitter polish in between two (or more) layers of a jelly polish. You can see some of my favorite jelly sandwich manicures here, here and here.

Keep reading for pics of my Jelly Sandwich Birthday Mani...

For this mani, I applied one coat of Zoya Frida, then one coat of Revlon Heavenly, followed by two additional coats of Zoya Frida and one coat of quick-dry top coat:



I just love the depth and translucency of this manicure. The little pieces of iridescent glitter are suspended in the beautiful teal jelly of Frida, and it almost makes them look like sea glass in the ocean.

Thanks again, Emi, for the great suggestion. I will certainly be rocking this mani again in the future!

Hope you're all having a great week, and I'll be back soon with lots and lots of new posts. I also want to send an extra-special thanks to everyone who left such sweet birthday wishes on the  Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sale post. Your comments have brought a smile to my face every single day this week, and I wish I could give you all giant bear-hugs and kisses right now! xo

52 COMMENTS:

  1. Wow, great mani! Happy birthday, G!!!!

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  2. This is so beautiful! Happy Birthday!

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  3. This looks beautiful! Happy Birthday G! Enjoy!!!

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  4. Happy Birthday!...and many more.Your nails,are cute!

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  5. Happy birthday!! hope is the best one yet!!! also, great bday mani!!! I love it!!

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  6. That's a gorgeous birthday mani! I hope your day is a grand one.

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  7. Happy birthday ^_^ My birthday nails were similar (in September) in a really similar jelly color (by majolica majorca), but no stars! I love the "jelly sandwich" idea, jellies are some of my favorite nail colors (:

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  8. Happy beeday G!!! Thank you so much for all of your posts! Your nails look awesome =D

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  9. This is so pretty! Happy birthday G!

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  10. Very pretty and mermaid-like! lol. Happy birthday! *<:)

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  11. I love that mani, it's very festive and fitting for your natal day! Have a very happy birthday, G!

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  12. I'm glad that you like it, it's gorgeous on you! and happy birthday, of course!

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  13. Happy Birthday! & thank you so much for coming up with this blog it has changed my life lol best wishes & hope you have an awesome birthday! :)

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  14. Happy Birthday! Gorgeous, gorgeous mani!

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  15. Happy Birthday!! Hope it was wonderful! :)

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  16. Great mani! Hope you've had an amazing Birthday! You deserve it:)

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  17. This looks spectacular! Happy Birthday! I love your blog and read it religiously. Thanks for taking the time to write it!

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  18. Happy Birthday G! I always love your jelly sandwiches!!!! xoxo

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  19. Happy birthday G! Gorgeous nails...go treat yourself to some fun makeup goodies, even if they're not on sale ;)

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  20. Happy Birthday, G!!!
    And omg, that jelly sandwich is gorgeous!

    Frida looked so dark in the bottle, I didn't realize it was a jelly til I saw your nail pics. ^^

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  21. Happpy Birthday, hope the day is wonderful! This mani is so spectacular! I'm so going to breakdown and get the Zoya jellies, I just know it....

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  22. They look amazing and most of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

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  23. Happy birthday, G! Your warmth and sincerity really shine through on this blog, and I'm always excited to read a new post. I hope you're having as awesome a day as you deserve!!

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  24. Hope you have a great birthday and year ahead! Heavenly looks great in a jelly sandwich, great mani!

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  25. This looks amazing! What beautiful manicure for your birthday. Happy Birthday G!

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  26. Happy Birthday :) Love this combo!!

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  27. Happy bday G..this mani is pure awesomness..:))

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  28. Happy Birthday! Mine was yesterday. We won't speak of it, however. Ever. :D

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  29. Hoping you had an amazing birthday! We love you!

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  30. Wow! Love this! Happy Birthday, G!

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  31. Love those colors, especially together! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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  32. Happy Birthday! Hope it was a great one!

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  33. Love the nails! Emerald green is pantone's color of the year for 2013, your nails are super on trend and so cute (:
    Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a really good one!

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  34. Beautiful mani!! Happy Birthday a couple days late.i hope you had a lovely day! :)

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  35. That is just beautiful! And belated happy birthday, I hope you enjoyed it, G :)

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  36. Happy belated birthday! Love your mani!

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  37. Happy belated birthday G! :) We're only a few weeks apart - mine's the 26th.

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  38. I have this shade from Zoya - it's fab - Hope you had a very happy b'day!

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