Sunday, April 14, 2013

NOTW: Autism Awareness #1 - Periwinkle Blue Jelly Sandwich

If you didn't know, April is Autism Awareness month. I personally know a few people with Autism and I thought it was a good cause to bring attention to.
At the very beginning of April, I had a very strong want to find the perfect jelly periwinkle color. Long story short, after browsing Pinterest for years, I started thinking about my future wedding and the nails I want and I came to the decision that I wanted something very inspired by Forget-Me-Nots, which are one of my favorite flowers.
After searching Google for an hour, I couldn't find any jelly formulas in the perfect periwinkle color so I sort of just gave up. Eshani then told me one day that Nfu Oh was discontinuing some flakies, so I headed over to their site to order some. I didn't order any of those, but I did end up on their other collections and found the Jelly Syrup collection. They have EVERY color under the rainbow and I was so excited to see they had periwinkle! I couldn't find any swatches really online aside from the provided ones on the site, so I bit the bullet, bought some and am very glad I did.
Nfu Oh JS14 is a perfect forget-me-not blue - it's a slightly purple toned medium blue. The finish is truly jelly - at three coats it's very glossy and still somewhat translucent. The picture below is more color accurate.
For the Jelly Sandwich part of this NOW, I used OPI's Pirouette My Whistle and Deborah Lippmann's Boom Boom Pow. The very bottom picture is the glitter before I added the final coat of jelly polish on top. 
The Top Coat I used was Julep's Freedom Top Coat (new fave!) and I used OPI's Nail Envy as a base coat.
This manicure lasted about a week before I switched to my next blue mani :)

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