I wanted to do a Pond Mani for a while now, but I somehow never did. And after doing the Skittle Mani a few weeks ago, I decided to combine those two and go with a Skittle Pond Manicure.
I actually did a few swatches and manis that day so there is a lot of polish on my table, but for this manicure I used the polishes in the front row. I started with a coat of Maybelline - Marshmallow (19), wich is a pearly white, to ensure good coverage. Then I used some glitter jelly polishes in different colours. I used Yes Love - G13-4, G13-5 and G13-6, Wet 'n Wild 126.96.36.199.Orange and The Gold & The Beautiful in combination with OPI sheer tint I'm Never Amberrassed to make a yellow nail.
After the first coloured coat, I started do make a few large dots with my dotting tool using china glaze - White On White. Once the dots dried, I added another layer of colour. I did that about five or six times until I was satisfied with the coverage and depth. On my pinkie I alternated the gold glitter jelly with the OPI tint. I also used different sized dotting tools to get a mixture of small and big polkadots.
A Pond Manicure is a lot like a Jelly Sandwich, but instead of the glitter you use polkadots between your coloured layers. Easy but time consuming.
At the end I sealed it in with Seche Vite to help it dry faster. You have to be really careful with a manicure like this. Due to the number of layers it is a bit squishy for quite some time.
And here are a few mor pictures to show you my nails from all angles. It was pretty hard to catch the depth of this manicure in a picture.
My favourite nail is the green one, because you can see the different layers best here. But I actually love them all! :-DI hope you like this manicure as much as I do!
Have you ever done a Pond Manicure? Wich colour is your favourite?
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