Blackcurrant Jelly

Well, this one was a bit of a surprise. I added some pigment (Fyrinnae Black Plum, a deep plum with silver microsparkles) to some red jelly polish (Essie Jelly Apple), thinking I’d get a warmish purple with tiny sparkles.

The pigment had hidden black in the base, so I got a different result than I expected. The pigment acted like black, rather than purple. I got a pleasing jelly burgundyish color, but  it’s not all that summery. It also needed 3 semi-thick coats to be really opaque. I added some gold glitter stripes and some rhinestone flower baubles to lighten things up.



I’ll just call this an early winter color for my Oz and NZ readers!


About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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2 Responses to Blackcurrant Jelly

  1. Lucy says:

    It really does look like blackcurrant jelly. Very pretty.

  2. Violet says:

    Makes me hungry for jam toast. It is getting cold and wintery here in Aus, perfect mani for the season!

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