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.

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

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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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