Berry Jelly

Here is a nice berry jelly for fall that I made by adding one drop of medium blue (Misa On The Edge) to 20 drops of a creme red, and then one drop of dove gray to the resulting mix.  From there, I added about 10 drops of clear polish.

It’s more cool-toned purplish than it looks in the photo, but my camera gets wonky with blue tones.  Not a particularly unique color, but handy to make from straight-up red if you want a berry tone once in a while. I don’t really wear berries enough to warrant buying a whole bottle.


Nice, but it needs a little something else. How about some foil-y stuff?

This is technically “foil” but on a clear background. I got it from Glitterati Foil, but if you order from them, be prepared to be patient. Out of 30 foils I ordered, 8 were wrong or missing.  They were eventually sent out, but it was disappointing. However, I haven’t seen these kind of foils widely available anywhere else.


Ooh! Transparent foil!

The result:


It reminds me of an abstract painting. The same result could have been obtained with a striping brush, but I’m lazy. This took all of a minute and gave the nails an interesting look.


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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9 Responses to Berry Jelly

  1. Annabelle says:

    oo, love the way that turned out with the foil. That color is delisious.

  2. Rebecca says:


  3. Arie says:

    Very interesting! I like it 🙂

  4. Kimmy says:

    That looks so good.

  5. Sweet J says:

    Wow, that’s really beautiful! I LOVE berry tones and think there aren’t enough berry jellies in the world.

    When I get a blue polish, I’m going to try my hand at this franken.

    How many coats did you apply? Thanks in advance!

  6. Yaya says:

    the foil looks amazin! will have to look into it

  7. SignySpade says:

    Looks like Eddie Van Halen’s guitar..which is a very cool thing ;o)

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