Jelly polish is named for its semi-transparency and almost gel-like appearance.
Glitter polish would be any type of polish with flecks of glitter or confetti. For this manicure, you ideally should use a polish with larger pieces of glitter in order for the effect to show properly.
I used this tutorial from PackAPunchPolish to help me with today's manicure:
My version of the technique uses Revlon's "Royal", (which is an affordable and high-quality jelly polish) and China Glaze's "Pizzazz" (also affordable and very pretty.)
Here is my take:
The video tutorial recommends using one coat of glitter and two coats of jelly, but I enjoy the look of several layers. In my version, I have three coats of glitter and four coats of jelly polish. It definitely requires a good hour of drying time, but the final effect is absolutely mesmerizing. I'm going to be sad to take this manicure off for work next week!