You’re in the Jungle, baby, you’re gonna die…. of sugar overdose…
So I promised I’d make this cake so Rafik (aka Hayati) and I set to it! I’m proud of this cake for its looks, but it tastes even better! It’s a triple layer cake layered with whipped cream frosting and cherry filling.
Alrighty- so here are the nails:
I wanted to put this picture in for your reference since I’ve been getting several emails about how I clean up my edges. First, I try REALLY hard not to get polish on my cuticles. Then, with a brush that I got (cheap, not even $10 for a set of 12 brushes) with a set for my mural painting, I dip into polish remover and carefully clean up the gap between my cuticles and polish. I do this after a few minutes of letting the polish dry, but not so dry that its fully hardened, or else its difficult to remove.
Then, if there is any polish on the underside of my cuticles or on my skin, I soak a cotton swab in polish and go around the edges and remove it. You can do this with the brush, but a lot of polish will gunk your brush up fast and a cotton swab removes polish off of skin faster than a brush.
Good Enough to Eat
Sinful Colors and I have a love/hate/love relationship (more love than hate). Their polishes are goopy even brand new, so I always have to add two drops of thinner when I buy them.After that, the formula is satisfying. I recommend always using a fast dry top coat because for me, they never dry completely without one (you know what its like, 3 or 4 hours later you see scratches or you sleep and wake up with your sheet fabric printed on your nail). With a fast dry top coat, they’re as good as any other polishes I have. Most whites are chalky, and with thinner, Sinful Colors kicks butt in that arena! I had NO problems with chalkiness, and believe me, I am not a patient woman.
Misa’s Chocolate Icing is amazing, which I already mentioned in a previous entry
Essie’s A-List was great. I haven’t used it yet for a full manicure, but one dot was fully opaque and the formula felt smooth. I had no problems using it here; I could push it exactly where I wanted it.
Icing’s Envy left me satisfied as well. I don’t have my nail brushes yet so I had to use my thinnest dotting too (like a metal toothpick) and I could paint detailed lines with it and not cry out in frustration. Icing always has had high quality polishes in my opinion that are frequently passed over. Another Icing mani is coming soon!
Seche Vite as usual never ceases to amaze. It dries even the undry-able. It becomes rock hard in a matter of seconds (a minute maybe) and it makes my polishes last! Only problems with Seche Vite as mentioned before (and slightly visible in the blown up version of this manicure) are areas of shrinkage around my cuticles. I wrap it around my tips so I don’t usually have problems there anymore, but you’re just out of luck for cuticles. I just put a little extra there in hopes that will hold it!
So, scrumptious, or what?