Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Red Velvet: The Cake Is A Lie

I recently bought my first textured polish, Sally Hansen Sugar Coat in Red Velvet. It was on clearance at Target so I thought I'd give it a try. I've never been especially drawn to the textured polish trend although some of the new holiday lines do look extra sparkly and tempting. So far I've proven completely incapable of swatching a single color so I've done some nail art as usual. First impressions? Meh. I didn't like the way it felt so rough to the touch after it dried, but it did dry fast and it wasn't hard to work with like I thought it might be. This color also isn't my super favorite so I might be pre-biased against it.

And now for a totally unnecessary rant about red velvet cake:
I hate red velvet cake.. and I mean Haaaaaaate! Why? Red velvet cake is just slightly chocolatey cake masquerading around in two (2)!!?! bottles of red food coloring. Who invented that? According to the internets it was a extract bottling company during the depression who wanted to convince people to use more food coloring. I'm not a fan of excessive dyes in my foods and it just looks so unnatural. Admittedly beautiful, but so wrong.

In case you're not a crazy cake hater like me and think this looks delicious you can find this picture and recipe here.

Back to the nail polish! For my base I used 2 coats of Ulta's Bare Minimum. I used striping tape to get the extra crisp lines on the stripey nails and the cap end of a plastic tipped brush to make the extra large dots.

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