Spring Treats: Watermelon Jell-O Petites

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Yield: Makes 20 fruit slices

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (3-ounce) pkg. strawberry-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup chopped fresh OR frozen* strawberries (*thawed )
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 5 limes, halved, pulp scooped out & discarded, AND rind halves reserved
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or basil seeds

Directions

  1. Slice the fruit cleanly in half lengthwise (through the axis).
  2. Carefully remove the pulp while keeping the half rind fully intact.
  3. Ensure that the rinds are dry (you can use paper towels to blot them).
  4. Set each half rind upright in a muffin pan so you can fill it with Jello.
  5. Mix the water with the gelatin (just like you would to make jigglers).
  6. You’ll want the Jell-O a little firmer than the normal recipe as you have to slice it in half again.
  7. Make sure that the gelatin is well dissolved, and then pour into the fruit before it begins to set.
  8. Fill up as high as you can; the Jell-O will shrink a bit when cooling.
  9. Carefully transfer to the fridge and let set for about three hours, per box directions.
  10. When the Jello is set, place the fruit open-side down on a cutting board, hold it’s shape with one hand and carefully slice in half lengthwise again to form quarters.
  11. Be careful not to smash the fruit as you’ll want to keep the Jello intact (you may use a serrated knife).

Much Love,

Tempest

Nail Fetish Tutorial: Drip, Drip

Nail Fetish: Drip, Drip

For all who don’t know, I am a fanatic when it comes to nail art and designs of any kind…especially when they are easy to recreate!

Today I stumbled upon a lovely little masterpiece from Beautylish.com. I personally like to call this nail design “paint drip”. As you can see, this is an easy design to do and so let’s lay down the steps in what to use and how to recreate it.

TOOLS YOU NEED:

  • Bobby pin (rounded end will serve as a the dotting tool)
  • Nail polish of light color OR white
  • Nail polish of one OR more vibrant colors
  • Base coat
  • Top coat

STEPS:

  1. Apply one layer of Base Coat to each nail and allow to dry completely.
  2. Apply 1-2 coats of your white OR light colored nail polish and allow to dry completely.
  3. Using the rounded tip of a bobby pin, dip into a small pool of vibrant color polish.
  4. Make a few random dots where you want the “dripping” to go, then drag the color to the tip of the nail.
  5. Finish the nail tips by painting the vibrant color across so the design is uniform and let nails dry completely to prevent smudging.
  6. Apply your Top Coat over dry nails for a high gloss shine and allow nails to dry.

There you have it…a fun, funky way to show off your creative side and style! Enjoy this fun manicure!

Much Love,
Tempest