China Glaze- Ravishing Dahling
Happy Friday!!! Who's ready to get their weekend started? As I mentioned in my post on Wednesday I'm headed out for a weekend vacation with some friends, what I didn't tell you was that we are spending our time camping and tubing/canoeing down a river. With as hot as it's been here lately, I hope we all don't fry to death. The heat index here yesterday reached 117! Can you say hot! Speaking of hot, I've got a sexy color from China Glaze to share with you today. So turn up the a/c grab a beverage of your choice sit back, relax and get ready to discover China Glaze Ravishing Dahling.
Ravishing Dahling is a glossy darkened red polish with a deliciously squishy jelly finish, and the opacity of a creme. There just aren't enough adjectives in the English language to describe how much I love this color. Sadly that's pretty much where the good news ends.
The formula on this one is quite tricky to work with. The first coat went on a little patchy, and even after 2 coats you can still see some evidence of it on my nails. When I wear this one again I will be sure to use 3 thin coats and give it a little longer to dry time between. All the photos in this post are shown as 2 coats plus top coat.
As you can see in my macro shot I got a little messy with my paint job and ended up with some staining on my skin, and that's after 2 separate attempts at clean-up. So be careful, and go slow when applying this nail polish and I'd also suggest a good base coat to avoid any staining on your nails as well.
Even though the formula gave me some issues, because of the opacity I was curious to see if I could get Ravishing Dahling to work for stamping. I've never tried this with a jelly finish before, and was a little skeptical, but I love finding regular polish to stamp so it had to be done. And guess what? It worked!!! Well, kind of...
I used the promo plate I received from Cult Nails and my jumbo squishy stamper from Bundle Monster over a base of Sinful Colors Snow me White. I'm not sure if it was the squishy stamper or the jelly finish that worked against me but I had some issues. The color is uneven on my nails and the polish wanted to separate on the stamper head before I could get it on my nails. I'm going to have to attempt this again with my firm stamper to see if I have the same issues. But all in all, I think it was a successful stamping attempt. If you've got any other suggestions to try I'm all ears. Just let me know in the comments. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!