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DIY Mermaid Nails

I've been promising you guys a new makeup tutorial, and here it is - a beautiful DIY mermaid mani! It's so perfect for Summer, and I promise you, it's quite easy to do. I was so inspired by the samples I recently received from Nail Social Nail Brand. I have to say, when I first saw the colors, I knew they were a little bit out of my typical comfort zone. Honestly, I haven't worn sparkly blue nail polish since college, which was quite a while ago for me. For years I've stuck with pinks, reds, and purples; with the most adventurous of my manis being hot pink (and only when hot pink was very on-trend). None the less, I was ready to try this "24K Mermaid" polish. Objectively speaking, as blue sparkly nail polishes go, it was pretty after all.

It was beautiful on, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that under different lighting it went from a true blue to a sparkly greenish blue that looked even more...mermaid-ish if you ask me. When it came time to take i…

Banana Creme Tart


Okay, I'm not gonna lie here. This turned into a tart solely because I had an epic fail at blind baking. I was out of parchment paper and dried beans and tried to get away with using an aluminum baking round filled with rice. The result was that I ended up with the perfect tart crust! On the other hand, I also wound up with an extra amount of cream and pudding, so if you'd rather make it as a deep-dish pie, this recipe will work just fine for that as well.

You can start with a store bought pie crust or use this basic pie crust recipe here: Step-By-Step Guide to Making Homemade Pie Crust.

And even if you don't need this dairy-free, I still suggest using the coconut cream for the whipped cream and banana pudding. It's just so, so yummy!




INGREDIENTS

2 ripe bananas + 2 more for the dairy-free banana creme pudding
3 - 13.5 oz. cans unsweetened coconut milk (I like this kind)
1 cup powdered sugar
one 9" pie crust - store bought or recipe here
nutmeg garnish optional

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Prebake the pie crust and let cool. (Start working on the whipped cream while the crust is baking.)

2. Scoop out the thick part of the coconut milk out of the top of each can and place in a small glass bowl or your mixer. Fold in the powdered sugar and beat on high for a few minutes or until you can form a peak with the cream. It should resemble fluffy, smooth whipped cream. *It will thicken further upon refrigeration!

3. After making coconut whipped creme, combine 2 cups of it with 2 ripe mashed bananas to make the pudding. Chill the pudding and cream in the fridge.

4. After the crust has cooled, slice the other two bananas into thin slices about 1/2 an inch thick each and place in a single layer covering the bottom of the pie crust.

5. Use a rubber spatula to spread an even layer of the pudding over the banana slices, then top with the whipped creme. Use sweeping figure 8 motions with a rubber spatula or butter knife to make those pretty waves on top. Optional: sprinkle the top with ground nutmeg.

Enjoy!


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Comments

  1. This is beyond the yummiest tart I've ever seen Krisztina! I'm sure it tastes heavenly and I got to save your recipe. I haven't realised that you have a blog, too 😃 Have a fab week

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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    1. Thanks, Simone!! And me too ha...happy to have found your blog. I should have stopped by sooner considering how long we've been following each other on instagram ha! Have a great week! :)

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  3. That's cool. I like your blog. Go to my blog http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

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  4. I'd love to have that banana creme tart asap. ha! That looks sooo good!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Me too! It is so yummy. I definitely need to make it again!

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