Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Last night after I did my Ornament nails, I decided to do a look that I would do on both hands and wear the next day. I wanted something simple and quick and this is what I came up with:

I painted two coats of China Glaze - Frostbite, then I used my silver Stripe Rite nail art pen to do the silver french tips. Let that dry slightly, and then added a top coat of Wet n Wild - Kaleidoscope for the "falling snow" effect.

I like this, but I have 3 gripes for you So Easy Stripe Rite NAP's.

My first Gripe, I just bought these pens from Sally's during the summer months. I have had a gold glitter one basically almost dry up on me. It is really goopy and thick. I thought maybe I just didn't close the lid tightly enough, and went on about my way. Well last night using the silver one, it is starting to goop up on me!! These pens are not cheap, they are about $4.00 each. I am so disappointed in these pens! I also have some Nubar NAP's and they are holding up just fine. They are staying the consistency that they should.

Has anyone else had this happen to their pens?

My second gripe with the pens is that now it seems as though it was taking forever for the silver tips to dry. I used my regular top coat of poshe and everything. If you look at my index finger in the first pic you can see where it dented.

My third gripe is that the silver is wearing off my tips already! I just painted them last night and these pics were taken first thing this morning! Look at the picture below and you will see where it is wearing off:

Disappointment - So Easy Stripe Rite, you get two wet, soft, dented, tip worn thumbs down from me! :p


Pixie said...

Ohh, I love it. I'd love to do something similar for my christmas mani!

Brooke said...

PIXIE - Thank you! It was very easy to do, too! Hope you post pictures of whatever christmas manicure you do!

Olga said...

Those look very nice, love the blue & silver together.

Katee "e-polishblog" said...

LOVE the blue and silver together, so pretty and festive!! I am always in awe of your ail art. I have never tried those pens before.

Brooke said...

OLGA - Thank You!

KATEE- Thank You x 2!

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