Showing posts with label Stripe Rite. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stripe Rite. Show all posts

Friday, July 4, 2014


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Happy Friday!!! 

  And to those of you celebrating today a very happy Independence Day. I hope everyone is having fun and being safe on this holiday! I want to do this quick post to share these cute patriotic nails with you guys. I did this look using all shades from Salon Perfect and some chevron Nail Vinyls. HOnest to goodness, patriotic nails are not really my style... But I ADORE THESE!!! 

 This look started with a base of Salon Perfect Sugar Cube. This shade is a standard white creme with a nice formula. Once my base was fully dry I placed one of the wider chevron Nail Vinyls in the center of my nail to create the color-blocked look. For the red portions I used Salon Perfect Paint the Town Red, which is a true red jelly-ish shade. For the blue portions I used Salon Perfect Wild Blue Yonder, which is a beautiful shade of creamy sky blue with a slight shimmer.
 To clean up the "seams" of where the color meets the white I used some red and blue glitter striper polishes from Stripe Rite. The finishing touch was to add some more red, white and blue accents using Salon Perfect's Save me a Spot, which is a mix of R,W and B dots in a clear base. I just blobbed out some of the polish and picked out the dots individually to place on my nails. I finished it all off with a generous coat of Seche Vite.

 Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all enjoy your holiday, and those of you with a long weekend, have fun!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hey Girl... Nice Melons!

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Happy Humpday! 

  I'm pretty sure that as a beauty blogger in South East Florida... that it is a requirement for me to rock some watermelon nail art at some point in my life. I mean, IDK... melons, Florida heat... they just seem to go hand in hand. So, I did just that this past weekend. Some of the shades from Zoya's Tickled and Bubbly collections were the perfect choices for my fruity nails. 
 I started with a base of Zoya's Tilda. She is a bright, grass green creme. I wanted to add some pops of sparkle to my melons so I layered a two thin coats of Zoya Stassi over my middle and pinkie nails. To create the melons I basically just did some ruffians over all my nails, except my pinkie. I used Zoya Wendy for the coral-y parts of the melons. Wendy is a perfectly opaque shade of pink- leaning coral. 
 To add some sparkle to some of my melons I layered a coat of Zoya Harper over the pink portions on my ring and thumb nails. For the "seeds" I just used a plain black creme and a small dotting tool. I cleaned up the seams of my melons with a green Stripe Rite glitter. To finish everything off I used a coat of Seche Vite followed by a light coat of INM Northern Lights. 

 Here are Zoya Tilda and Stassi over Tilda. I really love how the shades of the Bubbly collection look layered over the shades from the tickled collection. Putting the sparkling, jelly based, shades over an opaque color really seems to bring out all the tones in the sparkly shades. I feel like on their own they all lean a bit too gold. They are all beautiful regardless though.  

 And now I must go shop for some watermelon because I really want some :). I'm thinking I also want to try my hand at more fruit themed nails. What should I do next? I think pineapples... 

Thanks for stopping by!!  

Sunday, September 1, 2013

#31DC2013- Day One: Red Nails! Vintage Inspired with OCC Mein Herr & Lustgarten

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Happy Sunday!!! 

  Yep, it's happening again! Against my better judgement, I've decided to take on the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge ;-), for the Third year in a row. This year there are A LOT of bloggers taking the challenge on together. To follow the posts via social media you can use the hashtag #31DC2013. 
 No, Sammy and I did not coordinate haha. I recently received the OCC Moderncraft Collection. The promo shots for this collection really captured my imagination with the edgy throwback/cabaret look. I knew, immediately, when I saw these two shades that I wanted to do a 1920's inspired half-moon mani. So, without further delay, I give you my Red Nails for Day one of the 31 Day Challenge. 
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 This look features Two new shades from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. The almond creme shade is Mein Herr and the red metallic shimmer is Lustgarten. I cleaned up the seams of the moons with a Red glitter streiping polish. I will be reviewing the OCC Modercraft collection very soon. There are some amazing shades! I finished the whole look off with some KBShimmer Clearly on Top. 
  I actually eneded up LOVING this look to bits. I felt so retro-glam and "flapper-ish" haha. I am sooo excited to see alll the amazing looks from all the gals participating in the challenge this year!

Here are all the prompts we will be taking on over the coming 31 Days. Thank you to Sarah of Chalkboard nails for the pretty prompt list!
 To see my looks from years past you can head to my 31 Day Challenge Tab ♥. How many awesome Red looks have you seen today?!

To see many more of the bloggers participating check out the inlinkz after the jump!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sation- Scotch Tape Craziness!

Good morning all! 

  So! As the title says.. I kinda went crazy with my Sations, some striping tape and some scotch tape. I wasn't going for anything in particular. I just wanted to have some fun with some tape and some awesome Sation polishes. 
 Quite a bit going on here lol. I used all Sation polishes. I started with a base of Miss Emo Shun All. The aqua accents were done in Oh my Oceania! and the Lavender accents were done in Tardy Tart. The glittery accents were done with a Stripe Rite Silver glitter striping polish.
This is like nautical flags on LSD or something lol... I love all these colors together!

 Now here is a swatch of Miss Emo Shun All. This shade of vivid, deep and saturated Indigo creme was as instant favorite. I'm actually looking for a reason to put this on again real soon. This color stands alone in my collection, totally dupeless. I don't have any colors that even come close to this shade of Royally Amazing Purple! The formula on this color is very easy to work with. Miss Emo Shun All  does dry to a cool satin-matte finish but I photographed it after top coat to bring out the shine.
 I also have to go on about the name for a minute :D. This polish is from the Class of Sation collection. Back in High School.. I was totally Miss Emo lol!! This polish is my nail color soul-mate!
 So yeah! Good times with Sation! Who, BTW have some AMAZING collections in the works and I cannot wait to share them with you guys! I love Sation's out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to their collection themes, promo shots and color names. I'm excited, I hope you guys are too! Sation polishes are available from and they are a total steal at $5!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

(**Sation polishes provided for consideration**)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Black & White Challenge! Day Two- White on Black

Good morning lovelies and happy humpday!

  Today the sexy6 are carrying on with Day Two of the Black and White Challenge. The task for today is Black base with White on top. I danced around this for a while because I am not always a fan of how White looks over Black. The effect of White on Black always seems a little Halloween to me for some reason. I finally decided on doing something I don't really do too often, half moons. The end result was a super classy and eye-catching manicure.
 I started with Two coats of Zoya Raven as my Black base. For the White I used Zoya  Purity which covered the Black effortlessly in one good coat. To clean up the "seam" where the Black and White meet I added a little bit of Silver Glitter using a striper. LOVE this look. All topped off with some Seche Vite.
Don't forget to stop by  Sam The Nailasaurus, Rie Nails and Noms, Esther at Fab Fingertips, Stephanie at Sincerely Stephanie and Emily from The Laquerologist to see what they have in store for us today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Julep Brooklyn

Happy Caturday!

  Today I have a super pretty Red from Julep. I also did some very simple Holiday themed striping with some glitter because this color was just screaming Holidays to me. It's very much a festive type of shade.
  So Brooklyn is a deep Red creamy base packed full of Red micro glitter. The formula on this color is insane. I could have almost done with one coat. It actually has a cool effect at one coat. Almost looks like lip gloss but for your nails. At two coats, it looks a bit more like a matte lipstick. It is an awesome shade of deep Ruby Red and the sparkle gives this a lot of dimension. It dries a bit gritty and dull and it is a little hungry. I used Two coats of SV to give it full shine and smooth it out. When fully glossy this color is just lovely! For the glitter stripes I used Stipe Rite in Green Glitter and Milani in Art of Gold. Julep needs to make more colors like Brooklyn....  
I'm off to wrap presents :D! Have a great Saturday lovelies!

Thoughts on Brooklyn?
♥ Cristina

Friday, October 21, 2011

31 Day Challenge! Day 12- Striped Nails

Hi guys!!

  So while working on today's challenge I learned a valuable lesson: Don't work on your nails when you are hungry. I really rushed on these and I like them but they could have been so much better if I had taken my time. All I could think of was stuffing my face hole.... The fact that I'm no striping wiz doesn't help either lol... But, that being said... These look pretty cool from far away...
  So for this look I started with Two coats of ManGlaze Mayonnaise. That gets its own post because I have several pics of it and I I haven't worn it in soooo long! Ok.. so back to the look. After painting my base I freehanded a wide stripe of Zoya's Dana down the center of my nails. For finishing touches I used Stripe Rite stripers from Sally's in Silver Glitter and Black Glitter. I finished the whole thing off with Two coats of Seche Vite because the Stripe Rites are hungry glitters.

Ok, so I'll be back later with a Mayo post and don't  forget to check out Sam and Rie's blogs to see their Striped nails!

Thanks for stopping by :D,
♥ Cristina

Monday, January 24, 2011

Muffin Monday!! Orly Hook Up!

Whoa this is bright!

  This is absolutely a change from Blues for Muffin.
  Yellow will never be my color but I'll make an exception for Hook Up!. This is a cool toned Yellow with a pearly shimmer. It is so bright and happy The formula was surprisingly smooth and easy to work with. I still needed Three coats to get full evenness but I had no issues with bald spots,dragging or streaking. I decided to try this glitter stripe look once more because I loved the look I did recently over WWTC from O.P.I. This time I did all 10 nails to break up the Yellow since it makes my skin look a bit too Red when I wear it by itself. Anyways this is a pretty Yellow shade with a great formula and my favorite Yellow polish out of the Three I own. If you have never tried a Yellow polish and have been wanting to this would be a good one start with since it has such a great formula.

What are your thoughts on Yellow polish?
<3 Cristina

Orly Hook Up!
Black and Blue Glitter Stripe Rites
Milani Art of Gold Striper
TC: Seche Vite

Saturday, January 22, 2011

O.P.I What's with the Catitude?

I am so obsessed with this manicure...

  It's not even funny! I love this look! I had been lusting after What's with the Catitude for quite some time and could not find it anywhere. I stumbled upon it in a dusty bin at a Regis Salon along with Wing It!... It was a good day.
  I love this Blue so much!! It is a true Sky Blue creme that is sooo soothing and flattering. The formula on this one is a bit streaky and milky so I had to be patient with application. I needed Three coats to get full coverage and evenness. I'm so happy to have this in my collection! And how cute did the accents turn out? I just used Blue and Purple glitter Stripe Rites and some patience haha. It was really easy and kind of fun to do. I was tempted to do all 10 nails but I really love my base color and wanted to show it more. If you love soft Blues this must be a part of your collection. Epic WIN in my opinion :).

Yay Blue!!!
<3 Cristina

OPI Whats with the Catitude
TC Seche Vite 

Friday, October 29, 2010

China Glaze Tree Hugger

This is one BRIGHT happy green...

China Glaze Tree Hugger
Messed up my index :( This is a little brighter
I love the shimmer throughout this.
Not sure where I was going with this lol. Just playing with my Stripe Rites.
   I have had this color for a LONG time. Why I hadn't tried it yet, I have no idea. "Tree Hugger" is a great Lime Green shimmer that has great pigmentation. I only needed two coats for full even coverage and the formula was excellent. I find that China Glaze shimmers all have great formulas. The shimmer in this is very subtle, almost pearl- like so the polish still looks creamy and rich. As for the black and white stripes... Well I'm not too sure what's up with those. I really wanted to play around with my Stripe Rite polishes, but as you can see my skills are still kind of lacking LOL. For this mani a top coat of Seche Vite was used.

***You guys decide: Should the black and white stripe mani go under the FAIL tab?***

Thank you for Reading :)
<3 Cristina

CG Tree Hugger
Black SR
White SR