Monday, September 1, 2014

Jenna Hipp "The New Brights" roses and stripes mani

Hello, hello!

I am really excited about this look I have on my blog today. This was my first time doing a rose mani, after I had been wanting to try it for quite some time! I thought it was going to be hard, but it was actually quite simple. Below you'll see some stripes and cute little roses using some of the 
"New Brights" from Jenna Hipp. I hope you like it as much as I do!

I used some straight nail vinyls to section off my stripes, after I painted two coats of "We Are Mint to Be" (let it completely dry first, of course). I then painted on "Ain't Life Grape", and immediately pulled away the tape while the polish was still wet. I then painted the rose shapes with "Just One Bite" and did the pink rose detailing with a pink Sally Hansen nail art pen. I got so many compliments on this look, I can't wait to recital this look again with different color combinations! 

You can pick up Jenna Hipp nail polish sets at Costco if you're a member, and online for members and non members. I absolutely love the formula they're made with and they are also quick drying. So, what do you think? I've been on a little bit of a floral kick lately, so I will actually have another flowery look or two for you this week. Stay tuned. :) 


Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Birthday to Michael Jackson 2014

Hello, everyone! 

Today is the reason behind my MJ inspired week. Today is the King of Pop's birthday, and I have a look in his honor to show you all. I hope you like it! 

I cannot rember at all where I got the water slide decal from!!! I'm sure if you google "Michael Jackson water slide decal" you'll have plenty of options to choose from. The cute little crown charm is from Daily Charme, and they have a variety of charms and nail art goodies to play with. The red stripe you see on my index nail was done by using scotch tape to create a super clean edge. My glitter accent nail is a combination of two glitter polishes from OPI; "Crown Me Already" and "Muppets World Tour". are you celebrating the King of Pop's birthday today? Hopefully you'll join me in doing an MJ mani too! Go to my Instagram and use the hashtag "manisformj" and tag @tiffstastefultalons so I can see! Thanks so much! I will be listening to Michael's music all day today <3

- Tiff 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Michael Jackson inspired mani #4

Hi, everyone!

I hope you all are having a great week... The long weekend is almost here! Michael Jackson's birthday is almost here too (tomorrow); being the reason for my third annual MJ week on my blog. Here's my fourth look of the week, and my second to last one in the pics below. I drew inspiration from the "Rock With You" video :) 

Blurred so you could see the sparkly goodness! ;) 

Again, striping tape was my friend during this mani. The pale sparkly glitter is China Glaze's "I'm Not Lion", and I thought it was the perfect glitter to match MJ's costume! I love how perfectly clean the stripes came out, and how the black base polish is still visible despite using very thin striping tape. 

Well, I really do hope you're liking my MJ manis this week! I've been having fun planning them out and bringing them to life.... Don't forget tomorrow is the whole reason for me doing this, and your opportunity to show everyone your own MJ-inspired nail art! My #manisformj theme is tomorrow, so get your nails ready! and visit my Instagram link below for more details! I hope to see you all then! 

- Tiff 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Michael Jackson inspired mani #3 guest post for Polished to Precision

Hi, everyone!

While keeping my MJ inspired week going, I did a guest post for one of my closest nail friends, Tiffany Jordan of Polished to Precision blog. She's a fellow Floridian who's family just made a very recent move up north to the New England area. I wish her all the best in getting used to that cold weather!!!! Lol! She's funny, smart, and has the cutest little kids on the planet! I'm definitely glad I've gotten the chance to get to know her this past year. 

So, like I said yesterday, I was going to give you guys the link to the post I did for her on her blog. Check out the full details of my third MJ-inspired mani  here. Enjoy! - Tiff 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Michael Jackson-inspired mani #2

Hey, there!

Today I have my second MJ-inspired look to show you. I saw this super adorable picture of Michael from when he was a little guy and thought the outfit he was wearing was super cute. I decided this would be a perfect look to draw inspiration from, and I hope you will be able to see why in the pics below. Enjoy! :) 

My favorite part of this look is the combination of the yellow and red, with the daisies in the shirt Michael was wearing in the pic. I tried to recreate that with my nails as best as I could, using my nail art pens from Sally Hansen, and a red striper polish (which I'll admit I need more practice with). Overall, I think this mani came out pretty good! What do you think? ;) 

I have still have some more looks coming up here this week, including a guest post I did for one of my closest nail blogger buddies that you'll see tomorrow. Don't forget there's still time to get your manis ready for the 29th on my Instagram (@tiffstastefultalons). Tag me and use the hashtag "manisformj" so I can see them and possibly feature them on my Facebook page! Thanks, and see ya tomorrow :)))

- Tiff  

Monday, August 25, 2014

Michael jackson inspired mani #1 "Scream"

Hi, there!

Thanks for taking a look at this super late edition of Tiff's Tasteful Talons! It's MJ week here on my blog, because his birthday is this week (the 29th), and I wanted to continue the tradition I have in dedicating this week to the King Of Pop. It's also the first week back at the dance studio, and classes started tonight for me; being the reason for me posting so late tonight. Well, I'm glad I got to get this post off before midnight eastern time, so let's take a look at my first mani shall we? I drew inspiration from one of my favorite MJ short films, "Scream", and I hope you can see some resemblance. Enjoy! 

There's a whole going on here, between the black, silver chrome, matte and shiny stripes. You can obviously tell that I created the stripes by using striping tape, a must-have for pulling off something like this. That silver chrome polish at the tips is the famous "Push and Shove" chrome and base duo from OPI, that provides that chrome-like finish that regular metallic polishes just can't. I also used one of my Sally Hansen nail art pens to make the little "7" that you see on my ring nail. I really like how this came out overall, even though I don't think I'm all that great at nail art. I do however, see that I am improving, so that's a great step in the right direction! 

Ok, so that's my first post for MJ week here on my blog! Stay tuned for another look on here tomorrow! Have a good night, and don't forget about my #manisformj on Instagram on the 29th! You can follow me if you haven't already at @tiffstastefultalons :) 

- Tiff 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Compulsive Nails Nail Polish Strips in "Fringe Tribal"


Today I have a very cute set of tribal nail polish strips from Compulsive Nails. Alex, the company owner, sent me a new set to try, featuring a new shape of the nail strips for a better fit. You'll see a comparison photo of my last set and this one to see the difference for yourselves below. I love this blue and purple tribal design! 

As you can see in the photo above, the shapes are quite a bit different around the area that lines up near the cuticle. This change helped me to see which nail sizes were best for me this time around much easier, while I wasted a couple of them on accident trying to pick which ones to apply the last time. I definitely think the shape change works much better for me... Success! Apply your favorite top coat, and you're ready to go show of your incredible mani! :) 

If you love rocking instant nail art, but aren't quite a nail artist yet, I highly recommend you try Compulsive Nails if you haven't already. I'm especially loving Alex's tribal designs, as I feel they're great to wear any time of the year, and everyone loves the look. You'll definitely get lots of compliments wearing these eye-catching designs, and it's always great to support small businesses. 

I'll see you guys again next week for Michael Jackson week here on my blog. Don't forget to get your MJ-inspired glitter bomb manis ready for the 29th! See you then!