Friday, November 29, 2013

Scratch Nail Wraps in "Eclectic Boulevard"

Hello, everyone!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, filled with family, friends, rest, and good food! I know I did. I also had just enough time to put together a mani using one of the nail wraps from the latest Scratch monthly mani box. This collection was created along with three Pose fashion bloggers, and I have to say that this collaboration is one of my favorites so far.

I decided to go with the design from Anna of FashBoulevard first, as I love the clear wraps idea and how they can be layered over any desired polish (a Scratch signature). As usual, I love the idea of using these over holographic nail polish because, well... who doesn't love a pretty holo polish? My nail friends thought the purple, white, and silver elements of the designs from the wraps would really pop over a teal polish; so I went with their suggestion. Here's how Scratch & FashBoulevard's "Eclectic Boulevard" clear wraps look over Hits Holografico in "Hera". I hope you also like the new direction I'm starting to take my photos in as well...I thought it would be nice to go back to my art/photo magnet-kid roots! ;)

Didn't this mani come out great? When you sign up for the MMB with Scratch, they send you three nail wraps along with some nail art goodies (I hope you can see the little stone I have on my ring finger).

Check out Scratch on their website, to get more info about how you can purchase individual nail wraps, and subscribe to their MMB. You might want to do that today, as they are having their first ever Black Friday sale! Have fun! See ya next time, and I hope you enjoyed this post :)

                                                                     - Tiff

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Empress-ive


I have some super artsy nail appliques to show you from Sally Hansen today. Sally Hansen created a collection of limited edition Salon Effects earlier this year called "Rent the Runway", that featured some designs that were very out side of the box for them (koi fish, black and gold glitter tiger stripes, peacock feather-inspired...). These super cool designs are what drew me in to grabbing a couple, including "Empress-ive", which you are about to see below.

I am loving the blue illustrations against the pure white base. This design just screams work-of-art to me!

I grabbed this quite some time ago, but I do believe that they are still available at Ulta and Walgreens; mixed in with the same displays as their permanent line-up. If you have an Ulta store near you, I would check there first, as they have been marked down in price.

How do you like "Empress-ive"? Did you pick up any Salon Effects from the Rent the Runway collection? See ya next time...

                                                                       - Tiff

Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy Hands Nail Polish in Sandcastles in the Sand

Hello, nail polish fans!

I am back with a new post featuring a polish from an indie brand that I am trying for the first time. I have seen swatches of Happy Hands Nail Polish from quite a few bloggers out there, and I decided that it was time to give them a try. One of my nail friends was nice enough to send me a gift card to Etsy via the Wrapp shopping app, so it was the perfect opportunity to pick up a new indie polish. Though it was hard to choose which one to go with, "Sandcastles in the Sand" kept calling my name. Check out the photos below to see how it turned out on me, with two coats over one coat of OPI "Did you ear about Van Gough?" .

Beautiful, right? I just love a great nude-based polish that is both fun and perfectly appropriate for work! The formula was also great for a glitter-packed polish; not too thick whatsoever. Removal was also a piece of cake (we all know how awful it is trying to remove glitter nail polish!).

You can purchase Happy Hands Nail Polish from Etsy and their Big Cartel stores, but they are currently on  break for now. I definitely have my eye on other polishes in their line-up, and plan to snag some more soon.

How do you like "Sandcastles in the Sand"? Do you have any Happy Hands polishes in your stash? See ya next time!

                                                                          - Tiff

Sunday, November 17, 2013

KBShimmer Teal Another Tail

Hi, everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend. Mine sure did go by fast. Today I have a beautiful indie nail polish from KBShimmer's Fall collection named "Teal Another Tail". This polish had been on my wish list for so long, and I hope you will be able to see why from the pictures below.

Sometimes amazingly complex polishes are difficult to photograph. I tried numerous times to capture the pink shimmer this polish has, that contrasts perfectly with the teal you can easily see. These pics were the best I got out of the many attempts I made. "Teal Another Tail"  is much more vibrant, and the pink shimmer is much more visible in person. I may not love the photos all too much, but I do love this nail polish, and feel it makes a great addition to my indies. You can purchase this beauty online here, Do you have any KBShimmer polishes in your stash? What do you think? See ya next time with a new post! Have a great week!

                                                                       - Tiff

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cult Nails You're My Dandy Lion

Hi there!

A few weeks ago, I picked up some polishes from Cult Nails during their latest sale. Among my mini haul was this adorable yellow polish appropriately named "You're My Dandy Lion". Most nail polish enthusiasts are aware of how difficult yellow nail polishes can be. They're always super streaky, and hard to even out, despite using at least three coats (I may have used up to four coats with a yellow once, and took it off immediately after ward). There's something about the pigmentation of yellows that makes most polishes of this color nearly impossible to use... that is until Maria, the mastermind behind Cult Nails, was determined to make a formula-friendly version part of her line-up.

I am glad to say that I have finally found a yellow that not only has a great formula, but one that I also like with my skin tone! Here's how "You're My Dandy Lion" turned out on me, with a bit of nail art to go with it!

I used three coats of this polish, but if you're not as much of an obsessed nail perfectionist as I am, you could very well get away with two. Also, this polish is fairly brighter in person, and has a very nice subtle yellow shimmer to it. As I said above, most yellows are still quite streaky after the same amount of coats, but I would say this one is perfect. You could purchase Cult Nails polishes on their website, and they have free shipping always. What do you think of this polish?Ahh... Finally, an easy going yellow nail polish! Do you have a yellow polish that you love? I'd love to know about it! See ya next time!

                                                                        - Tiff 


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Scratch Nail Wraps in Midnight Floral


Sorry for such a late post. I have been so extremely busy these days, but there's always enough time for a nice mani, right? I was able to squeeze in a mani using my very last set of Scratch nail wraps from the One Nail to Rule Them All collaboration, called "Midnight Floral". I decided to make it a bit sparkly by adding Northern Lights top coat, and some green rhinestones I got from a nail blogger friend. I hope you like how it came out!

My camera (just got it this past weekend) may or may not have freaked out a bit by all the sparkly-ness. Hopefully you can still see the look I was going for with these, and know that they looked much more amazing in person. These wraps have unfortunately been retired by Scratch, and the remaining stock has  sold out (boy did they go fast!), but they still have plenty of amazing designs to choose from, and three new designs every month. Check out for details. What do you think about this look? Have you seen any designs from Scratch that are calling your name? See ya next time, and thanks for taking a look!

                                                                     - Tiff

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Scratch Nail Wraps in Sublime Sapphire

Hello, everyone!

I have been having such a busy week, and it's only going on Wednesday! Anyways, I thought I'd try to squeeze in a blog post about these amazing nail wraps from Scratch that I wore to a show this past weekend. You guys already know that I'm a huge fan of Scratch nail wraps, so I'm just going to let the pics do the talking!

Beautiful, right? The main thing I love about Scratch is the fact that they work to create such awesomely unique designs, like works of art for the nail. Being an artist myself, I love seeing what they come up with every month, and always look forward to getting my monthly mani box from them. Do you love "Sublime Sapphire" as much as I do? Check these wraps out, and other great designs available from Scratch here, and tell me what you think! See ya next time with a new post, and hopefully a new digital camera! 'Til then...

                                                          - Tiff