Monday, December 30, 2013

Sea Lore "A-Dory-Ble" and "Arista"

Hi, there!

It's about time for a new post, right? It's also about time for a post featuring some polishes made by a very good nail buddy of mine. First off, let me just say that this time of year is not my friend. 

It never fails; I can almost always count on being sick around this time of the year. I want to say I started feeling under the weather the day before Christmas, and I am just starting to get better now. At least I'm not battling the flu like I was at this very same time last year! Not fun... Any ways I have a couple of polishes to show you today from my nail friend Jamie, who is the creator of Sea Lore nail polishes. She comes up with the cutest glitter combinations every year, and I'm glad to say that some of hers are a part of my indie stash. Here are "A-Dory-Ble" and "Arista" in the pics below. 

"A-Dory-Ble" (inspired by "Finding Nemo") is a super cute blend of blue, yellow, and black glitters in a thin blue base. This is one of Jamie's latest polishes. I decided to layer two coats of this polish over two coats Loreal "Jet set to Paris" to preserve my mini bottle. 

This is "Arista". I ordered her quite a while ago, but decided to save her for the holidays. She's an amazing combination of red glitters, some of them square-shaped, in a squishy red jelly base. I got so many compliments when I wore her to a holiday get-together for work. I once again layered over a creme color, a basic cherry red, to save on the Sea Lore goodness! ;) 

If you like what you see above as much as I do, check out Sea Lore's online store. I love Jamie's creativity and passion for all things related to the sea! She's also one of the sweetest people out there, and more than deserving of all the support in the world from the nail polish community. Stay tuned for another Sea Lore post from me soon, with two more fun glitter combinations that are perfect for any time of the year. See ya next time!

                                                                      - Tiff 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Scratch Nail Wraps in "Total Flake"

Hello, everyone, and Merry Christmas!

I wanted to get this post up for you earlier, but unfortunately I have a bit of a cold and haven't been feeling too well. I was able to muster up enough energy to take some nail pics and put together this post for you; hope you like it!

If you saw my last post, you might remember me not being too sure about which Scratch and Emily Wagner nail wraps I wanted to use next. My little brother suggested to go with the snow flakes that the design "Total Flake" has, and here is how they turned out on me in the pics below!

As usual, I am a total fan of Scratch and their nail wraps. Their monthly mani box subscription is perfect for all the nail wraps fanatics out there, and they are thin and flexible, and stay on very well with your favorite  top coat. Just think of these as Sally Hansen Salon Effects, but with more artsy designs.

Well, there's just a little over an hour left of Christmas over here on the east coast, and I am glad I was able to get this post up. I hope you had a better Christmas than I did; I am going to try to get some rest and get over this nagging cough. Hopefully I'll be better next time!

                                                                         - Tiff

Monday, December 23, 2013

Scratch nail wraps in "Deer Gold, I heart U"


I hope you are having a great time in between getting ready for the holidays! It can be stressful at times, but hopefully you are done with the crazy mall crowds and are able to just relax and enjoy your friends and family.

One of my favorite nail wraps companies, Scratch, has collaborated with artist and designer Emily Wagner to design a collection of nail wraps for the holidays. I am showing you "Deer Gold, I heart U" in the photos below, along with some gold studs a nail blogger buddy gave me. I hope you enjoy!

When I first saw this design, I couldn't really tell there were deer shapes incorporated in them. I think it's really cool that you have to look closely in order to tell! The wraps look cool from far away, and up close... Don't you think?

Check out Scratch here, on their website, so you can get all the info on how you can subscribe to their monthly mani box and purchase individual nail wraps. With Christmas coming up in a couple of days, you will be seeing another post from me featuring another Emily Wagner collaboration. I just can't decide between snowflakes and red with gold plaid at the moment. I guess you'll see soon! LOL. Until next time...

                                                                     - Tiff

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Rescue Beauty Lounge "Turn it Around"

Hello, everyone!

I am so happy about this post today, because it features a nail polish brand that I had been wanting to try for so long (years); but wasn't able to until now.

You are probably well aware of the brand Rescue Beauty Lounge (often abbreviated RBL), and the beautiful polishes Ji, the mastermind behind the brand has to offer. At $18-20 a bottle, it might be difficult to bring one to take the plunge on some of these, but luckily Ji was really feeling the holiday spirit and offered a super 50% off sale a few weeks ago. I, like many nail polish lovers, took advantage of this rare opportunity and grabbed the number one polish atop my wish list of RBL colors; "Turn it Around". Hopefully you can tell why this one is a must-have from the pics below! :) 

So, how amazing is this one? I am a huge fan of green, and the incredible shimmer this polish has really makes it unique. What you see here is two easy coats, and a very nice consistent formula. 

How do you feel about "Turn it Around"? If you're interested in RBL polishes, check out their website to see all of Ji's must-have products. Thanks for taking a look, and I'll see ya next time!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Scratch Nail Wraps in Harajuku Kawaii

Hello, everyone!

I would have had this post up and ready for you a few days ago, but thanks to a cut near one of my nails I wasn't able to take off what I had been wearing (don't want to get acetone near an open wound!).  Anyways, I'm excited to show you these super fun nail wraps designed by Scratch and nail artist Britney Tokyo.These wraps had been left over from the Monthly Mani Box they came in a while back, and I thought this week would be a great week to wear them. Here they are the "Harajuku Kawaii" nail wraps!

I love that Scratch uses clear nail wraps in most of their monthly mani box collections. I thought the stars and heart would look really cute over glitter polish, so I painted a coat of the glitter polish you see above, waited for it to dry and applied the wraps on top. This design is so fun, and is perfect for parties, going out with friends, or concerts. For some reason these remind me of Miley Cyrus... Random, I know. Maybe you should wear them to her Bangerz tour shows if you're a fan of hers and are planning on going! You can purchase these "Harajuku Kawaii" nail wraps individually, or sign up for the next monthly mani box (January) while you're at it.

What do you think about these? I just can't get over the cute Unicorn face! See ya next time.

                                                               - Tiff 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sally Hansen Salon Effects "Hide And Peek"


I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend, and aren't having too hard of a time getting back into the swing of your everyday lives (as if Mondays aren't bad enough!). I was able to get another mani prepared for you to see today, between the holiday and taking a look at all the sales going on online. 

I was able to pick up another set of Sally Hansen Salon Effects from their "Rent the Runway" lineup, and I really like this one called "Hide And Peek". It's another play on the clear nail wraps trend, and the design is just so fancy. I painted my nails with a French manicure pink (Nuance by Salma Hayek "Blush Peony"), and then brushed on "I'm not Lion", a golden holographic glitter from China Glaze. I think this look is perfect for any holiday party, so I took some pics by the tree! ...With a nail polish ornament of course ;) 

So, I told you guys that I got a new camera a couple of weeks ago, and that I'm still experimenting with all the different settings it has. I hope you can somewhat see the glitter on the tips of my nails in at least one of these pics. 

What do you think of this look? If you don't want to bother with painting your nails before applying these, I think they would look great on their own too. Try to see if you could find these and the other Rent the Runway Salon Effects at a Walgreens, as I did. They will probably mixed in with the display containing the Salon Effects that are in Sally Hansen's permanent line up. I hope you enjoyed this post, and I'll see ya next time!

                                                                  - Tiff