Monday, March 24, 2014

Scratch Nail Wraps in "La Lune" and Layla Hologram Effect "Flash Black"

Hello, everyone!

I really love the look I have on the blog today. It is basically a combination of two of my favorite types of nail products : holographic nail polish and clear nail wraps. The company who I am a subscriber of, Scratch, made a new set of clear nail wraps with really cool images of a moon going from full to crescent, and I thought they would look great over a black holographic polish. I layered "flash black" over a basic black polish to make it pop, and I think it really did! 

So what do you think? I feel that Scratch does a great job with creating clear nail wraps that can be layered over any kind of nail polish you'd like...the possibilities are endless. I typically will go with a holographic nail polish because I am a huge fan of them, and have so many to combine them with. I think I've used holos with clear nail wraps all but once out of the few that I've done so far. 

Layla Hologram Effect polishes are fairly easy to find in stores like Ulta, and most beauty supply stores. I found all of mine at an Ulta store, so maybe you might want to head to one near you, if you like strong linear holos. The one thing you need to get in order to make applying them easier is an aqua fix base coat; otherwise they go on very streaky because of dragging. I used regular base coat in the mani above, and did have to do a little patching up above, but I wasn't too concerned about that as I knew I was going to layer the nail wraps over it anyways. I don't think you can tell that I had to patch up any where. The aqua base is definitely a must-have if you use strong holographic polishes often. It is well worth the money, for sure.

Well, that's it for my first post of the week. I have some more lined up for the next few days and I'm excited for you to see them! See ya next time with some new nail looks.

- Tiff 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saint Patrick's Day/Birthday Post featuring Incoco nail polish strips

Hi, everyone!

I hope your week is off to a great start. I have a cute little post for Saint Patrick's Day to show you today, and this will be the last of my Saint Patty's looks for this year; since today is the day! Last year Incoco came out with a set of nail polish strips designed for Saint Patty's, I ordered a three-pack bundle. I used on of them last year, and still had the other two left over. Nail polish strips do have a bit of a shelf life, so even though they were a year old by the time I applied them this week, they weren't too difficult to get on. Old nail polish strips tend to stick to the plastic coverings that protect them from drying out once the package is opened, but it's nothing a little patience and an orange stick can't fix! Here are the Incoco strips in "Luck O' the Irish" and "Happy Go Lucky" that I wore in the past couple of days! 

Incoco released a new collection of St Patty's nail polish strips this year, but knowing that I still had two sets from last year, I made myself use them. I am such a fan of them, that I will definitely have to get my hands on whatever they design for next year! 

Now it's time for a little shameless birthday plug... I always do St Patty's Day nails not just because most nail bloggers do, but also for the fact that I am a Saint Patrick's Day baby! I think it's funny that I wear green every single year on my birthday because I was born on March 17, and have ever since day one! 

Do you have any plans for the day? Any special nail looks? I am on a mission to get my first green beer... Even though I should have years ago on my 21st.  Here's to hoping I do today... Lol! 

- Tiff 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

ManGlaze "Nawsome Sauce" and "Mayo" + St Patty's Nail Art


I really love this mani I have on the blog tonight. I think the main reason for that would be the fact that I thought this mani was going to be a fail at first, when it really turned out quite nice! It's amazing what a little bit of sunlight can do! Lol... Anyways... I used two matte nail polishes from ManGlaze and some more Moon Sugar Decals to create this look you'll see in the pics below. 

I was so worried that the cute little green beer decal would disappear against the white and holographic stripes on the accent nail, but I think you could see it quite well. I used two easy coats of "Nawsome Sauce", and what you're looking at underneath the nail decal is "Mayo" striped over Layla Hologram Effect's "Jade Groove". The holographic effect turned out a bit more subtle than I wanted, but the main focus of that nail is the decal anyways. Overall, I'm really happy with how this turned out, and it wasn't a nail fail at all!

If you're interested in ManGlaze, I ordered the ones I have from their store on Amazon. They may be pricier than most matte nail polishes out there, but it is for a very good reason. These are the absolute best matte nail polishes out there in terms of wear time (most mattes start chipping after one day) and formula (not too thick, not too thin). I wouldn't have as many of them as I do if I didn't love them, and I believe I have all of MG's current line-up with the exception of two polishes! Keep up with them on Facebook to be in the know about any sales they may have. They usually have one or two sales a year, so those times would be best to try them out if you haven't already.

What do you think of this mani? I don't know about you, but it makes me want to put getting a green beer on Saint Patrick's Day at the top of my list of to-do's that day! Can you believe I'm a Saint Patrick's Day baby and have yet to try a green beer? No excuses this year! HA! ;)

- Tiff

Monday, March 10, 2014

Rescue Beauty Lounge "Abi" and Moon sugar St Patty's decals

Hi, everyone!

I have a fun little look to show you tonight, inspired by Saint Patrick's Day. Since it's the month of March, I will try to put up as many St Patty's nail looks before the 17th as possible! I'm ready to have some fun with these!

First up is a look I did using RBL "Abi" (which I scored during Ji's half off sale a few weeks ago), an accent nail of Butter London "Trustafarian", and some Moon Sugar Decals made just for Saint Patrick's Day. It's fairly simple, but I am actually very happy with how it turned out. Check out the pics below!

As I mentioned in my last Moon Sugar Decals post, it is recommended that you apply these over a very light color in order for them to be visible, since they are not printed on white ink like most water slide decals. 

If you are still looking for something to put on your nails for st patty's, order these decals from Moon Sugar Decals (they are offering them at a discounted price for a little typo they made on some of them!) here. I got my BL "Trustafarian" at Ulta, and RBL from the Rescue Beauty Lounge website. I used two coats of each polish, followed by the nail decals, followed with my favorite top coat (INM out the door). 

What do you think about this look? Are you thinking up some St Patty's nail looks too? See ya next time :)

- Tiff 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Scratch Pisces Nail Wraps


I cannot believe that March is already here! This year is going by way too fast... Anyways, I was so super excited when Scratch released their Pisces-inspired nail wraps last week; and since I am a Pisces I had to pick these up! I absolutely love the colors, the design, and the super fashionable midi ring the wraps came with too! 

Quite a few people have been making negative comments about these wraps, much to my surprise, but as I said above I absolutely love them. I guess some people are not happy with the color scheme of these, but If you read the description on Scratch's website, you will better understand the color choices the artist (Katie E. Lehman) used. I was too excited to even read the description, as I put these on right away when my package arrived, but the colors do make me think of the 70s. They're just so funky and fun. 

What do you think of these? Do you think they represent Pisces well? See ya next time!