Monday, April 28, 2014

Scratch Domestic Construction Nail Wraps in "Little Leaf"

Hello, everyone!

I hope your week is off to a great start! I have another really cool mani featuring some more tribal-inspired nail wraps designed by Scratch and Domestic Construction. I couldn't figure out which polish to layer these amazing nail wraps over, though I for sure knew I wanted to go with pink. I thought that a nice dainty pink-ish color would look nice  and work-safe , but I also wanted a shade that would really pop. Since after I did one mani, I still wanted more, and decided to create another look with neon nail polish as well, using the left over nail wraps from the first mani. I definitely like both of these looks! The first shows the wraps over Essie's "Splash of Grenadine", and the second look is with Sinful Colors neon "Pink". I hope you like them! :) 


What do you think? I was able to wear the Essie look at work with my nails looking really cool, yet subtle at the same time (which always a good thing!). Over the weekend I had a day off, so I thought it would be the perfect time to wear my left over wraps over neon pink with some gold flakie accents. As I said above, I'm really loving both manis. 

Are you as in love with the tribal look as much as I am? I've got a couple of tribal pieces in my closet and I am glad I can rock the look on my nails too. Just like animal-print, I think tribal will always be in style. Thanks for taking a look at this post, and I hope you have a great week! See ya next time :)

- Tiff 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Scratch Domestic Construction Nail Wraps in "Rising Sun"


I had originally scheduled this post to go up on Monday, but because I love these Scratch nail wraps soooo much, I couldn't wait until then. Today I have tribal-print nail wraps from Scratch, in collaboration with Domestic Construction, that are mostly clear. I thought about which color to layer these amazing wraps over for quite some time after I received my monthly mani box last week, and I finally settled on the beautiful green that is Zoya Shawn. Check out the pics below!

Ah... so pretty, right? I have not been able to stop looking at my nails since I applied this mani a day ago. What you see above are two easy coats of Zoya "Shawn", then the "Rising Sun" nail wraps applied on top; once the polish had completely dried, of course. For good measure, I always apply some top coat after I have applied all of the nail wraps. I feel that this helps them stay on a bit longer, and gives them a very nice shine.

So, what do you think of this look? I am honestly in love with all things tribal-print, and I don't see the trend going away any time soon. I'm also glad I decided to go with green polish, as I feel it helps the design really pop! Have a great rest of the weekend, and I'll see ya next time!

- Tiff

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Scratch Domestic Construction Wraps in "Stone"

Hi, readers!

I'm really excited about this somewhat experimental look I have for you today. A few days ago, I received my April Monthly Mani Box from Scratch, and I must say that this one has to be one of my favorites so far (I may have said that in a previous post about Scratch, but let's just say that they topped my last one!). This month the company teamed up with Trish and Maureen of Domestic Construction to put together three amazingly cool looks, along with some very useful extras! Among those extras are three mini bottles of nail polish from Color Club, and I decided to see what would happen if I created a look using all three of them with the "Stone" nail wraps on top. Take a look at the pics below to see how it came out!


I had originally wanted to have the polish colors in a gradient, but I wasn't liking how it was looking. What you see is two coats of the off-white color, with the orange and green sponged on with a make-up sponge to create more of an abstract look. Once all of the polish dried (it's very important to let any polish completely dry before layering anything on top), I applied the nail wraps as I normally would, and followed up with top coat for good measure. I have to say that even though it wasn't what I had first thought up, I ended up really liking it, and here I am on day three of wear, not being able to look away from my nails. Another job well done, Scratch team!

Check out Scratch to find out more about Domestic Construction, and how to become an MMB subscriber and buy individual wraps. What do you think about this mani? Where would you wear this kind of look to? See ya next time, and I hope you enjoyed today's post!

- Tiff

Monday, April 7, 2014

My first Polish My Life Lacquers!

Hello, everyone! I hope you have a great start to your week! I am glad that I was able to get in another quick post before my week gets too hectic. 

A few weeks ago, I ordered my first couple of nail polishes from indie maker, Shaneka, of Polish My Life. She specializes in creating creme polishes that go on nice and easy, and the ones you'll see in the pics below definitely did! Here are "Big Apple Sunset" and "Good Morningside".

"Big Apple Sunset"  (accented with Ulta "After Party") is my favorite of the two. This has to be one of the squishiest red polishes I have in my stash, and I don't know any nail polish enthusiast who doesn't love a juicy, almost jelly-like finish on the nail after just two coats. I loved "Good Morningside" too, but I have to admit that I am not the best at painting my nails with yellow polishes...I'm not good at photographing them I saw that another nail blogger (can't remember the name) was able to get this one on perfect in two coats, so I was super excited to give this one a try. For me, three coats was better (though not difficult); along with a little accent of a glitter from The New Black's "Bottle Rocket" trio, to distract the eye from my imperfections. Still, I got quite a few compliments while wearing both PML polishes, and one person even asked if she could borrow "Goodmorningside"!

Overall, my first experience with Polish My Life was great. I am already looking forward to adding more of Shaneka's polishes to my stash. It was nice to see an indie maker who focuses on cremes, when most indies out there are glitter-packed. These polishes were a nice little change for me. So, what do you think? Have you checked out the link to PML above to see all of the colors available? See ya next time!

- Tiff

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hare Polishes in "Dancing Bird of Paradise" and "Neon Palm"


Today I have two polishes from Hare Polish that I had been wanting for such a long time. These beauties were on my wish list for weeks, until I decided to get them for myself for my birthday. It had been a while since I wore any polishes from this brand, so I was excited to see what these glitter-packed creations would look like on me. Both of these polishes are amazing and I'm happy with how they came out, and they covered nicely in two coats with some Gelous on top for good measure. Check them out in the pics below. 

"DBOP" just glows. I'm normally not a huge fan of pink (though I'm forcing myself to use it more), but this one was calling my name and I had to go with it. It is hard for me to find a pink that I love with my skin tone, but I think the hint of magenta is was what makes it pop on me. Not to mention the neon pink square and circle glitters that also make it unique amongst a lot of indie polishes out there. 

"NP" was the one I had been wanting the longest, and I think this one is just so cool. The weather has been a little bipolar here in Miami these past couple of days, so what you're seeing in those pictures are after two to three days of wear. I had been waiting for the sun to shine in order to snap the best shot possible, and finally the sun cooperated with me the next try.

I bought my Hare Polishes from Llarowe, and there is also an Etsy store.  What do you think of these? What are some of your favorite indie polish brands? See ya next time :)

- Tiff