Showing posts with label Tip Top Nails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tip Top Nails. Show all posts

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fail Marble/Crackle Attempt

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Today Lovelies I have a bit of a fail post for you. Earlier this month Lucy from Lucy's Stash used crackle with stripping tape to create a marble effect she has a tutorial for this technique. I was inspired to give crackle another attempt with the same concept, but I am not a huge fan of this mani at all!


Color Club: Wink, Wink, Twinkle
Tip Top Nails: U Crack me Up
Sinful Colors: Black on Black


Do you see how horrible this mani is, or is it just me? This design really makes me think of jail bars for some reason. I think since I did horizontal lined instead of scattered lines it didn't turn out as good. I wanted to share this design even though I hate it, maybe this is your style? I guess crackle polish will still be in my vault.




Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tip Top Nails, Review, Part 2

Today I have the rest of my goodies from Tip Top, last colored polish I received is a copper brown metallic, named Coffee Mellow.
Pictured is two coats of Coffee Mellow, with Out the Door top coat. Formula and brush were perfect and dry time was quicker than the other polishes I showed you yesterday.  It has a great metalic finish and pretty fall color.

I also received french manicure nail polish set to try out. I was very excited for this chance, one thing I loved the most when younger was doing my own french manicures. Now I have the perfect set :)
Directions stated to start with white than wait for it to dry and apply two coats of the pink. The package also came with stickers to get the perfect line. My nail tips are shaped wierd and I don't like thick french tips so ignore the little sides that you can see natural tip line. The polishes applied very easily, french pink was so shiny and left such a smooth finish I didn't even use a top coat!!

My last item to review for you is Tip Top's cuticle treatment. One thing that I am not good at is keeping my cuticles moisturized, I know some of you see this in my pictures :S. Whenever I have down time at work I usually use my Sally Hansen Cuticle Massage Lotion. It just takes long and my hands get messy with the lotion so I was very excited to try this one out.
All you do is brush the oil on your cuticles like you are painting your nails. I found that the best time to apply this was as soon as I was complete with my mani, after clean up. I would let it soak for 5-10min, usually while polish is drying, than I washed my hands to remove extra oil.
One thing that I had a problem with was the brush ends seemed to be stuck together in certain places so was alittle hard to brush on. Not sure if this was just my brush default, either way having a brush is alot nicer than having to massage on lotion. My hands were mess free :) Formula seems to work great I can see a good difference in my cuticles and hopefully you can see them also in my photos!

Over all I enjoyed all of the polishes I received from Tip Top Nails. This is a great brand, I wish they had some stores near me to buy some more. I love trying out different brands and so happy I was able to show you all this one. Thanks so much Joan!

Please contact Joan thru email to purchase this polish. info@tiptopnails.co.za

*The products in this review were given/sent to me by Tip Top Nails in exchange for my honest opinion. The opinions within this review are completely my own.*


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tip Top Nails Review, Part 1

I am excited to share with you a brand that is new to me, Tip Top Nails. Tip Top is a South African nail enamel brand that has been used mostly in the professional market and is now available to us the consumers! Check out their website here. My first color to show you today is a really gorgeous shimmery pink.

This is two coats of Flamingo Pink. Top coat of Out the Door. The formula was amazing I could of got away with one coat but of course wanted to see how two coats look, and it really didn't make to much of a difference.
Also the color is so interesting, when I first looked at the bottle I thought was a red and when I applied it its like a bright salmon color. I kept looking at it to figure out  what color it is and I decided it truly is Flamingo Pink, think of the plastic flamingos to decorate lawn and it is exactly it!

I also got a crackle polish from Tip Top. U Crack Me Up, is a duo ended polish with crackle and a top coat.
Application is the same as other crackle polishes, one coat over a base color. It applied alittle streaky which I was scared was going to mess with the crackle but it turned out awesome! I really like how it didn't turn out bright white but with a pink tint. I haven't worn crackle in a long time and this was a nice refreshment.

Next color I have to show you is Purple Haze. Can you believe they sent me a purple sparkle! Its like she knew exactly what I would want :)
Base color is one coat of Wet n Wild, On a Trip. I did two coats of  Purple Haze just so I could get more sparkle!

I have no complaints with these polishes. I am really impressed with the Flamingo Pink and how well it covered. Formula is great and dry time was normal. I am excited to show you the other polishes I recieved!!

Please contact Joan thru email to purchase this polish. info@tiptopnails.co.za

*The products in this review were given/sent to me by Tip Top Nails in exchange for my honest opinion. The opinions within this review are completely my own.*