OH TIFF! NAIL LACQUER
FOUNDER: TIFFANY LOPEZ
WHY DOES OH TIFF! CALL AUSTIN HOME
I'm an Austin Native; born, raised, brand cultivated... Unicorn
FAVORITE SONG/ARTIST/ALBUM FOR A SPARK OF CREATIVITY
Bzzzzzz......Beyoncé all day- I pull so much creativity from the one and only Queen B!
BIGGEST DEBATE OF ALL: COFFEE or TEA, BE SPECIFIC ;)
Depends on my morning lol... Although I drink tea on most days. Here are some of my favorite teas: Green, Aveda Comforting Tea, Grey, Black, Wild Sweet Orange. When I do drink coffee, I prefer hazelnut with coconut, almond or soy.
WHO DO YOU FOLLOW FOR INSTAGRAM INSPIRATION
Vegan Foodies & Fashion Blogs- my timeline consists of 50% food & 30% fashion.
GO TO MID-DAY SNACK or ROUTINE FOR CREATIVE FUEL
Spicy Nuts, Almond Butter & Celery, Baby Carrots or Fruits; they are always my go to.
WHERE DO YOU FEEL THE MOST CREATIVE? EX: HOME, STUDIO, NATURE, SHOP, ETC
There's not a specific place for creativity for me, I just jot down any ideas as soon as they hit. I have a nail studio that I spend most of my days in but there are those moments when as soon as I go back down stairs and climb in my bed BOOM, it hits me!
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO CREATE OH TIFF!
I have an extensive background in the fashion industry; having transitioned from modeling into wholesale retail, and with a strong love for fitness and health. Creating a Vegan and eco-friendly brand, while remaining fashion forward was a perfect fit. My daughter & I share the same affinity for electric color palettes and nails, so it came natural to dive into the forever evolving nail industry to:
"Create a healthy yet fashionable nail polish for women around the world.....FASHION IN A BOTTLE" - Tiffany.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EXCITING MOMENT SO FAR OF OH TIFF!
Every time anyone with a platform mentions, blogs or suggests OT, it is always rewarding. No matter how big or small the audience, we're grateful for the recognition.
HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE YOUR BRAND STANDS OUT
We pride ourselves in variety, so our color selection is high priority. Then we stay true to our mission of ethical business practice. No matter the level of success, we're not going to bend or compromise to increase profit margins; veganism, ethics and product quality is and will always be our mission.
WHO HAS HAD THE MOST CREATIVE INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE
My children have given me the most creative influence! I'm a proud mother of a teenage son (18) and daughter (12). Both are very different in every way, which helps to recreate a broad awareness on many aspects. They influence me with modern trends, girl vs boy aspect of fashion, slang, social platforms, and so on and so on. They're very supportive of OH TIFF! We've created small spaces for creativity throughout the house. We have a music studio, photography area, nail studio, gamer zone, free space, basketball goal outdoors and volleyball net out back. We run UNO tournaments, street races (running, not driving) as well as volleyball sessions out back. There are no filters at home, it's completely a safe place to express yourself in every and any way. Our home is filled with a ton of Love and LOTS of laughter.
HOW HAS SOCIAL HELPED OH TIFF!
Social media connected OT to a platform abroad; we are sold in the UK, Dubai, London & Canada for example. This would have never been possible without our social media influence.
OTHER ARTISTS HAVE YOU LOVED COLLABORATING WITh
Pretty Nails out of Dubai, Vicky of Ethical Elephant, Get it Vegan, all of the Nail Artists of Adamo Nail Bar and more to come!
HOW IMPORTANT IS SHOPPING LOCAL TO YOU
There are many ways to strengthen our community, and one very easy way is buying local. Whether it's a restaurant, boutique, or other shopping places, buying local has may benefits and a stronger community is only one of them.
HOW HAS THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY SUPPORTED YOU
Austin has been great. I would like to be more visible in Austin because I still hear - "how come I've never heard of OH TIFF!!" We're still a new brand, so there's definitely more ground to cover
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THE LOCAL CUSTOMER/SHOP EXPERIENCE
Saves on shipping. Literally the order can be dropped off the same day or latest next day. It a great shopping experience and continues to save our environment.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT OH TIFF!
How compassionate I am about our planet, animals and our health as one whole. We are all in this world together....we should all be conscious of the space we take up. At the age of 11 years old I was homeless, I lived on the streets until I was 14 years old. I did not have an easy life at all but I survived and made the best out of the life I was given. There is no triumph without struggle. My existence has made me so aware of myself but I am still growing and learning as an individual and I just hope more of us are doing the same.
WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO BUILD A BRAND AROUND ETHICAL VALUES
Without ethics, what do you have? Ethics is where my passion lies. This is the goal, to be ethically in-lined with my product as with everyday life. This is OH TIFF's purpose.
AUSTIN LOCAL INSIDER RECOMMENDATIONS
MUST-SEE RECOMMENDATION(S) FOR THOSE TRAVELING TO AUSTIN
Lake Travis, Lake Austin, Mount Bonnell, University of Texas, Capital Congress Ave Bat Bridge & Hope Outdoor Gallery
FAVORITE LOCAL FOOD TRUCK(S
The Vegan Yacht & BBQ Revolution (Vegan Style)
FAVORITE LOCAL COFFEE SHOP(S)
Bouldin Creek Cafe, Mozart's Coffee Roasters, SA-TEN, Teo Espresso, Brentwood Social House & many more.