Wet N Wild Fall 2014 Limited Edition Matte Nail Polishes

Gift buttonGood morning all! It must be the week for clearing out my drafts folder, because I found another old post that I’m sharing with you today. :) This was a gift from a Hobby Polish Bloggers gift exchange awhile back and shame on me for not sharing it sooner!

Wet N Wild LAC - My Mani? | Be Happy And Buy Polish

LAC – My Mani? is an off-white creme polish. This is 2 thick coats, and I still had trouble with it leveling out.

Wet N Wild Rouge 66 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Rouge 66 is a bright, cherry red polish. This is 2 coats, and it has a thin formula. Note: it did not stain my nails, but I didn’t have it on for long.

Wet N Wild So Berry On Trend | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So Berry On Trend is a purple-ish red polish. Really lovely color! This is 2 coats.

Wet N Wild Careful, It's Vine-tage | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Careful, It’s Vine-tage is a gorgeous polish that I could NOT get a good picture of. This is the best of the worst, basically. LOL. It is more red-toned than my pictures could pick up. This is 2 coats.

Wet N Wild Echo Dark | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Last is Echo Dark, a navy blue polish. This is 2 coats.

As you can see, all the polishes have a waxy finish, but the colors themselves aren’t particularly unique. Still, though, my favorite is Rouge 66 – I just love that bright red!

Did you ever pick up any of these polishes? Let me know if you did, or which is your favorite!

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What’s In My Travel Bag: Manicure Edition

Press Sample buttonHey and good morning all! Continuing my series of “What’s In My Travel Bag”, I thought you might be interested in what I carry with me for my nails during a trip. I’m assuming you (like me) are starting your trip already having done your manicure.

What's In My Manicure Travel Bag | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For short trips I have just a few requirements: 1) whatever I bring has to fit in a small makeup bag 2) whatever I bring has to truly be a need. So let’s get started, shall we?

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Sephora Formula X Dynamic + Out of Sight swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonHey everyone! I have an oldie post for you today. I was looking through my drafts folder and spotted this duo that I had never shown you! So let’s get to it. :)

Sephora Formula X Dynamic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora Formula X Dynamic is a grey-beige nail polish. Formula on this was pretty flawless, this is 2 easy coats – and no top coat!

Sephora Formula X Out of Sight over Dynamic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I decided to pair Dynamic with Out of Sight, a glittery gold topper. This has small gold flakes paired with pretty big gold pieces. I’m still not sure I like this polish and I’ve had it for a few months!

Sephora Formula X Out of Sight over Dynamic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

You will need a glitter smoother top coat followed by a shiny top coat to get the results you see here.

I wish this was just a bit more sparkly, but I guess sometimes you *can’t* have it all. :P What do you think of this duo?

I hope you have a great day and I’ll see you back here tomorrow,

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What’s In My Travel Bag: Makeup Edition

Press Sample buttonGood morning! This week, I’m talking about “What’s In My Travel Bag” since I’ll be traveling soon. Today I’m sharing with you what I consider to be my makeup essentials for traveling.

What's In My Makeup Travel Bag | Be Happy And Buy Polish

My requirements for what goes in my makeup bag: 1) it has to be something I will actually use, 2) no repeats (double blush, double bronzer, etc),  3) it has to be a necessity, and 4) I can’t go buy something new just for the trip.

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Sparkly Beachy Skittlette Manicure

Good Monday morning all! I hope you had a fine weekend. :) I cleaned up my whole house and man, do I feel better walking through it today. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and I don’t have to be grumpy because the house is messy. *happy sigh* Today I have a fun skittlette for you that I’m calling “beachy” only because it kind of seems that way to me.

Sparkly Beach skittlette manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 2 coats of Finger Lickin’ Lacquer Quite Contrary (press sample) on my pointer finger, then used Wet N Wild Listening to Blue Reed and a Blank Canvas for the flower, sticking some nail art beads in it while it was still wet.

On my middle and pinky fingers, I started off with 3 coats of Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Kintsukuroi, adding an additional 2 coats of KBShimmer Dressed to Gild on my middle finger, and creating dots with Wet n Wild Teal Slowly and See on my pinky finger.

Sparkly Beach skittlette manicure sun shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my ring finger, I started off with Wet N Wild Listening to Blue Reed and creating a gradient with Teal Slowly and See and A Blank Canvas.

This wasn’t my favorite nail art I’ve ever done, but it was sparkly enough to keep me happy for a few days! :) I hope you enjoyed it too.

I’d love to hear about your weekend, so drop a line in the comments below.

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butter LONDON Dodgy Barnett swatch + review

Hello and welcome to your Friday!! Woohoo, right? Well, that’s a definite WOOHOO for me! ;) Let’s start the weekend off with some holographic goodness with butter LONDON Dodgy Barnett.

butter LONDON Dodgy Barnett | Be Happy And Buy Polish

butter LONDON Dodgy Barnett macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I picked up Dodgy Barnett awhile back at TJMaxx and while it didn’t look like much in the store, I did catch a flash of holo that made me say “Wait just a minute!”

butter LONDON Dodgy Barnett sun shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

butter LONDON Dodgy Barnett sun shot macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 3 thin coats with top coat. It isn’t the most holographic nail polish ever, but for $3.99, I was quite pleased with my purchase!

Well, do you have any fun plans for this weekend? Not much going on here, I’m just hoping for some actual spring weather. ;)

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