12 Days of Christmas Nail Art: presents

Good morning my cheerful (or not so cheerful) readers! I can’t believe this is the second to the last prompt for this challenge! :o

I’ve started off with OPI Jade is the New Black and Got the Blues for Red on alternating fingers. Then using the opposing color (and some striping tape), I created the box of the presents, then used Love.Angel.Music.Baby for the bows!

Christmas presents nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This came out totally like I wanted! Let’s check out more nail art looks for today:

Well, what do you think of my presents? I haven’t even started shopping for presents, to be honest! Have you?

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Orly Mirrorball swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonIt’s a fantastic day, reader, and I hope you are feeling it! Today I have a polish to show you that is really amazing for any brand, indie or mainstream: Orly Mirrorball.

Orly Mirrorball | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Orly Mirrorball is a silver holographic base with holographic glitters, and it is all amazing. This is 2 coats with top coat, inside the lightbox:

Orly Mirrorball | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Orly Mirrorball | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Outside, weak wintery sun:

Orly Mirrorball | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Orly Mirrorball | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Isn’t this just so beautiful? I was so stunned when I put it on for the first time, like Joey on Blossom: “Woah” (only the cool kids will get this).

What do you think about this beauty? Have you bought it yet, or will you? Let me know your thoughts!

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12 Days of Christmas Nail Art: Ugly Sweater Nail Art

Good afternoon, beautiful reader! I’m so excited about today’s prompt for the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge, so let’s jump right in.

The prompt for today is “Ugly Sweater Nail Art”. I have to admit, I’m not “hipster” enough to really get why ugly sweaters are cool now. BUT, I really had fun searching for a design for today! I saw several sweaters where Rudolph was vomiting up Christmas bows, so I decided to go for that. (Check out more sweaters here, you’ll see my inspiration there!)

I started off with 2 coats of Sinful Colors My Turn, which I had forgotten was a matte nail polish. This is 2 coats:

Sinful Colors My Turn | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then placed striping tape on each nail and painted Sephora by OPI Frankly I Don’t Give A-dam over My Turn.

Ugly Christmas Sweater nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then using admittedly a lot of other Sinful Colors nail polishes that I didn’t bother to write down, I created Rudolph, and some bows.

Ugly Christmas Sweater nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’m cracking myself up over here, because looking at this makes me giggle. Let’s check out some more awesomely “ugly” nail art for today:

I’m also participating in the annual holiday nails blog hop hosted by The Sparkle Queen:

I can’t wait for you to tell me what you think of this, so holler at me in the comments below!

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12 Days of Christmas Nail Art: Glitter

Good morning, lovely reader! Today’s prompt for the challenge is “glitter” and talk about a broad category. I had trouble thinking of what I wanted to do!

I decided to start off with red and green holo diagonal stripes. I’ve used Pahlish Quantum Locked Life Form (green) with Orly Sparkling Garbage on top, and KBShimmer Whole Lava Lovin’ (red). On top of that I’ve used Sally Hansen Ice Pop and then You Polish I’m Worth It (just for added sparkle!).

Christmas glitter nail art | Be Happy and Buy Polish

And of course, a close up shot:

Christmas glitter nail art macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Let’s check out more glittery masterpieces:

I’m also participating in the annual holiday nails blog hop hosted by The Sparkle Queen:

So, are you a glittery, bling-y person? Or not? I’m not usually, but it’s fun to go out of my comfort zone every once in awhile. :)

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Sephora Formula X Kapow! + Legend swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood afternoon, fantastic reader! Today I have two polishes from Sephora’s Formula X line that I picked up awhile back: Kapow! and Legend. Let’s take a closer look at each one.

First up is Kapow! I found this one really easy to overwork, so if you’re going to pick this up, be careful with your application. This is 3 coats, with A Girl Obsessed Matte-ict top coat:

Sephora Formula X Kapow! | Be Happy And Buy Polish

With Serum No 5 top coat:

Sephora Formula X Kapow! | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Next up is Legend, and this was an easy 2 coats. Let’s check it out with AGO Matte-ict top coat:

Sephora Formula X Legend | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Now with SN5 top coat:

Sephora Formula X Legend 2

Which do you like better? I’m a sucker for the bright blue of Kapow! but I love the complexity of Legend. I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments!

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