Pahlish Train Underwater swatch + review

Happy Tuesday to you all! Did you have a long 3-day weekend, or did you have a regular one? My husband had to work yesterday, but since the kids had it off, we went to visit my uncle’s grave at the Veterans Cemetery. Today though, I have a polish from Pahlish that I purchased awhile back: Train Underwater.

Pahlish Train Underwater matte | Be Happy and Buy Polish

Pahlish Train Underwater matte macro | Be Happy and Buy Polish

Train Underwater was a throwback polish that Pahlish offered for awhile back in March (? maybe?). This is a darker blue jelly base with glitters of various sizes in purple, green, blue, and magenta.

Pahlish Train Underwater | Be Happy and Buy Polish

Pahlish Train Underwater macro | Be Happy and Buy Polish

I’ve used 2 coats for these photos, though for more complete coverage, I could have used 3. It’s just so squishy though, with 2 coats, and I love how it looks! Plus all the glitters with the jelly-ish quality let it have such depth, like swimming in a glittery ocean. LOL!

I’d love to hear about your weekend, so talk to me in the comments!

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Ellison’s Organics Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield review + nail art

Press Sample buttonGood Monday morning, amazing readers! I hope you have your choice of stimulant this morning (aka coffee, tea, juice!) and are ready for a bright and beautiful day. I have a review of a new liquid latex mani defense shield on the market from Ellison’s Organics, plus a nail art look!

Ellison's Organics Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield | Be Happy and Buy Polish

Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield is similar to other liquid latex products I’ve tried, but this one seemed easier to spread across the nail (wasn’t as thick), and easier to peel off from the skin. It’s also a blue-teal color as opposed to sky blue in my photos.

Ellison's Organics Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield splatter nails | Be Happy and Buy Polish

I decided to try my hand at a splatter nail art manicure. I’ve tried these in the past and they have never worked! Plus, they are super messy and what better way to test out this mani defense shield? I used all the colors from the “You Are” nail polish collection from Ellison’s Organics.

Ellison's Organics You Are collection splatter nail art | Be Happy and Buy Polish

As you can see, some parts were a little too blobby, but I think overall, it came out really neat looking! I tried to get a glow-in-the-dark picture, but none came out (my fault, not the polishes’ fault!).

Ellison’s Organics Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield is now available at the Ellison’s Organics etsy storefront for $6. Have you ever tried out a liquid latex product for easy clean-up? I’d love to hear your experiences!

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butter LONDON Jaded Jack and the Weekly Beauty Blog Coalition Roundup

Good morning out there, my wonderful readers! I hope you’re having a good weekend so far. Today I have a quick swatch of butter LONDON Jaded Jack to show you, along with the weekly Beauty Blog Coalition roundup.

butter LONDON Jaded Jack | Be Happy and Buy Polish

Jaded Jack is a lime green nail polish that I’ve been searching for – and finally found it at TJMaxx for $3.99! I love good deals like that. butter LONDON Jaded Jack sun shot | Be Happy and Buy Polish

This sun shot is more color accurate to how bright it is in real life. Mmmm, a scrumptious green!

Let’s check out what BBC members had going on this week:

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Zoya Tilda, Ling, Claire nail polish swatches

It’s finally Friday, my friends! Woohoo!! :D Don’t ask why I’m so excited, I have no idea. LOL. Every day closer to June is a day closer to the children being out of school and me not knowing what I’m doing with them all summer long. In the meantime though, I thought I’d show you some Zoya nail polishes, because I honestly can’t remember the last time Zoya was on the blog.

Zoya Tilda | Be Happy and Buy Polish

Zoya Tilda – or what I think is Tilda because my bottle came with no label. Gorgeous green – this is 2 coats and no top coat.

Zoya Ling | Be Happy and Buy Polish

Zoya Ling – my goodness I am in love with bright blue lately and this is no exception! This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Zoya Claire | Be Happy and Buy Polish

Last is Zoya Claire – I think I picked this up in the hopes it would be a nice Marsala shade but now I’m not sure. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

The one thing I love about Zoya cremes is not only how nicely they flow onto the nail but also how shiny they are! I’d love to know which of the three is your favorite!

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KBShimmer Make My Gray swatch + review

Good morning everyone! I hope you are doing well. Last night I must have been exhausted because I was in bed and asleep before 10! o.O That almost never happens.

KBShimmer Make My Gray matte | Be Happy and Buy Polish

Today I have a quick swatch for you of KBShimmer Make My Gray. This is a really lovely light gray based polish with glitters of coral, bright blue, white, and dark gray.

KBShimmer Make My Gray macro | Be Happy and Buy Polish

I’ve used three thin coats for this polish. I just love the way the blue and the coral pop against the gray background, so instead of being a “sad” polish, it’s totally cheerful!

Make My Gray is no longer available through KBShimmer.com, but hopefully you can find it second hand. Speaking of KBShimmer, have you picked up anything from their huge summer collection yet? I haven’t – I’m still deciding which to buy first!

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Ellison’s Organics “You Are” nail polish collection swatches + review (partial)

Press Sample buttonHello out there in the real world, my awesome readers! Today I have a review of the “You Are” collection by Ellison’s Organics. There are 9 polishes in the collection, and I get to show you 6 of them today. The maker behind Ellison’s Organics wanted to make a collection named by all the things she wants women to believe they are – stunning, extraordinary, etc – “I want my polish to reflect the wonderful women in the polish community!” 

Ellison's Organics You Are nail polish collection | Be Happy and Buy Polish
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