Fancy Gloss Prototype 12 nail polish + BBC Weekly Roundup

Purchased by Me buttonIt’s Sunday, SUNDAY! Woohoo! I dunno why I’m so excited, it’s going to be a long day because my husband has to work all day (Sundays are usually his day off). But, I’ll try to be cheerful anyway. But today I want to show you a Fancy Gloss polish I picked up awhile back: Prototype 12.

Fancy Gloss Prototype 12 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fancy Gloss Prototype 12 macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Prototype 12 has a reddish brown base with orange red flakes and green shimmer. It also has a scattered holographic effect.

Fancy Gloss Prototype 12 sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fancy Gloss Prototype 12 macro sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 coats and no top coat. This is fairly unique to my collection, I don’t think I have another like it. This is no longer available on Fancy Gloss’ website, though. Sorry!

Now for the weekly Beauty Blog coalition links: Edit, no links yet, but when I have them, I’ll update this post!

Lucky 13 Lacquer Sworn to the Sword nail polish swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonHappy Saturday to you! I gotta tell you, I joined snapchat this week, and I’ve been having so much fun with it. I’ve been posting sneak peeks at upcoming posts, nail mail videos, new press sample polishes. And later today, I’ll be posting a nail art tutorial, so be sure you’re following me! My username is bhappybuypolish.  Anyway, onto today’s post with Lucky 13 Lacquer Sworn to the Sword.

Lucky 13 Lacquer Sworn to the Sword | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is a gunmetal grey linear holographic nail polish. Schmexy? Heck yes!

Lucky 13 Lacquer Sworn to the Sword sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lucky 13 Lacquer Sworn to the Sword macro sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was such perfection, so smooth on the nail.

This is still in stock at Lucky 13 Lacquer for $8.50 (WHAT!) so go snap it up!

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Pretty & Polished I’ll Be Your Huckleberry nail polish swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! Are you glad it’s Friday? I’m glad it’s Friday. Wow, what a long week! I realized that I hadn’t shown you Pretty & Polished I’ll Be Your Huckleberry yet, so let’s do that today.

Yeah, I bought this just for the name. Hashtag no shame. (This is a line that Val Kilmer’s character, Doc Holliday, says in the movie Tombstone.)

Pretty & Polished I'll Be Your Huckleberry | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished I'll Be Your Huckleberry macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Anywayyyy, I’ll Be Your Huckleberry is a gorgeous dark purple holographic nail polish with tiny berry colored flakies.

Pretty & Polished I'll Be Your Huckleberry sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished I'll Be Your Huckleberry sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 coats plus top coat. No troubles whatsoever with formula. This is unfortunately sold out right now at Pretty & Polished, but you should shop around and find some other pretties to come home to you! P&P has some of the best polishes at affordable prices, so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Have you ever bought a polish just because of the name? Let me know what it was in the comments!

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Scofflaw Nail Varnish Amoeba Jam + Tardigrade Candy swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonAfternoon everyone! So far so good today, how about you? I have a duo from Scofflaw Nail Varnish this afternoon: Amoeba Jam and Tardigrade Candy.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Amoeba Jam side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Amoeba Jam macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Amoeba Jam is a taupe creme with some beautiful shimmer that warms it right up. This is 2 coats plus top coat; the formula was very smooth.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Tardigrade Candy over Amoeba Jam 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Tardigrade Candy over Amoeba Jam macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Tardigrade Candy is a clear-base glitter topper purple, black, orange, and hot red.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Tardigrade Candy over Amoeba Jam side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 1 coat over Amoeba Jam and no top coat. I had no troubles getting the glitter pieces out.

This is currently not in stock at Scofflaw Nail Varnish, sorry! :( But they do have an upcoming restock on February 26, so go look and see what will be available!

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China Glaze S’more Fun + butter LONDON Frilly Knickers

Purchased by Me buttonHello there, and thankfully (seriously) it’s Thursday. I had an awful day yesterday so I’m so glad it’s a new day. That being said, I have a pretty-ugly color on the blog today: China Glaze S’more Fun that I’ve paired with butter LONDON Frilly Knickers.

China Glaze S'more Fun 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze S'more Fun | Be Happy And Buy Polish

S’more Fun is an odd sort of green-yellow color. I’m not quite sure where the “s’more” part comes in, because if you ate s’mores this color, you’d not be having a fun time. I used 1 thin coat and 1 thick coat (and no top coat) here; formula was thin and runny. :/

butter LONDON Frilly Knickers over China Glaze S'more Fun 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

butter LONDON Frilly Knickers over China Glaze S'more Fun | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I had butter LONDON Frilly Knickers sitting on my table, so I thought, “why not?” I don’t think S’more Fun was really helped by Frilly Knickers, but it wasn’t hurt!

butter LONDON Frilly Knickers over China Glaze S'more Fun sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 1 nice coat over S’more Fun with 1 coat of top coat. This is a really nice top coat from butter LONDON.

Well, I’m hopeful today is better than yesterday – how has your week been? Oh – btw, I’m now on snapchat, so please add me – my username is bhappybuypolish. :)

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Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonUhh, what day is it today? If I don’t know, it must be a Wednesday since I hate Wednesdays and try to block them from memory. Let’s talk of happier things, like trying out new polish brands – today’s is Arcane Lacquer and the polish is Voice of Contention, which I purchased from Color4Nails.

Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer polishes come in a square bottle with a round brush. Voice of Contention is described by the maker as having a blackened base with “strong pink shimmer, strong scattered holo, pink glitter, purple flakies.”

Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula on this was just okay – it was a bit thick and the flakies stick up a bit from the nail. It does dry gritty as well, so 2 coats of top coat may be required. For my photos, I’m showing 3 thin coats plus one coat of top coat.

Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Arcane Lacquer Voice of Contention sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I really love the blackened base with the pink shimmer, and the flakies are a great addition. I just wish they didn’t stick up so much!

This is still available at Color4Nails if you are interested in picking it up for yourself!

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Ellison’s Organics Limited Edition Mani Defender Liquid Latex Shield review

Press Sample buttonHey all! I have a fun post for you this afternoon with Ellison’s Organics Limited Edition Mani Defender liquid latex shield. Some of you may know that the original Mani Defender is my absolute favorite when it comes to liquid latex products (have you seen my crazy splatter nail art that I created with the help of the Mani Defender?). When the maker of Ellison’s Organics mentioned that she came out with a limited edition color for Valentine’s Day, I jumped at the chance to review it.

Ellison's Organics Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield Pink LE | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I wanted to create some different kind of nail art with this limited edition Mani Defender. I know that you can use it in gradients, in watermarbles, and in totally messy nail art like my splatter mani. But can you use it to create actual art? I started off with Formula X Infinite (review and swatches coming soon), then I used the Mani Defender and a dotting tool to make hearts, xo, and a gradient. I painted over those shapes with Formula X Aphrodite (purple silver holo), and Formula X Indelible (purple creme).

Formula X Valentine's nail art skittlette | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So it can work! A few things I learned: don’t paint entirely over the latex, otherwise your tweezers (or whatever you’re using), will have a hard time grabbing the latex to pull off. Also make sure you “paint” the latex onto your nail not too thickly.

BUT I’m excited that this actually worked! I’m totally going to practice this more. What do you think?? You can pick up this limited edition Mani Defender at Ellison’s Organics shop (listed under nail care) for $6.75. P.S. Ellison’s Organics now has a Facebook fan group where you can get sneak peeks of upcoming collections, win prizes, and more. Come join the fun!

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