Sally Hansen Moto swatches + review

Press Sample buttonGood morning! How was your weekend? I hope you had a great one. :) We didn’t do much, just cleaned up a bit and lazed around. My husband made my mom’s cinnamon roll recipe on Friday, so we’ve been enjoying those all weekend as well (yes, and right now as I type!).

Do you ever come across a polish that you’re like “Hot damn, yes, I love this!”? Well, today’s polish made that impression on me. I just am a sucker for a hot sexy red polish.

Sally Hansen Moto | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sally Hansen Moto is just that….a sexy red polish. This is 2 coats – almost a One Coat Wonder – with no top coat.

Sally Hansen Moto natural light | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Even in natural light, it really is a gorgeous polish! I did experience slight staining on my skin when taking off this polish (no staining on the nail as I had used a base coat), so just keep that in mind if you buy this polish.

I’d love to know what you think of this *raowr* polish, so drop me a line below in the comments. :) Did you do anything fun this weekend?

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Barielle Gentle Breeze nail polish collection swatches + review

Press Sample buttonGood Friday morning, lacquer lovers! Are you ready for the weekend? I’m excited as this is the last weekend my husband has to work all weekend long for awhile. *phew*! Today I have a 5 piece nail polish collection from Barielle called the Gentle Breeze collection. Let’s take a look! (All swatches shown with Barielle top coat.)

Barielle Champagne Bubbles | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Champagne Bubbles is an orange-brown crelly nail polish. To be honest, this one isn’t my favorite – I feel like I’m way too pale to pull off a color like this. This is 3 coats.

Barielle Gray Sky | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Gray Sky is a pale grey with just a hint of purple. It’s almost too frosty for my liking, but stops just short. This is 2 coats.

Barielle Pink Parasol | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pink Parasol is a really lovely bubblegum pink. I did have trouble with getting it to even out. This is 3 coats.

Barielle Heaven Sent | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Heaven Sent is the star of this collection (for me). It’s a brighter blue polish, but there’s just enough drops of green in there to make it turquoise. This is 2 lovely coats.

Barielle Under the Sea | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Last is Under the Sea, a shimmery teal polish. My camera wanted to make it either too blue or too green, so this photo shows just a bit more green than it actually is.

You can pick this set up for $25 through Barielle, though for my money I would only pick up Heaven Sent and possibly Pink Parasol.

I’d love to know your thoughts on this polish collection, so holler at me in the comments!

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Model City Polish Strawberry Jam + PB+J swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning all you wonderful readers! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Today I have a couple Model City Polish polishes to show you, so let’s get to it!

Model City Polish Strawberry Jam | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Model City Polish Strawberry Jam is pretty much exactly what the name suggests: a strawberry colored jam (aka jelly) polish. It also has small iridescent hexes.

Model City Polish Strawberry Jam macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Though I like this one, it’s just a bit too sheer for me and I couldn’t get the hexes to spread evenly. Next time I use it, I’ll probably layer it over another similar color.

Model City Polish PB+J | Be Happy And Buy Polish

PB&J is also a jelly, with a grape colored (I almost said flavored, haha!) base and iridescent hexes of different sizes. My photos really show this more blue than it is but it really is the perfect grape color.

Model City Polish PB+J macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I found that the hexes in this one spread out more evenly than Strawberry Jam. And yes, this is just as sheer as SJ, but the hexes make up for it, to me. They really make this one sparkle so nicely!

I’d love to know what you think of either of these polishes, which one is your favorite? Neither of these is currently available from MCP, unfortunately, but I’m sure you could find them from re-sellers!

Coming up this week on the blog: Barielle’s spring polishes (oh so pretty), and some Pahlish swatches (Doctor Who themed!). I’ll see you later,

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Scofflaw Nail Varnish Rain Dogs swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood Friday morning everyone! I hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend. :) Today I have a limited edition beauty from Scofflaw Nail Varnish to show you! Scofflaw Varnish Rain Dogs | Be Happy And Buy Polish Rain Dogs is described as a “plummy shimmer polish, full of green and blue shifting sparkle.” Though the description on the website says opaque in 2 coats, I used three thin coats for opacity. Scofflaw Varnish Rain Dogs macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish The gorgeous green/blue shifting sparkle is seriously stunning, but I was surprised how holographic it is! Though the sun has been hiding for a few days and I couldn’t capture it, just trust me on this! Scofflaw Varnish Rain Dogs natural light | Be Happy And Buy Polish This natural light shot shows the color a bit more true to life than my lightbox photos shows, and it also gives you an idea how it really looks on your nails in regular light. Though it’s pretty to look at lightbox photos and how nicely they show off all the facets of a polish, sometimes it’s nice to know how a polish “really” looks just normally, you know?

Just a note on the finish, I’m not sure if it was because I was rushing it or if that’s how it is, but it seemed like it dried sort of gritty, and I ended up using 2 coats of Digital Nails Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That for a nice glassy finish. Otherwise, another great polish from Scofflaw – but unfortunately, a limited edition polish that is no longer available. I hope you’re able to find this second hand if you’re really lemming after it. :)

I hope you have a great weekend, and I’ll catch you later,

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Different Dimension Black Dahlia swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning beautiful readers. :) I hope you are having a great morning! Today I have Different Dimension’s Black Dahlia to show you.

Different Dimension Black Dahlia | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Black Dahlia macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Black Dahlia is a black-grey holographic base with glitters of aqua, purple, and I think a hint of purple-pink.

Different Dimension Black Dahlia natural light | Be Happy And Buy Polish

In natural light, you can really see those aqua green and blue glitters so nicely. This was 2 easy peasy coats with Wet n Wild’s shiny top coat.

Different Dimension Black Dahlia sun shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Black Dahlia sun shot macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

In the sun, the holographic really comes out to play, of course, but those glitters are still prevalent!

This is my second wonderful experience with Different Dimension (see my post with Tulips Are Better Than One), and I need to get more DD! Do you have any recommendations? Black Dahlia can be purchased from Different Dimension.

On a programming note: unfortunately right now my health has really taken a dive. I’ve been to the doctor’s and am waiting on test results as we speak, but for the time being, I’m going to be cutting back my posting to probably 3 to 4 times a week. I hope you stick with me while I’m going through this health stuff!

Thanks for reading,

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Weekly Beauty Blog Coalition Roundup

Check out the weekly Beauty Blog Coalition roundup of links! These ladies always have such great reads. :)

I’ll see you tomorrow!