Fall-ing For Nail Art Challenge: Fall Foods

Good morning all! Today’s prompt is “fall foods” and I decided to go with one of my husband’s favorite Thanksgiving foods: sweet potato and marshmallow casserole!

Sweet Potato Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with OPI Can’t Afjord Not To, then sponged OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-go on top of that. For the marshmallows, I used OPI Alpine Snow, then Going My Way or Nor-way and Wooden Shoe Like to Know for the toasted part.

Let’s see what other yummy foods we can look at today:

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post! I’ll see you tomorrow for fall colors!


Fall-ing For Nail Art Challenge: Fall Leaves + Trees

Today’s the first day of the Challenge Your Nail Art group’s Fall-ing For Nail Art Challenge! The prompt for today is “fall leaves + trees” and I’ll be honest, I’m totally dissatisfied with what I came up with. Let me tell you my inspiration first:

Fall in Montana is spectacular (when we actually get one!): there’s impossibly blue sky; the golden, amber, purple, and brown leaves;  and just enough bite in the air. I really was going for a look of walking through a park that has the ground blanketed with leaves and the trees are bare.

Fall Leaves Trees Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used Mentality Gumdrop as my base; for the “carpet” I used Mentality Wangari (Matte), with Cotton Candy, Tempest, and Educate sponged on top. Educate was also used for the bare trees. Lastly, I topped it off with good ole Seche Vite (press sample).

Well, it’s not my best work, and I definitely can’t wait to see what everyone else has come up with:

Let me know what your thoughts on this are, and I’ll see you tomorrow for fall foods!


Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup

Hey everyone, late night post, I know! But check out the BBC Weekly Roundup and all these wonderful reads!

BBC Weekly Roundup | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Thanks for checking these out and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Rainbow Honey Petit Four swatches + review

Gift buttonGood morning everyone! I am so sorry for disappearing yesterday, it seems as if I ran out of time! My whole family was go go go from the time we got up until we all went to bed. Do you ever have days like that? It’s freaking exhausting. LOL!

Today I have a polish to show you that was a gift from the wonderful Melanie of Polish, Pterodactyls, and Penguins. Both of us were in a gift exchange for Halloween and she had drawn my name! She was so sweet in her card, and so generous in her gift to me. Anyway, this is my first rainbow honey polish called Petit Four.

rainbow honey petit four | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Petit Four is a cake yellow cream base that has a bit of shimmer with mint blue and pink coral hexes of various sizes. This is 2 coats plus a bit of dabbing; I did have a bit of trouble with the formula, it seemed a bit lumpy. I love the mix of  yellow with the blue and coral!

I’d love to know what you think of this polish, give me a holler in the comments below!


Color Club Holo Needle Drag Manicure

Good morning everyone! :) I hope you are ready for the weekend! Today I have a fun new-to-me technique to show you: needle drag.Well, it’s not really a needle drag because I used a long skinny striper brush. So it’s a striper brush drag? haha!

I’ve started off with 1 thick coat of Color Club Silver Lake (a light grey-ish color). Then using Color Club Revvvolution (black holo), Twiggie (bright mint green), and Eternal Beauty (purple holo), each with a stripe down the nail, I then used the striper brush to swirl the colors into each other.

Color Club Silver Lake, Revvvolution, Eternal Beauty,Twiggie | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I loved this so much, I did this on all my nails and wore it for a few days. The only bad part was that the black kind of lost its holo-ness but it was still a bit sparkly!

Well, we have a busy weekend ahead for ourselves, what do your plans look like?


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ALIQUID Lacquer’s First Fantastiversary!

Press Sample buttonGood morning my out-of-this-world readers! I hope you are ready for this amazing post that I have for you today. ALIQUID Lacquer is one of my favorite indie polish makers and she is celebrating the first birthday of the brand with a pretty amazing celebration, and 3 new polishes. I’m going to tell you the particulars of sales and what-not at the end of this post, but first I want to show you the three polishes Alison has created for this fantastiversary!
ALIQUID Lacquer Fantastiversary | Be Happy And Buy Polish
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