Independence Day Manicure and Pedicure

Press Sample buttonGood morning, my wonderful readers! How is your weekend going so far? Have you started to celebrate early? ;) We are off to have a good Saturday with my husband’s family, but first, here are my mani & pedi for today.

Pretty & Polished White Hot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished White Hot macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For my manicure, I started off with Pretty & Polished White Hot from the July box. This kind of finish isn’t my favorite, but since I was partially covering it up, I’m okay with it. This is 2 coats.

Pretty & Polished White Hot sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

It has a really pretty green shimmer though that I couldn’t really  capture, unfortunately.

Independence Day American Flag manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used P&P True Blue and Red-y.Set.Go! (both from the July box) and wavy lines and stars from You Polish (press sample) to create a flag.

Independence Day American Flag manicure sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is so pretty in the sunshine! I am in so much love with True Blue – I can tell it’s going to be a favorite of mine.

Independence Day pedicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For my pedicure, I used the Little Miss Independent nail polish trio from Colors by Llarowe, plus China Glaze Fairy Dust. I know, the picture is taken at a strange angle, but I can’t take pictures of my feet anymore (thank you, baby bump!) so my husband had to take this photo for me. LOL.

Well, I hope you have a great day today, and be safe out there!

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Sephora Formula X Magma, Spectrum, Loose Cannon swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning all! It’s Friday and the celebratory weekend is almost here. I hope you have some fun plans if you’re in America for Independence Day! If you’re still looking for some ideas for your nails, be sure to check out last year’s 5 Easy Manicures For July 4th.

Today is just a quick post with a few Sephora Formula X polishes: Magma, Spectrum, and Loose Cannon.

Sephora Formula X Magma | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora Formula X Magma macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Magma is an orange glass fleck nail polish with gold flecks.  It has a bit of a pink undertone, I wish it was a bit more prevalent. This is 3 coats, no top coat. It reminds me of Zoya Alma that I showed you the other day.

Sephora Formula X Spectrum | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora Formula X Spectrum macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Spectrum is a red glass fleck nail polish with gold and purple shimmer. Really interesting red polish, for sure! This is 3 coats, no top coat.

Sephora Formula X Loose Cannon over Spectrum | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora Formula X Loose Cannon over Spectrum macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Last, I used Loose Cannon over Spectrum. Loose Cannon is a slightly tinted black based polish with glitters of black and white that dry to a textured finish. I’ll have to play around with color combinations, but I like this one! This is 1 coat over Spectrum.

Well, tomorrow, I’ll have a fun Independence Day manicure and pedicure to show you, so until then,

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Happy Canada Day!

Good morning everyone! I have never done Canada Day nail art, but this year, I thought I’d give it a whirl. :) I wanted to use two polishes from Pretty & Polished’s July box because I thought they’d work out so well (and they did!).

Canada Flag nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 2 coats of Pretty & Polished Red-y.Set.Go! on my index and pinky fingers. On my middle and ring fingers, I used 2 coats of Pretty & Polished White Hot Summer.

Canada Flag nail art sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For the maple leaf, I used Red-y. Set. Go! Even though it turned out a bit crooked, it still looks like a maple leaf, right? Right? :P

To all my Canadian friends and readers out there, I hope you have a great day today! :)

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Mommy & Me Nail Vinyl Decals by You Polish review

Press Sample buttonGood morning everyone! I hope you are enjoying the weather, wherever you are. We are gearing up for kind of a busy week ahead of us, sometimes it’s nice to just sit and relax at the end of the day. :)

Awhile back, Lauren from You Polish had reached out to some nail bloggers who are parents, to see if they’d be interested in reviewing some “Mommy & Me” nail vinyl decals. I jumped at the chance, because not only do I love to do my nails, my little girl loves to have her nails done as well. :) I was sent three different sheets to try out:

Bows, spirals, and mermaids (full sheet):

Mommy & Me vinyl decals Bows, Spirals, Mermaids | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Cupcakes, butterflies, straight lines (I was sent a half-sheet):

Mommy & Me vinyl decals Cupcakes, Butterflies, Lines | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Hearts, stars, and wavy lines (half sheet):

Mommy & Me vinyl decals Hearts, Stars, Wavy Lines | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I love the fact that each decal and lines set are made in several different sizes for those small child fingers, and my fingers as well. The lines and cut-outs were a little hard to separate from each other – make sure you have an exacto knife handy.

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Neon and Sparkly Nautical Nail Art

Press Sample buttonGood morning, lacquer lovers! I hope you had simply the best weekend. :) It’s been super hot here, and my office is a sauna, so apologies for missing the In Case You Missed It round up post on Saturday. It’ll be back next week! Today, though, I have a super hot and fun summery manicure for you.

Pink and Silver nautical nail art manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with 3 thin coats of ellagee The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway on my index and pinky fingers.

Pink and Silver nautical nail art manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my middle and ring fingers, I used 3 thin coats of Julie G Oh Em Gee!. I then used Julie G White Orchid on my ring finger to create an anchor, and on my middle finger, I used a bow vinyl decal from You Polish (press sample).

ellagee The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Of course, here’s an up-close shot of the ellagee polish. Isn’t it just a beauty?

I had so much fun creating this manicure, and I loathed to take it off! Isn’t that the best thing about creating a good manicure, though? You can still buy the bow vinyl decals from YouPolish for $5.50 for 75 on a sheet.

Well, I hope you have a great start to your week, talk to you soon!

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Beauty Blog Coalition Roundup

Good morning! It’s time for the weekly Beauty Blog Coalition Roundup. Go check out these awesome links:

Celestial Cosmetics Adrenalin swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! I hope you are ready for an awesome weekend! Do you have any plans? This is the first weekend we don’t…and I’m not sure I want to rush to make any since it’s going to get very hot. On the plus side though, the pool is set up and almost ready to go. :D

Celestial Cosmetics Adrenalin | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Celestial Cosmetics Adrenalin macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Today I have Celestial Cosmetics Adrenalin to show you. This is a gorgeous lime green holographic nail polish, shown here in 3 thin coats plus top coat.

Celestial Cosmetics Adrenalin sun shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Celestial Cosmetics Adrenalin sun shot macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is such a perfect summery nail polish color! It makes me think of mojitos and nighttime talks over drinks. (Sometimes my imagination runs away with me, lol!)

I hope you have a great weekend – I’ll be seeing you on Monday with some very fun nail art!

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