Pahlish Dizzy Daffodils + String of Violets (May duo)

Purchased by Me buttonHey there, my beautiful readers! Can you believe it’s the last day of July already?! I seriously am not prepped for the month of August, because before you know it, the kids will be back in school and this baby is going to be here. LOL! Today, I have the May duo set from Pahlish: Dizzy Daffodils and String of Violets.

Pahlish Dizzy Daffodils | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Dizzy Daffodils is a pale pink nail polish with bits of darker pink flecks. Formula was a bit uneven and sheer. This is 2 coats.

Pahlish String of Violets over Dizzy Daffodils | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish String of Violets over Dizzy Daffodils macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

String of Violets has a holographic base with multi chrome flakies, glitters in various colors, and pink shimmer.

Pahlish String of Violets over Dizzy Daffodils sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used 1 coat over Dizzy Daffodils. In the bottle above, you can really see the holographic and all the beautiful shimmer. Definitely one of my favorite top coats that I personally own!

Are you a flakie top coat fan? Sometimes I think I am because of polishes like String of Violets, but then other times I just am not (even though the polish is pretty). I’m a waffler! LOL.

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Re-Swatch Wednesday: ellagee Cherokee Rose

Purchased by Me buttonGood Wednesday morning! How is your week going so far? Some days, I’m really loathing the kids going back to school and other days I’m seriously rejoicing at the thought. :P But today, I have an oldie but goodie nail polish to show you: ellagee Cherokee Rose.

ellagee Cherokee Rose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This polish was one of my very first indie nail polishes I ever purchased! This is a slightly off-white base with glitters of white and gold iridescent.

ellagee Cherokee Rose sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve used 3 coats here with top coat. I should’ve done rose nail art as I did when I first showed this polish on the blog, but I was being a lazy blogger. :P

Is there a polish you wish an indie maker would re-release? Which polish would it be?

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Color Club Eternal Beauty pedicure + BBC Weekly Round-Up

Happy Monday morning to you, readers! How about a fun pedicure for today?

Color Club Eternal Beauty, Sephora Formula X Devious flower pedicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 2 coats of Color Club Eternal Beauty, followed by 1 coat of Sephora Formula X Devious.

Color Club Eternal Beauty, Sephora Formula X Devious flower pedicure sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used some heart studs to make “flowers” on my big toes. They didn’t really come out too straight, but hey, what do you expect? I have a big belly in my way right now! haha! :D

Let’s check out this week’s Beauty Blog Coalition links:

OPI Color Paints Layered Manicure

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning all! Did you have a wonderful weekend? I had family in town, and it was so delightful to see them. Today I have a fun & spunky manicure to show you that I created with a couple of the OPI Color Paints!

OPI Silver Canvas | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with 2 coats of OPI Silver Canvas. This isn’t the best swatch of this polish, but I’ll admit that I was in a hurry. You can see it is pretty brushstroke-y, but as I was covering it up, I wasn’t worried.

OPI Silver Canvas, Turquoise Aesthetic, My Voice Is a Little Norse, Snow Globetrotter | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Silver Canvas, Turquoise Aesthetic, My Voice Is a Little Norse, Snow Globetrotter macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used one coat OPI Turquoise Aesthetic over the top of that (yeah, no individual shots of that, sorry/notsorry).

OPI Silver Canvas, Turquoise Aesthetic, My Voice Is a Little Norse, Snow Globetrotter sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then layered one coat of OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse on top of that, followed by one coat of of OPI Snow Globetrotter.

OPI Silver Canvas, Turquoise Aesthetic, My Voice Is a Little Norse, Snow Globetrotter sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Silver Canvas, Turquoise Aesthetic, My Voice Is a Little Norse, Snow Globetrotter sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lastly, I used 1 coat of OPI Indigo Motif to finish it off. I wish I could’ve captured the full intensity of how sparkly this was! It seriously sparkled like perfect ocean pictures that professional photographers take. LOL!

If you haven’t yet bought the OPI Color Paints, I really encourage you to do so – they are extremely versatile and really great formula. (Psst, have you seen that the pack of OPI Color Paints minis is one of the prizes I sponsored for Betty’s Beauty Bombs Epic July Giveaway?)

I’d love to know what you think of this layered manicure!

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Ninja Polish Nebula

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning all! Has your week been AWESOME?! Well, I’ll be honest, mine really hasn’t been but that is because I get so tired so easily anymore. Kind of frustrating when there is stuff I need to get done. LOL. Anyway, I have *such* a gorgeous polish to show off to you today: Ninja Polish Nebula.

Ninja Polish Nebula | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Ninja Polish Nebula macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Nebula is a clear base polish that “contains fine holographic and multi-chromatic glitters.”

Ninja Polish Nebula | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I decided to use Nebula on its own, with 3 coats plus top coat.

Ninja Polish Nebula sun shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

There are so many beautiful colors that you can spot in Nebula: green, purple, red, and in the bottle, you can spot orange/yellow.

 

I really wanted to love this polish so much – and I do! – but it was a huge pain taking it off. LOL. I am selling this polish through my Facebook page, along with many other indie polishes.

Let me know if this is something you’d like to rock – or would the glitters put you off?

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Reswatch Wednesday: Precision Nail Lacquer Shine Wine N Dine, Twilight Zone

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning my awesome readers! I hope your week is going well. :) Today for re-swatch Wednesday, I have two polishes that I haven’t worn in awhile and I just had to pull them out: Précision Nail Lacquer Shine Wine N Dine and Twilight Zone. I first reviewed these back in May of 2014.

Precision Nail Lacquer Shine Wine N Dine | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Shine Wine N Dine is a gorgeous berry/merlot scattered holographic nail polish. The formula on this is thin, and did go on streaky, unfortunately.

Precision Nail Lacquer Shine Wine N Dine sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 3 thin coats plus top coat.

Precision Nail Lacquer Twilight Zone | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Twilight Zone is a warm grape scattered holographic nail polish. Application on this was much better than SWND. It did dry a bit gritty though!

Precision Nail Lacquer Twilight Zone sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 coats plus top coat.

I just wish the holographic bits weren’t so scattered – in the bottles it looks incredible but you lose some of that once it’s on the nail.

Though I haven’t featured Précision Nail Lacquer on the blog for awhile, I do like their polishes. They are reasonably priced, and have quite the selection. Both Shine Wine N Dine and Twilight Zone are still available on their website for only $5.95.

Let me know which of these polishes you’d like to get on your fingernails next!

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Water Decal Skittlette with Pahlish + KBShimmer

Press Sample buttonGood morning all! Maybe you saw an earlier version of this post…that had nothing written? Talk about pregnancy brain! I totally forgot to write or upload pictures. Geez! Today, I was inspired by a manicure that I saw on @margarita_onthe_rocks instagram.

KBShimmer Shore Thing, Pahlish 10:6 Born Pretty Store water slide decal | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 3 coats of Pahlish 10/6 on my index, middle, ring fingers; then created a gradient of 10/6 with KBShimmer Shore Thing.

Formula X Revolution, KBShimmer Shore Thing, Pahlish 10:6 Born Pretty Store water slide decal | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my pinky and thumb, I used 2 coats of Sephora Formula X Revolution topped by 1 thin coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust for just a little extra oomph.

Pahlish 10/6, KBShimmer Shore Thing, Born Pretty Store water slide decals | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used water decals from Born Pretty Store [press sample] on my middle and ring fingers. On my thumb, I created just a gradient with 10/6 and Shore Thing.

There is a slight holographic shimmer in 10/6 but it’s almost impossible to see, to be honest. This was a manicure I had on for quite awhile…there was just something about the mix of colors, finishes, and patterns that I liked.

I’d love to know your thoughts on this manicure! I hope you have a better Monday than I seem to be having, ;)

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