Wet N Wild Silver Lake nail polish collection swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning all! Are you ready for a wonderful weekend ahead? I know I am…it’s supposed to be 75 and gorgeous (albeit really windy) and I’m just ready to wear shorts! (Oops, better shave my legs, amirite ladies?) To get you ready, I have the really pretty nail polish collection from Wet N Wild to show you called the Silver Lake collection!

Wet N Wild Stream of Consciousness | Be Happy And Buy Polish

First up is a very sheer pale pink with slight shimmer: Stream of Consciousness. This is 3 coats with no top coat. Surprisingly, I really liked this one. It just made my nails look very pretty!

Wet N Wild A Latte Love | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Next is A Latte Love, a grey-purple creme. Although it looks fairly grey in my photos, the slight purple tinge does come through in real life. This is 2 coats with no top coat.

Wet N Wild Warm Filter | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Warm Filter is next, and yes, I lurve it! This is a great orange-pink, and not as bright as it really is in my photo. I think this kind of color is going to be my favorite this spring and summer. Shown here is 3 coats, for evenness.

Wet N Wild Tree Hugger | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Next up is Tree Hugger, a warm (not cool toned like my photo shows) minty green. Just give me colors like this and Warm Filter for all summer long and I’ll be a happy camper! This is 3 coats, no top coat.

Wet N Wild Wear Skinny Jeans | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Wear Skinny Jeans is a lovely periwinkle leaning slightly purple nail polish with invisible shimmer (well, you can see it in the bottle, but if you can’t see it on the nail, it’s invisible). My camera hates colors like this, so this is more blue than it actually is. Shown here is 2 coats, no top coat (though in retrospect, it could have used it).

Wet N Wild Reject the Mainstream | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Last is Reject the Mainstream, a warm lavender. Not much to say about this one, but it is a nice color! This is 2 coats, no top coat.

Wet N Wild dry watermarble in cup | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is a great cohesive collection and I wanted to try a new-to-me technique of dry water marbling. I used Warm Filter, Tree Hugger, Wear Skinny Jeans, and Reject the Mainstream. I received a few tips from fellow bloggers to try it out!

Wet N Wild Silver Lake dry water marble | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Well, I had a bit of trouble getting it to lay down correctly, but it didn’t come out half bad, did it? Hopefully if I keep practicing, I’ll get better at it.

Which of these polishes is your favorite? If you can find this in stores (I found mine at Kmart), then my picks are Stream of Consciousness, Warm Filter, and Tree Hugger.

I hope you have a great weekend, and I’ll see you on Monday!

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ellagee Neon Shock nail polish collection swatches + review

Press Sample buttonGood morning my lovely readers! I have a very pretty and hot nail polish collection to show you today from ellagee called Neon Shock. Let’s get to it!

ellagee Buzz | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Buzz macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Buzz is a neon pink jelly polish with holo micro glitter. I’ve used 3 coats plus top coat. I am not really a pink fan, but I *lurve* this one!

ellagee Jolt | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Jolt macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Jolt natural light | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Jolt is a neon turquoise jelly polish with holo micro glitter. I’ve used 3 coats plus top coat. The natural light photo is more photo accurate. I love how the micro glitter looks gold in some lights, it’s very nice with the turquoise.

ellagee Zap | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Zap macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Zap natural light | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Zap is a neon fuchsia jelly polish with holo micro glitter. I’ve used 3 coats plus top coat. Again, the natural light photo is more photo accurate. I am such a sucker for colors like this!

This 3-piece collection will be available for $27 (or $10 individually) on Saturday, March 28 at 3 p.m. CST. I’d love to know which of the three is your favorite – mine surprisingly is Buzz!

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New Nail Polishes!

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Hey everyone! Just a quick post today with my nail mail from the past few weeks, and some new in-store purchases. Nail mail just makes me so happy, like something in my day has gone right!

Barielle Bling It On collection bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

First up is the new Barielle Bling It On collection (press sample). From left to right: Angel Dust, Golden Halo, Sea Urchin, Shooting Star, and Amethyst. I really like how Angel Dust looks. I’m not sure about Amethyst – it seems a little out of place with the other 4.

Rica bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Next is my first ever order from Rica! From left to right: If These Narwhals Could Talk, Good Night, and Good Afternoon. I’ve heard great things about Rica’s jelly polishes so I’m excited to try out Good Night especially.

Pahlish bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Next is my Pahlish order (one of many, haha!). From left to right: Confetti Cannon (March 2015 duo), Tissue Paper Flowers (March 2015 duo), Train Underwater, and Italian Cream Soda. Confetti Cannon is already my favorite of these, I think. It sparkles so nicely!

Wet N Wild Silver Lake nail polish collection | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I picked up the Wet N Wild Silver Lake collection at Kmart the other day. From left to right: Wear Skinny Jeans, A Latte Love (not so grey IRL), Reject the Mainstream (brighter IRL), Tree Hugger (also brighter IRL), Stream of Consciousness, Warm Filter. I really like Tree Hugger and Warm Filter here.

B Squared Lacquer EDM collection | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I have been wanting the B Squared Lacquer EDM collection so bad and I finally bought it! From left to right: Rave, Plur, Trance, Down Tempo, The Drop, Kandi. No surprise, I really like The Drop and Trance already!

Celestial Cosmetics bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

My first Celestial Cosmetics! This year I really have been wanting to try out new brands, so I made a leap of faith to try out Celestial. From top to bottom, left to right: Adrenalin, LE October 2014, Death is Not the End, Sparks Fly Out, Comet Lulin, LE September 2014, Trip. I have Adrenalin on my toes right now and it makes me so happy!

KBShimmer Make My Gray, Funky Cold Patina, I'm So Sweet Pea, Cool Hand Cuke, Wind Swarm bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

When KBShimmer was running their sale a few weeks ago, I picked up a few polishes I’ve been eyeing. From left to right: Make My Gray, Funky Cold Patina, I’m So Sweet Pea, Cool Hand Cuke, Wind Swarm. Not sure which of these I’ll try out next…hmmmm

OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender, Samoan Sand, Golden Waves, Frog In My Throat bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI finds! Who doesn’t love good deals? From left to right: OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender, Samoan Sand, Golden Waves, Frog In My Throat.

OPI Aloha From OPI, That's Hula-rious!, Lost My Bikini in Molokini, This Color's Making Waves bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I picked up a few OPI polishes from the Hawaiian collection from a beauty supply store. From left to right: OPI Aloha From OPI, That’s Hula-rious!, Lost My Bikini in Molokini, This Color’s Making Waves. I might pick up a few more from this collection but I haven’t decided yet.

Sephora Formula X Magma, Desire, Push the Limits bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lastly! I picked up a few more Sephora Formula X polishes on clearance at my local Sephora inside JCP. From left to right: Sephora Formula X Magma, Desire, Push the Limits. I don’t normally go for orange polishes, but Magma just looked so pretty I couldn’t resist!

I still am waiting on another Pahlish order (I might have a problem), a Carpe Noctem Cosmetics order, and another set of polishes from Barielle. *phew*

What would you like to see first out of all these polishes? Let me know in the comments below!

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KBShimmer Funky Cold Patina and the Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup

Purchased by Me buttonGood afternoon everyone! I have a quick swatch of KBShimmer Funky Cold Patina for you, as well as the weekly links from Beauty Blog Coalition members. :)

KBShimmer Funky Cold Patina matte | Be Happy And Buy Polish

KBShimmer Funky Cold Patina matte macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Funky Cold Patina is described as “cool turquoise green base, with pops of metallic copper, blue and purple.” I’ve used 3 coats here, with 1 coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food to smooth it out and for a nice matte finish.

KBShimmer Funky Cold Patina macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used a coat of Digital Nails Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That for a shiny finish. *ahem* My inside shot of FCP didn’t turn out, only my macro did. (Silly camera settings!)

This is definitely a new favorite from KBShimmer (and it’s still available!).

Alright, let’s get to the weekly roundup! Be sure to stop by these blogs and say hi!

Until tomorrow,

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Ninja Polish Hydra with Mentality Kindness

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning lovelies! I hope you had an incredible weekend. :) I had sick kiddos (continued today, yay) so my hope is that your weekend was really awesome so I can be jealous. :P For Manicure Monday today, I have what I think is a really pretty nail polish combination: Mentality Kindness with Ninja Polish Hydra.

Mentality Kindness | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Mentality Kindness macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Let’s start off with my base: Mentality Kindness. I’ve reviewed this on the blog before, but it’s always nice to have updated swatches.

Mentality Kindness full sun | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Mentality Kindness part shade | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Kindness is a blackened holographic polish that shifts from turquoise to blue to purple. I’ve used two flawless coats plus top coat for these photos. I just love how different Kindness looks inside, in shade, and in full sun.
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Finger Lickin’ Lacquer Spring In Your Step nail polish collection

Press Sample buttonGood morning my wonderful readers! I know what you’re thinking…”Two days in a row, she’s posting?!” and all I have to say is…I know, right! haha! But I’m so excited to bring you the Spring In Your Step nail polish collection from Finger Lickin’ Lacquer. Click through after the collage to see all the beauties!

Finger Lickin' Lacquer Spring in Your Step nail polish collection | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Model City Polish Latte + Dark Roast swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning everyone! I must apologize for my absence again. I’ve been feeling so poorly lately that basically I’m up in the morning and then I take a nap just to feel better. Ugh! Consequently, swatching polishes is kind of low on the list of priorities right now…but I have so many pretties to show you that I’m kind of jumping at the chance to write posts up.

Well, I’ve been wanting to show you two more gorgeous polishes from Model City Polish and here they are: Latte and Dark Roast.

Model City Polish Latte | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Model City Polish Latte macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

MCP Latte is described as “a light nude brown color with a soft holographic shimmer.”

Model City Polish Latte sun shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Model City Polish Latte sun shot macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve used 3 coats for Latte, the formula seemed a bit thick, so I used thin coats for full coverage. My sun shots also seem to have come out a bit more green-tinged than the polish actually was.

Model City Polish Dark Roast | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Model City Polish Dark Roast macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

MCP Dark Roast is described as “a dark smoke brown holographic blend with a gold fleck shimmer.”

Model City Polish Dark Roast sun shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Model City Polish Dark Roast sun shot macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The formula on Dark Roast was a bit thin, but not “out of control, flood yer cuticles” thin. I’ve used 2 coats for full coverage here.

I really have to say that I like both of these, especially Latte – I don’t think I have a similar polish in my collection to it. The great news is that both of these are still available in the MCP shop, so get over there and pick these up!

I’d love to know what you think of these polishes, so drop me a line below. I do have some exciting polish collections to show you from great makers like Finger Lickin’ Lacquer, ellagee, Barielle, and Renaissance Cosmetics so stay tuned!

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