Pahlish December duo: Quantum Locked Life Form + Hologram Projector

Purchased by Me button*Phew* We made it to Friday, folks! Yesterday, I wasn’t sure I’d make it, how about you? I was just exhausted and run down yesterday, and I’m not sure I’m ready for the day yet, but oh well, it’s here!

It’s the end of January and I’m showing you the December duo from Pahlish. I know, I know, my timing is a bit off. :P Let’s take a look at the base part of this duo: Quantum Locked Life Form.

Pahlish Quantum Locked Life Form matte | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Quantum Locked Life Form matte | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Of course I had to get this, it’s Doctor Who themed. Anyway, this is 2 coats with no top coat – this is its natural finish.

Pahlish Quantum Locked Life Form macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I also used a top coat on it, but only my macro picture turned out (sad panda). But look at the depth of this! Seriously, so gorgeous!

Pahlish Hologram Projector, Quantum Locked Life Form matte | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Hologram Projector, Quantum Locked Life Form matte macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Hologram Projector is the glitter topper, and it is so pretty! Here it is with one coat of matte top coat.

Pahlish Hologram Projector, Quantum Locked Life Form | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Hologram Projector, Quantum Locked Life Form macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is a clear based glitter with gold circles, blue and purple hexes and squares, and a little bit of added gold teeny glitters.

I am so glad I ended up snagging the December duo, and I’m sure if you’re looking for it, you will be able to find it secondhand. Tonight is the last restock of the January duo at pahlish.com, so be sure to grab that if you can! :) Have a great Friday out there,

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Morgan Taylor Under the Stars swatches + review

Gift buttonGood morning, my sublime readers! So, I was watermarking photos last night, going through and making sure I hadn’t missed any, when I stumbled across the Morgan Taylor file with only Under The Stars in it and it hit me! I hadn’t ever posted this beautiful polish! For shame, Jessica, for shame.

Morgan Taylor Under the Stars | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Morgan Taylor Under the Stars is a deep midnight blue jelly polish with silver holographic  hex glitters.

Morgan Taylor Under the Stars | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I believe I used 3 thin coats here, followed by a coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and a shiny top coat, and topped with a star glitter at the bed of each nail (naturally).

Morgan Taylor Under the Stars | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The sparkle of this was so hard to capture on camera. It had disappeared a little on the nail (bummer!) but it was still there. My camera was just having no part of it, though.

I wish I had posted this earlier, but now I’m itching to put it back on my nails since this was so long ago. Have you ever totally forgotten about a polish sitting unloved in your collection? I’m afraid it’s happening more and more to me. Until the next time,

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EOTD with Japonesque Velvet Touch Eyeshadow

Amazon Vine Voice | Be Happy And Buy PolishGood afternoon! I hope you are having a great day so far. I have a review and eye of the day (EOTD) with Japonesque Velvet Touch Eyeshadow in shade 03.

Japonesque Velvet Touch Eyeshadow 03 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

First off, I have to say how much I love the packaging. Look how pretty this is!

Japonesque Velvet Touch Eyeshadow 03 inside compact | Be Happy And Buy Polish

It’s nice how big this compact is, no wasted spaced here! I experienced no fallout with this shade, it was just very silky smooth to apply.

Japonesque Velvet Touch Eyeshadow 03 swatch | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A quick swatch on the back of my hand, it’s a little shimmery and it’s like my skin tone but better. LOL!

Japonesque Velvet Touch Eyeshadow 03 EOTD | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve used it on my brow bone and inner corner, with tarte Make a Mauve (Rainforest After Dark palette) on my lid blended out.

Japonesque Velvet Touch Eyeshadow 03 EOTD | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I also used Laura Geller GlamLASH mascara, and Laura Geller luscious lips liquid lipstick in Cherry Almond. (Holy smokes, please ignore the redness on my chest!)

I found the quality to be very good, but of course, you’re paying $18 for one eyeshadow, for .05 oz of product. Is this something I would spend the money on? I probably would not as I prefer to splurge on palettes (when I get the chance to splurge). You can find this currently on Amazon.

I’d love to know what your thoughts are on this eyeshadow. Have you ever spent almost $20 for one eyeshadow? Sound off in the comments below!

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I was provided this product through the Amazon Vine Program, for my honest review. I am not required to blog about a product received through the Vine Program, but on occasion I may do so. My opinions are still my own, and I will still give my 100% honest opinion of a product.

Lilypad Lacquer Watermarble and ellagee Lickety Split Latex Mani Mask

Press Sample buttonGood morning, lacquer lovers! It’s Wednesday and you know what that means? Actually, I have no idea what it means, other than it’s another day closer to the weekend. LOL! :P Today I have a water marble I created with a few of the Lilypad Lacquer polishes I picked up from llarowe awhile back. This also gave me a chance to test out Lickety Split Latex Mani Mask from ellagee (press sample).

ellagee Liquid Lickety Split | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Liquid latex has been all the rage lately in the nail polish community and ellagee is jumping in the game by repackaging the giant bottle of liquid latex into a user friendly nail polish bottle, at a minimal cost. You can see in the above photo that I’ve already painted my nails with my base color (Sinful Colors Snow Me White) and Seche Vite top coat (press sample). Then I painted around each nail (on the skin) with Lickety Split. In the above photo, the dark blue is where it has started to dry, the lighter blue is where it is still wet.

ellagee Liquid Lickety Split | Be Happy And Buy Polish

After Lickety Split was dry, I started to do my water marble. You can see in the above photo that I didn’t paint far enough down on my finger and consequently that finger was a pain to clean up! But the rest of the fingers? Boy that latex just peeled right off (and there was something oddly satisfying about doing that, let me tell you) and I was left with very minimal cleanup around each nail.

Lilypad Lacquer watermarble | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So onto how the water marble turned out! I used Lilypad Lacquer Lime Lifesaver, Orange Lifesaver, Lemon Lifesaver, and I wanted a bit of red so I used Dermelect Power Trip (reviewed previously).

Lilypad Lacquer watermarble | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Even in natural light it looked super bright! I absolutely adore how this turned out, and I ended up doing both hands. The Lilypad Lacquers ended up working really great for water marbling, I can’t wait to buy more!

If you do any kind of nail art (splatter, gradients, watermarbles, etc), I think you definitely need Lickety Split Latex Mani Mask from ellagee. Just trust me: it will make your nail art so much easier that you’re not dealing with cleanup!

I’d love to know what your thoughts are about Lickety Split or the water marble, be sure to leave me a comment below. Have a great Wednesday and I’ll see you later! :)

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*Some products in this post were provided as samples for review.*

LynBDesigns Am I Ginger? + Nightmare Revisited swatches + review

Gift buttonHey and good morning readers! It’s Tuesday, and I’d like to go back to bed. LOL. Ever just have one of those days that you’d like to start over pretty much right away? Yup, that’s me. Anyway…today I have two holographic polishes from LynBDesigns to show you today: Am I Ginger? and Nightmare Revisited, both gifts from past Hobby Polish Bloggers gift exchanges.

LynBDesigns Am I Ginger? | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Am I Ginger? is an orange jelly linear holographic polish from the Innuendos in Space collection.

LynBDesigns Am I Ginger? macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 coats with no top coat.

LynBDesigns Am I Ginger? sun shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

At first I was a little worried about putting this on, I mean, oranges don’t usually look good on me.

LynBDesigns Am I Ginger? sun shot macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

But I’m totally won over, it just stuns me!

LynBDesigns Am I Ginger? sun shot macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

LynBDesigns Nightmare Revisited | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Nightmare Revisited is a raspberry jelly linear holographic polish from the Nightmare Begins collection.

LynBDesigns Nightmare Revisited macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 coats, no top coat.

LynBDesigns Nightmare Revisited sun shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

There is no hesitation here, I just plain flat out love it.

LynBDesigns Nightmare Revisited sun shot macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

LynBDesigns Nightmare Revisited sun shot macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I just can’t pick which one is my favorite, happily I don’t have to! Both of these are still available at LynBDesigns, and she is running a sale right now (no code needed).

Well, I’m off to have more coffee and get dressed and all that jazz. It will be a better day, I’m sure of it! :) Have a great one out there,

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Model City Polish April Showers, Once Bitten, S.T.A.R.S swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning! I hope you had a great weekend, I was under the weather. My husband’s cold has finally caught up with me! Booo! Speaking of booing, we watched The Princess Bride this weekend, my kids got such a kick out of it.

Okay, anyway, I have a few Model City Polishes to show you, I went on a buying spree awhile back. Here are the first batch: April Showers, Once Bitten, and S.T.A.R.S.

Model City Polish April Showers | Be Happy And Buy Polish

April Showers is a blue jelly with blue, aqua, and pink dots, tiny peach and pink hexes, and pink and blue flecks.

Model City Polish April Showers macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 3 coats, with Wet N Wild top coat. It does dry with a matte finish.

Model City Polish Once Bitten | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Once Bitten is a sheer red jelly that deepens in color the more coats you put on.

Model City Polish Once Bitten macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

It has two different sizes of gold flakies and tiny gold holographic glitters.

Model City Polish Once Bitten sun shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve used 3 coats here with Wet N Wild top coat. It’s so hard to see, but in the sun you can definitely see the holographic sparkle.

Model City Polish Once Bitten sun shot macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The depth on this one is just incredible, this is my favorite of the three!

Model City Polish S.T.A.R.S | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Last is S.T.A.R.S, a dark blue jelly with gold holographic stars, and two different sizes of gold holographic glitters.

Model City Polish S.T.A.R.S macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This polish is definitely thick with glitter – I had no issues getting any glitter out. I’ve used 3 coats here with Wet N Wild top coat.

Unfortunately, these three aren’t available via the Model City Polish shop anymore, but I’m sure you could find them secondhand. I’d love to know which of these three is your favorite!

What’s the last old-school movie you watched? It had been so long since I watched The Princess Bride, but it’s like putting on an old comfy shoe, it just feels right. :)

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Easy Nail Art, At Home Facial Mask, and Packing up Your Makeup in the BBC Weekly Roundup

Hey everyone, late Sunday post here, but it’s the Weekly Roundup from Beauty Blog Coalition members!

Be sure to check out all these awesome posts, and I’ll see you tomorrow!