HPB Oct. Halloween Mani Link-Up

Good morning, my spooky readers! We’re inching closer and closer to Halloween and next week I’ll have even more Halloween manis to show you! Today, though, the Hobby Polish Bloggers group decided to get together for a Halloween mani link-up! The HPB is a group for bloggers who blog casually or for fun. It’s a great resource for those who are just starting out, or for those of us who have been doing this awhile. As a group, we’ll be doing a monthly link-up and today is our first one: Halloween!

So I was trying to get inspired for this and I came across one of those skull cameos on etsy (here’s one but they’re all over the place). Anyway, I thought I would try my hand at it.

Halloween Skull Cameo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve used Jessica Sharktooth (white), Desire (red), Sunset Blvd (black), and Argon Blue. I was going to do a brocade-ish design on my pinky but kept messing it up, so I went with a saran wrap technique instead. Also, did you know that doing a skeleton in profile is FREAKING HARD?! LOL :P It totally didn’t come out how I wanted but oh well!

Halloween Skull Cameo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

If you want to check out everyone else’s manicure, be sure to click the blue frog below:

I’d love to know what you think of my manicure today! Fail or not?

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NYC New York Color Midnight Beauty nail polish collection

Press Sample buttonGood Friday morning! How has your week gone? I’ll be honest, the past few days have been miserable – one of my kids has been sick (…and whiny) so I’m totally out of energy at this point. Ugh! haha! Let’s get to today’s nail polishes from NYC New York Color: the Midnight Beauty collection.

NYC New York Color Midnight Beauty collection | Be Happy And Buy Polish
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Nail Art Inspired by Glamour-Zine’s Outfit of the Day

Good morning friends! Today I have a nail art look that I created awhile back. I was inspired by Kristyn over at Glamour-Zine, who comes up with some really great and classy outfits. We are both Beauty Blog Coalition members, which is how I came to know & read her blog. Take a look at her outfit which I was inspired by (and click the photo to head to her post with full details):

Seriously, everything about this outfit screams “fierce coming through…outta the way!” If you take a peek at her blog post, those awesome shoes have studs that run along the back side of them, which take them to another level, in my opinion.

OPI Cajun Shrimp, Alcatraz Rocks, My Vampire is Buff | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For my manicure, I started with OPI Cajun Shrimp on my ring and pinky fingers. I’ve used OPI My Vampire is Buff (one of my favorite neutrals!) on my middle and pointer fingers, then using wave decals and OPI Alcatraz Rocks, I created a  design. (This was also created on my thumb.)

I loved this so much, I wore it on both hands for a week! I’d love to know what you think of it. In a month or so, I’ll have another look inspired by Kristyn, and I can’t wait to show you that one! :)

Where do you get inspired for your nails or your outfits? Let me hear it in the comments!

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Mentality Carol + Darling Diva Polish Temporary Insanity

Hey hey, it’s the Monkees…no, wait, I meant… Hey Hey it’s Wednesday! I get ear worm tunes in my head way too easily. I just like music, and I must say that I’m not too discerning when it comes to what I like. Today I have a combination of two pretty polishes for you: Mentality Carol and Darling Diva Polish Temporary Insanity.

I’ve covered Mentality Carol before, as well as Darling Diva Polish Temporary Insanity (press sample). I started with two coats of Carol, before applying one thin coat of Temporary Insanity:

Mentality Carol, Darling Diva Temporary Insanity | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Mentality Carol, Darling Diva Temporary Insanity | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I really love this combination! It is so sparkly and pretty…two of my favorite things!  What do you think?

Mentality Carol, Darling Diva Temporary Insanity | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Are you a music fan? I love pretty much all genres (maybe except death metal). Do you like all genres or are you more selective than I am?

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Pahlish Sarey’s Berry

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning, you terrific reader you! ;) So far so good for me this morning, I get to run errands today (woohoo :/ ) so I’d better get to it!

Sarey’s Berry was a pre-order that Pahlish had awhile back. There was so much hype about this polish, and everyone was clamoring to get their hands on it. Being that it’s Pahlish, one of my favorite companies, how could I say no? I first started off with Barielle base coat, and followed it with A Girl Obsessed Matte-ict top coat. This is 2 coats of Sarey’s Berry: Pahlish Sarey's Berry | Be Happy And Buy Polish This macro is as close as I could get to color-accuracy: Pahlish Sarey's Berry | Be Happy And Buy Polish I then used ellagee glass on top: Pahlish Sarey's Berry | Be Happy And Buy Polish Pahlish Sarey's Berry | Be Happy And Buy Polish I have to admit, my pictures are as close to color-accurate as I could get them, but they are still not as warm as the polish is in real life. I also didn’t love this as much as I should, so I RAOK’d this to my good friend, Kate.

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CrowsToes Cheshire

Gift buttonIt’s a Monday morning and I’m sucking down my coffee as if my life depended on it (well, not really *my* life, but someone’s life depends on me getting coffee). So while I’m struggling to put a coherent sentence together, let’s look at some pretty polish, shall we?

Today is all about CrowsToes Cheshire, a sparkly glitter bomb of a polish. This was a really sweet RAOK from a wonderful lady in a CrowsToes group I am in. This has purple glitters in all shapes and sizes, along with gold and holo and magenta glitters. This is based, quite obviously, on the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland. I first tried 1 coat plus dabbing over Mentality Wangari:

CrowsToes Cheshire over Mentality Wangari | Be Happy And Buy Polish

CrowsToes Cheshire over Mentality Wangari | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used 1 coat + dabbing over Pahlish Rubbish Robots:

CrowsToes Cheshire over Pahlish Rubbish Robots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

CrowsToes Cheshire over Pahlish Rubbish Robots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I can’t quite decide which way I like it better, but I think I like it over the dark polish better. What do you think?

Now I’m off to caffeinate myself some more, what are you up to today?

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Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup

BBC Weekly Roundup | Be Happy And Buy PolishGood afternoon! I’m here with another installment of the BBC members weekly roundup, so be sure to check out all these great links: