Pirate Nail Art Challenge: Freestyle/Recreate

Avast, ye scalawags! It’s the last day of the Avast Ye Bilge Rats Pirate Nail Art Challenge, and International Talk Like a Pirate Day! I be excited t’show you me nail art. :) But first, if ye missed any of me manicures this week, check them out: Sea Creature nail art, Ocean nail art, Treasure nail art, Treasure Map nail art.

This day be t’ freestyle (or re-create) part o’the challenge. I found an image of a pirate cake and I wanted to riff off of that. What be a pirate challenge without a scurvy pirate and his ship?
Pirate Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The blue base on my middle and ring fingers is Wet n Wild Teal Slowly and See. In no particular order: Wet n Wild Black Creme, Blank Canvas (white), Red Red, Listening to Blue Reed (darker blue), Cement (grey/brown), OPI My Vampire is Buff and OPI You’re So Vainilla.
Pirate Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I be knowin’ me pirate’s mouth is a little funky but I kept trying to fix it and it wasn’t working so I just stopped. LOL. On my other hand, I did all skulls (though I didn’t get a picture of it).
Pirate Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Swab the deck with these, ye scabby sea basses:

It’s been another fun week of manicures, and if you’re interested, please join us on Facebook, Challenge Your Nail Art. Our next challenge will be Halloween, then Thanksgiving/fall, then Christmas/holiday. Insults welcome in the combox, ye barnacled bottom rascals! (Check out pirate insults here)
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Pirate Nail Art Challenge: Treasure Maps

Good morning scurvy dogs! Yesterday you got to see a peek at my roomful of treasure and today ye’ve stolen my treasure map! Well, let’s just see how far that gets you!

Seriously, I used so many polishes for today’s look. In no particular order: OPI Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh, OPI A-taupe The Space Needle, OPI Suzi Says Da!, OPI Got the Blues For Red, OPI Nein Nein Okay Fine, OPI Here Today Aragon Tomorrow, Verity Lite Brown, and Wet N Wild Black Creme. *phew*
Treasure Map Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I tried to recreate burnt edges to my map, not quite sure how that turned out. LOL. And oh dear, it seems that where “x” marks the treasure seems to be burnt out, so you only have a general idea where me treasure lays!
Treasure Map Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Don’t forget to check out everyone else’s treasure maps for today’s prompt:

I’d love to know what you think of my treasure map! I’m kind of reminded of the map in “The Goonies”. So, I’ll leave you with a gratuitous gif of The Truffle Shuffle:

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Pirate Nail Art Challenge: Gold/Treasure

Good morning, ye bilge rats! Today’s prompt for the Pirate challenge be “Gold/Treasure” and I have a sparkly glitter room full of it to show ye!

I’ve started off with 1 coat of OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby, topped by 2 coats of OPI Goldeneye. Goldeneye is quite sheer on its own, so I needed to layer it.
Treasure Nails | OPI L.A.M.B., OPI Goldeneye |  Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then added a coat of YouPolish I’m Worth It, and then on top of that I added loose gold glitter. If you stuck your head in a room full of treasure, what would your eye see? A lot of gold, glittering and splendid. So that’s the direction I was going for today!
Treasure Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Why don’t ye check out the rest of these mangy curs’ manicures?

I’d love to know what you think about this manicure, so holla at me in the comments! :)
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Pirate Nail Art Challenge: Oceans

Ahoy, mateys! We’re back for another day of the Avast Ye Bilge Rats Pirate Nail Art Challenge (phew, that’s a mouthful!). Today’s prompt is “oceans” and at first I was a little stumped on how to proceed. I didn’t want to do something cartoony but how to show a more realistic view?

I saw a picture of someone in the ocean, looking up through the water to the surface above and thought – AHA! So I’ve tried to recreate the ocean as if someone was looking up to the surface of the water.
Oceans Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with a base of Sinful Colors Burning Bright, then did a gradient with Burning Bright, SC Rainstorm, and Inkwell. I then tried to create shafts of light coming into the ocean with SC Snow Me White, but I’m not sure that came out so well.
Oceans Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

What do you think about my mani for today? Check out the rest of the manis for today:

Tomorrow’s challenge is Gold or Treasure, I can’t wait to show you what I’ve come up with!
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Pirate Nail Art Challenge: Sea Creatures

Ahoy, me hearties! Today be the first day o’ th’ Pirate Nail Art Challenge, and I hope ye be ready for it! ;) Who knows what creepy crawlies lurk in the depths o’the ocean? The mysteries…what jaws await to snatch ye up? If yer skeered of the ocean, best ye not be readin’ any further!

Okay, enough pirate talk! :P I’ll be the first to admit, lakes/oceans/etc freak me out. I struggle with not seeing the bottom of what I’m swimming in, and my imagination runs loose with what’s down there ready to eat me alive. So what else could I do for today’s prompt of “sea creatures” but a big ole set of sharp teeth?
Sea Creature Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve use Jessica Surfer Boyz n Berry as a base, then sponged OPI Mermaid’s Tears (appropriate, no?) on top. Then using Jessica Milky Way, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and OPI Steady As She Rose, I created the mouth and teeth. Finally, I topped it off with ellagee glass. I wanted to leave it ambiguous enough to really let you, my lovely reader, use your imagination! What do you imagine it to be?
Sea Creature Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Check out what I spy from me crows’ nest:

Do you get freaked out by lakes & oceans? Please let me know I’m not alone! Tomorrow’s prompt is “oceans”, so I’ll see you then! Don’t forget, if you want to join our fun nail art challenges, to join the Challenge Your Nail Art group!
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Smokey Mountain Lacquers Scarecrow Blood + Cauldron Stew swatches + review

press sampleGood afternoon my lovely readers! I hope you are having a great weekend so far. For some reason I had weird dreams but I don’t remember any of them. Do you ever remember your dreams?

Today I have two polishes to show you from Smokey Mountain Lacquers‘ Halloween line: Scarecrow Blood and Cauldron Stew. This is my first experience with Smokey Mountain Lacquers and I was impressed with how easily both polishes flowed onto the nail. Each polish comes in a square-ish bottle, and comes with a flat brush.
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Dance Legend High Hopes swatches + review

purchased myself buttonGood morning guv’nor! (Don’t ask, I think I’m just in a weird silly mood. :P ) It’s a gorgeous Saturday morning and I’m feeling fine. :) Not sure what the day holds, what are you going to be up to?

Today’s polish is a new-to-me brand, Dance Legend. I kept reading rave reviews and seeing beautiful swatches (I’m looking at you, Love.Varnish!) and I had to order a couple. I’ll have Dance Legend Holy Diver in a few weeks, but today I have High Hopes for you.

High Hopes is a light pink polish. I didn’t realize when I bought these polishes that this is actually a clear-tinted base with holographic particles in it. It is jam-packed though! This is 3 coats, with OPI top coat, inside a lightbox:
Dance Legend High Hopes | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Dance Legend High Hopes | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Outside, weak sunlight (it was the best the sun had to offer on that day!):
Dance Legend High Hopes | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Dance Legend High Hopes | Be Happy And Buy Polish

What do you think of this polish? I’m usually not much of a pink polish person, but since it is such a light colored polish, I actually like it! I hope you have a good rest of your day,

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