Femme Fatale Cosmetics Ouija nail polish swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonPolish used:
Femme Fatale Cosmetics Ouija, 2 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat. [Purchased through Color4Nails.]

It dries bumpy but has good application and coverage.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Ouija with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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OPI I Love Applause nail polish swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonPolish used:
OPI I Love Applause, 2 coats and no top coat
This is so uneven and fiddly but dang, it’s so pretty.

I was going to do nail art with this for OPI Mad Love Color of the Month (pink for February); but it was one of those nights where ain’t nothing working and you’re ready to throw sh*t out the window. But at least I took a picture before I screwed it up!

OPI I Love Applause | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Plaid Nail Art with L.A. Colors Color Craze nail polishes

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
L.A. Colors Color Craze 59 Wanderlust, 3 coats [pointer, middle, pinky fingers]
L.A. Colors Color Craze 542(A) Cocktail, sponged [ring finger]
L.A. Colors Color Craze 53 Road Trip
L.A. Colors Color Last 50 Justice

So this is my current mani – I wasn’t feeling my last mani any more and I’m struggling with anxiety (hello again, my old friend); deciding last night to sit down and do my nails helped a bit. Even though my lines aren’t straight (why did I think freehanding lines would be a good idea when I’m having anxiety??), I think it came out pretty professional looking for polishes that cost me $1. Actually the Color Last polish cost me $2 – big spender over here. I bought I think about 20 (? maybe 30?) L.A. Colors polishes last weekend because I couldn’t find any new Sinful Colors. Then I gave up buying new polishes & makeup for Lent and of course everyone and their dog is having amazing polishes come out. :/

I kind of went on a tangent there. Stream of consciousness writing? I guess I kind of tend to prattle on when I’m having anxiety. Anywho, I like how the mani came out and I hope you like it too. If you struggle with anxiety, let me know how you cope – I’d love to get some new tips.

LA Colors Color Craze Wanderlust and Cocktail | Be Happy And Buy Polish
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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polishes

Press Sample buttonSally Hansen has reformulated their Insta-Dri line and they say:

  • New longer lasting formula with 16 new shades
  • Color-matched caps offer a modern, sleek feel and easy shade navigation
  • One stroke, one coat, dries in 60 seconds

I received all 16 shades to try out, except one – Leapin’ Lilac – broke in transit (you can see some of the splatter on a couple of the bottles). I can’t speak to wear time but all of them, except one, needed 2 coats. I do like the color-matched caps, that is a really nice feature. Each one’s formula was different than the next, so I’ll talk about formula under each polish swatch.

Don’t forget to check out the three nail art looks I’ve used with the new polishes: Heart Nail Art, kiss nail art and marbled nail art.

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