Bad Bitch Polish Tequila Trio [The Liquor Cabinet Series] swatch + review

Press Sample buttonMorning all! I have another wonderful trio from Bad Bitch Polish to show you today – this time the Tequila trio from The Liquor Cabinet series, which includes Tequila, Lime, and Curacao.

Bad Bitch Polish Tequila | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Tequila is a sheer yellow-toned green jelly polish. It applies wonderfully smooth and delightfully shiny. This is 3 coats and no top coat.

Bad Bitch Polish Lime | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Bad Bitch Polish Lime macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lime is a fairly sheer warm tone green topper with varying sizes & tones of green glitters and white glitters, plus gold and green micro flakes. I did find the larger glitters a little hard to get out, but otherwise formula was good. This is 3 thin coats plus top coat.

Bad Bitch Polish Curacao | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Bad Bitch Polish Curacao macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Curacao is a clear base glitter topper with varying sizes & shapes of blue and iridescent glitters.  This had good coverage and formula. This is 3 coats plus top coat.

Okay, now let’s do some mix and match!

Bad Bitch Polish Curacao over Tequila | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 3 coats of Tequila with 1 coat of Curacao on top.

Bad Bitch Polish Tequila + Curacao jelly sandwich | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is a jelly sandwich of Tequila and Curacao.

Bad Bitch Polish Lime over Tequila | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 coats of Tequila with 1 coat of Lime.

Bad Bitch Polish Tequila + Lime jelly sandwich | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is Tequila and Lime jelly sandwich.

Bad Bitch Polish Tequila, Lime, Curacao | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is Tequila, Lime, Tequila, and Curacao.

Bad Bitch Polish Tequila over Curacao | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 3 coats of Curacao plus 1 coat of Tequila.

Bad Bitch Polish Lime, Tequila, Curacao | Be Happy And Buy Polish Bad Bitch Polish Lime, Tequila, Curacao macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is Curacao, Tequila, and Lime.

Phew! This is quite the versatile trio of polishes. My favorite is Curacao – I am in love with the mix of glitters. I do love Tequila, but it’s just a bit too yellow-toned for my skin tone.

The Tequila trio launches today, August 5, at the Bad Bitch Polish store. They are each $9.50 (full size) or $27 for the trio. Minis will be available as a full set of 15 colors (from all the trios) only.

Sinful Colors Denim + Bling Konfection, Karats of Kargo, Kosmic, Kloud 9 swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! I decided that since I used Konfection with my nail art this weekend that it was time I showed you the four textured glitters from the Sinful Colors Kylie Denim + Bling collection: Konfection, Karats of Kargo, Kosmic, and Kloud 9. (Yes, a little piece of me dies a little every time I type a word that should start with “c”, with a “k” instead.:/ ) I’ll be showing them over other Sinful Colors Kylie polishes, as well as a macro swatch of them alone. Click through after the jump! Continue reading

Pick Three Polishes: Daisy Island Oasis, Formula X Voodoo, ILNP Home Sweet Home

Morning all! I’ve been trying really hard to get some photos edited and posts typed up, but obviously you can see how well that went. But I made it for today! I’m back with my Pick Three Polishes series where I randomly pick three untried polishes out of my stash, swatch them and then attempt to make nail art with them. For today’s post I’ve used Daisy Island Oasis (a gift from Michelle at Manic Talons!), Formula X Voodoo, and ILNP Home Sweet Home.

Daisy Island Oasis | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Daisy (brand name) Island Oasis is a beautiful bright teal green. It isn’t as bright as my photos show, but I took about 50 pictures and gave up trying to get color accuracy, tbh. LOL.😀 This is 2 coats plus top coat but it’s almost a OCW.

Formula X Voodoo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula X Voodoo is a metallic pink holographic polish. The holographic effect is more noticeable in real life, even inside.

Formula X Voodoo holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula X Voodoo sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula was good, it dries fast and then can be a bit draggy. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

ILNP Home Sweet Home | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP Home Sweet Home macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP Home Sweet Home is a lavender holographic polish.

ILNP Home Sweet Home holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP Home Sweet Home holographic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula was more sheer than I thought it was going to be. This is 3 thin coats plus top coat.

Formula X Voodoo, ILNP Home Sweet Home, Daisy Island Oasis nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So for nail art, I wanted to do some negative space nail art but it really didn’t turn out like I wanted. I’m not sure what I was going for!😛

Formula X Voodoo, ILNP Home Sweet Home, Daisy Island Oasis nail art closeup | Be Happy And Buy Polish

You can see in the above photo that Voodoo’s holographic flame is more noticeable not in the direct light of my lightbulbs. Anyway, sometimes nail art works out and sometimes it doesn’t. Just the way the cookie crumbles, I guess!

Let me know what you think in the comments!

ellagee Burnished Skies versus Scofflaw Varnish Diamond Dogs

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! I know I promised to have more posts this week but alas, this “morning” sickness isn’t going away any time soon. I’m trying, I promise! (Currently typing this while wanting to puke on my keyboard.:/ ) But I went through my photos and I did have this comparison post between ellagee Burnished Skies and Scofflaw Nail Varnish Diamond Dogs ready to go.

ellagee Burnished Skies | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Burnished Skies macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Burnished Skies was a fb group custom from a few months ago. This is a turquoise green crelly with bronze, gold, and color shifting flakies. I used 3 thin coats plus top coat.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Diamond Dogs | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Diamond Dogs macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Diamond Dogs is from the Spring ’16 collection, I believe. This is described as “a vivid sky blue polish with gold and bronze flakes and finished off with a delicate violet shimmer.” I used 3 thin coats plus top coat. Formula was a bit watery.

ellagee Burnished Skies compared to Scofflaw Nail Varnish Diamond Dogs | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Burnished Skies compared to Scofflaw Nail Varnish Diamond Dogs macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Where Burnished Skies has a much more green base, Diamond Dogs base is much more blue. The flakies are also very different in the two polishes – Burnished Skies is copper, Diamond Dogs is more gold and bronze.

Burnished Skies was a fb group custom, as I said, and is no longer available. But you should join the fb group anyway! Diamond Dogs is still available from Scofflaw Nail Varnish as of this writing.

Hopefully I can get my ass in gear this weekend and get some posts written up! I do miss blogging – it really is my creative outlet to write and paint my nails. I hope you have a great weekend!

Well, hello there!

Hi everyone! My apologies for the lack of posting lately. We went on vacation and I had posts lined up for while we were gone, but then when we got back I just had no time to sit down and edit photos or write up posts.

To be honest, this summer has been sucking me dry of energy. Between the two older kids running around with high energy, a baby on the verge of toddlerhood (seriously, he’s been walking since 8 1/2 months old!), into everything and NEVER SLEEPING (ugh!), and surprise, I’m pregnant! We’re due in late January, and “morning” sickness has hit me hard all day long. After our vacation, I’ve been taking TWO naps a day just to feel somewhat normal.

I have photos galore of nails and nail art ready to show you but between the lure of a nap versus editing & writing up a post – napping pretty much always wins. Shoot, there are days when I don’t shower because I’d rather nap!

I still enjoy painting my nails though I’ve had zero time lately to do so, and I know that I’ll have energy again one day.😛 I don’t want to just fall off the face of the earth, because I hate when bloggers do that. But lately it’s taking me an embarrassingly long time to take photos of my nails, edit them, and write up a post.:/ I used to be able to knock out 20 polishes in an afternoon and have all the photos edited by evening and write up a post in 10 minutes. Now it takes 2 or 3 days to do all that.

I’m hoping this Sunday I’ll have time to sit down and edit, write & schedule posts. I’m going to try to stick to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule for now. I hope you’ll bear with me as I struggle to balance my kids and family and writing up posts.:) Bye for now!

Turtle Tootsie Polishes One-Year Anniversary Carnival Collection swatches + review

Press Sample buttonMorning all! I am so excited to share with you Turtle Tootsie Polishes One-Year Anniversary collection. Chrissy, the maker, is launching new products as well as this 12-piece polish collection. The polish collection consists of 5 scattered holos, 5 coordinating linear holos, a neon holographic glitter topper, and a 1-year anniversary special edition polish. Be sure to read to the end to hear about fun specials and events happening throughout this month!

Since there are 5 scattered holos and 5 coordinating linear holos, I’m going to play matchy-matchy today!  Continue reading