Pahlish green + bronze mystery polishes

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! Today I have two Pahlish mystery polishes to show you, a bronze and a green. I hadn’t picked up mystery polishes in some time and then I let them just sit there on my untried table. For shame!

Pahlish green mystery with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish green mystery macro with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This green polish is a jelly base with teal and blue micro flakes, gold glitters and scattered holographic effect.

Pahlish green mystery | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish green mystery macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Application was a bit thick. It is also more green than the teal green my pictures show. This is 2 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat.

Pahlish bronze mystery with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish bronze mystery macro with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This bronze polish is a jelly base with color shifting flakes, and orange and gold iridescent glitters plus scattered holographic effect.

Pahlish bronze mystery | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish bronze mystery macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Application was also a bit thick but otherwise good. This is 2 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat.

I like the mystery polishes that Pahlish puts out, it’s a good price for something that you might love. Have you ever picked up a mystery polish from Pahlish?

KBShimmer None of Your Bismuth [Hella Holo Customs February 2016] swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! I bought KBShimmer None of Your Bismuth last week, received it on Saturday, and put it on my nails on Sunday – that’s how pretty this polish is. I’ve been taking a ton of pictures and I seriously have so many to share with you (multichrome polishes are so pretty!). This polish is only available until March 1 and I’ll let you know how to purchase it at the end of this post.

These inside photos were taken under my “professional” lights (har-har), near the pro lights, and by my desk LED lamp.

KBShimmer None of Your Bismuth | Be Happy And Buy Polish

KBShimmer None of Your Bismuth macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

KBShimmer None of Your Bismuth multichrome | Be Happy And Buy Polish

None of Your Bismuth is a multichrome polish that shifts from all shades of purple (royal, blurple, cool purple, red purple) to multiple shades of blue to teal green to icy teal blue to red to red gold  and I swear I saw dark green as well! (Many, many, many photos to follow – I couldn’t stop taking pictures!) Continue reading

Guest Post From BeautyJudy: Tony Moly Magic Food Banana Hand Milk Review

Tony Moly banana hand milk

Hello, everyone, if we haven’t met, I’m Judy, from BeautyJudy! I’m thrilled to guest post here on Be Happy And Buy Polish today – Jessica has an awesome space on these inter webs to celebrate beauty and I drool over her nail swatches on the regular. Thank you for letting me crash the party, Jessica!

I thought it’d be fitting to drop in with a quick review of a hand cream, since it’s winter. I don’t know about you, but I love keeping my hands moisturized so that when I wear all my pretty polish and nail art, my dry and cracked hands aren’t a distraction!

While browsing the aisles at Ulta, I found a section of Tony Moly products, all made with banana. I picked up a couple, including today’s product, Magic Food Banana Hand Milk. Its key ingredients include banana extract and milk protein. Continue reading

Fan Brush Gradient with OPI polishes

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! Just dropping in with a quick post about my current mani. This week the OPI Mad Love fb group’s color of the week is pink and yes it took me all week to be able to sit down and create a mani! (More on why at the life update at the end of this post.) I used all OPI polishes: Mod About You, Suzi Shops & Island Hops, Suzi’s Hungary Again, Charged Up Cherry, My Throne for a Cranberry Scone, and DS Sapphire.

OPI Mod About You | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 2 coats and no top coat of Mod About You (black label). This is a very pale pink-white polish. Formula was uneven but gah, I love the old OPI black label polishes! There’s something about the way they smell…yes I am a freak. 😛  Continue reading

Pretty & Polished Valentino + Not Enough Claritin in the World nail polish swatches + review

Gift buttonWell, how was everyone’s Valentine’s day? Do you celebrate and whoop it up or do you ignore completely? To be honest, if my husband and I didn’t have kids we would probably ignore it completely since our anniversary is at the beginning of this month. Slightly related (not really), I have Pretty & Polished Valentino and Not Enough Claritin in the World to show you today.

Pretty & Polished Valentino over Morgan Taylor Beach Babe | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Valentino over Morgan Taylor Beach Babe macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Valentino [gift from maker] is a clear based black and white glitter topper. I found this to be a little base heavy but application was smooth. This is 1 coat plus top coat over Morgan Taylor Beach Babe.

Pretty & Polished Not Enough Claritin in the World | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Not Enough Claritin in the World macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Not Enough Claritin in the World is a white based crelly polish with neon glitters of yellow, pink, orange, blue, green. The base is a bit watery so application was sheer. I got a good amount of glitters out on the brush but it was almost hard to get enough base out because of the glitters. It also clumped up on the nail but that is probably partially my fault for not letting each coat dry well enough. This is 3 coats plus top coat. 

Even though application was tricky, I still like NECITW because of how pretty it is! What are your thoughts?

Valentine’s Day Kisses nail art with Pahlish + Pretty & Polished

Press Sample buttonSo I had a post all ready for today, typed up and everything. And then somehow, it disappeared. No trace of it except that I had uploaded the pictures. Since I was starting over anyway, I decided to replace the post with this mani that I wore a couple of weeks ago with Pahlish Just Like the Setting Sun and Pretty & Polished Smoke & Mirrors.

Pretty & Polished Smoke & Mirrors | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Smoke & Mirrors macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Guest Post From Copycat Claws

Hey there!  Serene here from Copycat Claws.  When I heard Jessica was having a baby and might need some blogging help, I jumped at the chance to help out.  Jessica has always been such a wonderful member of the nail blogging community that I definitely wanted to lend a hand.

For those of you who don’t know me, my little sister named my blog for me when I first started getting into nail art.  It seemed I was always finding inspiration in random places (i.e. copying) and my nail art for my guest post today is no exception.  Does your town have Paint Nite’s, events where people get to hang out together, usually at a bar or restaurant, and try their hand at painting?  I’ve done a couple and they’re a blast (even if I don’t have much artistic ability…hence I’m a big time stamper).  Sometimes I just check out their website and look at the paintings which is what happened here.  I saw an awesome neon snowflake painting that I wanted to try to get onto my nails.

To do these I started with a white base and then did a fan brush gradient with pipe dream polish Masquerade, Harlequin and Celebration.  I don’t know why I don’t use the fan brush more often.  It’s easy and quick and I always love the effect.
The stamping was done with Mundo de Unas White and UberChic Beauty Christmas 01.  See, sometimes holiday plates can definitely be useful at times other than the actual holidays!
I’m not even sure what season this mani fits into.  It’s neon like summer but covered in snowflakes.  Maybe we all just need a bit of summer thrown into our winter but never the other way around.  I hate snow in summer.  There’s no month of the year here that is safe from snow.  After all, I am Canadian…
Thank you to Jessica for letting me hang out and congrats on the newest addition to your family.  I’ve always been in awe of the moms who blog.  I can barely keep up without babies so kudos to those who can do it with munchkins!
And thanks to the rest of you for checking out my guest post on Jessica’s amazing blog.  If you’re interested in seeing more of my nail adventures, you can follow me on Bloglovin’, Instagram and Facebook.
‘Til next time…