China Glaze Swing Baby + Star Hopping

Hi everyone! I’m back again with a couple more China Glaze polishes that my hubby bought me for Christmas presents: China Glaze Swing Baby and Star Hopping.

China Glaze Swing Baby | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Swing Baby macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Swing Baby is an antique gold polish with a rose-ish tinge to it. It reminds me a lot of China Glaze Strike Up a Cosmo [previously reviewed].  Formula was of good consistency; this is 3 coats and no top coat.

China Glaze Star Hopping matte | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Star Hopping matte macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Star Hopping is a navy blue base with glitters of green, blue, teal, and holographic silver.

China Glaze Star Hopping | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Star Hopping macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula is a little thick but there is good first coat coverage; it does dry textured. This is 2 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat. 

Star Hopping is really gorgeous and I’m glad he picked it up, even if it’s a little thick. Which of these is your favorite?

Sinful Colors Desert Divas Stoned Crystal Shimmer nail polish collection swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! I’m so happy to finally be showing you this collection from Sinful Colors called the Desert Divas with the Stoned Crystal Shimmer finish. I have the whole collection, save for Super Cooper which is on its way to me (courtesy of a lovely lady in the Sinfully Polished Nails group on fb). When I receive that polish, I’ll be sure to update this post! All of these have the same silvery flakie in them, as well as a slight teeny pink sparkle.

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Black + White Watermarble with Pahlish Munchkinland + Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose

Hello, hello, my dear lovely readers. 🙂 I hope that your weekend was absolutely amazing. 😀 Today I have a manicure to show you with Pahlish Munchkinland and Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose and a black/white watermarble.

Pahlish Munchkinland, Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Munchkinland is a pale pink base with rose gold flakes of different sizes. I layered 2 coats of this over OPI I Couldn’t Bare Less for a more pronounced white look. I dotted with Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose.

Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose holographic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose is a pink holographic micro glitter with green flash/shimmer. Formula is very thick, and dries very textured. I used 3 thin coats but it took me THREE coats of top coat to get a glossy shine. I had no texture after 2 coats of top coat but no real glossy shine. :/ No bueno.

Pahlish Munchkinland, Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose, black white watermarble | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used OPI polishes to create the black & white watermarble. Of course, my other hand came out a bit better (and of course, I didn’t take a picture of her).

Pahlish Munchkinland, Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose, black white watermarble holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I love how this turned out – it’s just kind of a funky skittlette manicure (and you know how I like those!). What are your thoughts?

Makeup look with Glamour Doll Eyes, Jesse’s Girl, Jordana Sweet Cream Matte

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! Lately I’ve noticed that reviewing makeup notwithstanding, I’ve fallen into a rut with my makeup looks – I tend to play it safe with neutrals & browns or neutrals & purples. I mean, yeah, play to your strengths but I need to stretch myself a bit.

makeup look with Glamour Doll Eyes, Jesse's Girl Sounds of the City, Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Cinnamon Toast | Be Happy And Buy Polish

That’s how this makeup look with Glamour Doll Eyes Dreamboat and Cozy Sweater with Jesse’s Girl Sounds of the City eyeshadow palette came about. I’ve also used an untried lippie from Jordana, Cinnamon Toast from the Sweet Cream Matte line.  Continue reading

Baroness X Sir Cockicorn vs ILNP The Magician: how do they match up?

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! I worked on comparison posts this week with unicorn pee polishes – so called because the pigment used to make them is so rare. Today I have one of the newest on the market: ILNP The Magician to go up against a similar polish, Baroness X Sir Cockicorn [previously swatched].

Baroness X Sir Cockicorn and ILNP The Magician bottle shot comparison | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Morgan Taylor Sapphires, Rubies, and Emeralds Oh My nail polish swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonUgh you guys. 😦 Do you ever have a polish that you just want to love because it’s so darn pretty but in reality is the worst, most awful applying polish ever?? Yes, that’s today’s experience with Morgan Taylor Sapphires, Rubies, and Emeralds Oh My.

Morgan Taylor Sapphires, Rubies, and Emeralds Oh My | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Morgan Taylor Sapphires, Rubies, and Emeralds Oh My macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sapphires, Rubies, and Emeralds Oh My is a dark purple based polish with glitters of purple, blue, lilac (somehow no red though? lol). Formula was so gloopy and clumpy. It does dry textured because of the glitters. This is 2 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat.

Even looking at my pictures, I really love it! It just goes to show you that you can’t always judge a polish by its pictures. 😦

Sinful Colors Kandee Johnson Sugar finish nail polishes swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! I have two more Kandee Johnson polishes to show you today – these are both “sugar” finishes aka textured polishes. Here are Mint Sugar and Pink Sugar.

Sinful Colors Kandee Johnson Mint Sugar | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sinful Colors Kandee Johnson Mint Sugar macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Mint Sugar is a minty-green textured polish with gold shimmer. Formula is of good consistency. This is 2 coats.

Sinful Colors Kandee Johnson Pink Sugar | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sinful Colors Kandee Johnson Pink Sugar macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pink Sugar is a bright pink textured polish (no shimmer). Formula is of good consistency but uneven application. This is 2 coats.

These are nice additions to my collection but I wish Pink Sugar would have had some sort of shimmer in it. :/ Your thoughts?