Vapid Lacquer Fish Out of Water swatch + review

Morning everyone! Do you ever have days where, for no reason whatsoever, you just feel meh? Yeah, kinda having that day. Also, I feel kind of meh about Vapid Lacquer Fish Out of Water, which I feel bad about because it was a birthday gift. :/ Let’s talk about it!

Vapid Lacquer Fish Out of Water | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Vapid Lacquer Fish Out of Water macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fish Out of Water is a turquoise green with golden shimmer. Formula was thin and application was brushstrokey. It dries matte. This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Like…there’s nothing wrong with this polish. It’s a pretty polish. Maybe after seeing so many beautiful pictures of it, I just felt underwhelmed when I actually got it on my nails. Do you ever feel like that with polishes? Let me know about it in the comments!

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Dust Bunny + Heather’s Hues Killer Costume Party layered manicure

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! I hope you are planning on having a good day – or have already had a good day. Today I have a layered manicure with Scofflaw Nail Varnish Dust Bunny and Heather’s Hues Killer Costume Party.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Dust Bunny

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Dust Bunny macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Dust Bunny is a purple-pink polish with red flakes and green shimmer (which was super camera shy). This was a group custom for the Love Letter to Scofflaw Facebook group. Formula was thin and sheer but build able. This is 2 coats and no top coat. Continue reading

Sephora by OPI Mermaid to Order and Opening Night swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonAfternoon all! As I’ve been slogging through my backlog of polishes to swatch, I’ve realized for awhile I went on a big purple polish kick. I’ve mostly grown out of it but geesh, purple polish galore over here! Now I’m on a blue polish kick. 😀 Apropos of nothing, I have two Sephora by OPI polishes today: Opening Night and Mermaid to Order.

Sephora by OPI Opening Night | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora by OPI Opening Night macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora by OPI Opening Night close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Opening Night is a dark blue polish with cobalt blue glowiness and also hints of purple. Formula was thin and sheer; application was patchy. It dries satin. This is 3 coats plus top coat.

Sephora by OPI Mermaid to Order | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora by OPI Mermaid to Order turquoise | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora by OPI Mermaid to Order turquoise to blue | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Mermaid to Order is a shimmery turquoise blue with shifts to purple, teal, and blue. Formula was thin and sheer; application was brushstrokey. It might stain nails! It didn’t stain mine but did stain the skin beside my nails. This is 3 thin coats and no top coat.

I gotta admit, I kinda miss seeing SOPI polishes in stores, overall they were really a great line (which is probably why I have quite a few, all picked up on clearance/Big Lots/Ross).

JulieG Spring 2017 3-pack: Julie’s Fave, Santorini, Rio de Janeiro + Medium Skill Nail Art

Press Sample buttonHello again all! I’m back with another 3-pack of polishes from JulieG – this time with Rio de Janeiro, Santorini, and Julie’s Fave. Instead of like last time (JulieG Spring Pack #1) with easy nail art, I have medium skill nail art. For the nail art in this blog post, you’ll need: a sandwich baggie or plastic wrap, a toothpick or bobby pin (lol on finding a bobby pin in my house though), and a makeup sponge.

JulieG Nail Color Spring Pack #2 Rio de Janeiro, Santorini, Julie's Fave | Be Happy And Buy Polish Continue reading

Newest Sinful Colors nail polishes!

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! Late evening post here – sitting at my computer working on editing photos and I thought I’d take a break to show you the newest Sinful Colors nail polishes I’ve picked up. We’ve got neons, and glitters, and shimmers, oh my!

Sinful Colors The Full Monte bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

First up is 2192 The Full Monte. Now this looks an awful like the Stoned Crystal Shimmers, right?

Sinful Colors Flame Game, Starry Eyed bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then I found 2252 Flame Game and 2253 Starry Eyed in the Free & Fierce display. I’m crossing my fingers that I don’t have to fish for those stars!

Sinful Colors Sinful Shine So Symbolic bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

2245 So Symbolic was found in the same display as the neons but who knows if it was just thrown there or what. Freaking gorgeous IRL!

Sinful Colors Neon Out In Space, She's From Mars, Eccentricity, Diamond Blogs, Jean Queen, White on Time bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Last we have neons! 2234 Out in Space, 2236 She’s From Mars, 2237 Eccentricity, 2238 Diamond Blogs, 2239 Jean Queen, 2284 White on Time. The display was missing the purple (boo!). I’ve heard great things about these neons so I can’t wait to use them!

Okay, back to the grind of editing photos, have a good night!

KBShimmer Such a Vlad-Ass + Haute Mess glitter placement matching manicure + pedicure

Morning all! Okay, up front – there’s toes at the end of this post (I hope the word “pedicure” in the title gave you a hint!) so if you don’t wanna look at my feet, don’t read to the end. 😛 😉 For once though, my manicure and pedicure were playing matchy-matchy and I wanted to show them both off!

KBShimmer Such a Vlad-Ass, Haute Mess glitter placement manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with KBShimmer Such a Vlad-Ass, which is a wine red creme polish. Formula is good, a little thin. It is a stainer! This is 2 coats plus top coat. Continue reading