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

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…

Guest Post from Stacie: Fun With Black and Silver

Hello, Be Happy and Buy Polish readers! I’m Stacie from wacie.com and I’m your guest poster today. I have a black and silver skittle mani that I hope you’ll like. For this look, I used Digital Nails‘s Pandorica (black holo) and Wow (silver holo), Sally Hansen’s Black Out (black creme), OPI’s Push and Shove (silver foil), and Indigo Bananas‘s Moonlight (Clair de Lune) (silver flakies). I used top coat on every nail but the middle one. All photos were taken in direct sunlight.

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Guest Post Polished Pathology: Top Shelf Lacquer Shower Bomb Review

Good morning all! Over the next few Mondays, I’m going to have guest posts from some helpful bloggers. I hope you enjoy reading these fantastic posts. Today you get to hear from my friend Jenne at Polished Pathology!

Top Shelf Lacquer Shower Bombs – Purchased By Me

Hey guys!

Today I have a great new product to share with you from Top Shelf Lacquer, the Top Shelf Lacquer Shower Bombs! The new year brought in a bout of pneumonia that I’ve been slowly recovering from, and when I saw her come out with these I snapped up two packs. They are so great — and I’ll give you my review after the photos!

Top Shelf Lacquer Shower Bombs

Top Shelf Lacquer Shower Bombs

Top Shelf Lacquer Shower Bombs
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Guest Post From Manis & Makeovers: Sparkly Manicure with Indie Polishes

Good morning all! Today I’m welcoming Lothwen from Manis & Makeovers – she’s created something really sparkly and lovely so be sure to keep reading. 

Hello lovelies!

I’m Lothwen from Manis & Makeovers and I’m very honoured to be guest posting here for Jessica! I hope everything is going well with her and the baby! Babies are awesome 😀
I concocted a mani for which I used three different indie polish brands. These days with all the MNP drama going on, I want to emphasize the fact that this is an isolated incident and that other indie brands should not be mistrusted! So I used three of my faves: Ms. Sparkle, My Indie Polish and Incidental Twin Nail Polish!
I started off with a base of My Indie Polish “Sadness”, a gorgeous lilac sparkling holo.
Then I created stamping decals, using Born Pretty Store BP-L027 and Incidental Twin’s Squeeze Pop collection, a set of awesome jellies that are perfect for all kinds of nail art, like I did here! I used Red, Blue, Violet and Indigo flavours.
On my index and pinky I created a gradient with Ms. Sparkle’s Sheer O’Magic jellies, which contain Nfu-Oh like colour shifting flakies! To finish it off, I dotted some black at the base of these nails.
What do you think of these? I hope you like them! And I wish Jessica and her husband lots of happiness with the newest addition to their family!

Thank you, Lothwen! I adore this super sparkly look, just what’s needed today. 🙂 Indie polishes are just awesome, and you’ve certainly proved it. Please leave Lothwen a comment letting her know what you think!

Guest Post From Lavish Layerings: Distressed Manicure with Zoya

Good morning all! I hope you are looking forward to the weekend! Today I have another guest post, this time by Jenny from Lavish Layerings. She is a total sweetheart and I am very excited to show you what she’s done today. P.S. She totally made me cry! 

Hi everyone! I’m Jenny from Lavish Layerings (or you might know me as @bostonmerlin10 on Instagram), and I’m honored to be guest posting for Jessica today! Let me tell you, I can’t say enough good things about Jessica. Not only are her nails and blog fabulous, but she is one of the most kind and supportive people that I know when it comes to uplifting and promoting bloggers in the nail community. She works so hard on various projects which increase engagement within the community and I really respect and admire all that she does.

On Jessica’s blog, she is always trying new nail art techniques and I think that she makes them very approachable to her readers. One of the things she does most often is tries techniques out in skittlette manicures (which I LOVE to do) and this makes a new technique seem less daunting when you only have to do it on one or two nails and it still gives a stunning finished look. She makes nail art seem effortless, and I know that always makes me want to try it because I’m often pressed for time or just plain intimidated by some of the techniques out there. Today, I decided to share with you guys my favorite effortless nail art technique, the dry brush or distressed mani.

For my look, I started out with a plain white base (I used KBShimmer Eyes White Open). I selected a few recently released Zoya cremes from their Island Fun and Focus Collections. I used Cecelia (teal), Sia (blue), and Lidia
(purple) to create my distressed look. There is absolutely nothing to this technique. All you do is start with your first color and wipe off the brush WELL on the lip of the bottle. You want to wipe it until the brush basically looks dry, so it will take several swipes. Then, you just drag the brush down your nail in random streaks. Repeat with the remaining colors and you have yourself a distressed look. Finish off with topcoat and you are done!

Now, in the original distressed mani tutorial by Chalkboard Nails (which is much better articulated than my description), you finish off the distressed look with streaks of black polish which really gives it a grungy vibe. You can definitely do that if you want, and I often do, but I really loved this one without the black. It just has sort of an abstract look. The colors look so pretty together too!

Pro Tip: If you happen to not wipe your brush off well enough and you get a thick swipe of polish instead of the nice broken look we are going for, just dip a nail art brush in acetone and lightly swipe over the area with too much polish. It will work like a charm to take that extra polish of and it will give you the brushstrokey look you are going for.

Thank you guys so much for having me today and I’m wishing Jessica all of the best with her bundle of joy! Much love and prayers for a smooth delivery and healthy baby!

Jenny, thank you so much for this beautiful look! You honor me by doing this manicure and yes, you did make me cry…See, I told you that Jenny is a total sweetheart! Please leave a comment for Jenny and let her know what you think. 🙂