Heather’s Hues Revenge [September 2018 Polish Pickup Pack] swatch + review

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Heather’s Hues Revenge [September 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats. Nice formula, easy to magnetize.
P.O.P Polish Radioactive Glass [press sample], 1 coat

magnetic manicure with heather's hues revenge september 2018 ppu | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Smartease, La Vida, Bourbon Belle, Metro Midnight, Sundown Socialite

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Smartease, 3 coats and no top coat
La Vida, 2 coats and no top coat
Bourbon Belle, 2 coats and no top coat
Metro Midnight, 3 coats and no top coat
Sundown Socialite, 3 coats and no top coat

I must confess, I was sent these polishes a few months ago but I haven’t been able to sit down and swatch in quite some time. I finally rectified that this past weekend so let’s check these polishes out.
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Blacklight Dry Marble Skittlette Manicure with P.O.P Polish, China Glaze, L.A. Colors Glows

Press Sample buttonL.A. Colors Energy, Ultra Violet, Nuclear, Gleaming, Fluorescent, Radiation
China Glaze Night and Slay, 3 coats. This dries fairly gritty, hence I needed two coats of top coat on these nails.
P.O.P Polish Scared Slick, 3 coats [press sample, previously swatched]
2 coats of top coat

dry marble skittlette mani with P.O.P Polish, China Glaze, L.A. Colors | Be Happy And Buy Polish

My brain is fried, I’m currently trying not to cry on my computer because I’ve got cramps up the wazoo. So enjoy this manicure back from October!
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Unwelcome

I’m feeling a lot of big feelings lately, related to the death of my mom in 2011. Holidays are always tough, any milestone is really. I wrote this poem this past weekend to get some of my feelings out and I share it with you because someone out there on the interwebz may also be feeling hard feelings too. I want to be pithy and wise but right now I’m just tired and angry and sad. Remember the people in your life who have lost a loved one and be gentle with them.

Unwelcome

I thought
that as time went on
that as children grew up
the Mom-shaped hole in my heart
would diminish
would heal
I might have a scar
but the hole would close.
Instead I find
it only increasing
As memories are made without her,
and memories of her fade – her voice and her face are harder and harder to bring to mind these days –
the Mom-shaped hole gets ripped open anew
and the edges are jagged and rough and tender
to the touch.
This part of my grief was unexpected and is unwelcome.
Milestones grow more bittersweet
Holidays can overflow with anguish
as I recall the dishes she made or the words she said.
So many questions will stay unanswered.
So many words will remain unsaid.
Apologies will hang in the air.
Little toddler sticky kisses and hugs
and big kid jokes and sweet loves
won’t be seen or felt.
Of course her love and presence
surrounds me always.
But her absence is felt all the more keenly for it
Some days I wish I was as strong as her love was.

CrowsToes Nail Color The ONLY Elves on My Shelves [December 2018 Polish Pickup Pack] [press sample]

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CrowsToes Nail Color The ONLY Elves on My Shelves [December 2018 Polish Pickup Pack] [press sample], 3 coats. Formula was really smooth and I had no dragging troubles at all.
1 coat of glossy top coat
Cap: 50 polishes available
Price: $12
Availability: December 7-10

CrowsToes Nail Color The ONLY Elves on My Shelves Polish Pickup Pack December 2018 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Oh gosh, I’ve been meaning to post this all weekend, and it was just a tough weekend over all (more on that later). I hope you remember the fluid nail art I created with this polish from CrowsToes? (Go ahead, I’ll wait while you look.) It has been really popular on Pinterest and now you get to see this polish in its full glory, all by itself!
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Fluid marble nail art with CrowsToes Nail Color, Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty, L.A. Colors

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CrowsToes Nail Color The ONLY Elves on My Shelves [December 2018 Polish Pickup Pack] [press sample]
L.A. Colors Circuits
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Divine Elements Spirit

fluid marble nail art with L.A. Colors, Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Divine Elements, CrowsToes Nail Color | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I couldn’t wait to show you my current manicure, so here we are. I picked up a few new polishes from Hot Topic and I received a new polish to swatch; while they were sitting together two of them looked incredible together so I decided to combine them together. Buckle up, buttercup, I’ve got quite a few photos to show you! Continue reading

Thermal, Magnetic, AND Blacklight manicure with Bee’s Knees Lacquer, JReine Cosmetics, P.O.P Polish

Polishes used:
JReine Cosmetics Hiya Georgie [September 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats
Bee’s Knees Lacquer It, 1 coat over Hiya Georgie
P.O.P Polish Radioactive Glass [press sample]

magnetic thermal manicure with Bee's Knees Lacquer, JReine Cosmetics | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is like a “kitchen sink” mani – keep throwing stuff at it and see what works. 😛 I’m not sure that the thermal really works under this but I did really love it!

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