Distressed Stamping Nail Art with Bee’s Knees Lacquer and Moonflower Polish

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Polishes used:
Bee’s Knees Lacquer Luck Isn’t a Super Power, 3 coats
Moonflower Polish Fluorite Glow [press sample, previously swatched]

distressed stamping nail art with Moonflower Polish Fluorite Glow, Bee's Knees Lacquer Luck Isn't a Superpower | Be Happy And Buy Polish

If you recall when I did my tiger stripe manicure awhile back, I had been inspired by kombucha_witch_ on instagram after failing to recreate a manicure of hers. I asked around and no one has heard of how I do this technique and Erika Elswick (from Forty Winks Jewelry) came up with the term distressed stamping. Keep reading to the end for a short lesson on how I created this mani!

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Moonflower Polish Fluorite Glow [Blurple-winkle Polish Lovers Group Custom June 2018] swatch + review

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Moonflower Polish Fluorite Glow [Blurple-winkle Polish Lovers Group Custom June 2018], 3 coats plus top coat. This dries semi-matte. It has a good formula and covers well in the first coat. I needed 3 coats for evenness – but my office where I paint my nails has been messing with my manis lately!

Moonflower Polish Fluorite Glow Blurple-Winkle Polish Lovers June 2018 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Oh my, you all. This polish is shifty magicalness (yeah, I said it) in a bottle. I have often admired Moonflower Polish stamped manis that others have created but I’ve shied away because I am still so horrible at stamping. (I know, what kind of blogger am I? Apparently not a very well-rounded one!) I wanted to get one Nadia, the maker, made for a Polish Pickup Pack – I Just Can’t Wait – but it had a cap on how many and I missed it. (But guess what?? It’s coming back for July PPU! Cue my squealing in delight! Check out Serene’s swatches.)

At any rate, Moonflower Polish does have polishes that are can be for all sorts of manis, not just for stamping, including this polish! It does stamp, of course, but you can also wear it as a regular polish like I did here.
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Neon Stripe Nail Art manicure with JulieG Beauty, Sally Hansen, Bee’s Knees Lacquer

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Polishes used:
Sally Hansen Rosy Quartz [press sample, previously swatched], 3 coats
Julie G Beauty Bikini [press sample, previously swatched]
China Glaze Liquid Leather
Bee’s Knees Lacquer All the Dinosaurs Fear the T-Rex, 3 coats plus matte top coat

neon stripe manicure with Bee's Knees Lacquer All the Dinosaurs Fear the T-Rex, JulieG Bikini, Sally Hansen Rosy Quartz | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Oh my gosh you all. I am so over summer vacation and it just started. >.< And I just realized that it’s June and my scheduled posts ran out at the end of May. So ummm I actually need to do some swatching and scheduling. haha!

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Bow Nail Art with nail polish jelly sandwich manicure

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CND Creative Play Pinkidescent, 2 coats
Painted Polish Joie de Vivre, sponged
2 more coats of Pinkidescent
Plus matte top coat
Plus shiny top coat
Bows using Bad Bitch Polish Cerulean Sky and Poseiden [press sample]
Polished Vino bows

Ever have a good idea and then execution is horrible? Yeah, that’s what happened here. I should have stopped after sponging Joie de Vivre over Pinkidescent. I wore it for a day, I just didn’t like it. And spent ages scrubbing off glitter. Ugh.

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Magnetic skittlette dotticure nail art with KBShimmer, Sally Hansen, OPI, CrowsToes Nail Color, and Polish ‘M

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KBShimmer You Rocket My World, 2 coats over China Glaze Liquid Leather
Sally Hansen Champagne Supernova, 2 coats [press sample, previously swatched]
OPI Do You Have This Color In Stockholm
CrowsToes Nail Color Tequila Sunrise Sparked, 3 coats plus top coat
Polish ‘M Cheer, 2 coats plus top coat [gift]
water slide decal from who knows where 😀
multichrome nail disc gems from also who knows where (actually I think Nicole Diary)

KBShimmer, Sally Hansen, OPI, CrowsToes Nail Color, Polish 'M flower and dots skittlette full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This was such a fun mani! My husband doesn’t often understand my mis-matched manis but honestly, I don’t care. 😀 I mean, my socks don’t even usually match and it drives him crazy.

KBShimmer You Rocket My World, Sally Hansen Champagne Supernova, OPI Do You Have This Color in Stockholm, CrowsToes Tequila Sunrise Sparked, Polish 'M Cheer | Be Happy And Buy Polish

KBShimmer You Rocket My World macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Aww, I love you too, KBShimmer! ❤ What, you don’t see a vague shape of a heart here? Don’t ask me how I accomplished that because I have no idea.
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Blue China magnetic nail art with KBShimmer, Sally Hansen, Crystal Parade

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KBShimmer No Comet, 4 coats plus top coat. This was sheer, more sheer than I expected. :/ Next time I use it, it’ll be over a base color.
KBShimmer water slide decals over White on Time
Sally Hansen White on Time, 2 coats [press sample, previously swatched]
Crystal Parade Mixed Sizes Crystal Shimmer

KBShimmer No Comet with blue flower nail art full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

When I saw No Comet, I really wanted to do something classy with it but I really had no idea what. That’s when I went searching through my drawers of nail art, gems, vinyls, and other assorted ephemera. I came across some old water slide decals I had purchased from KBShimmer and had a “light bulb” moment. 😀 It reminds me so much of blue china dishes!

KBShimmer No Comet with blue flower nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Marbled manicure with CrowsToes Nail Color and Fancy Gloss

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CrowsToes Nail Color Under Our Tree [previously swatched], as a base
CrowsToes Tequila Sunrise Sparked [prize]
Fancy Gloss dark grey mystery box prototype
KBShimmer Oh Matte! 1 coat

So after using Under Our Tree, and receiving Tequila Sunrise Sparked in the same mail, I decided it was just crying out for some nail art together. I settled on a marbled mani and I adore the results!

CrowsToes Nail Color Under Our Tree May 2017 Polish Pickup Pack with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Here’s what Under Our Tree looks like alone. This is 2 coats plus matte top coat.

CrowsToes Nail Color Tequila Sunrise, Under Our Tree, Fancy Gloss grey mystery marble nail art manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

CrowsToes Nail Color Tequila Sunrise, Under Our Tree, Fancy Gloss grey mystery marble nail art manicure macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

And now with the marbled look! This is using a tutorial from instagram that I’ve utilized before.  Continue reading