Happy Blogiversary to me PLUS a Giveaway for You!

Press Sample buttonHellloooo everyone! Today marks 4 years that I’ve been blogging, woohoo!! To be honest, last summer I was really dragging and doubted if I would or could continue this blog. But I’m glad I got a second (third? fourth?) wind because I truly do love showing off nail polish and talking about beauty stuffs with you. To celebrate, and to show my appreciation, I am giving away one nail polish duo with Baroness X and CrowsToes Nail Color. These are both brands that I buy from regularly so I asked the makers if we could put together a duo to celebrate my blogiversary and Be Happy and Buy Polish (the nail polish duo) was born!

Read on to see this duo in action before entering the giveaway (or just head straight to the giveaway page!). Hold on to yer butts, lots of photos coming atcha!

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Barielle Keys collection review + giveaway

press sampleGood morning my wonderful readers! I hope you are having a glorious day so far. 🙂 I’d like you to come away with me this morning, on a breezy tropical get-away. So, sit down, fix a cocktail (or a coffee), and take your mind away to the beach while we look at the Barielle Keys nail polish collection:
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The Perfect Summer Manicure with Barielle + Giveaway [CLOSED]

press sampleGood morning wonderful readers! I hope you had a great weekend. Yesterday, my family and I went up to the mountains and fished (well, I didn’t fish, I sat & read a book!) and had a nice relaxing afternoon.  Today I have a fun manicure for you and a giveaway, so I hope you’ll read through to see what it’s all about.

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Makeup by One Direction “The Looks Collection”: Advance Look + Reader Giveaway! [CLOSED]

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Good morning my lovely readers! I have such an exciting post for you today, so let’s jump right in. I’m so pleased that I’m able to introduce to you a new makeup line by One Direction from Markwins Beauty (behind such great brands as Wet n Wild, Physicians Formula, and The Color Institute). One Direction is already in the beauty game with their “Our Moment”, “That Moment”, and soon-to-be released “You & I” fragrances. That they would expand their brand with makeup and nail polish should come as no surprise!

One Direction members are known for being fun, bold, and mischievous and their makeup line follows their lead; shades will be vibrant and each kit comes in collectible packaging. “The Looks Collection” is based off their three best-selling albums: “Up All Night”, “Take Me Home”, and “Midnight Memories.” Click through to see pictures and hear more about what’s inside each kit, and to enter a giveaway at the end of this post!

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Giveaway Winners

Good afternoon everyone! Just a quick note here to tell you the winners of my First Blogiversary Giveaway. All prizes have been claimed, and I want to tell everyone thank you for participating in my giveaway.

AGO Prize Pack: Amanda K.
ellagee Prize Pack: Josie A.
Mentality prize: Jasmine T.
You Polish prize: Tami W.
OPI full size polishes: Kacy D.
OPI Oz mini set: Stefanie G.
OPI Oz mini set: Amie W.
OPI San Francisco mini set: Dawn M.
OPI Mariah Carey 4pc mini set: Cindi O.
OPI Mariah Carey 3pc mini set: Teresa K.

Thank you everyone for making this a successful giveaway!

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My First Blogiversary and Giveaway!

Good morning everyone! I cannot believe that today marks one year since my first manicure post. It was Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar – and what a manicure it was! ROFL. I can’t believe how much better I’ve gotten not just at doing my nails, but doing nail art and expressing myself. I’m also just short of 400 posts in this year – phew!

I also can’t let this celebration be marked without giving a huge shout-out to some awesome ladies that I’ve met through blogging: Dani at From Polish with Love, Hannah at The Dalai Lama’s Nails, Cynthia at Of Life and Lacquer, Kirby at The Mercurial Magpie, Steph at Imperfectly Painted, Lacey at My Boyfriend Hates Makeup, Autumn at AuttyW, Lisa at The Polish Playground, The Sparkle Queen, and honestly, so many more lovely people that I’ve met through this blog. Not to mention the talented people who make nail polishes whom I’ve had the real pleasure to meet through this blog. I really do appreciate everyone that comments here on the blog, or on instagram, or elsewhere. I sometimes can’t believe that people actually come to read and see what I’ve created or swatched!

To help me celebrate, four amazing makers that I’ve worked with over the year have each sponsored a prize. Click through after the giveaway graphic to learn more!

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Incoco Nail Polish Strips Review & Giveaway

press sampleGood morning everyone! 🙂 It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here in Montana – the sun is shining, birds are chirping, and I could not be more hopeful for spring! Today I have a review of Incoco Nail Polish Strips and an Incoco-sponsored giveaway.

I’ve seen reviews on these nail polish strips around the blogs but I was always pretty skeptical. I mean, I’m a stay at home mom, so between kids, laundry, dishes, showers/baths, and other housework, I’m actually pretty rough on my nails. Let’s take a look at one of the designs I chose, and after the photos, I’ll tell you my thoughts.

The strips come packaged like so:
Incoco Nail Polish Strips | Be Happy and Buy Polish

There are instructions on the package, as well as inside the package:
Incoco Nail Polish Strips | Be Happy and Buy Polish

There are plenty of strips for different sizes of fingernails or toenails, and extras as well. One thing that surprised me to find out (though I don’t know why) is that these strips are made from real nail polish.

One of the designs I chose was this perfect-for-spring Cherry Jubilee Design:
Incoco Nail Polish Strips Cherry Jubilee | Be Happy and Buy Polish

I did have a bit of trouble when I was filing the excess off, but someone told me to file down, and not across. That worked better for my other hand!
Incoco Nail Polish Strips Cherry Jubilee | Be Happy and Buy Polish

I tested this out on my nails for 4 days (I’ll be honest, any longer than that and I’m getting twitchy about changing my nails). I was purposely pretty tough on my nails – I think each of the kids had baths, my own daily showers, doing dishes (we have no dishwasher), etc. I had the barest of tip wear after the 3 days, and no lifting or peeling at the edges. I am really impressed! I think these would be perfect for vacations where you don’t really want to worry about doing your nails; or if you’re in a profession where you’d rather not worry about your nails all the time but still would like them to look nice.

Incoco would also like to let one of my readers try these out for themselves! Click the rafflecopter link for how to enter, as well as the giveaway rules. (One of the entries is to peruse the Incoco website and pick out your favorite design, then comment here with your choice.)

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The winner will be selected on March 16. The prize is your choice of any one style of Incoco nail polish strips & free shipping. This is open to U.S. and Canada readers. Prize will be mailed directly from Incoco.

What do you think about this design and Incoco? Have you tried them out before? I’d love to know your thoughts! Until tomorrow,

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