Valentine’s Day Kisses nail art with Pahlish + Pretty & Polished

Press Sample buttonSo I had a post all ready for today, typed up and everything. And then somehow, it disappeared. No trace of it except that I had uploaded the pictures. Since I was starting over anyway, I decided to replace the post with this mani that I wore a couple of weeks ago with Pahlish Just Like the Setting Sun and Pretty & Polished Smoke & Mirrors.

Pretty & Polished Smoke & Mirrors | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Smoke & Mirrors macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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New Year’s Eve Nails with ILNP, ellagee, CrowsToes, and China Glaze

Purchased by Me buttonHappy New Year’s Eve everyone! Who else is excited for 2016 to be over? I mean, it’s been a crazy year in the world, but I know that personally it was a pretty good year. But still, I’m ready for a new year and exciting things (like a baby, hopefully soon!). I decided to do some sparkly nails for NYE, based on a mani I saw by BreezytheNailPolishLover on Facebook. I’ve used ILNP I See You, ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights, CrowsToes Nail Color Maxxed Out, and China Glaze Golden Enchantment.

ILNP I See You | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP I See You macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP I See You is a creamy champagne holographic polish.

ILNP I See You holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula is fairly sheer, but it has a really nice holo flame without top coat. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights, ILNP I See You | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights, ILNP I See You macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights for a half-moon manicure. This is one of my older indie polishes, and it still performs great! It is also the blackest holographic polish I own (I believe).

CrowsToes Nail Color Maxxed Out, China Glaze Golden Enchantment, ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights, ILNP I See You | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Over MSRTN, I first used CrowsToes Nail Color Maxxed Out in a waterfall pattern, then China Glaze Golden Enchantment (which is a clear base with holographic specks).

CrowsToes Nail Color Maxxed Out, China Glaze Golden Enchantment, ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights, ILNP I See You macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

You can tell my half-moons changed. Well, I wasn’t happy with them so I tried to make them deeper and they ended up looking like cat heads. Sigh. I try to do one simple mani and they end up looking strange. LOL. Now that I’ve seen cat heads, I can’t stop seeing them, either!

Anyway, I hope you have a safe & fun New Year’s Eve – our crew will be at home celebrating. May 2017 hold nothing but the best for you & yours!

New Year’s Eve nail art with Formula X Explosive + Moon Walk

Purchased by Me buttonHappy New Year’s Eve everyone! I hope you are ready for a good night – whatever it is that you do. No matter what though, my nails are always ready to ring in the new year. πŸ™‚

Sephora Formula X Explosive 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora Formula X Explosive | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For tonight’s nails, I started off with 3 thin coats of Formula X Explosive.

Sephora Formula X Explosive macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I thought this was a black base, but it’s kind of a dark forest-y green base with gold iridescent glitters.

Sephora Formula X Moon Walk, Explosive art deco New Years Eve nail art 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used straight vinyls and 1 thin coat of Formula X Moon Walk for this art deco-ish look.

Sephora Formula X Moon Walk, Explosive art deco New Years Eve nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I love how super sparkly this whole look is; plus since Moon Walk is textured, no need to worry about a ruined mani!

Sephora Formula X Moon Walk 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora Formula X Moon Walk | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Here’s Moon Walk on its own – so glad I splurged. This is 3 thin coats and no top coat.

Sephora Formula X Moon Walk macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Moon Walk has really pretty pink sparkles in it that were pretty impossible to capture.

I’d have to say that I’m pretty much an old fuddy-duddy at this point. My family stays in, snacks on meat & cheeses and veggies, plus soup; we watch a bit of the shows on tv, then send the kids to bed for a bit before waking up just before midnight. What are your plans?

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Christmas Manicure with OPI, Fair Maiden Polish, and Polish ‘M

Good morning everyone! Just an extremely quick post to show you what’s actually on my nails today.

Christmas tree mani with Fair Maiden Polish Secret Garden | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 3 thin coats of Fair Maiden Polish Secret Garden on my pointer and pinky fingers, then used wavy vinyls and OPI Cajun Shrimp for some festive waves.

Christmas tree mani with Polish 'M Home for the Holidays | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Home for the Holidays macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my thumb and middle finger, I used 3 thin coats of Polish ‘M Home for the Holidays. *hubba hubba*

Christmas tree mani with OPI nail polishes | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my ring finger, I started with 2 thin coats of OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons. I used OPI Here Today Aragon Tomorrow for the tree, and picked out glitters from OPI Minnie Style and OPI The Living Daylights for the decorations. The tree reminds me of the tree from Christmas Vacation (favorite line: “Merry Christmas! Shitter’s full!).

Christmas tree mani | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I hope you are spending this holiday season enjoying yourself, whether you celebrate Christmas or not. πŸ™‚

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Happy Halloween manicure featuring Polish ‘M Tangled Webs

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning all! I hope you are ready for a fun Halloween day! Kiddos have bowling league this morning and then later today we will meet up with friends for dinner and trick or treating. Then maybe some adult conversation, ooh la la! πŸ˜€ Here’s what I’m wearing on my nails today:

Polish 'M Tangled Webs | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Tangled Webs macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with Polish ‘M Tangled Webs. This was a Halloween group custom for her Facebook group and it is so pretty. It’s super sheer though, this is four coats. Usually I’d say “ain’t nobody got time for dat” but I really love this color and wanted to build the polish. The bonus was that those glitters aren’t rough, so only one coat of top coat! Next time I’ll layer it over a similar color.

Polish 'M Tangled Webs with YouPolish vinyl stickers | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used some vinyl stickers from You Polish to make it even more Halloween-y.

I hope you have a fun Halloween – I’ll see you tomorrow for a polish from Different Dimension and the BBC weekly roundup!

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Independence Day Manicure and Pedicure

Press Sample buttonGood morning, my wonderful readers! How is your weekend going so far? Have you started to celebrate early? πŸ˜‰ We are off to have a good Saturday with my husband’s family, but first, here are my mani & pedi for today.

Pretty & Polished White Hot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished White Hot macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For my manicure, I started off with Pretty & Polished White Hot from the July box. This kind of finish isn’t my favorite, but since I was partially covering it up, I’m okay with it.Β This is 2 coats.

Pretty & Polished White Hot sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

It has a really pretty green shimmer though that I couldn’t really Β capture, unfortunately.

Independence Day American Flag manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used P&P True Blue and Red-y.Set.Go! (both from the July box) and wavy lines and stars from You Polish (press sample) to create a flag.

Independence Day American Flag manicure sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is so pretty in the sunshine! I am in so much love with True Blue – I can tell it’s going to be a favorite of mine.

Independence Day pedicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For my pedicure, I used the Little Miss Independent nail polish trio from Colors by Llarowe, plus China Glaze Fairy Dust. I know, the picture is taken at a strange angle, but I can’t take pictures of my feet anymore (thank you, baby bump!) so my husband had to take this photo for me. LOL.

Well, I hope you have a great day today, and be safe out there!

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Happy Canada Day!

Good morning everyone! I have never done Canada Day nail art, but this year, I thought I’d give it a whirl. πŸ™‚ I wanted to use two polishes from Pretty & Polished’s July box because I thought they’d work out so well (and they did!).

Canada Flag nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 2 coats of Pretty & Polished Red-y.Set.Go! on my index and pinky fingers. On my middle and ring fingers, I used 2 coats of Pretty & Polished White Hot Summer.

Canada Flag nail art sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For the maple leaf, I used Red-y. Set. Go! Even though it turned out a bit crooked, it still looks like a maple leaf, right? Right? πŸ˜›

To all my Canadian friends and readers out there, I hope you have a great day today! πŸ™‚

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