Valentine’s Day Nail Art with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polish

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Buff and Tumble, 2 coats as a base
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri White on Time
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Peach Buzz
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Let’s Jam

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Champagne Supernova
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Taupe to Go
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Petal to the Metal
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Just in Wine

For swatches of the new Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes, those are now available!

Does it count as Valentine’s Day nail art if it doesn’t have hearts? Oh well, I’m going with it. Swatches of the new Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line coming in a few days.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Buff and Tumble, White on Time, Peach Buzz, Let's Jam | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This first nail art manicure I took a lesson from this tutorial nail_muse on instagram. I’m definitely going to use this technique again.

dry marble with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Champagne Supernova, Taupe to Go, Petal to the Metal, Va-Va Violet | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This second manicure, I used this tutorial (also from nail_muse) but it really didn’t turn out like I wanted so I didn’t wear it out.

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Heart nail art manicure with Sally Hansen and Stella Chroma

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Midnight Drive, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Watermelon Wizz, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Heather Hues, 2 coats
Stella Chroma Karavaki (Polish Pickup Pack December 2017), 3 thin coats plus 2 coats of top coat. This had kind of a stinky scent to it, but I chalked it up to the blue pigment possibly in the base.

I’ll have swatches of the new Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line coming this next week but I wanted to do some Valentine’s Day nail art. I saw this design from majamarkowicz on instagram and totally fell in love and wanted to try it for myself. I quite like how it ended up! Of course I did dishes last night and I’m already seeing wear at the tips. <_<

heart nail art with Sally Hansen Watermelon Wizz, Heather Hues, Midnight Drive, Stella Chroma Karavaki | Be Happy And Buy Polish

heart nail art with Sally Hansen Midnight Drive, Watermelon Wizz, Heather Hues, Stella Chroma Karavaki | Be Happy And Buy Polish

heart nail art with Sally Hansen Midnight Drive Heather Hues | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Halloween nail art manicures

Purchased by Me buttonI know, I know. Halloween has come and gone. And I would have had this post up on Halloween or before but I’ll be honest, I’ve really been struggling with anxiety this week and being seriously stressed and overwhelmed (still am 😦 ). So blogging took a backseat (thank you, past me for scheduling a ton of posts ahead of time) while I’ve been trying to sort myself out. I’m not completely sorted out (who is these days anyway?) but I wanted to sit down and show you the manicures I’ve had on my hands over the last couple of weeks leading up to Halloween. I’ve done a blood drip manicure, a disappearing/reappearing manicure, and a Frankenstein themed manicure. A copious amount of pictures ahead 😉

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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. 🙂

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. 🙂

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