Tonic Polish Rose 2017 + Formula X Glitter Rocket swirl nail art manicure

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Tonic Polish Rose 2017, 3 thin coats plus top coat. This dries so shiny! The formula was of good consistency.
Formula X Glitter Rocket, 2 coats and no top coat. Each coat takes longer to dry than you’d think. :/

The way Rose shifts and flashes in the light was pretty much amazing, and I think by pairing it with the textured polish, I was able to see the multichrome shifts even easier.

Tonic Polish Rose, Formula X Glitter Rocket swirl nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula X Glitter Rocket macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish
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French manicure with roses and dots

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Revlon Treat & Boost base coat, 1 coat
L.A. Colors Jelly Sheer Perfection, 2 coats
L.A. Colors Hot Blooded
Bad Bitch Polish No Tricks
China Glaze Liquid Leather
Funky Fingers Gesso
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny QDTC, 1 coat

french manicure with handpainted roses and dots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’m writing this on Saturday night and dear God I am so glad this day is almost over. My husband had an employee call out sick and so he has to cover that shift; this means he’s working almost 20 hours straight. :/ This also means that besides having a head cold, I was run ragged by my 4 (wild, crazy) dear, sweet children all by myself from sun up to sun down. Continue reading

Magnetic and thermal gradient nails with Don Deeva and Tonic Polish

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
OPI Natural Nails base coat, 1 coat
Don Deeva Box Office Bitch, 2 coats as a base [previously swatched]
Tonic Polish Queen [previously swatched]
Un-frog-gettable Cuticle Cover around my nails
L.A. Colors Rapid Dry top coat, 1 coat
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny QDTC, 1 coat

thermal magnetic gradient manicure with Don Deeva Box Office Bitch, Tonic Polish Queen | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Oh my gosh, so many steps to create this mani but it is well worth it. It came out really nicely and I have been flashing and moving my nails around a lot. I’ll detail the steps I took below! Continue reading

Lacquester Mortal Coil nail polish swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Lacquester Mortal Coil, 3 coats and top coat. [Purchased from Color4Nails.] This has a really good formula, a bit more sheer than I expected. The brush is weird to me, kind of…stubby? It was just unexpected.

I guess I was a little disappointed in this polish. Like, I’ve seen so many swatches of it, that I kind of built it up in my head that it was this super amazing polish but when I put it on, I was kind of like “meh”. It’s so strange because it is a beautiful polish and super shifty! I found it most striking in sunshine, then I was like “woah”.

Lacquester Mortal Coil | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lacquester Mortal Coil macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Magnetic and thermal flame drag marble nail art with Shleee Polish and Don Deeva

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Shleee Polish Annihilation, chameleon chrome magnetic polish
Don Deeva Cardiac Arrest’ed [previously swatched], purple when cold to teal when warm thermal polish

Shleee Polish Annihilation, Don Deeva Cardiac Arrest'ed thermal magnetic flame drag marble nail art full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve been in a bad place lately with my anxiety and even though my nails are at a really nice length (*knock on wood*), I haven’t felt like painting my nails at all. I almost had an anxiety attack the other night because I couldn’t decide on what to use to paint my nails. That’s something I really hate about anxiety – the freaking out about stupid – absolutely stupid & pointless – shit. I’ve barely left the house because crowds give me anxiety as well as just general anxiety about being out in public.

Don Deeva Cardiac Arrest'ed, Shleee Polish Annihilation thermal magnetic flame drag marble nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Don Deeva Cardiac Arrest'ed, Shleee Polish Annihilation thermal magnetic flame drag marble nail art close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Anyway, in a group I’m in on Facebook (Magnetic Polish Lovers), Christine (@shortywhatwhat) shared a mani where she layered a clear to purple thermal with a magnetic polish. I thought it was such a nifty idea and tried it with a clear to blue thermal and a different Shleee Polish (that mani will be coming soon) and it didn’t turn out. I really wanted this concept to work so I decided to experiment a little bit and found out a combo that worked in some flame drag marble nail art. I almost used Don Deeva Box Office Bitch – which I may use in a different thermal magnetic mani combo. Continue reading

ILNP Versailles + Brilliance sponged manicure

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Cult Nails, 1 coat as undies
ILNP Versailles & Brilliance, sponged randomly

Versailles is the gold/green holographic polish, Brilliance is the multichrome flakie polish. This didn’t really turn out like I wanted but it’s still pretty! I just kept taking pictures in various lighting because it kept changing on me. 😛

ILNP Versailles, Brilliance sponged nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP Versailles and Brilliance sponged nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Magnetic marbled nail art with China Glaze, Bad Bitch Polish, Bee’s Knees Lacquer

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Bee’s Knees Lacquer Cat Island, 3 coats plus top coat. This had a really great application and formula. I like their long, flat brush too. The magnetic effect was more subtle than I liked, but it’s still beautiful.
Bad Bitch Polish November Dusk, 3 coats plus top coat. Beautiful formula, as per usual for BBP. Man, I miss them!
China Glaze Liquid Leather, 1 coat

Bad Bitch Polish November Dusk, China Glaze Liquid Leather, Bee's Knees Lacquer Cat Island marbled nail art full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I have such a backlog of nail art to show you right now. I’ve been changing my nails every day or every other day because I’ve been going through some pretty bad anxiety. Sometimes doing my nails and the ritual of it helps calm it a bit. There’s just something so soothing about taking off polish, and filing my nails, and then applying new polish.

Anyway, I’m trying out a new pose, so you’ll start to see that interspersed on the blog from here on out. For this mani, I’ve used a version of this tutorial from kombucha_witch_. I went dark with the background because I thought Cat Island would show up really nicely – and it did!

China Glaze Liquid Leather, Bee's Knees Lacquer Cat Island, Bad Bitch Polish November Dusk marbled nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish Continue reading