Baroness X Sir Cockicorn vs ILNP The Magician: how do they match up?

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! I worked on comparison posts this week with unicorn pee polishes – so called because the pigment used to make them is so rare. Today I have one of the newest on the market: ILNP The Magician to go up against a similar polish, Baroness X Sir Cockicorn [previously swatched].

Baroness X Sir Cockicorn and ILNP The Magician bottle shot comparison | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Pretty & Polished Her Majesty Royal Purple + Brisky Business swatches + review

Morning everyone! Another Wednesday is here – yay? LOL! 😛 Today I have two polishes from Pretty & Polished to show you: Her Majesty, Royal Purple and Brisky Business.

Pretty & Polished Her Majesty, Royal Purple | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Her Majesty, Royal Purple [gift] is a blue-tinged purple polish. Formula was wonderful, it goes on evenly and dries matte. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Pretty & Polished Brisky Business over Her Majesty, Royal Purple | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Brisky Business over Her Majesty, Royal Purple macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Brisky Business over Her Majesty, Royal Purple color shift | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Brisky Business is from the Winter 2016 collection [my partial review]. This is a blurple based shimmer polish that shifts from purple to blue with a tinge of red, with color shifting flakes. Formula was a bit thin; it does dry matte. This is 1 coat plus top coat over HMRP. (Please excuse the huge chip in my bottle, Mrs Butterfingers over here.)

Though I was expecting a bit more from Brisky Business, it still is a gorgeous polish – well both of them are, to be honest!

Recent Nail Mail!

Hey everyone! I realized that I haven’t done a proper showing off of nail polishes I’ve bought lately. Let’s rectify that today! Over the past month and a half (or so), I’ve bought: Bad Bitch Polish, Baroness X, Girly Bits, ILNP, March For the Love of Polish box, Noodles Nail Polish, Pahlish, Painted Polish, Parrot Polish, Tonic Nail Polish, and Vapid Nail Lacquer. I also received as a gift the newest collection from Polish ‘M. Let’s see the pretties!

Bad Bitch Polish Neptune's Nebula, Harambe, Group Custom 1, Snape's Soul, Skeptical bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Bad Bitch Polish from left to right: Neptune’s Nebula, Harambe, Group Custom 1, Snape’s Soul, Skeptical

Baroness X Fire Opal bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Baroness X Fire Opal (double the unicorn pee polish)

Girly Bits Cosmetics Steely Resolution, In One Year and Out the Other bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Girly Bits Cosmetics Steely Resolution, In One Year and Out the Other

ILNP Sunday Brunch, Aria, Spring Bouquet bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP Sunday Brunch, Aria, Spring Bouquet

ILNP Versailles, Easy Street, High Tide bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP Versailles, Easy Street, High Tide

ILNP The Magician red | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP The Magician

March For the Love of Polish Box Illyrian Sakura, Polished For Days Secret Garden, Powder Perfect Mad as a March Hare bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

March For the Love of Polish Box Illyrian Sakura, Polished For Days Secret Garden, Powder Perfect Mad as a March Hare

Noodles Nail Polish Prototype 7, Five rose Gold Rings bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Noodles Nail Polish Prototype 7, Five rose Gold Rings

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Hades, Forty-Four Sunsets, Strawberry Moon, Test Batch Sea Glass Beach bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Hades, Forty-Four Sunsets, Strawberry Moon, Test Batch Sea Glass Beach

Painted Polish Celtic Crelly, Stamped in Greenery, Gaga For Greenery bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Painted Polish Celtic Crelly, Stamped in Greenery, Gaga For Greenery

Painted Polish Joie de Vivre, La Vie est Belle, Gray Goddess bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Painted Polish Joie de Vivre, La Vie est Belle, Gray Goddess

Parrot Polish Blue Macaw bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Parrot Polish Blue Macaw

Parrot Polish Multichrome Madness Northern Lights, Phoenix Rising, Opulent Midnight bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Parrot Polish Multichrome Madness Northern Lights, Phoenix Rising, Opulent Midnight

Tonic Nail Polish Guardians of the Tower green to purple | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Tonic Nail Polish Guardians of the Tower

Vapid Lacquer Cyber Punk | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Vapid Lacquer Cyber Punk

Polish 'M Words of Encouragement Inspire, Hope, Cheer, Motivate, Uplift, Boost nail polish collection | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish ‘M Words of Encouragement collection, from left to right:  Inspire, Hope, Cheer, Motivate, Uplift, Boost [gift]

Phew! Yeah, I might have gone a little crazy since the beginning of the year. 😀 But I have a hard time saying no to such pretties! What is catching your eye?

Pick Three Polishes: Zoya Zooey, Zoya August, Girly Bits What Happens In Vegas Ends Up on Twitter, KBShimmer decal

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! I hope you had a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day weekend. 🙂 Today I have a manicure using Zoya Zooey and August, Girly Bits Cosmetics What Happens In Vegas Ends Up on Twitter, and a KBShimmer water slide decal.

Zoya August, Girly Bits Cosmetics What Happens In Vegas Ends Up On Twitter, Zoya Zooey | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with Zoya August on my pointer and pinky fingers. August is a cool grey creme polish. Formula is thin and runny. :/ This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Zoya Zooey, Girly Bits Cosmetics What Happens In Vegas Ends Up On Twitter, Zoya August | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Zoya Zooey macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my ring finger, I used Zoya Zooey [gift]. Zooey is a textured peachy pink polish with gold shimmer and iridescent glitter. Formula is good, application was smooth. Shown is 2 coats and no top coat. Continue reading

Pahlish Bubble Yum (Bespoke Batch) swatch + review

Gift buttonHi everyone! Are you having a good week? I hope so! Today I have a polish that was a gift back in September (my birthday month!), Pahlish Bubble Yum. This was a Bespoke Batch from sometime in 2016.

Pahlish Bubble Yum with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Bubble Yum macro with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Bubble Yum is a bright pink polish with gold and pink flakes. My pictures show it so much more dark than it is – it is a bright pink polish!

Pahlish Bubble Yum | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Bubble Yum macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula had a good thickness to it; it does dry satin. This is 2 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat.

I do like the occasional pink polish and this one has just enough oomph and pizzazz to keep my interest. What do you think of it?

Annual #RAOK4Lucy Day and manicure

Good morning everyone. Today is a quick post to remind you that it’s the anniversary of my mom’s death and that on social media today I’ll be posting the random acts of kindness my children and I will be performing in her honor. I’ve talked about my mom before (and memories of Almond Roca) and about the RAOK Day if you care to read through these posts. This is last year’s manicure.

I’m finding it harder and harder as the years go by to remember my mom – well certainly not her in a general sense but in a specific sense – the feel of her face, her voice, her laugh, the way she would hug me and tell me to hold my babies tight. So each year as her anniversary comes up, I try even harder to honor her and the lessons she taught me – as a mom, wife, and human being. Each year on this anniversary, my kids and I go throughout our city performing random acts of kindness as a way to honor her. I’m also finally getting a memorial tattoo this year! If you’re able to join us, please do so – take a pic and share it on ig or Facebook with the hashtag #RAOK4Lucy. Continue reading

Guest Post by The Jedi Wife: iKat nail art manicure

Greetings, everyone! It is such an honor to be a guest blogger here at Be Happy and Buy Polish while Jessica is busy taking care of her new little bundle of joy! My name is Jen, and I am the blogger behind TheJediWife.com. For my guest post, I wanted to share a cute ikat nail art look with you; let’s check it out!
Between the holidays in December and then Valentine’s Day in February, red has really caught my attention lately. I’ve been wanting to do something fun with my bottle of Ellagee Polish Bad Romance, and I’m really loving this design!
On my nails with the ikat pattern, I started off with Zoya Purity as my base. On a mat, I stamped the ikat pattern from Color Club Abstract stamping plate with China Glaze Liquid Leather. I filled in some of the open areas of the ikat pattern with Bad Romance before transferring the design onto my white base and then sealing everything in with Glisten & Glow‘s HK Girl top coat.
I really enjoyed creating this look, and with several fun images on the Abstract stamping plate, I’m going to have to play and design more nail art looks with it for my blog! I hope this post has been inspiring for you as well, and I hope to see you over on my blog on occasion! Thank you for reading, and thank you to Jessica for allowing me to share this with you!
Thank you Jen! I love this funky look and it’s using a nail art look that I so admire. Bad Romance is gorgeous! Please go check out Jen’s blog, TheJediWife.com, and give her a follow on Facebook, instagram.