Upcoming Nail Art Challenge!

Good evening all! Just a quick announcement that Challenge Your Nail Art group, after a long hiatus, will be hosting the ’12 Days of Christmas’ nail art challenge again. Anyone, of any skill level, is welcome to join in the fun – whether you freehand your nail art or use nail art stamping, or a combination of both!

You can join our Facebook group to see everyone’s manicures, and if you blog or have an instagram account, link up with us. If you spread the word to your blog readers, please link back to this post so people can see the link-up graphic and inlinkz.

12 Days of Christmas nail art challenge 2015 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The following links will take you to get the inlinkz code for each day. You will still have to upload your link to the link up when your blog post (or instagram photo) goes live. Each inlinkz will be open December 1 through December 26, in case you are running a day (or two) behind!

December 2: Snow Day http://goo.gl/pfb9eo
December 4: Christmas Trees http://goo.gl/qzBplA
December 6: Silver & Gold Glitter http://goo.gl/52k3fz
December 8: Ornaments http://goo.gl/gtYmjA
December 10: Inspired by Wrapping Paper http://goo.gl/TDH4gk
December 12: Ugly Sweaters http://goo.gl/i6QVAH
December 14: Candy Cane http://goo.gl/kaOO8K
December 16: Presents/Bows http://goo.gl/XhupC5
December 18: Penguins http://goo.gl/rL2Ctx
December 20: Christmas Cookies http://goo.gl/HpqvP3
December 22: Nightmare Before Christmas images http://goo.gl/28iklA
December 24: Freestyle or recreate someone else’s mani from this challenge http://goo.gl/EO6oTJ

I really hope you join us – even if you don’t have a blog, come join the Facebook group and share your manis with us! We are a really pleasant group. 🙂

Any questions? Leave them in the comments below. 🙂

Digital Nails Colovaria and the BBC Weekly Roundup

Purchased by Me buttonIt’s another happy Sunday and I have a beautiful thermal polish to show you: Digital Nails Colovaria.

Digital Nails Colovaria | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Colovaria is a polish I picked up this summer. I’ve been trying to branch out into different kinds of finishes and thermals is one finish that is lacking in my collection. This is a white to pink thermal, and the base has a green shimmer.

Digital Nails Colovaria hot state | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is in its hot state, and to be honest, it went even lighter colored the longer I wore it. I think the day I had it on, it was close to 100 degrees! So this definitely doesn’t show the full extent of the shift.

Digital Nails Colovaria cold state | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is in its cold(ish) state, and because of the 100 degree weather, I had my fair share of trouble trying to show the darker pink! This is my hand right out of the very cold swimming pool water and because it was so hot, my nails warmed up rather fast. LOL!

Well, I’ll still try out thermals, not sure if I’ll keep trying to take pictures of them! 😛 Now, though, I want to see what the Beauty Blog Coalition members have been up to this week:

Fancy Gloss Eternal Love swatch + review PLUS BBC Weekly Roundup

Good morning all! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Today I have another Fancy Gloss nail polish to show you: Eternal Love.

Fancy Gloss Eternal Love with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fancy Gloss Eternal Love with matte top coat macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Eternal Love is a blackened red base with scattered holographic bits and sparkly red glitters. Shown here with 1 coat of NPB Glitter Food because it does dry gritty.

Fancy Gloss Eternal Love | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fancy Gloss Eternal Love macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 coats plus Glitter Food plus shiny top coat. Once that shiny top coat comes out, I really am reminded of Dorothy’s ruby slippers in Wizard of Oz. 🙂

Fancy Gloss Eternal Love sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fancy Gloss Eternal Love sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Of course, I had to show you some sun photos! Though I couldn’t quite capture the holographicness, those red glitters sure do sparkle something fierce in the sun!

Let’s check out what the Beauty Blog Coalition members had going on this week:

  • TheFabZilla: What’s your preferred way of defining brows? Check out if Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil is right up your alley
  • Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog: The Tom Ford Beauty Fall Color 2015 Master Class, with Todd Davidson at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, offered the perfect step-by-step tutorial to achieve the ultimate modern monochromatic look! Learn how to replicate the look yourself!
  • Painted Ladies: The Butter London ShadowClutch offers six stylishly smooth and buttery eyeshadows. They are so pigmented!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Need a beautiful glowing nail polish in your life? Check out CrowsToes Ingrounded!
  • Beauty on the Bayou: PORES NO MORE….StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner and GIVEAWAY!
  • Beauty by Miss L: What’s in my LookFantastic Beauty Box September 2015 box?
  • Color Me So Crazy: See What’s a Must in MY Gym Bag and What it Has to do With Beauty!
  • I Know all the Words: PMS is rough. Treat Yo’ Self with with to survive in style
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Holiday collections are starting to be introduced. Never Say Die Beauty is showing off one of the unique & adorable shadow palette as well as gorgeous lip & eye crayons from Mirabella Beauty’s Jewel Thief Collection for Holiday 2015
  • ProcrastiNails: Always wanted to try extensions but never knew where to start? Katherine has you covered with a look at the Irresistible Me premium line of clip-in hair extensions!
  • From My Vanity: Katie is sharing press-on nails that look like you went to the salon to get them done!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Do you have large pores? Always searching for a product to shrink them? See if this Dr Brandt product did the trick for Stacie.
  • Scofflaw Nail Varnish Velocipedestrienne swatch + review PLUS BBC Weekly Roundup

    Purchased by Me buttonHappy Sunday to you! Today’s polish is a lovely one from Scofflaw Nail Varnish: Velocipedestrienne (p.s. it took me forever to spell the name right!).

    Scofflaw Nail Varnish Velopedestrienne sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    Velocipedestrienne is an aqua base nail polish with glitters of dark green, white, and fuchsia. I had such a hard time with color-accuracy! 😦

    Scofflaw Nail Varnish Velopedestrienne shade photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    I used 3 thin coats plus a matte coat before applying a shiny top coat. It was a bit gritty, hence the matte top coat before shiny. One thing I love about Scofflaw is how truly unique her polishes are – which is one reason why I and so many other people flock to her every re-stock!

    Now for the weekly Beauty Blog Coalition roundup:

  • Painted Ladies: For smooth, pigmented, buildable matte shadows, check out the Pur Minerals Soul Mattes Eyeshadow Palette!
  • Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog: Have you shopped the Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty for Fall 2015 event yet? If not, check out their amazing deals before it ends on September 26!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Do you live and breathe Doctor Who? Jessica has a Bad Wolf inspired nail polish on the blog this week!
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : If you didn’t make it to fashion week in NYC or even if you did
  • Color Me So Crazy: Barielle has HOT new Fall/Winter Line and I Have it on MY Blog… Check It Out?!!!
  • I Know all the Words: Banish blemishes (and under eye circles) with The Concealment Department featuring picks from Maybelline and Smashbox
  • Beauty by Miss L: Simple nail art in fall colors
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Are all beauty box subscriptions created equal? Check out this month’s Beauty Box 5.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison has fallen for two Tatcha skincare products: lightweight, greaseless Pore Refining Sunscreen SPF 35 and Classic Rice Enzyme Powder. Find out why their new staples in her skincare arsenal.
  • Glitter Gal Navy I Will, Navy I Won’t swatch + review PLUS BBC Weekly Roundup

    Purchased by Me buttonGood glorious Sunday to you! 🙂 Before we get into the weekly Beauty Blog Coalition round-up, I have the most gorgeous polish to show you from Glitter Gal Cosmetics: Navy I Will, Navy I Won’t.

    Glitter Gal Navy I Will, Navy I Won't bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    Seriously, look at this beautiful beastie in the sunshine. Hubba, hubba, am I right?!

    Glitter Gal Navy I Will, Navy I Won't | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    Glitter Gal Navy I Will, Navy I Won't macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    NIWNIW is a navy blue-green holographic nail polish. This is 2 coats plus top coat as it does dry slightly matte.

    Glitter Gal Navy I Will, Navy I Won't sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    Glitter Gal Navy I Will, Navy I Won't sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    My sunshine was starting to go away when I took these outside photos, but hopefully you’re still able to see that beautimus holographic streak.

    Best part of this polish? I picked it up from llarowe.com for $2! You can’t beat a drool-worthy polish at an awesome price! Holler at me in the comments – are you going to be looking for some Glitter Gal polishes now?

  • Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog: Barneys New York LOVE YOURSELF Bag Event is going on now through September 13, and you won’t want to miss out on their amazing gift bag and Step-up Gifts. Get all of the details from LSBB!
  • Painted Ladies: Find out how you can customize your eyeshadow options and get a 20% coupon code to ittsē.
  • TheFabZilla: Are you eyeing Tom Ford Beauty Fall 2015 Lip Color Collection? I have So Vain, Forbidden Pink and Lilac Nymph!
  • george&bear: Clare sorts the good from the bad with six of the best cleansers for your morning shower.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: A fun and hot manicure by Jessica this week!
  • Color Me So Crazy: I have Bunnies for my NCC Monthly Challenge and They are Super CUTE!!
  • From My Vanity: Check out a fun way to organize and store your beauty samples so you’ll remember to actually use them!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Erika shares her love for Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in Nude Beach.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison is showing off the limited edition Milani rose embossed powder blush in the gorgeous Awakening Rose shade that’s perfect for fall.
  • ProcrastiNails: Katherine is giving one of her favourite nail art looks an encore with this recreation of an ikat mani from 2013!
  • Confessions of a Makeup Addict: Colourpop Haul & Swatches.
  • I Know all the Words: Newness from Clarins forFall 2015 including the new and improved Jolie Rouge!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Need a good neutral eyeshadow palette for everyday use? Why not try Cargo Cosmetics The Essentials Eye palette.
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : Alison of the Advice Sisters reviews 2 newbies from NARS
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: You don’t have to spend a lot to get good products. See Stacie’s picks for 10 under $10.
  • Collective Beauty : Achieve a flawless airbrush finish with Luminess Air!

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  • Pahlish Drink Me swatch + review PLUS BBC Weekly Roundup

    Purchased by Me buttonBefore we get into this awesome Pahlish and the weekly Beauty Blog Coalition round-up, I just want to let you know that over the next month and a half, I’ll be having some guest bloggers since baby is here. Don’t worry, I’ll post an update on baby soon!

    While I will have a few of my own posts interspersed, they’ve come up with some great stuff, so be sure to stop by and let them know what you think.

    Pahlish Drink Me | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    Pahlish Drink Me macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    Pahlish Drink Me is a really gorgeous lighter blue creme polish with bronze-gold flakies and blue shimmer. All of my photos show this much brighter than it is in real life.

    Pahlish Drink Me sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    Pahlish Drink Me sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    I’ve used 3 thin coats plus top coat. Application and formula was flawless, no complaints here!

    This is another winner from Pahlish in my book. Now for some winning links from the Beauty Blog Coalition members:

  • TheFabZilla: Another matte in town, lippy that is! Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Luminous Modern Matte collection is drool-worthy! I have 1975 Red, a beautiful orange red lipstick that stops traffic!
  • Painted Ladies: It’s a clear cut case of curly ever after with Living Proof Curl Leave-In Conditioner.
  • Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog: TOM FORD BEAUTY has 16 New Permanent Lip Colors for Fall 2015 that are covet-worthy! See all of the beautiful swatches and swoon!
  • I Know all the Words: Gorgeous fall shades with an unexpected twist from OPI with the OPI Venice Collection for fall/winter 2015
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Looking to get away to the beach but can’t? Check out this beachy nail art manicure!
  • AdviceSisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle : Face meet Feet, Alison of the Advice Sisters investigates
  • george&bear: Clare reviews two skincare must-haves from Aussie brand Alpha-H.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Fall 2015 Focus from Zoya just for YOU!!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Erika shares her picks for the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale. What are you planning to grab?
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison discovered La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Fluid Sunscreen, the absolutely lightest, non-greasy sunscreen for her face. No more excuses for not applying sunscreen with this stuff!
  • Collective Beauty : Mermaid Inspired Makeup!
  • Makeup Obsessed Mom: Beauty Bloggers picks for the best foundations for mature skin. Did your favorite make the list?
  • Color Club Eternal Beauty pedicure + BBC Weekly Round-Up

    Happy Monday morning to you, readers! How about a fun pedicure for today?

    Color Club Eternal Beauty, Sephora Formula X Devious flower pedicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    I started off with 2 coats of Color Club Eternal Beauty, followed by 1 coat of Sephora Formula X Devious.

    Color Club Eternal Beauty, Sephora Formula X Devious flower pedicure sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

    I then used some heart studs to make “flowers” on my big toes. They didn’t really come out too straight, but hey, what do you expect? I have a big belly in my way right now! haha! 😀

    Let’s check out this week’s Beauty Blog Coalition links: