Mixed Animal Print holographic manicure with CrowsToes Nail Color, OPI, Turtle Tootsie Polishes, Painted Polish

Morning all! I hope that if you’re having a heat wave like we are in Montana, you’re staying cool! I am sweltering and not staying cool because my 6month old is on a nursing streak and he’s sweaty – which makes me sweaty and him more sweaty. Ugh. It’s a sweaty mess. How about a mani that isn’t a mess….or maybe it is? I dunno. At first I didn’t really like it but then it grew on me. Let me know at the end what you think.

CrowsToes Damned If You Do, Turtle Tootsie Polishes Aquarius, Painted Polish Gray Goddess  | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So I started off with OPI You’re So Vain-illa on my ring and pointer fingers. On my pointer finger, I used a giraffe print (maybe it’s a cheetah print?) decal and used Painted Polish Gray Goddess, then outlining with China Glaze Liquid Leather. I added some gems from Crystal Parade in the corner – didn’t really like how it turned out though. Continue reading

Sephora by OPI If You’ve Got It Haunt It + Spark-tacular swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning all! Today I have two Sephora by OPI polishes to show you: If You’ve Got It Haunt It, and Spark-tacular. Both I picked up on clearance at Big Lots like…ages ago.

Sephora by OPI If You've Got It, Haunt It | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora by OPI If You've Got It, Haunt It macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

If You’ve Got It Haunt It is a black based nail polish with iridescent glitters and silver flecks. This is sheer and dries gritty. This is 3 thin coats plus top coat. 

Sephora by OPI Sparktacular! over OPI Stay Off the Lawn!! | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora by OPI Sparktacular! over OPI Stay Off the Lawn!! macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Spark-tacular is a clear based glitter topper with glitters of silver, orange, green, pink, and blue. This is base heavy but has a good spread of glitters. This is 1 coat and no top coat over OPI Stay Off My Lawn!!

I dunno, I expected IYGIHI to be way prettier based on the bottle, so I’m a little disappointed.

Daisy nail polishes swatch + review

Gift buttonHoly buckets, can you believe we are halfway through June already? Dayum! Some days I’m kind of in a fog, walking around like a zombie. I’ll blame the children – they wake me up so dang early! Anyway…how about some Daisy nail polish to show you: Purple Pride, Gulf Stream, and Forgotten Pink. These were sent to me years ago by the wonderful Michelle over at ManicTalons!

Daisy Purple Pride | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Purple Pride (and I’d like to apologize in advance for the color of my fingers!) is a bright punk (purple-pink?) creme polish. Formula is thin and sheer but it was fairly well at self-leveling. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Daisy Gulf Stream | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Gulf Stream is a bright turquoise creme polish. It is brighter in real life. Formula was so floody but it was okay at self-leveling. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Daisy Forgotten Pink over Purple Pride | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Daisy Forgotten Pink over Purple Pride macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Forgotten Pink is a slightly pink-tinted base glitter with pink, blue, and iridescent glitters. Formula was thick; it dries gritty. This is 1 coat over Purple Pride plus top coat.

Forgotten Pink is my favorite here, it was rather eye-catching in person!

OPI Stay Off the Lawn! + Espresso Your Style! swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning all! It’s been a hot minute since I had OPI on the blog so how about two of their polishes: Stay Off the Lawn! and Espresso Your Style! I picked these two up at TJMaxx months ago so I guess it’s about time I get them on the blog.

OPI Stay Off the Lawn!! | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Stay Off the Lawn!! is a dark green creme polish. It reminds me of the color of fake grass. 😛 Formula was kinda thin. This was almost a OCW (One-Coat Wonder) but I did 2 coats and no top coat.

OPI Espresso Your Style! | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Espresso Your Style! macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Espresso Your Style! is a reddish brown with golden shimmer. Formula was thin, and floody, and sheer. Boo! This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Even though I like EYS!, it’s still a bummer about the formula. I just can’t stand when polish runs around on me! Your thoughts?

LeChat Dare to Wear glitter nail polishes swatch + review

Gift buttonHey everyone! Remember awhile back I showed you some LeChat Dare to Wear creme polishes? How about some LeChat Dare to Wear glitter polishes now? Well tough luck if you don’t want to see them because that’s today’s post!

Le Chat Dare to Wear Goddess of Samba over Pink Ribbon | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Le Chat Dare to Wear Goddess of Samba over Pink Ribbon macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

First up is Goddess of Samba over Pink Ribbon; a clear base with red and silver holographic glitters. It seemed like there was not enough clear base for this polish so the glitters applied unevenly. This is 1 coat plus placing plus top coat. 

Le Chat Dare to Wear Queen of Drums over Royal Red | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Le Chat Dare to Wear Queen of Drums over Royal Red macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is Queen of Drums over Royal Red, a clear base with gold glitters of various sizes. This was base heavy and the glitters still distributed unevenly. Hmmm…there goes the theory that Goddess of Samba’s problem was not enough base. This is 1 coat plus dabbing plus top coat.

Le Chat Dare to Wear Princess Tears over Dark Forest | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Le Chat Dare to Wear Princess Tears over Dark Forest macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Le Chat Dare to Wear Princess Tears over Dark Forest close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is Princess Tears over Dark Forest, a clear base with sparkly glitters of teal, purple, blue, yellow, pink, gold and silver. This seemed almost dry so I’m wondering if at some point it didn’t get shut all the way. :/ It does dry gritty. This is 1 coat plus top coat.

Le Chat Dare to Wear Night At the Cinema | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Le Chat Dare to Wear Night At the Cinema macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Le Chat Dare to Wear Night At the Cinema close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is Night At the Cinema, a blackened plum base with sparkly violet glitters. This had a good consistency and is a One-Coat Wonder (OCW). This is one coat plus top coat.

All in all, my favorites are Princess Tears and Night At the Cinema – both stunning polishes to look at. I’d love for you to tell me your favorite!

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Baroness X Fire Opal over Sephora by OPI What Film Noir You In? swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonAfternoon all! This post published this morning with nothing to show for it. Oops. That seems to be happening a lot lately but I gotta tell you, having a baby that gets me up all hours of the night, plus a toddler and 2 older kids that get up early in the morning – man, it’s freaking exhausting! This is why God created coffee. 😛 Anyway, how about I finally show you Baroness X Fire Opal over Sephora by OPI What Film Noir You In?

Sephora by OPI What Film Noir You In? | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora by OPI What Film Noir You In? macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with Sephora by OPI What Film Noir You In? This was a hard polish to capture but it’s a grape purple that shifts to a red-toned purple and also to orange. It also has a hint of yellow sparkle. Formula was floody and sheer and applied patchy. 😦 This is 3 coats and no top coat. Continue reading