Glittery magnetic mani with KBShimmer and China Glaze #vintagepolishfriday

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
KBShimmer Thrust Issues, 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was a little thick but still workable. I used this tutorial for using the magnet, it worked better on some nails than others. I think I just need to practice the technique.

China Glaze Mega Bite, 3 coats plus top coat. Sheer and thin but pretty!

Crystal Parade Crystal/Pearl Steampunk Mix

KBShimmer Thrust Issues magnetic polish, China Glaze Mega Bite, Crystal Parade Steampunk Mix full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’m obsessing over my magnetic polishes I bought from KBShimmer so I paired it with an old China Glaze that I picked up awhile back from a local beauty supply store. Then I wanted to fancy it up a bit, so dug through my stash for this mix from Crystal Parade. I think it works quite nicely! Click through for more pictures. Don’t forget to check out #vintagepolishfriday at Of Life and Lacquer and on instagram!  Continue reading

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Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Capricorn compared to OPI German-icure

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Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Capricorn from the Zodiac nail polish collection (previously swatched), 2 coats and no top coat, pointer finger
OPI German-icure, 2 coats and no top coat, middle finger
OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest, 2 coats and no top coat, ring finger
OPI Midnight in Moscow, 2 coats and no top coat, pinky finger

OPI Germanicure, Every Month is Oktoberfest, Midnight in Moscow compared to Blackheart Beauty Capricorn bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So when I was swatching the Zodiac nail polish collection from Hot Topic’s Blackheart Beauty line, I thought that Capricorn looked familiar. I went through my OPI polishes and pulled out three I thought looked similar. Continue reading

Stripe Nail Art with OPI My Voice is a Little Norse, Lucky Lucky Lavender, Vant to Bite My Neck

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OPI My Voice is a Little Norse, 3 coats and no top coat
OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender, 3 coats
OPI Vant To Bite My Neck, 2 coats

I’m back with more purple polish to show you for OPI Mad Love Color of the Month! I had fun with this but what’s silly is that when I went to paint on my lines, I couldn’t get them straight. *face palm* I just rolled with it and made them all diagonal. 😀 So now it looks like I did it on purpose. 😛

OPI My Voice is a Little Norse, Lucky Lucky Lavender, Vant to Bite My Neck stripe nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI My Voice is a Little Norse macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI My Voice is a Little Norse, Lucky Lucky Lavender, Vant to Bite My Neck stripe nail art close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Catherine the Grape with accent nail #vintagepolishfriday

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
OPI Catherine the Grape, 2 coats plus top coat
Nicole Diary Chameleon 3D Nail Studs Triangles

So I finally had a hot second to pull out an old polish to join in Of Life and Lacquer‘s Vintage Polish Fridays. I love to see older polish shades get some love! I don’t know if I’ve ever worn this as a full manicure before this, kind of kicking myself tbh. It’s absolutely delightful! And of course, I couldn’t leave well enough alone, so I stuck on some nail studs – but just for an accent nail. Oh, and this also works for OPI Mad Love Color of the Month which is purple!

OPI Catherine the Grape | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Catherine the Grape macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Layered magnetic nail polish manicure with KBShimmer and OPI

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
OPI Turn On the Northern Lights, 2 coats and no top coat. Good formula, a little on the thin side. If I was just wearing this on its own, I would have done 3 coats. It’ll stain your nails!

KBShimmer So Jelly, 1 coat plus top coat. Use a light hand, basically float the polish on. I wish the unicorn pee shifting to green was easier to see on the nail. :/

KBShimmer Orbits and Pieces, 1 coat plus top coat. I used a light hand with this as well, since I wanted the beauty of So Jelly to shine through.

KBShimmer Orbits and Pieces, KBShimmer So Jelly, OPI Turn on the Northern Lights full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Okay, so I’ve currently become obsessed with magnetic polishes and I bought the whole KBShimmer Launch Party magnetic collection; I don’t think I’ve bought a whole collection (especially one so large) ever!
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Hot Topic Zodiac Blackheart Beauty Nail Polish collection swatches + review

Polishes used:
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Zodiac nail polish collection
Aries, 2 coats and no top coat
Taurus, 2 coats and no top coat
Gemini, 2 coats and no top coat
Cancer, 2 coats and top coat
Leo, 2 coats and no top coat
Virgo, 2 coats and no top coat
Libra, 3 coats and no top coat
Scorpio, 2 coats and no top coat
Sagittarius, 2 coats and no top coat
Capricorn, 2 coats and no top coat
Aquarius, 3 coats and no top coat
Pisces, 2 coats and no top coat

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Zodiac nail polish collection | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Yay! I finally have all 12 of these polishes and can share them with you. Thanks to Amy of onepolishedmonkey, who picked up Sagittarius for me at her Hot Topic. Let’s go through them all and my notes, hang on to yer butts! (Yes, I know my photo is a little dark, but I took what I could get in the limited time I had available. 😦 ) Continue reading

BlackHeart Beauty AB Stargazer glitter with Fancy Gloss Mystery Box Prototype 2016

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Fancy Gloss Mystery Box Prototype 2016, 2 coats and no top coat, almost a OCW
BlackHeart Beauty AB Stargazer, gradient with top coat

I wore this for my anniversary dinner that was back in February. My husband actually picked out the Fancy Gloss – and I kicked myself for not using it earlier. It’s just so pretty. I paired it with the glitter for a bit of bling. 😉

Fancy Gloss purple Mystery Box Prototype 2016 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fancy Gloss purple Mystery Box Prototype 2016 macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fancy Gloss purple Mystery Box Prototype 2016 closeup | Be Happy And Buy Polish Continue reading