OPI Samoan Sand + Make Light of the Situation layered manicure

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! Happy Saturday to you 🙂 I’m skating in late in the week with the OPI Mad Love color of the week which is nude/neutral this week. In this week’s life update, I also want to talk about an upsetting situation that happened to me this week and the importance of being kind.

OPI Samoan Sand | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 2 coats and no top coat of OPI Samoan Sand. This is fairly sheer, but does self-level nicely. Continue reading

China Glaze I Sea the Point + Counting Carats swatches + review

Morning all! Today I have two polishes to show you that my hubby gave me for Christmas: I Sea the Point and Counting Carats. Funny story, it wasn’t until I was editing photos that I realized I already had I Sea the Point. haha! Oh well.

China Glaze I Sea The Point | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I Sea the Point is a bright blue creme nail polish. This dries matte and fast; formula is thin. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

China Glaze Counting Carats over I Sea the Point | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Counting Carats over I Sea the Point macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Counting Carats is a clear based gold glitter topper with small holographic glitters. This has lots of clear base but weirdly enough was thick with glitters. It does end up lumpy on the nail so when I use this again, I’ll use the sponge method to apply it.

I’m quite proud of the polishes my hubby picked out – he did pick up 2 more China Glaze polishes which I will show you at a later date. Thanks for reading!

Fan Brush Gradient with OPI polishes

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! Just dropping in with a quick post about my current mani. This week the OPI Mad Love fb group’s color of the week is pink and yes it took me all week to be able to sit down and create a mani! (More on why at the life update at the end of this post.) I used all OPI polishes: Mod About You, Suzi Shops & Island Hops, Suzi’s Hungary Again, Charged Up Cherry, My Throne for a Cranberry Scone, and DS Sapphire.

OPI Mod About You | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 2 coats and no top coat of Mod About You (black label). This is a very pale pink-white polish. Formula was uneven but gah, I love the old OPI black label polishes! There’s something about the way they smell…yes I am a freak. 😛  Continue reading

Baptism Nails and makeup of the day

Hi everyone! Kind of a late in the day post, I know. But I wanted to share with you my nails that I wore today for Henry’s baptism and my makeup. Life update at the end of this post!

Sinful Colors Stoned Crystal Shimmer Just Deserts, Femme Fatale Cosmetics Hourglass | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I wanted something delicate since my outfit was kind of loud. LOL. I started with 3 coats of Sinful Colors Just Deserts from the Stoned Crystal Shimmer collection. It is slightly more pink in real life. (I’m really hoping to get swatches done of this collection this week, btw.) Then I added an iridescent glitter stud to the nails with Just Deserts on them.  Continue reading

Morgan Taylor Beach Babe, Candy Coated Coral, Going Native, Later Alligator swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! I’ve these Morgan Taylor polishes sitting around for probably a year and I don’t think I’ve ever tried them out. So here goes! Today I have Beach Babe, Candy Coated Coral, Going Native, and Later Alligator.

Morgan Taylor Beach Babe | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Beach Babe is a salmon pink creme with imperceptible shimmer. (It’s more salmon in real life.) Formula is uneven and sheer; it dries fast. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Morgan Taylor Candy Coated Coral | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Candy Coated Coral is a coral pink creme. Formula is a little thin. This is 2 coats and no top coat. 

Morgan Taylor Going Native | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Going Native is a light green jelly. Formula is very sheer and uneven (as seen by the patchiness). This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Morgan Taylor Later Alligator | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Later Alligator is a bright mint green creme. Formula was nice but this is a stainer. This is 2 coats and no top coat. 

Though none of these are standouts, I am keeping Later Alligator and Candy Coated Coral. Which of these four do you like?

Dry Brush nail art with OPI nail polishes

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! I’m back again with another nail art look for OPI Mad Love’s color of the week, which is yellow and/or gold. Now, yellow isn’t really my favorite nail polish color – I looked in my melmers and I had 4 gold OPI polishes and 2 yellow OPI polishes. Not exactly swimming in this color family, if you feel me. 😛 Also, my ring finger on BOTH hands got split all the way down so I am rocking the total nub life on those fingers. Why yes, I am irritated about that! Anyway, check out my nail art below and afterwards I’ll give you a mid-week check in! (oh P.S. Go check out this nail art guest post I created for Dina at Secretary’s Nail Art!)

OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana, Can't Find My Czechbook, SPF XXX, Don't Bossa Nova Me Around bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Left to right: I Just Can’t Cope-acabana, Can’t Find My Czechbook, SPF XXX, Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around
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The weekend I went crazy buying Sinful Colors nail polishes

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! So this past weekend I went on a nail polish hunt for the newest Sinful Colors collections: Spring Fever, Luck of the Stylish (St. Patrick’s Day), Kandee Johnson Sugar polishes, Kandee Johnson Vintage Matte polishes (the ones I was missing), Stoned Crystal Shimmer, and the Kandee Johnson Vintage Anime polishes. I also picked up some new (and old) core colors. I won’t have these on the blog this week (hopefully starting next week!) but I thought I’d share bottle shots of what I picked up! Continue reading