Jesse’s Girl Fire Fly + Glee nail polishes swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonSo…you might have noticed that this published this morning and nothing was written! That’s because I was exhausted last night and forgot to check that this was ready to go before I turned off my computer. :/ Yesterday afternoon, I mowed most of my front yard, which took an hour and a half, and I was just beat to all get-out. Anyway, for realsies this time, let’s check out Jesse’s Girl Fire Fly and Glee.

Jesse's Girl Fire Fly | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Jesse's Girl Fire Fly macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fire Fly is a golden flake polish that in some lights has a greenish tinge. This is meant to be a topper as it is quite sheer. It has a good consistency and dries satin. This is 3 coats plus top coat.

Jesse's Girl Glee | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Jesse's Girl Glee macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Jesse's Girl Glee shimmer | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Glee is a sea-green nail polish with golden shimmer. It is more green in real life. This is sheer and applies unevenly. It might stain as well! This is 3 coats plus top coat.

Okay, now that you’ve seen these for yourself, what are your thoughts? I picked these up awhile back from Jesse’s Girl on clearance, and it looks like there are still quite a few polishes on sale for $2!

Formula X glitter nail polishes swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning all! I hope you are having a good week – it’s cold here and raining. I mean, I love spring rain, don’t get me wrong. But when it’s accompanied by cold temps and cold wind, then nah, I wanna pass. Good thing there’s always polish to distract me…speaking of which, I have some Formula X glitter polishes to show you today: Firecracker, Spark, Mind Blowing, Crash, and TNT. Continue reading

Pacifica Fantasea and Abalone nail polish swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonI’ve never featured today’s brand on the blog before, which I suppose shouldn’t be that shocking to me – I mean, there’s loads of mainstream brands I’ve never shown on the blog. But somehow when I come across a brand that hasn’t been on the blog, it’s always a surprise. Today I’m showing you Pacifica Fantasea and Abalone.

Pacifica Fantasea | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fantasea is a bright blue creme polish. Formula was thin; application was slightly uneven. This was almost a One-Coat Wonder. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Pacifica Abalone | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pacifica Abalone macro

Abalone is a metallic nail polish that shifts from purple to blue to grey to teal. So pretty in the bottle and on the nail!

Pacifica Abalone color shift | Be Happy And Buy Polish | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pacifica Abalone purple shift | Be Happy And Buy Polish

My notes literally say: “Holy sheer, Batman!” So…yeah. That wasn’t good. It’s also so thin, it runs away from you and floods your whole nail. Also not good. Annndd it’s super brushstrokey. :/ This is 3 coats and no top coat.

Gosh, I wanted to love Abalone so bad. It is exquisite! But all those negatives end up making it a “no” from me. What do you think? Worth it, or not?

Soft, Sweet, and Blingy Pedicure with Daisy and ILNP

Hi everyone! As you may have figured out from the title of today’s post, I have a pedicure to show you! I’ve used Daisy Sweet Romance  [gift] with ILNP Juliette, along with nail gems from Crystal Parade’s nail art gold mix.

Daisy Sweet Romance and ILNP Juliette bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

If you’re not a fan of pedicures, then don’t look beyond this point!  Continue reading

Sephora by OPI I Only Shop Vintage swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! Today I have another older polish from the Sephora by OPI line – I Only Shop Vintage. I believe I picked this up from Big Lots a long time ago. It’s one of those pretty/ugly colors that you either love or hate so hang on and check out the photos!

Sephora by OPI I Only Shop Vintage | Be Happy And Buy Polishs

Sephora by OPI I Only Shop Vintage macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I Only Shop Vintage is a camel-toned (haha, I almost typed camel toed!) base polish with gold and green flecks. Formula was thin and it applied sheer. That being said, This is 2 coats plus top coat.

I ain’t gonna lie, I’m on the love spectrum for this polish! It’s weird but Deborah from Love.Varnish turned me onto pretty/ugly colors and I’ve kinda developed an obsession with them! What’s your favorite pretty/ugly nail polish color?

essie polish Bell Bottom Blues swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonYou know, it’s been forever since I’ve had essie on this blog. I do like their polishes, but I tend not to seek them out unless I see them at TJ Maxx (hashtag bargain hunter). So guess where I found essie Bell-Bottom Blues? 😛

essie bell-bottom blues | Be Happy And Buy Polish

essie bell-bottom blues macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

essie bell-bottom blues close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Bell-Bottom Blues is a dark blue with glowing blue shimmer, and a slight tinge of purple. Formula was near-perfect consistency, and it dries satin. This was almost a One-Coat Wonder! This is 2 coats plus top coat.

You know, if I knew that every essie polish I picked up would have this great of formula, then I’d be buying a helluva lot more!