Shleee Polish Apophis compared to Tonic Polish Mirabilis

Polishes used:
Shleee Polish Apophis, 2 coats over black
Tonic Polish Mirabilis, 3 coats over black

Tonic Polish Mirabilis compared to Shleee Polish Apophis | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I can’t remember what group it was but someone asked for a comparison of these two polishes. Since I happened to have the both of them, I polished one hand with Apophis and one hand with Mirabilis. In this photo above, Apophis is the top hand, and Mirabilis the bottom. Continue reading

OPI All Your Dreams in Vending Machines swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
OPI All Your Dreams in Vending Machines, 3 coats
Formula was a bit thin but otherwise it applied nicely.

Morning everyone! I’ll be honest, I can’t even remember where I picked this nail polish up from. It was either Sally Beauty Supply or Walmart. It just intrigued me in the store and I had to buy it!

OPI All Your Dreams in Vending Machines | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI All Your Dreams in Vending Machines sunlight | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI All Your Dreams in Vending Machines close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Isn’t it just pretty? I love when OPI does polishes like this because it reminds me of all the really oldie-but-goodie polishes* from way back when.

*black label smell not included

Flower and nail gems manicure with Heather’s Hues Lucy [February 2019 Polish Pickup Pack]

Gift buttonProducts used:
1 coat of base coat
Heather’s Hues Lucy [Polish Pickup Pack February 2019], 3 thin coats [gift]
flower nail decals [company unknown] [gift]
Nicole Diary iridescent nail gems
1 coat of QDTC

flower manicure with Heather's Hues, Nicole Diary | Be Happy And Buy Polish

flower manicure with Heather's Hues Lucy Polish Pickup Pack February 2019 thermal nail polish | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve been crying off and on for days, and this manicure made me tear up even more. Confused? Well, I’ll attempt to clear it up. If you’re new to my blog, you might not know that this week marks the 8th anniversary of my mom’s death. Usually on the actual anniversary date, my kids and I go perform Random Acts of Kindness in our community in her honor. (#RAOK4Lucy on Thursday to follow along.) I’m really struggling this year though. Maybe it’s because as my youngest two grow up, I’m realizing more and more not only what my mom is missing, but what they are missing by not having known her. Let’s see more of this manicure and then I’ll tell you why it made me cry this morning.
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Glitter Manicure with Necessary Evil Polish and L.A. Colors

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
1 coat of OPI Natural Nails Base Coat
3 thin coats of Necessary Evil Polish Norepinephrine,
1 coat plus dabbing of L.A. Colors Mermaid Magic Shimmer Mist
1 coat of Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny!

glitter manicure with L.A. Colors Shimmer Mist, Necessary Evil Polish Norepinephrine | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is a manicure I created while I was on my staycation last month, and of course I have almost no recollection of it! 😛

Necessary Evil Polish Norepinephrine, L.A. Colors Shimmer Mist glitter manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

L.A. Colors Shimmer Mist, Necessary Evil Polish Norepinephrine glitter manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Norepinephrine is a thermal polish but I wasn’t able to capture it very well. I’m going to point you to Jenalyn’s swatches which made me buy the darn thing in the first place!

Hot Pink Eyeshadow Makeup look with bh Cosmetics Marvycorn by Marvyn Macnificent

Purchased by Me buttonProducts used:
bh Cosmetics Marvycorn by Marvyn Macnificent
lottie London Holo Duochrome Lip Lacquer in Shade
Kat von D Dagger

makeup with bh Cosmetics Marvycorn, Kat von D, lottie London | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I realize that I’m behind on newer makeup stuff but I buy stuff when I find them at TJ Maxx, Ulta, or Sephora. This palette I found at TJ Maxx, and I was so happy to find a great eyeshadow palette with brighter colors. How about some product photos?

bh Cosmetics Marvycorn by Marvyn Macnificent eyeshadow and highlighter palette | Be Happy And Buy Polish

bh Cosmetics Marvycorn by Marvyn Macnificent palette | Be Happy And Buy Polish

bh Cosmetics Marvycorn by Marvyn Macnificent Flodder, Muddi, Honeyboboo, k bye, Bahamas eyeshadows swatches | Be Happy And Buy Polish

bh Cosmetics Marvycorn by Marvyn Macnificent Sheesh, Livin' da Life, 8000 highlighter swatches | Be Happy And Buy Polish

bh Cosmetics Marvycorn by Marvyn Macnificent Moana, Tongue Pop, Savage, Breakdown, Spray Tan eyeshadows swatches | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Pastel nail polishes swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Yellow Pastel, 2 coats
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Coral Pastel, 2 coats
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Mint Pastel, 2 coats

All of these pretty much had the same formula, not too streaky but not the best either. YMMV.

Do you ever type or write a word so much that it looks like you’re spelling it wrong even though you know you’re not? Yeah, that’s how I feel with the word “pastel” right now. 😀 At any rate, I picked these three up from my local Hot Topic a few months ago and I finally got around to swatching them! You might remember the Mint Pastel from my polka dots and roses nail art  last month.

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Yellow Pastel | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Yellow Pastel, 2 coats

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Coral Pastel | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Coral Pastel, 2 coats

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Mint Pastel | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Mint Pastel, 2 coats
You may think this looks similar to Sinful Colors State-mint from a few days ago, but this is definitely green, and not a Tiffany minty color like State-mint.

Can you tell I’m ready for spring?! Seriously, more snow this weekend too. I looked on my Facebook memories from 4 years ago, and my kids were wearing shorts and light windbreaker jackets. I’m jealous of past me. Oh wait…I was pregnant 4 years ago. Nope, I’ll take snow over being pregnant. 😛

Sinful Colors Sinful Mattes nail polish swatches + review [partial collection]

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
2558 Sinful Colors Sinful Mattes Purplexed
2559 Sinful Colors Sinful Mattes Coral Craze
2560 Sinful Colors Sinful Mattes Dragonfly
2561 Sinful Colors Sinful Mattes State-Mint
2562 Sinful Colors Sinful Mattes Let’s Flamingle
2563 Sinful Colors Sinful Mattes Blue Me Away

Continuing on our journey of new Sinful Colors nail polishes, I had picked up 3 of the Sinful Mattes at first and swatched them on my staycation. Then afterwards, looking for other polishes, I just decided I had to get 3 more. 😀  Continue reading