Pick Three Polishes: Zoya Zooey, Zoya August, Girly Bits What Happens In Vegas Ends Up on Twitter, KBShimmer decal

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! I hope you had a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day weekend. ūüôā Today I have a manicure using Zoya Zooey and August, Girly Bits Cosmetics What Happens In Vegas Ends Up on Twitter, and a KBShimmer water slide decal.

Zoya August, Girly Bits Cosmetics What Happens In Vegas Ends Up On Twitter, Zoya Zooey | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with Zoya August on my pointer and pinky fingers. August is a cool grey creme polish. Formula is thin and runny. :/ This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Zoya Zooey, Girly Bits Cosmetics What Happens In Vegas Ends Up On Twitter, Zoya August | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Zoya Zooey macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my ring finger, I used Zoya Zooey [gift]. Zooey is a textured peachy pink polish with gold shimmer and iridescent glitter. Formula is good, application was smooth. Shown is 2 coats and no top coat. Continue reading

Annual #RAOK4Lucy Day and manicure

Good morning everyone. Today is a quick post to remind you that it’s the anniversary of my mom’s death and that on social media today I’ll be posting the random acts of kindness my children and I will be performing in her honor. I’ve talked about my mom before¬†(and memories of Almond Roca) and about the RAOK Day if you care to read through these posts. This is last year’s manicure.

I’m finding it harder and harder as the years go by to remember my mom – well certainly not her in a general sense but in a specific sense – the feel of her face, her voice, her laugh, the way she would hug me and tell me to hold my babies tight. So each year as her anniversary comes up, I try even harder to honor her and the lessons she taught me – as a mom, wife, and human being. Each year on this anniversary, my kids and I go throughout our city performing random acts of kindness as a way to honor her. I’m also finally getting a memorial tattoo this year! If you’re able to join us, please do so – take a pic and share it on ig or Facebook with the hashtag #RAOK4Lucy. Continue reading

Guest Post by The Jedi Wife: iKat nail art manicure

Greetings, everyone! It is such an honor to be a guest blogger here at Be Happy and Buy Polish while Jessica is busy taking care of her new little bundle of joy! My name is Jen, and I am the blogger behind TheJediWife.com. For my guest post, I wanted to share a cute ikat nail art look with you; let’s check it out!
Between the holidays in December and then Valentine’s Day in February, red has really caught my attention lately. I’ve been wanting to do something fun with my bottle of Ellagee Polish Bad Romance, and I’m really loving this design!
On my nails with the ikat pattern, I started off with Zoya Purity as my base. On a mat, I stamped the ikat pattern from Color Club¬†Abstract¬†stamping plate with China Glaze¬†Liquid Leather. I filled in some of the open areas of the ikat pattern with Bad Romance before transferring the design onto my white base and then sealing everything in with Glisten & Glow‘s HK Girl top coat.
I really enjoyed creating this look, and with several fun images on the Abstract stamping plate, I’m going to have to play and design more nail art looks with it for my blog! I hope this post has been inspiring for you as well, and I hope to see you over on my blog on occasion! Thank you for reading, and thank you to Jessica for allowing me to share this with you!
Thank you Jen! I love this funky look and it’s using a nail art look¬†that I so admire. Bad Romance is gorgeous! Please go check out Jen’s blog, TheJediWife.com, and give her a follow on¬†Facebook, instagram.

Guest Post by BeginNails: Pink Leopard Nail Art

Greetings and Nailutations,

Hello!¬† I’m Kristi from¬†BeginNails¬†and I will be standing in for Jessica today, while she is tending to a new addition!

To me, Jessica is a glamorous mom Рstylish, always trying out new beauty looks and has amazing hair!  She is fierce, adventurous and I love her hair!  I wanted to go with something that was feminine, yet sassy and fun!

Products used:

Drip Drop Nail Paint: Sentimental Journey (pink), Yoga Pants (black)
It Girl Nail Art: IG112 Plate (press sample)
Clear Jelly Stamper: Stamper, Clean Up Brush (press sample)
Ellagee: Lickity Split Latex Mani Mask (press sample)
Heather’s Hues: Heart of the Matter

I started with a base of Sentimental Journey, which is the 3 year tribute polish for Drip Drop Nail Paint.  (Gotta love milestones!)  Then I protected my skin with Mani Mask and stamped with IG112 Plate from It Girl Nail Art and Yoga Pants.  I had to make it look soft, so I topped it off with Heart of the Matter Рmy current go to matte top coat.

Does this mani show femininity and sass and fun?  I hope I did Jessica proud and I hope she is enjoying her bonding time.

Thanks for reading,

Happy Polishing,

Kristi aka BeginNails

Thank you, Kristi for this kick ass mani! ‚̧ Your kind words are making me blush! Please go check out Kristi’s blog and give her a follow on¬†Facebook, twitter, and instagram.¬†

Guest Post by Painted Fingertips: Vapid Lacquer Spider and the Fly + Cryogenic Refrigerant

Hi everyone!

I am so honoured to be on Jessica’s blog today! Be Happy And Buy Polish has been one of my favourite blogs to follow ever since I first started getting into nail art and Jessica is a delight. I hope you’ll enjoy the nail art I have to share with you today, and if you do, come and visit me at Painted Fingertips!Painted Fingertips | Guest post for Be Happy, Buy Polish - green and silver stripes

I’ve used two gorgeous polishes from Vapid Lacquer to create this nail art. I started off with a base of Vapid Spider and the Fly, a stunning forest green. Once it was completely dry, I made some patterns on my nails using tape and painted over it with Vapid Cryogenic Refrigerant. I peeled the tape off carefully and added a top coat to finish it off. Painted Fingertips | Guest post for Be Happy, Buy Polish - green and silver stripes

I’m relatively new to Vapid Lacquer, despite the fact that it’s been popular in the nail world for a while now, and I am really glad I got my hands on these! They are gorgeous and work beautifully together.

Painted Fingertips | Guest post for Be Happy, Buy Polish - green and silver stripes What do you think?

Thank you Jessica for letting me share these!

Thank YOU, Kerry, for guest posting today. I hope you are following Kerry Рshe always has such wonderful nail art and inventive color combinations. Find her on Facebook, instagram, and twitter. 

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.

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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‚Ķyes I am a freak. ūüėõ¬† Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Kisses nail art with Pahlish + Pretty & Polished

Press Sample buttonSo I had a post all ready for today, typed up and everything. And then somehow, it disappeared. No trace of it except that I had uploaded the pictures. Since I was starting over anyway, I decided to replace the post with this mani that I wore a couple of weeks ago with Pahlish Just Like the Setting Sun and Pretty & Polished Smoke & Mirrors.

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Pretty & Polished Smoke & Mirrors macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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