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

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

Nuance by Salma Hayek nail polishes in Dark Earth and Desert Sand swatches + review

Gift buttonPolishes used:
Nuance by Salma Hayek Desert Sand
Nuance by Salma Hayek Dark Earth

These two polishes were gifts to me from Vicki (among others!) and I’m so grateful for them! I’ve never tried this polish line out but I know I’m going to be looking to buy some now.

Nuance Salma Hayek Desert Sand | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Nuance Salma Hayek Desert Sand holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Desert Sand, 3 coats. Unfortunately, this was super sheer, even at 3 coats. It’s surprising to see some holo from a more mainstream brand, I just wish it had a bit more punch.

Nuance Salma Hayek Dark Earth | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Nuance Salma Hayek Dark Earth sunlight | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Dark Earth, 2 coats. The formula on this was a bit thin, but it covered well in 2 coats.

Sinful Colors Naughty Nudes nail polish swatches + review

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Polishes used:
Sinful Colors Naughty Nudes
2619 Strike A Pose
2620 Tease
2621 Nakey Nay
2622 Copper A Feel
2623 Come Closer
2624 Body Language
2625 Skin-Tillating
2626 Nude Mood
2627 Skinny Dip

Sinful Colors Naughty Nudes nail polish collection and swatches | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So a couple of days ago I showed you the bottle photos for the Sinful Colors Naughty Nudes and now I’m back with swatches! Some of these do look different, depending on the light (as I’m sure you noticed in the bottle photo post). Hold on to yer hats, this is a long post!

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Sally Hansen Mega Strength Persis-tint Wear Test

Press Sample buttonPolishes used:
1 coat of Sally Hansen Mega Strength Hardener
3 thin coats of Sally Hansen Mega Strength Persis-tint
1 coat of Sally Hansen Mega Strength Ultra Shine Top Coat

Oh my goodness! I picked up 6 more of the Sally Hansen Mega Strength polishes yesterday (have you seen my review yet of the others?) and they are flipping gorgeous. I can’t wait to show you. But for now, let’s check out how my wear test on Persis-tint did! First a reminder of how Persis-tint looked the first day:

Sally Hansen Mega Strength nail polish Persis-tint | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A few notes on application: I did have quite a few bubbles showing in my manicure, so that’s something to be aware of. Also, the top coat is NOT a quick dry top coat and as such, it took forever to dry!! But once it dried, it was like iron.

Sally Hansen Mega Strength Persis-tint 5 day wear test | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sally Hansen Mega Strength Persis-tint 5 day wear test manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is how my manicure looked after 5 days, which included working out, showering, washing dishes, changing diapers, shoveling snow, and all sorts of other activities. As you can see, I had a couple of chips, some tip wear, and one nail was trying to start peeling off – but overall, really held up well! Especially since I’ve been having a hard time with nail polish lately.