Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Matte Sparkle nail polish swatches + review

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Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Pink Matte Sparkle, 2 coats
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Teal Matte Sparkle, 2 coats
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Blue Matte Sparkle, 2 coats
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Purple Matte Sparkle, 3 coats

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Matte Sparkle nail polishes | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So I dunno why these are called sparkle because without top coat, they don’t really sparkle. :/ They are beautiful polishes though, and really, for the price they can’t be beat! Since formulas are almost the same across the board, I’ll talk about that at the end of the post. Continue reading

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Lacquester Mortal Coil nail polish swatch + review

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Lacquester Mortal Coil, 3 coats and top coat. [Purchased from Color4Nails.] This has a really good formula, a bit more sheer than I expected. The brush is weird to me, kind of…stubby? It was just unexpected.

I guess I was a little disappointed in this polish. Like, I’ve seen so many swatches of it, that I kind of built it up in my head that it was this super amazing polish but when I put it on, I was kind of like “meh”. It’s so strange because it is a beautiful polish and super shifty! I found it most striking in sunshine, then I was like “woah”.

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L.A. Colors Color Craze nail polish in Blushed

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L.A. Colors Color Craze Blushed, 3 coats and no top coat. Formula was okay, a little uneven though.

Okay just a straight swatch today because I cannot, for the life of me, find my notes on this polish. For the love of Pete, Jessica! Oh, wait, I think I found it – woohoo! 😀 Sometimes, I’m slow. 😛 Anyway, this is 3 coats and I used it with the Bee’s Knees Lacquer House on Haunted Chill nail art.

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Magnetic marbled nail art with China Glaze, Bad Bitch Polish, Bee’s Knees Lacquer

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Bee’s Knees Lacquer Cat Island, 3 coats plus top coat. This had a really great application and formula. I like their long, flat brush too. The magnetic effect was more subtle than I liked, but it’s still beautiful.
Bad Bitch Polish November Dusk, 3 coats plus top coat. Beautiful formula, as per usual for BBP. Man, I miss them!
China Glaze Liquid Leather, 1 coat

Bad Bitch Polish November Dusk, China Glaze Liquid Leather, Bee's Knees Lacquer Cat Island marbled nail art full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I have such a backlog of nail art to show you right now. I’ve been changing my nails every day or every other day because I’ve been going through some pretty bad anxiety. Sometimes doing my nails and the ritual of it helps calm it a bit. There’s just something so soothing about taking off polish, and filing my nails, and then applying new polish.

Anyway, I’m trying out a new pose, so you’ll start to see that interspersed on the blog from here on out. For this mani, I’ve used a version of this tutorial from kombucha_witch_. I went dark with the background because I thought Cat Island would show up really nicely – and it did!

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