Heather’s Hues Revenge [September 2018 Polish Pickup Pack] swatch + review

Press Sample buttonPolishes used:
Heather’s Hues Revenge [September 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats. Nice formula, easy to magnetize.
P.O.P Polish Radioactive Glass [press sample], 1 coat

magnetic manicure with heather's hues revenge september 2018 ppu | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Smartease, La Vida, Bourbon Belle, Metro Midnight, Sundown Socialite

Press Sample buttonPolishes used:
Smartease, 3 coats and no top coat
La Vida, 2 coats and no top coat
Bourbon Belle, 2 coats and no top coat
Metro Midnight, 3 coats and no top coat
Sundown Socialite, 3 coats and no top coat

I must confess, I was sent these polishes a few months ago but I haven’t been able to sit down and swatch in quite some time. I finally rectified that this past weekend so let’s check these polishes out.
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Polish ‘M Ghoul Time 2.0 swatch and review + life update

Gift buttonPolishes used:
Polish ‘M Ghoul Time 2.0, 2 coats. Formula is really nice, I was expecting to use 3 coats, I did have to use two coats of top coat in order to get a really smooth look.
2 coats of QDTC

polish 'm ghoul time 2 warm state thermal polish manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

polish 'm ghoul time 2 cold state thermal polish manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Hey everyone, it’s been a long time. December was an incredibly overall shitty month with lovely spots of non-shittiness. :/ Along with everyone in my family being sick, my nails crapping out on me, we were victims of a burglary.

As some of you know, we moved this past summer to a new home and are still in the process of moving things from the old home and updating it to be able to sell it. A few weeks ago, my husband discovered that many items were stolen – including most of my nail polish collection, along with much of his model train sets and materials, and other valuables. When we moved, I didn’t move the majority of my collection, I only moved the hundred or so polishes I hadn’t tried yet. I didn’t want to move the collection because I was apprehensive about such a move and I’ll be honest, it was partly laziness as well. I mean – thousands of polish, who wants to pack that up?

At any rate, my mood has been pretty bleak, I’ve stopped participating in a lot of groups and I haven’t really been in the mood to blog. It’s just so painful to be in brand specific groups and think about specific polishes that are gone, and won’t ever be replaced. It took me over 5 years and thousands of dollars to amass my collection and thinking about starting over is seriously distressing.

Some bright spots – I have had a few friends reach out to send me polishes, which has overwhelmed me with gratefulness for the kindnesses shown to me. Michelle from Polish ‘M sent me a box full of polishes, including this one. I don’t feel like I deserve all this kindness, I’m not anyone special, and I haven’t done anything special. I’ve been crying over the messages sent my way and if you’ve been one of those that have reached out, you have no idea what your words have meant to me.
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Polish ‘M Snowed In thermal nail polish swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Polish ‘M Snowed In, 3 coats. Applies so nicely and smoothly; was a tad sheer for me, hence the 3 coats.
1 coat of glossy top coat

Polish 'M Snowed In thermal polish warm to cold transition full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Snowed In thermal polish warm state | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Snowed In thermal polish color shift | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I had mentioned a few weeks ago how much I really like Polish ‘M thermals. When I received my order, this is actually the first polish I used! It was just incredible. ❤

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CrowsToes Nail Color The ONLY Elves on My Shelves [December 2018 Polish Pickup Pack] [press sample]

Press Sample buttonPolishes used:
CrowsToes Nail Color The ONLY Elves on My Shelves [December 2018 Polish Pickup Pack] [press sample], 3 coats. Formula was really smooth and I had no dragging troubles at all.
1 coat of glossy top coat
Cap: 50 polishes available
Price: $12
Availability: December 7-10

CrowsToes Nail Color The ONLY Elves on My Shelves Polish Pickup Pack December 2018 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Oh gosh, I’ve been meaning to post this all weekend, and it was just a tough weekend over all (more on that later). I hope you remember the fluid nail art I created with this polish from CrowsToes? (Go ahead, I’ll wait while you look.) It has been really popular on Pinterest and now you get to see this polish in its full glory, all by itself!
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Thermal, Magnetic, AND Blacklight manicure with Bee’s Knees Lacquer, JReine Cosmetics, P.O.P Polish

Polishes used:
JReine Cosmetics Hiya Georgie [September 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats
Bee’s Knees Lacquer It, 1 coat over Hiya Georgie
P.O.P Polish Radioactive Glass [press sample]

magnetic thermal manicure with Bee's Knees Lacquer, JReine Cosmetics | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is like a “kitchen sink” mani – keep throwing stuff at it and see what works. 😛 I’m not sure that the thermal really works under this but I did really love it!

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