OPI Samoan Sand + Make Light of the Situation layered manicure

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! Happy Saturday to you 🙂 I’m skating in late in the week with the OPI Mad Love color of the week which is nude/neutral this week. In this week’s life update, I also want to talk about an upsetting situation that happened to me this week and the importance of being kind.

OPI Samoan Sand | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 2 coats and no top coat of OPI Samoan Sand. This is fairly sheer, but does self-level nicely. Continue reading

China Glaze I Sea the Point + Counting Carats swatches + review

Morning all! Today I have two polishes to show you that my hubby gave me for Christmas: I Sea the Point and Counting Carats. Funny story, it wasn’t until I was editing photos that I realized I already had I Sea the Point. haha! Oh well.

China Glaze I Sea The Point | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I Sea the Point is a bright blue creme nail polish. This dries matte and fast; formula is thin. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

China Glaze Counting Carats over I Sea the Point | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Counting Carats over I Sea the Point macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Counting Carats is a clear based gold glitter topper with small holographic glitters. This has lots of clear base but weirdly enough was thick with glitters. It does end up lumpy on the nail so when I use this again, I’ll use the sponge method to apply it.

I’m quite proud of the polishes my hubby picked out – he did pick up 2 more China Glaze polishes which I will show you at a later date. Thanks for reading!

Pahlish green + bronze mystery polishes

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! Today I have two Pahlish mystery polishes to show you, a bronze and a green. I hadn’t picked up mystery polishes in some time and then I let them just sit there on my untried table. For shame!

Pahlish green mystery with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish green mystery macro with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This green polish is a jelly base with teal and blue micro flakes, gold glitters and scattered holographic effect.

Pahlish green mystery | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish green mystery macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Application was a bit thick. It is also more green than the teal green my pictures show. This is 2 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat.

Pahlish bronze mystery with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish bronze mystery macro with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This bronze polish is a jelly base with color shifting flakes, and orange and gold iridescent glitters plus scattered holographic effect.

Pahlish bronze mystery | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish bronze mystery macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Application was also a bit thick but otherwise good. This is 2 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat.

I like the mystery polishes that Pahlish puts out, it’s a good price for something that you might love. Have you ever picked up a mystery polish from Pahlish?

KBShimmer None of Your Bismuth [Hella Holo Customs February 2016] swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! I bought KBShimmer None of Your Bismuth last week, received it on Saturday, and put it on my nails on Sunday – that’s how pretty this polish is. I’ve been taking a ton of pictures and I seriously have so many to share with you (multichrome polishes are so pretty!). This polish is only available until March 1 and I’ll let you know how to purchase it at the end of this post.

These inside photos were taken under my “professional” lights (har-har), near the pro lights, and by my desk LED lamp.

KBShimmer None of Your Bismuth | Be Happy And Buy Polish

KBShimmer None of Your Bismuth macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

KBShimmer None of Your Bismuth multichrome | Be Happy And Buy Polish

None of Your Bismuth is a multichrome polish that shifts from all shades of purple (royal, blurple, cool purple, red purple) to multiple shades of blue to teal green to icy teal blue to red to red gold  and I swear I saw dark green as well! (Many, many, many photos to follow – I couldn’t stop taking pictures!) Continue reading

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.

OPI Mod About You | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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…yes I am a freak. 😛  Continue reading

Pretty & Polished Valentino + Not Enough Claritin in the World nail polish swatches + review

Gift buttonWell, how was everyone’s Valentine’s day? Do you celebrate and whoop it up or do you ignore completely? To be honest, if my husband and I didn’t have kids we would probably ignore it completely since our anniversary is at the beginning of this month. Slightly related (not really), I have Pretty & Polished Valentino and Not Enough Claritin in the World to show you today.

Pretty & Polished Valentino over Morgan Taylor Beach Babe | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Valentino over Morgan Taylor Beach Babe macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Valentino [gift from maker] is a clear based black and white glitter topper. I found this to be a little base heavy but application was smooth. This is 1 coat plus top coat over Morgan Taylor Beach Babe.

Pretty & Polished Not Enough Claritin in the World | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Not Enough Claritin in the World macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Not Enough Claritin in the World is a white based crelly polish with neon glitters of yellow, pink, orange, blue, green. The base is a bit watery so application was sheer. I got a good amount of glitters out on the brush but it was almost hard to get enough base out because of the glitters. It also clumped up on the nail but that is probably partially my fault for not letting each coat dry well enough. This is 3 coats plus top coat. 

Even though application was tricky, I still like NECITW because of how pretty it is! What are your thoughts?

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.

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

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

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