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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Guest Post From Copycat Claws

Hey there!  Serene here from Copycat Claws.  When I heard Jessica was having a baby and might need some blogging help, I jumped at the chance to help out.  Jessica has always been such a wonderful member of the nail blogging community that I definitely wanted to lend a hand.

For those of you who don’t know me, my little sister named my blog for me when I first started getting into nail art.  It seemed I was always finding inspiration in random places (i.e. copying) and my nail art for my guest post today is no exception.  Does your town have Paint Nite’s, events where people get to hang out together, usually at a bar or restaurant, and try their hand at painting?  I’ve done a couple and they’re a blast (even if I don’t have much artistic ability…hence I’m a big time stamper).  Sometimes I just check out their website and look at the paintings which is what happened here.  I saw an awesome neon snowflake painting that I wanted to try to get onto my nails.

To do these I started with a white base and then did a fan brush gradient with pipe dream polish Masquerade, Harlequin and Celebration.  I don’t know why I don’t use the fan brush more often.  It’s easy and quick and I always love the effect.
The stamping was done with Mundo de Unas White and UberChic Beauty Christmas 01.  See, sometimes holiday plates can definitely be useful at times other than the actual holidays!
I’m not even sure what season this mani fits into.  It’s neon like summer but covered in snowflakes.  Maybe we all just need a bit of summer thrown into our winter but never the other way around.  I hate snow in summer.  There’s no month of the year here that is safe from snow.  After all, I am Canadian…
Thank you to Jessica for letting me hang out and congrats on the newest addition to your family.  I’ve always been in awe of the moms who blog.  I can barely keep up without babies so kudos to those who can do it with munchkins!
And thanks to the rest of you for checking out my guest post on Jessica’s amazing blog.  If you’re interested in seeing more of my nail adventures, you can follow me on Bloglovin’, Instagram and Facebook.
‘Til next time…

Baptism Nails and makeup of the day

Hi everyone! Kind of a late in the day post, I know. But I wanted to share with you my nails that I wore today for Henry’s baptism and my makeup. Life update at the end of this post!

Sinful Colors Stoned Crystal Shimmer Just Deserts, Femme Fatale Cosmetics Hourglass | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I wanted something delicate since my outfit was kind of loud. LOL. I started with 3 coats of Sinful Colors Just Deserts from the Stoned Crystal Shimmer collection. It is slightly more pink in real life. (I’m really hoping to get swatches done of this collection this week, btw.) Then I added an iridescent glitter stud to the nails with Just Deserts on them.  Continue reading

Morgan Taylor Beach Babe, Candy Coated Coral, Going Native, Later Alligator swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! I’ve these Morgan Taylor polishes sitting around for probably a year and I don’t think I’ve ever tried them out. So here goes! Today I have Beach Babe, Candy Coated Coral, Going Native, and Later Alligator.

Morgan Taylor Beach Babe | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Beach Babe is a salmon pink creme with imperceptible shimmer. (It’s more salmon in real life.) Formula is uneven and sheer; it dries fast. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Morgan Taylor Candy Coated Coral | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Candy Coated Coral is a coral pink creme. Formula is a little thin. This is 2 coats and no top coat. 

Morgan Taylor Going Native | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Going Native is a light green jelly. Formula is very sheer and uneven (as seen by the patchiness). This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Morgan Taylor Later Alligator | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Later Alligator is a bright mint green creme. Formula was nice but this is a stainer. This is 2 coats and no top coat. 

Though none of these are standouts, I am keeping Later Alligator and Candy Coated Coral. Which of these four do you like?

Dry Brush nail art with OPI nail polishes

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! I’m back again with another nail art look for OPI Mad Love’s color of the week, which is yellow and/or gold. Now, yellow isn’t really my favorite nail polish color – I looked in my melmers and I had 4 gold OPI polishes and 2 yellow OPI polishes. Not exactly swimming in this color family, if you feel me. 😛 Also, my ring finger on BOTH hands got split all the way down so I am rocking the total nub life on those fingers. Why yes, I am irritated about that! Anyway, check out my nail art below and afterwards I’ll give you a mid-week check in! (oh P.S. Go check out this nail art guest post I created for Dina at Secretary’s Nail Art!)

OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana, Can't Find My Czechbook, SPF XXX, Don't Bossa Nova Me Around bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Left to right: I Just Can’t Cope-acabana, Can’t Find My Czechbook, SPF XXX, Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around
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Polish ‘M Beach Walk, Key Lime, Tropical Mango nail polish swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonHello all! I hope you are having a good day. Today I have 3 Polish ‘M polishes to show you: Beach Walk, Key Lime, and Tropical Mango. These are all from last year.

Polish 'M Beach Walk | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Beach Walk macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Beach Walk is a light sky blue based crelly polish with glitters of dark blue, aqua, light blue, and purple. Formula was very sheer, had a good thickness, and the glitters spread well; it does dry matte. This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Polish 'M Key Lime | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Key Lime macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Key Lime is a light green based crelly polish with glitters of blue, green, lime green, and dark blue.  Formula was very sheer with a good thickness; it does dry matte. The patchiness you see on the nails was not really apparent in real life. This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Polish 'M Tropical Mango | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Tropical Mango macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Tropical Mango is a pinky orange based crelly polish with glitters of red, pink, purple. Formula was sheer with a good thickness; it does dry matte. This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Surprisingly, Tropical Mango ended up being my favorite. Which one do you like best?

The weekend I went crazy buying Sinful Colors nail polishes

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! So this past weekend I went on a nail polish hunt for the newest Sinful Colors collections: Spring Fever, Luck of the Stylish (St. Patrick’s Day), Kandee Johnson Sugar polishes, Kandee Johnson Vintage Matte polishes (the ones I was missing), Stoned Crystal Shimmer, and the Kandee Johnson Vintage Anime polishes. I also picked up some new (and old) core colors. I won’t have these on the blog this week (hopefully starting next week!) but I thought I’d share bottle shots of what I picked up! Continue reading