Illyrian Polish Bring on the Bubbly! swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonToday I have to show you Bring on the Bubbly! from Illyrian Polish. This was a box exclusive polish from January For the Love of Polish box.

Illyrian Polish Bring on the Bubbly! | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Illyrian Polish Bring on the Bubbly! macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Bring on the Bubbly! is a clear based glitter topper, packed with iridescent glitters, gold, silver, and bronze flakes. This applies sheer and dries matte. It has a good consistency but almost seems too thick for how sheer it applies. Weird, huh? This is 3 coats plus top coat.

Daisy nail polishes swatch + review

Gift buttonHoly buckets, can you believe we are halfway through June already? Dayum! Some days I’m kind of in a fog, walking around like a zombie. I’ll blame the children – they wake me up so dang early! Anyway…how about some Daisy nail polish to show you: Purple Pride, Gulf Stream, and Forgotten Pink. These were sent to me years ago by the wonderful Michelle over at ManicTalons!

Daisy Purple Pride | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Purple Pride (and I’d like to apologize in advance for the color of my fingers!) is a bright punk (purple-pink?) creme polish. Formula is thin and sheer but it was fairly well at self-leveling. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Daisy Gulf Stream | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Gulf Stream is a bright turquoise creme polish. It is brighter in real life. Formula was so floody but it was okay at self-leveling. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Daisy Forgotten Pink over Purple Pride | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Daisy Forgotten Pink over Purple Pride macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Forgotten Pink is a slightly pink-tinted base glitter with pink, blue, and iridescent glitters. Formula was thick; it dries gritty. This is 1 coat over Purple Pride plus top coat.

Forgotten Pink is my favorite here, it was rather eye-catching in person!

Lilypad Lacquer Sinner + Flashback swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi there readers! Today I have two Lilypad Lacquer polishes on the blog: Sinner and Flashback. I’m not sure if I’ve ever featured Lilypad Lacquer on the blog today (and honestly, I’m too lazy at the moment to go check!). I picked these up ages ago on a Color4Nails sale.

Lilypad Lacquer Sinner | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lilypad Lacquer Sinner macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lilypad Lacquer Sinner holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sinner is a deep red holographic polish that has a tinge of orange at the edges. Formula was a little thin but had good coverage; it dries satin. This is 2 coats plus top coat. Continue reading

OPI Stay Off the Lawn! + Espresso Your Style! swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning all! It’s been a hot minute since I had OPI on the blog so how about two of their polishes: Stay Off the Lawn! and Espresso Your Style! I picked these two up at TJMaxx months ago so I guess it’s about time I get them on the blog.

OPI Stay Off the Lawn!! | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Stay Off the Lawn!! is a dark green creme polish. It reminds me of the color of fake grass. 😛 Formula was kinda thin. This was almost a OCW (One-Coat Wonder) but I did 2 coats and no top coat.

OPI Espresso Your Style! | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Espresso Your Style! macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Espresso Your Style! is a reddish brown with golden shimmer. Formula was thin, and floody, and sheer. Boo! This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Even though I like EYS!, it’s still a bummer about the formula. I just can’t stand when polish runs around on me! Your thoughts?

CrowsToes Nail Color Pearls of Wisdom galaxy nail art

Press Sample buttonAhoy and happy Monday to you! (Ahoy? Who knows, my brain is weird sometimes a lot.) Today I have a galaxy manicure that I created with the Pearls of Wisdom nail polish collection from CrowsToes Nail Color. This was so fun to create and happened totally by accident!

CrowsToes Pearls of Wisdom collection galaxy nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

CrowsToes Pearls of Wisdom collection galaxy nail art macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

CrowsToes Pearls of Wisdom collection galaxy nail art sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So I started off with 1 coat of China Glaze Liquid Leather. (Which I don’t think I’ve ever featured by itself here on the blog but it’s just a basic black polish.) Using all the polishes in the Pearls of Wisdom collection (save one – wait for it!), I sponged them randomly over each nail. Then I sat back and went, “Wow, that looks like galaxy nails!” 😀 Continue reading

Rainbow Eye Makeup look with Glamour Doll Eyes

Press Sample buttonHappy Sunday all! I am seriously excited to show you today’s makeup look that I created with Glamour Doll Eyes eyeshadows so let’s just jump right to it. I’ve also used a few Wet N Wild products in this look – I’ll detail everything in this post. I have used a few products from GDE that I was provided with to use in makeup looks. I was inspired by this look from taniawallerx3.

rainbow makeup look with Glamour Doll Eyes | Be Happy And Buy Polish
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The Color Box: Blue Edition with Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer, Baroness X, Blush Lacquers, Tonic Nail Polish, SuperMoon Lacquer swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonShoot – is it really Saturday already? Dang – I had so many plans for this week with my kids and I think we got one accomplished (up for a sunrise on Monday). Oh well, we’ve got all summer to do stuff, right? How about some summery blue polishes from The Color Box: Blue Edition today? For some reason I’ve really been digging on blue polishes lately so I had to buy this box when it came out. (Psst, the pink edition is currently available for pre-order, and it’s featuring one of my favorite brands, Bad Bitch Polish!)

The Color Box Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer, Baroness X, Blush Lacquers, Tonic Nail Polish, SuperMoon Lacquer | Be Happy And Buy Polish Continue reading