April Favorite Nail Polishes & Nail Art

Good morning beautiful people out there! I cannot believe that another month has gone by; seriously, April flew by so quickly! So I have another installment of my favorites from April. 🙂 Click through after the photo collage if you want to see more.
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A Girl Obsessed Cold Shattered Heart nail polish

purchased myself buttonGood morning lovely readers! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, whether you were celebrating Easter, are in the midst of celebrating Passover, or just had a relaxing weekend. Yesterday was probably one of the most laid-back Easter Sundays I’ve ever had, and I’m very grateful for that.

Today I have a flakie polish from A Girl Obsessed to show you: Cold Shattered Heart. I’ve first used it over AGO But He Loves Me (2 coats), with AGO Matte-Ict topcoat. This is 2 coats:
A Girl Obsessed Cold Shattered Heart over AGO But He Loves Me | Be Happy And Buy Polish

With AGO Magpie Shine:
A Girl Obsessed Cold Shattered Heart over AGO But He Loves Me | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then I used it over ellagee Cobalt Glass (3 coats), with AGO Matte-Ict topcoat. This is 1 coat + a dab here and there:
A Girl Obsessed Cold Shattered Heart over ellagee Cobalt Glass | Be Happy And Buy Polish

With AGO Magpie Shine:
A Girl Obsessed Cold Shattered Heart over ellagee Cobalt Glass | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This flakie topcoat is a bit thick, but once it is smoothed down with a topcoat, it’s really not noticeable. Plus you can get those flakies right where you want them! This is a really lovely topcoat for any color of polish. 🙂

Right now the AGO etsy shop is on vacation, but you can sign up to be notified when it opens back up. You can also keep up with AGO on Facebook, twitter, and instagram. Don’t forget that I’m giving away an AGO prize pack, and she’s also holding a giveaway on her Facebook page for hitting 5k! Let me know your thoughts on this topcoat in the comments, and until the next time,

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*polish was purchased with my own monies, but at a blogger’s discount*

A Girl Obsessed Clawdeen Wolf nail polish

purchased myself buttonGood morning everyone! I hope you are ready for some beautimous polish this morning as I have A Girl Obsessed’s Clawdeen Wolf for you!

AGO Clawdeen Wolf is a lilac crelly base with glitters of brown, gold, pink, purple, full moons, and teeny iridescent bar glitter. Shown here is 3 coats with AGO Matte-Ict topcoat:
A Girl Obsessed Clawdeen Wolf | Be Happy And Buy Polish

With AGO Magpie Shine:
A Girl Obsessed Clawdeen Wolf | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Usually I don’t care for the bar glitters, but I’m totally okay with them here. They just add a bit of extra oomph to the polish. I also was a little concerned that I would have to fish for the glitters, but they were plentiful without making the polish gloopy (I’m looking at you Orly Galaxy FX collection).

A Girl Obsessed has opened her shop back up (yay!) and for today only, April 13, you can receive 30% off your order using the code “MTVTAG2014″. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway, where you might win a prize pack from AGO!

I’d love to know what you think about this awesome polish! Until tomorrow,

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My First Blogiversary and Giveaway!

Good morning everyone! I cannot believe that today marks one year since my first manicure post. It was Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar – and what a manicure it was! ROFL. I can’t believe how much better I’ve gotten not just at doing my nails, but doing nail art and expressing myself. I’m also just short of 400 posts in this year – phew!

I also can’t let this celebration be marked without giving a huge shout-out to some awesome ladies that I’ve met through blogging: Dani at From Polish with Love, Hannah at The Dalai Lama’s Nails, Cynthia at Of Life and Lacquer, Kirby at The Mercurial Magpie, Steph at Imperfectly Painted, Lacey at My Boyfriend Hates Makeup, Autumn at AuttyW, Lisa at The Polish Playground, The Sparkle Queen, and honestly, so many more lovely people that I’ve met through this blog. Not to mention the talented people who make nail polishes whom I’ve had the real pleasure to meet through this blog. I really do appreciate everyone that comments here on the blog, or on instagram, or elsewhere. I sometimes can’t believe that people actually come to read and see what I’ve created or swatched!

To help me celebrate, four amazing makers that I’ve worked with over the year have each sponsored a prize. Click through after the giveaway graphic to learn more!

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A Girl Obsessed Soft Kitty nail polish

purchased myself buttonGood morning everyone! I hope you are having a good April 1st! I don’t do any practical jokes or anything like that – I always find something funny to do to the kids and then I forget. haha! I’ll be honest though, all day yesterday I totally thought it was April 1, not March 31. I’ve got my dates all mixed up!

Today I have a really lovely and soft glitter topper to show you from A Girl Obsessed: Soft Kitty. This clear-base glitter topper has glitters of various sizes in white, pink, copper, and gold.  I had no problems getting glitters to come out of the bottle.

First up, over AGO But He Loves Pie (3 coats). This is 1 coat, with a bit more dabbed on. The first photo shows with AGO Matte-ict topcoat, second photo with AGO Magpie Shine. There isn’t much of a difference that you can see between matte & shiny, but it was there!
A Girl Obsessed Soft Kitty over A Girl Obsessed But He Loves Pie | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A Girl Obsessed Soft Kitty over A Girl Obsessed But He Loves Pie | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Now AGO Soft Kitty (1 coat dabbed) over ellagee manganese glass (3 coats). Again, first with AGO Matte-ict, then AGO Magpie Shine.
A Girl Obsessed Soft Kitty over ellagee Manganese Glass | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A Girl Obsessed Soft Kitty over ellagee Manganese Glass | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is very versatile glitter topper! Over But He Loves Pie, it’s very soft and feminine looking; over Manganese Glass, it has a bit of an edge. Which way do you like it better?

A Girl Obsessed shop on etsy is on vacation mode right now, but she’ll be back later this month. Make sure you’re following her on Facebook for sneak peeks of upcoming polishes!

*purchased myself at a blogger’s discount*

March Favorite Nail Polishes & Nail Art

Good morning everyone! It’s time for my monthly round-up of favorite nail polishes and nail art from March. 🙂 Click through after the photo collage if you’re interested in seeing more!
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A Girl Obsessed Rarity nail polish

purchased myself button2014 favorite button | Be Happy And Buy PolishGood afternoon! I’m running around today, trying to get a few errands done. It’s already been a crazy week here! How is your week going? I hope much less stressful than mine!

Today, I have a polish that I had been lemming for awhile: A Girl Obsessed Rarity. This is a iridescent-base polish with iridescent flakes. It is a bit thick of a base, but the flakes are a’plenty! Prepare yourself with lots of pretty pictures!

First up is Rarity over A Girl Obsessed But He Loves Pie (2 coats). This is 2 coats with just a bit more dabbed on. First two photos show with AGO Matte-ict topcoat:
A Girl Obsessed Rarity over AGO But He Loves Pie | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A Girl Obsessed Rarity over AGO But He Loves Pie | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Now with AGO Magpie Shine topcoat:
A Girl Obsessed Rarity over AGO But He Loves Pie | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A Girl Obsessed Rarity over AGO But He Loves Pie | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Next, I’ve layered this over a dark polish, ellagee Manganese Glass (3 coats). This is 1 coat, first with AGO Matte-ict topcoat:
A Girl Obsessed Rarity over ellagee Manganese Glass | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A Girl Obsessed Rarity over ellagee Manganese Glass | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Now with AGO Magpie Shine topcoat:
A Girl Obsessed Rarity over ellagee Manganese Glass | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A Girl Obsessed Rarity over ellagee Manganese Glass | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Does this beauty meet my expectations? Did I really need to include so many photos? Yes, and yes, to both questions! I absolutely adore Rarity, and I look forward to layering this over other polishes. What do you think of this beauty?

A Girl Obsessed’s shop is on vacation right now, but make sure you sign up to be notified when she opens back up! Rarity retails for $8 and it’s well-worth it! Don’t forget to check out my new storenvy shop for all of my blog sale items.

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*Though I purchased this item with my own monies, I was able to purchase at a blogger’s rate.*