KBShimmer Got It Sandaled + Alchemy Lacquers Sweethearts manicure

Hello everyone! Today I have a simple manicure with KBShimmer Got It Sandaled [gift] and Alchemy Lacquers Sweethearts [purchased myself].

KBShimmer Got It Sandaled | Be Happy And Buy Polish

KBShimmer Got It Sandaled macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

KBShimmer Got It Sandaled is a blurple polish with pink shimmer. This is 2 coats plus top coat. Unfortunately, this polish is a miss for me. The formula was difficult – it was thick but applied patchy which consequently made it hard to get even. Plus it was a bit stinky (but I chalk that up to probably a pigment in the polish – which happens with this color). I really hate to say something bad about KBShimmer – they are literally one of my favorite brands because they are so consistent! Continue reading

Manicure for Roselynn of Manicured & Marvelous

Hi everyone! I have a special post for you today. Some of you may know Roselynn of Manicured & Marvelous; she’s a great blogger, nail artist, and all around cool person. She’s been having some health problems lately and I wanted to do something to cheer her up. I asked some other bloggers if they’d be interested in recreating her manis and everyone posting on the same day. So here we are!

Happy Birthday Barbie nail art manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I decided to recreate Roselynn’s Happy Birthday Barbie! manicure. Well, I had a long list of manicures that I couldn’t decide from, so my husband helped me by picking this one. Let me tell you, I haven’t done such a super-girly manicure in…like, forever. LOL 😀

Alchemy Lacquers Elixir No. 10, ILNP Daisy Jane, ILNP Summer Crush, Emily de Molly Learned Doctors | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve used 3 coats plus top coat of ILNP Daisy Jane on my pointer and pinky fingers. On my middle and ring fingers, I started with 3 coats plus top coat of Emily de Molly Learned Doctors.

Barbie logo nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my middle finger, I created a gradient with Daisy Jane and Learned Doctors. Then using OPI Black Onyx, I attempted to recreate the Barbie logo, but I think I kinda failed. I did do the same nail art on my Cinderella hand, but the Barbie logo looked like a knight chess piece. haha!

Emily de Molly Learned Doctors, ILNP Summer Crush, Polished Vino bow charm | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used straight vinyls from Polished Vino and ILNP Summer Crush on my ring finger, along with a bow charm from Polished Vino. BTW, I adore how the flakies of Learned Doctors coordinates so well with the micro flakies of Summer Crush!

Alchemy Lacquers Elixir No. 10 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my thumb, I used 3 coats plus top coat of Alchemy Lacquers Elixir No. 10. This was a small batch polish I was able to snap up and my-oh-my, am I glad I did!

Happy Birthday Barbie nail art manicure sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The sun was weak when I took this picture, but you can kind of see the holographic sparkle of Summer Crush and Daisy Jane!

Please join me in sending Roselynn all your good thoughts, well wishes, and/or prayers as she continues to struggle with her health.

Be sure to check out everyone else’s manis at the link below:

Alchemy Lacquers Kelpie Seaweed swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi all! I hope you are ready and raring for your week. 🙂 Today’s polish is a gorgeous one from Alchemy Lacquers called Kelpie Seaweed.

Alchemy Lacquers Kelpie Seaweed 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Alchemy Lacquers Kelpie Seaweed side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Kelpie Seaweed is a holographic color shifting nail polish that shifts from deep forest green to violet.

Alchemy Lacquers Kelpie Seaweed macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Alchemy Lacquers Kelpie Seaweed | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was very nice, if a little thin.

Alchemy Lacquers Kelpie Seaweed sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Alchemy Lacquers Kelpie Seaweed sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I couldn’t believe how amazing this looked in the sun! Made my heart skip a beat.

Alchemy Lacquers Kelpie Seaweed shade photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Unfortunately, I don’t currently see this polish in the Alchemy Lacquers store, but while you’re waiting you should check out her other pretty polishes!

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Alchemy Lacquers Europa swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonOh man, I can’t believe it’s almost February already. Yikes! I feel like I’ve done nothing all month – not true but sometimes I feel a bit aimless, you know? Nothing doing about today’s polish – Alchemy Lacquers Europa – but I had to share anyway!

Alchemy Lacquers Europa 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Alchemy Lacquers Europa | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Europa is described by the maker as “a dark blue jelly nail lacquer with green to blue shifting flakes and teal/blue/purple multichrome shifting flakes and shades of blue, iridescent and scattered micro glitter.”

Alchemy Lacquers Europa side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Alchemy Lacquers Europa macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula was good – thick but workable. Just my kind of polish! This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Alchemy Lacquers Europa sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Alchemy Lacquers Europa sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

In person, there was a little of a sparkle to this polish, but I gave up trying to capture it fully on camera.

Alchemy Lacquers Europa shade photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lastly, I just had to show you this shade photo! I love how beautiful the flakes look even in the shade.

Europa is still available as of this writing, and Alchemy Lacquers was named as one of my outstanding brands of 2015, so if you haven’t yet tried them out yet, you should do so!

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Alchemy Lacquers King of Lost Hope swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonHappy Saturday to you! Earlier this week I showed you Milani Mint Crush, and now I have Alchemy Lacquers King of Lost Hope to show you on top of that.

Alchemy Lacquers King of Lost Hope over Milani Mint Crush 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Alchemy Lacquers King of Lost Hope over Milani Mint Crush | Be Happy And Buy Polish

As described by the maker: King of Lost Hope is a flake/glitter topper in a clear base that consists of green to purple shifting chrome flakes, orange to green shifting flakes, orange and purple flakes along with green and purple microglitter. This is 1 coat plus top coat over Milani Mint Crush (2 coats).

Alchemy Lacquers King of Lost Hope over Milani Mint Crush side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Alchemy Lacquers King of Lost Hope over Milani Mint Crush macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The polish is so thick with flakes, it was a little hard to spread. So this could be used as a stand-alone polish but sometimes I like to layer polishes like these.

It looks like this is currently out of stock at Alchemy Lacquers, but you should go peruse her shop anyway because dayum does she have some pretty polishes!

Alchemy Lacquers Pink Peppercorn swatch +review

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning wonderful readers! Did you have a good weekend? We put our tree up yesterday but didn’t trim it yet, kind of ran out of time last night. Looking forward to it, I love keeping my tree up until Epiphany. 🙂 Anyway, today I have one of my first Alchemy Lacquers – Pink Peppercorn!

Alchemy Lacquers Pink Peppercorn | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Alchemy Lacquers Pink Peppercorn macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pink Peppercorn is a pale pink crelly base nail polish with hexes of neon pink, neon purple, neon fuchsia, neon coral and a hidden gold/pink/purple shimmer.

Alchemy Lacquers Pink Peppercorn side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 3 thin coats plus top coat. You’ll want to give each coat time to dry to prevent dragging.

Alchemy Lacquers Pink Peppercorn 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I love an interesting crelly polish and this is no exception! Alchemy Lacquers is one of my new favorite indie brands and they are reasonably priced. You can find them at their shop or on Facebook and instagram.

Are you a crelly polish fan, or not? What’s your favorite finish?

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