ALIQUID Lacquer’s First Fantastiversary!

Press Sample buttonGood morning my out-of-this-world readers! I hope you are ready for this amazing post that I have for you today. ALIQUID Lacquer is one of my favorite indie polish makers and she is celebrating the first birthday of the brand with a pretty amazing celebration, and 3 new polishes. I’m going to tell you the particulars of sales and what-not at the end of this post, but first I want to show you the three polishes Alison has created for this fantastiversary!
ALIQUID Lacquer Fantastiversary | Be Happy And Buy Polish
Continue reading

ALIQUID Lacquer Puppy Love charity polish

press sampleGood morning all! These past three weeks have been such a doozy for me – dealing with my brother-in-law being sick, then dying, and then his funeral; this week I’ve been sick (and my kiddos too!). Sometimes it’s hard for me to stay positive when I feel stressed out because then I get anxiety and I get depressed. Then I don’t feel inspired or connected to blogging, which makes me anxious and depressed and oh it’s a sh!tty cycle!

One thing that always helps ease my anxiety and depression is cuddling with my cats. If you’ve seen my instagram, you’ve seen the two new kittens that my husband brought home. Now, I grumble when it comes to adding new ones to the family, mainly because the responsibility for feeding and caring for them falls to me (yay! :/ ), but these two kittens and my older cat really do brighten up my life.

I realize that I’m rambling here, but I really do have a point! I know how much my pets help me in my life, and I know how other people take comfort from their pets. For the month of October – Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, one of my favorite indie polish makers, ALIQUID Lacquer, has created a limited edition charity polish, Puppy Love.  Let’s take a look at Puppy Love, and I’ll fill you in on the details!

This is 3 coats, with AGO Matte-ict top coat:
ALIQUID Lacquer Puppy Love | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ALIQUID Lacquer Puppy Love | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The reason that Alison created Puppy Love was because of their dog, Trudy. “You might know that the lovely lady on our polish labels is Trudy, our five-year-old rescue pit bull mix. Trudy is such an irreplaceable part of our lives that we can barely remember life before her!”

With ellagee glass top coat:
ALIQUID Lacquer Puppy Love | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ALIQUID Lacquer Puppy Love | Be Happy And Buy Polish

My pictures really don’t do this polish justice! It is a bit more green toned than I could capture, my camera likes to turn polishes more blue than they are. LOL!

Puppy Love retails for $11 (full size bottles only). We will donate $5 from each purchase to the ASPCA! We’re aiming to collect $250, but we can only do it with your help!

I really hope that you purchase a bottle of Puppy Love to help ALIQUID Lacquer make their goal, and I hope you spread the word with your polish friends and/or friends with pets. You can purchase Puppy Love by clicking here. Be sure you follow ALIQUID Lacquer on Facebook, and instagram to keep up with how they’re doing and other upcoming announcements.

I’d love to know how you deal with stress and anxiety. Do you have a pet that helps you out?  To me, one of the best feelings in the world is laying down with a kitty that’s purring.

BHBP Signature

Follow Me Here:
facebook instagram twitter tumblrpinterestgoogle+bloglovin

August Favorite Nail Polishes + Nail Art

Another month has gone, my lovelies! It really doesn’t seem real that it’s September already, I feel like I barely did anything in August (except getting the kids ready for school, and I think I’d rather forget about that headache!). Let’s check out my favorite polishes and nail art for the month of August! Click through after the collage for full details.

August favorites | Be Happy And Buy Polish
Continue reading

ALIQUID Lacquer Lovely Rita swatches + review

press sampleIt’s Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! 🙂 I hope your weekend is going swimmingly so far. Our weekend has been a bit cooler (thankfully). Speaking of cool – I have a beautiful green polish from ALIQUID Lacquer today called “Lovely Rita.” Let’s take a look at this polish!

Lovely Rita is part of the “Chorus of Cremes” from ALIQUID Lacquer [affiliate link], named for some of Alison’s favorite songs. When I first received this polish, I was apprehensive for two reasons: 1) Green polishes are usually stainers, and 2) Creme polishes can be streaky. Well, I have to tell  you that I’m wrong on both counts!  If every creme polish I owned could go on as smoothly and wonderfully as Lovely Rita, I would think I had died & gone to heaven. Lovely Rita also is NOT a stainer; although I only had this polish on for about 1/2 hour while I was swatching and editing photos, usually stainer polishes will do it in less time than that.

Okay, enough of my prattle! Here is Lovely Rita, in two wonderful coats (almost a One Coat Wonder though!) with 1 coat of OPI top coat:

ALIQUID Lacquer Lovely Rita | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Here is a shade photo:

ALIQUID Lacquer Lovely Rita | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lovely Rita is available through ALIQUID Lacquer [affiliate link] for $9, along with the Two Pleasant Peninsulas polishes I’ve reviewed before. (BTW, through August 22, you get an automatic 15% off your purchase!) I could go on and on about how much I love this polish, but I will refrain. I’d love to know what you think though, so please leave a comment below!

BHBP Signature

Follow Me Here as Well:
facebook instagram twitter tumblrpinterestgoogle+bloglovin

July Favorite Nail Polishes + Nail Art

Good afternoon everyone! How has your Friday been? I’m running around trying to get stuff done *phew* and it’s nice to sit down for a bit. I can’t wait to show you my favorites for this month! For once, I’m light on polishes and heavy on nail art because of the OMD2 Nail Art Challenge. Click through after the collage to see more!

July favorite nail polishes and nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish
Continue reading

ALIQUID Lacquer: Two Pleasant Peninsulas collection (partial)

press sample2014 favorite button | Be Happy And Buy PolishGood morning lovely readers! My apologies for the late post, I couldn’t sleep last night so I only got about 4 hours in. :/ I have three polishes for you today from ALIQUID Lacquer‘s Two Pleasant Peninsulas collection, and they are stunners! Allison, the maker, was inspired by the state of Michigan, so you could say that this collection is a sort of “love letter.” Click through to see more pictures and hear what I think!
ALIQUID Two Pleasant Peninsulas | Be Happy And Buy Polish http://wp.me/p3n4zP-1oc
Continue reading