Nautical Nail Art Pedicure

Good morning! I know, I don’t often feature my pedicures on the blog at all (in fact, I think the last one was almost 2 years ago?) but lately, I’ve been really loving the pedicures I create. So, I decided to share them with you!

I was looking for inspiration for a pedicure and I came across this image (which I don’t think is original to the linked website because I see where a watermark might have been blurred out). I wanted to do something similar to that.

nautical pedicure | Be Happy and Buy Polish

I started with OPI Alpine Snow on my big toe, middle toe, and “ring” toe. On my “index” toe, I applied 2 coats of B Squared Lacquer Trance. On my pinky toe, I used two coats of OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby.

nautical pedicure | Be Happy and Buy Polish

For the stripes, I freehanded them with B Squared Lacquer Down Tempo. The dots were created with B Squared Lacquer Trance and Alpine Snow. For the anchor, I started with OPI LAMB, then followed up with Goldeneye for a bit more sparkle.

I still have this pedicure on right now, usually I keep pedis on for a couple of weeks before I get bored with it and take it off. LOL!

What do you think of this fun pedicure? I hope I didn’t scare you away with pictures of my feet! Talk to you tomorrow,

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B Squared Lacquer EDM collection swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonHello and good morning! I hope you all are ready for your Tuesday. 🙂 I’m excited for tomorrow actually – I had a consult with a new hair stylist last night and I’m going to have my first trim with her tomorrow! She was even open to the idea that I’d like to try out bangs..which I’ve always wanted to at least try.  If you have curly hair, you know how important it is to find a good stylist.

Yesterday when I posted the water marble nail art, I told you I’d have the B Squared Lacquer EDM nail polish collection swatches today, and so here they are!

B Squared Lacquer EDM nail polish collection | Be Happy And Buy Polish
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Watermarble Nail Art with B Squared Lacquer EDM collection

Happy Monday to you, all my amazing readers! I hope you had the best weekend. Not much happened here on my end, just the same old “do laundry so people have things to wear” routine. 😉 Since it’s Monday, let’s kick it off with something bright and cheerful: a neon water marble!

I’ve used all of the polishes from B Squared Lacquer’s EDM nail polish collection. I had been really wanting this collex for a long time and awhile back, I finally sprang for it. This is a 6-piece collection and I will have swatches for you tomorrow! But for now, let’s get to the photos. 🙂

B Squared Lacquer EDM Collection watermarble left hand | Be Happy And Buy Polish

B Squared Lacquer EDM Collection watermarble right hand | Be Happy And Buy Polish

First, the lightbox photos. I did use a white base for the water marble and I’ll show you the difference between using a white base and not using it. On my left thumb, I did not use a white base:

B Squared Lacquer EDM Collection watermarble left thumb | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my right thumb, I did use a white base:

B Squared Lacquer EDM Collection watermarble right thumb | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Yes, it is still bright without a white base, but *with* a white base it pops even more. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to have their manicure be even more bright and obnoxious?

B Squared Lacquer EDM Collection watermarble sunlight left hand | Be Happy And Buy Polish

B Squared Lacquer EDM Collection watermarble sunlight right hand | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Now, the sun shot photos. Ooohhh yeah…hot obnoxious manicure!! Yes, I did have quite the fun times annoying my husband by sticking my fingers in his face and saying “Lookit how bright they are!!”

B Squared Lacquer EDM Collection watermarble natural light left hand | Be Happy And Buy Polish

B Squared Lacquer EDM Collection watermarble natural light right hand | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lastly, the natural light photos. I love these photos because they truly show how bright this manicure was just in “normal” light.

I had no problems getting these polishes to water marble, I think they spread fairly well. I also had ample time to make my design in the water – the polishes didn’t seem to dry out too fast. The B Squared Lacquer EDM collection is currently sold out (as a collection), but 4 of the polishes are available individually as of this writing. Spoiler alert for tomorrow’s post: You’re going to want to buy them all. 😉

I’d love to know how your weekend went, so holler at me in the comments!

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Spring Nail Art with Delush Polish, B Squared Lacquer, and KBShimmer

Happy Easter Monday everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend. I won’t apologize for my radio silence, I have had a really lovely few days with my family. Yesterday was a little dicey because when I know there is going to be a lot of people in an area or I know I’ll feel enclosed, I get anxiety because of claustrophobia and agoraphobia. So…going to church was a little scary (which it shouldn’t be!) because there were a lot of people and dammit, they were breathing all the air!! 😛 But, I made it through. 🙂

Anyway, I thought I’d show you what I have had on my nails lately. I saw a picture on Facebook from La paillette frondeuse and I wanted to use that as inspiration.

Easter Plaid Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used Delush Polish Amazemint on my ring and pinky finger (3 coats), and KBShimmer Hexy Bikini on my thumb (3 coats). For my pointer and middle fingers, I started off with 3 thin coats of JulieG White Orchid and then created stripes with B Squared Lacquer Kandi (hot pink) and Plur (hot turquoise). Amazemint is more green toned in person, I should be able to have swatch photos on the blog this week. 🙂

Easter Plaid Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This complimented my dress that I wore for yesterday really well, I think! From instagram, here’s the photo of my gramma and I yesterday.

All in all, it was a really nice day. I hope that you enjoyed your weekend as well, if you celebrated Easter or not. I’ll see you later this week with more pretty polishes!

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New Nail Polishes!

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Hey everyone! Just a quick post today with my nail mail from the past few weeks, and some new in-store purchases. Nail mail just makes me so happy, like something in my day has gone right!

Barielle Bling It On collection bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

First up is the new Barielle Bling It On collection (press sample). From left to right: Angel Dust, Golden Halo, Sea Urchin, Shooting Star, and Amethyst. I really like how Angel Dust looks. I’m not sure about Amethyst – it seems a little out of place with the other 4.

Rica bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Next is my first ever order from Rica! From left to right: If These Narwhals Could Talk, Good Night, and Good Afternoon. I’ve heard great things about Rica’s jelly polishes so I’m excited to try out Good Night especially.

Pahlish bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Next is my Pahlish order (one of many, haha!). From left to right: Confetti Cannon (March 2015 duo), Tissue Paper Flowers (March 2015 duo), Train Underwater, and Italian Cream Soda. Confetti Cannon is already my favorite of these, I think. It sparkles so nicely!

Wet N Wild Silver Lake nail polish collection | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I picked up the Wet N Wild Silver Lake collection at Kmart the other day. From left to right: Wear Skinny Jeans, A Latte Love (not so grey IRL), Reject the Mainstream (brighter IRL), Tree Hugger (also brighter IRL), Stream of Consciousness, Warm Filter. I really like Tree Hugger and Warm Filter here.

B Squared Lacquer EDM collection | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I have been wanting the B Squared Lacquer EDM collection so bad and I finally bought it! From left to right: Rave, Plur, Trance, Down Tempo, The Drop, Kandi. No surprise, I really like The Drop and Trance already!

Celestial Cosmetics bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

My first Celestial Cosmetics! This year I really have been wanting to try out new brands, so I made a leap of faith to try out Celestial. From top to bottom, left to right: Adrenalin, LE October 2014, Death is Not the End, Sparks Fly Out, Comet Lulin, LE September 2014, Trip. I have Adrenalin on my toes right now and it makes me so happy!

KBShimmer Make My Gray, Funky Cold Patina, I'm So Sweet Pea, Cool Hand Cuke, Wind Swarm bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

When KBShimmer was running their sale a few weeks ago, I picked up a few polishes I’ve been eyeing. From left to right: Make My Gray, Funky Cold Patina, I’m So Sweet Pea, Cool Hand Cuke, Wind Swarm. Not sure which of these I’ll try out next…hmmmm

OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender, Samoan Sand, Golden Waves, Frog In My Throat bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI finds! Who doesn’t love good deals? From left to right: OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender, Samoan Sand, Golden Waves, Frog In My Throat.

OPI Aloha From OPI, That's Hula-rious!, Lost My Bikini in Molokini, This Color's Making Waves bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I picked up a few OPI polishes from the Hawaiian collection from a beauty supply store. From left to right: OPI Aloha From OPI, That’s Hula-rious!, Lost My Bikini in Molokini, This Color’s Making Waves. I might pick up a few more from this collection but I haven’t decided yet.

Sephora Formula X Magma, Desire, Push the Limits bottle shots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lastly! I picked up a few more Sephora Formula X polishes on clearance at my local Sephora inside JCP. From left to right: Sephora Formula X Magma, Desire, Push the Limits. I don’t normally go for orange polishes, but Magma just looked so pretty I couldn’t resist!

I still am waiting on another Pahlish order (I might have a problem), a Carpe Noctem Cosmetics order, and another set of polishes from Barielle. *phew*

What would you like to see first out of all these polishes? Let me know in the comments below!

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