Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Pastel nail polishes swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Yellow Pastel, 2 coats
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Coral Pastel, 2 coats
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Mint Pastel, 2 coats

All of these pretty much had the same formula, not too streaky but not the best either. YMMV.

Do you ever type or write a word so much that it looks like you’re spelling it wrong even though you know you’re not? Yeah, that’s how I feel with the word “pastel” right now. 😀 At any rate, I picked these three up from my local Hot Topic a few months ago and I finally got around to swatching them! You might remember the Mint Pastel from my polka dots and roses nail art  last month.

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Yellow Pastel | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Yellow Pastel, 2 coats

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Coral Pastel | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Coral Pastel, 2 coats

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Mint Pastel | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Mint Pastel, 2 coats
You may think this looks similar to Sinful Colors State-mint from a few days ago, but this is definitely green, and not a Tiffany minty color like State-mint.

Can you tell I’m ready for spring?! Seriously, more snow this weekend too. I looked on my Facebook memories from 4 years ago, and my kids were wearing shorts and light windbreaker jackets. I’m jealous of past me. Oh wait…I was pregnant 4 years ago. Nope, I’ll take snow over being pregnant. 😛

Polka Dot Rose nail art manicure with CrowsToes, Blackheart Beauty, Moonflower Polish, L.A. Colors

Gift buttonPolishes used:
Blackheart Beauty Cursed, 1 coat as base
CrowsToes Nail Color Hurt me Once, and I’ll Kill you Twice [gift]
Blackheart Beauty Mint Pastel,
Moonflower Polish Electric Slime
L.A. Colors Color Craze Energy Source (white) and Circuits (black)

polka dot rose nail art manicure with moonflower polish, crowstoes nail color, hot topic blackheart beauty | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I was so proud of these nails because my husband looked at them and said, “Wow, those decals look nice!”; I replied, “These are freehand!”
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Diagonal Stripe Thermal Nail Art Manicure with Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty and Polish ‘M

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Blackheart Beauty Liquid Crystals Sapphire, 2 coats. Wow, this has a fiddly formula! I mean you kind of expect it with this type of finish but geesh.
Polish ‘M Chilly Willy, 3 thin coats. Beautiful formula and application.
1 coat of QDTC

diagonal stripe thermal manicure with polish 'm and hot topic blackheart beauty liquid crystals | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Some days I feel so old, like I should be 90 and yelling at people to get off my lawn while feeding my 30 cats. :/

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Magnetic Beetle Nails with KBShimmer and Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Divine Elements Water
KBShimmer Creep It Together

magnetic beetle manicure with Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Divine Elements Water, KBShimmer Creep It Together | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Anyone else just have those weeks where you’re like, “Nope, ain’t happening, I should just spend the day in bed”? Yeah, that was last week for me. Unfortunately, I have children that jump on me to wake me up, which is rather unpleasant. :/
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Negative Space manicure with French Tips with Blackheart Beauty, Polish ‘M, L.A. Colors

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Polish ‘M Cinnamon Pinecones, 1 coat over Deepest Red. Formula was good!
L.A. Colors Metal Nail Polish Majestic
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Deepest Red, 2 coats. Formula was fairly fiddly; if I would have used it on its own, I would have done a third coat for opacity.

half negative space manicure with French tips with L.A. Colors Metal Nail Polish Majestic, Blackheart Beauty Deepest red, Polish 'M Cinnamon Pinecones | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Apparently the post I thought I had scheduled for today is actually scheduled for tomorrow *face palm*. Why not share my current manicure? I told you yesterday that I’d be taking off my mani with OPI Tile Art To Warm My Heart because I was getting horrid tip wear. Of course, my nails aren’t bare for long! Continue reading

Thermal triangle and stripe manicure with Polish ‘M and Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Polish ‘M Bone Voyage, 3 coats plus 2 coats of glossy top coat
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Divine Elements Earth, 3 coats plus 2 coats of glossy top coat
Both polishes apply nicely but neither dry quite with the really shiny look I like, so I doubled up on top coat.

triangle and stripe thermal manicure with Polish 'M Bone Voyage, Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Divine Elements Earth warm state | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is my current mani, though I think I’ll be taking it off later today. I picked up a few polishes from Polish ‘M during their Black Friday sale and I always love her thermals; in my opinion, they are some of the best around. Continue reading