French manicure with roses and dots

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Revlon Treat & Boost base coat, 1 coat
L.A. Colors Jelly Sheer Perfection, 2 coats
L.A. Colors Hot Blooded
Bad Bitch Polish No Tricks
China Glaze Liquid Leather
Funky Fingers Gesso
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny QDTC, 1 coat

french manicure with handpainted roses and dots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’m writing this on Saturday night and dear God I am so glad this day is almost over. My husband had an employee call out sick and so he has to cover that shift; this means he’s working almost 20 hours straight. :/ This also means that besides having a head cold, I was run ragged by my 4 (wild, crazy) dear, sweet children all by myself from sun up to sun down. Continue reading

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Magnetic marbled nail art with China Glaze, Bad Bitch Polish, Bee’s Knees Lacquer

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Bee’s Knees Lacquer Cat Island, 3 coats plus top coat. This had a really great application and formula. I like their long, flat brush too. The magnetic effect was more subtle than I liked, but it’s still beautiful.
Bad Bitch Polish November Dusk, 3 coats plus top coat. Beautiful formula, as per usual for BBP. Man, I miss them!
China Glaze Liquid Leather, 1 coat

Bad Bitch Polish November Dusk, China Glaze Liquid Leather, Bee's Knees Lacquer Cat Island marbled nail art full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I have such a backlog of nail art to show you right now. I’ve been changing my nails every day or every other day because I’ve been going through some pretty bad anxiety. Sometimes doing my nails and the ritual of it helps calm it a bit. There’s just something so soothing about taking off polish, and filing my nails, and then applying new polish.

Anyway, I’m trying out a new pose, so you’ll start to see that interspersed on the blog from here on out. For this mani, I’ve used a version of this tutorial from kombucha_witch_. I went dark with the background because I thought Cat Island would show up really nicely – and it did!

China Glaze Liquid Leather, Bee's Knees Lacquer Cat Island, Bad Bitch Polish November Dusk marbled nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish Continue reading

Glittery magnetic mani with KBShimmer and China Glaze #vintagepolishfriday

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
KBShimmer Thrust Issues, 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was a little thick but still workable. I used this tutorial for using the magnet, it worked better on some nails than others. I think I just need to practice the technique.

China Glaze Mega Bite, 3 coats plus top coat. Sheer and thin but pretty!

Crystal Parade Crystal/Pearl Steampunk Mix

KBShimmer Thrust Issues magnetic polish, China Glaze Mega Bite, Crystal Parade Steampunk Mix full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’m obsessing over my magnetic polishes I bought from KBShimmer so I paired it with an old China Glaze that I picked up awhile back from a local beauty supply store. Then I wanted to fancy it up a bit, so dug through my stash for this mix from Crystal Parade. I think it works quite nicely! Click through for more pictures. Don’t forget to check out #vintagepolishfriday at Of Life and Lacquer and on instagram!  Continue reading

Smooshy manicure with Cult Nails, China Glaze, Baroness X, ILNP

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Cult Nails Nevermore, 1 coat as a base
China Glaze Don’t Mesh With Me
Baroness X Avatar
ILNP Easy Street

I kinda just grabbed some polishes and smooshed them around on my nails with ripped up makeup sponges. And then I couldn’t stop taking pictures because it was so shifty and pretty. 😛

China Glaze Don't Mesh With Me, Baroness X Avatar, ILNP Easy Street, Cult Nails Nevermore | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Don't Mesh With Me, Baroness X Avatar, ILNP Easy Street, Cult Nails Nevermore macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Don't Mesh With Me, Baroness X Avatar, ILNP Easy Street, Cult Nails Nevermore close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish Continue reading

Smooshy Skittlette Mani with China Glaze, CrowsToes, Polish ‘M plus life update

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! Long time no talk – like almost 2 weeks, I think? I know that’s not really too long of a time but it sure seems like it. Keep reading if you’d like to know more about the future of the blog and a manicure with China Glaze, CrowsToes, and Polish ‘M.

China Glaze Howl You Doin, CrowsToes Nail Color Buck You, An Edgy Ocean Dream, Polish 'M Tangelo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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China Glaze Ahoy! nail polish swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning all! Half-way through the month already and I have a 10 month old today! :O I just cannot believe in a couple of months he will be a year old. It’s just crazy to me. 😀 Today I have a quick swatch of China Glaze Ahoy!

China Glaze Ahoy! | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Ahoy! macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Ahoy! close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Ahoy! is a bright pink polish with gold shimmer. Formula was a bit thin but otherwise okay. This is 2 coats and no top coat. 

You’ll be seeing this again in an upcoming gradient mani with Cult Nails Nevermore and Polish ‘M Waverly Hills. Can’t wait to show you!