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!

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Turquoise Flower manicure with CrowsToes Milquetoast, China Glaze What I Like About Blue, KBShimmer I Never Wood Have Guessed

Morning everyone! I hope you have had a great weekend and are ready for the week. 🙂 My husband’s car broke down (again), and he fixed it (again), plus we did a whole bunch of running around which basically that feels like all my life is anymore. But, it’s a new week full of new adventures. 🙂 Today’s manicure is one that I was inspired by a manicure from Nail Polish Society (who comes up with some of the best manicures, I think).

CrowsToes Milquetoast, China Glaze What I Like About Blue, KBShimmer I Never Wood Have Guessed | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 2 coats plus top coat of CrowsToes Nail Color Milquetoast on my index finger. This applied a bit bumpy but there was good glitter coverage (yes those two things are connected). Of course I don’t think my super short nail helped either.  Continue reading

Mixed Animal Print holographic manicure with CrowsToes Nail Color, OPI, Turtle Tootsie Polishes, Painted Polish

Morning all! I hope that if you’re having a heat wave like we are in Montana, you’re staying cool! I am sweltering and not staying cool because my 6month old is on a nursing streak and he’s sweaty – which makes me sweaty and him more sweaty. Ugh. It’s a sweaty mess. How about a mani that isn’t a mess….or maybe it is? I dunno. At first I didn’t really like it but then it grew on me. Let me know at the end what you think.

CrowsToes Damned If You Do, Turtle Tootsie Polishes Aquarius, Painted Polish Gray Goddess  | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So I started off with OPI You’re So Vain-illa on my ring and pointer fingers. On my pointer finger, I used a giraffe print (maybe it’s a cheetah print?) decal and used Painted Polish Gray Goddess, then outlining with China Glaze Liquid Leather. I added some gems from Crystal Parade in the corner – didn’t really like how it turned out though. Continue reading

China Glaze Wanderlust, Float On, Passion for Petals, Life Preserver, Lemon Fizz swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonHappy Saturday all! I hope you are ready for this weekend. Today I have the cremes that I used as “undies” to the Formula X glitters a couple of weeks ago: Wanderlust, Float On, Passion for Petals, Life Preserver, Lemon Fizz.

China Glaze Wanderlust | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Wanderlust macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Wanderlust close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Wanderlust is pale lavender with golden shimmer. Formula was uneven and thin; it applies sheer. This is 2 coats and no top coat. Continue reading

Formula X glitter nail polishes swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning all! I hope you are having a good week – it’s cold here and raining. I mean, I love spring rain, don’t get me wrong. But when it’s accompanied by cold temps and cold wind, then nah, I wanna pass. Good thing there’s always polish to distract me…speaking of which, I have some Formula X glitter polishes to show you today: Firecracker, Spark, Mind Blowing, Crash, and TNT. Continue reading

Easter Manicure with Parrot Polish, China Glaze, KBShimmer, and CrowsToes Nail Color

Happy Easter all – that is, if you celebrate it! If not, Happy Sunday! 😀 I hope you all have had a relaxing weekend – to be honest, it’s been crazy here. But I really quickly want to show you my manicure today with Parrot Polish Blue Macaw, China Glaze Bite Me, KBShimmer Salt Water Sassy, and CrowsToes Nail Color Sweet as Sugar…Cold As Ice. I’ve also used nail gems from Crystal Parade.

Parrot Polish Blue Macaw, CrowsToes Nail Color Sweet As Sugar Cold As Ice, China Glaze Bite Me | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with 2 coats of Blue Macaw on my fingers. Formula is a bit thin, and it does dry a bit brush-strokey. Continue reading

China Glaze Swing Baby + Star Hopping

Hi everyone! I’m back again with a couple more China Glaze polishes that my hubby bought me for Christmas presents: China Glaze Swing Baby and Star Hopping. (The other two being I Sea the Point and Counting Carats.)

China Glaze Swing Baby | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Swing Baby macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Swing Baby is an antique gold polish with a rose-ish tinge to it. It reminds me a lot of China Glaze Strike Up a Cosmo [previously reviewed].  Formula was of good consistency; this is 3 coats and no top coat.

China Glaze Star Hopping matte | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Star Hopping matte macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Star Hopping is a navy blue base with glitters of green, blue, teal, and holographic silver.

China Glaze Star Hopping | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Star Hopping macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula is a little thick but there is good first coat coverage; it does dry textured. This is 2 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat. 

Star Hopping is really gorgeous and I’m glad he picked it up, even if it’s a little thick. Which of these is your favorite?