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?

Guest Post by The Jedi Wife: iKat nail art manicure

Greetings, everyone! It is such an honor to be a guest blogger here at Be Happy and Buy Polish while Jessica is busy taking care of her new little bundle of joy! My name is Jen, and I am the blogger behind TheJediWife.com. For my guest post, I wanted to share a cute ikat nail art look with you; let’s check it out!
Between the holidays in December and then Valentine’s Day in February, red has really caught my attention lately. I’ve been wanting to do something fun with my bottle of Ellagee Polish Bad Romance, and I’m really loving this design!
On my nails with the ikat pattern, I started off with Zoya Purity as my base. On a mat, I stamped the ikat pattern from Color Club Abstract stamping plate with China Glaze Liquid Leather. I filled in some of the open areas of the ikat pattern with Bad Romance before transferring the design onto my white base and then sealing everything in with Glisten & Glow‘s HK Girl top coat.
I really enjoyed creating this look, and with several fun images on the Abstract stamping plate, I’m going to have to play and design more nail art looks with it for my blog! I hope this post has been inspiring for you as well, and I hope to see you over on my blog on occasion! Thank you for reading, and thank you to Jessica for allowing me to share this with you!
Thank you Jen! I love this funky look and it’s using a nail art look that I so admire. Bad Romance is gorgeous! Please go check out Jen’s blog, TheJediWife.com, and give her a follow on Facebook, instagram.

China Glaze I Sea the Point + Counting Carats swatches + review

Morning all! Today I have two polishes to show you that my hubby gave me for Christmas: I Sea the Point and Counting Carats. Funny story, it wasn’t until I was editing photos that I realized I already had I Sea the Point. haha! Oh well.

China Glaze I Sea The Point | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I Sea the Point is a bright blue creme nail polish. This dries matte and fast; formula is thin. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

China Glaze Counting Carats over I Sea the Point | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Counting Carats over I Sea the Point macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Counting Carats is a clear based gold glitter topper with small holographic glitters. This has lots of clear base but weirdly enough was thick with glitters. It does end up lumpy on the nail so when I use this again, I’ll use the sponge method to apply it.

I’m quite proud of the polishes my hubby picked out – he did pick up 2 more China Glaze polishes which I will show you at a later date. Thanks for reading!