Striped holographic and multichrome nail art with ILNP and CrowsToes Nail Color

Purchased by Me buttonHey everyone! I hope the weekend treated you well and you’re ready for the work week. Ours was a busy one and the week is shaping up to be crazy too. Today I have a fun mani to show you with ILNP Spring Bouquet, CrowsToes Nail Color Damned If You Do, nail gems from Crystal Parade, and using Polished Vino decals.

ILNP Spring Bouquet | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP Spring Bouquet holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with ILNP Spring Bouquet. This is a silvery holographic polish that has a greenish hue, and a purply shift.
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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

Flower pedicure with CrowsToes Nail Color Phantasm and Femme Fatale Cosmetics Dollface

Purchased by Me buttonHey everyone – long time no talk! My apologies for the unintended (sort of intended?) blogging break. It seems like I’ve just been go go go around this house: trying to keep up with 4 kids, exercise, husband, cooking/cleaning/maintenance, plus getting ready to move. My nails and the blog have fallen by the wayside – lately I haven’t even had time to do my nails. I have plenty of nail swatches & art to show you but at the end of the day, the last thing I’ve been wanting to do is sit down at my computer and type up blog posts. So posts may be a little sparse around here for the time being until things settle down a bit (and I can get some freakin’ sleep!).

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Dollface, CrowsToes Nail Color Phantasm | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Today I have a pedicure to show you with CrowsToes Nail Color Phantasm and Femme Fatale Cosmetics Dollface.  Continue reading

CrowsToes Nail Color Pearls of Wisdom galaxy nail art

Press Sample buttonAhoy and happy Monday to you! (Ahoy? Who knows, my brain is weird sometimes a lot.) Today I have a galaxy manicure that I created with the Pearls of Wisdom nail polish collection from CrowsToes Nail Color. This was so fun to create and happened totally by accident!

CrowsToes Pearls of Wisdom collection galaxy nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

CrowsToes Pearls of Wisdom collection galaxy nail art macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

CrowsToes Pearls of Wisdom collection galaxy nail art sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So I started off with 1 coat of China Glaze Liquid Leather. (Which I don’t think I’ve ever featured by itself here on the blog but it’s just a basic black polish.) Using all the polishes in the Pearls of Wisdom collection (save one – wait for it!), I sponged them randomly over each nail. Then I sat back and went, “Wow, that looks like galaxy nails!” 😀 Continue reading

Random Raindrop Nail Art with Baroness X, CrowsToes Nail Color, Femme Fatale, Polished Vino

Purchased by Me buttonMorning all! It’s the first official day of summer vacation and my goodness I’m not ready for the heat of the summer yet! We seem to be having warmer than usual weather here in my part of Montana so I’m dying of heat already – which, btw, we don’t have central air conditioning in my house so it can get unbearable! I’m wishing for some rain but raindrop nail art with Baroness X, CrowsToes Nail Color, and Femme Fatale Cosmetics will have to do.

Baroness X Minthe color shift March Monthly Mystery bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Baroness X Minthe macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 2 coats plus top coat of Baroness X Minthe on my middle and ring fingers. This is a pearlescent white base with green to pink shimmer. So so pretty! Continue reading

CrowsToes Nail Color Pearls of Wisdom nail polish collection swatches + review

Press Sample buttonYo ho ye land lubbers! I think I have pirate speak on the brain because of the name of this nail polish collection from CrowsToes Nail Color: the Pearls of Wisdom. Orrrr….I could just be weird. Yeah, that’s probably it. 😉 Anyway, this collection is a 6 piece collection with a bonus 7th polish when you buy the whole shebang.  It includes: Triple-Double Standard, 3 Sides to Every Story, Suck It Up Buttercup, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Glass House?…drop the rock, Projection Deflection & Misdirection; the bonus polish is called The Next time You think you’re perfect Try Walking on water (TNTYTYPTWOW). Each of these polishes (other than the bonus) are in a pearlescent base that has shiftiness and added glitter.

CrowsToes Nail Color Pearls of Wisdom | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For my full 4-finger swatches, I’m showing each polish over black (sponged & painted – you’ll see). You’ll also get to see a macro collage of each polish by itself, over black, and over white. Overall, the formula on them was a little hard to get even over another color (hence why I sponged over black), but Madame Crow has tweaked the polishes’ formula to make sure they are at their absolute best! 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