Blue China magnetic nail art with KBShimmer, Sally Hansen, Crystal Parade

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KBShimmer No Comet, 4 coats plus top coat. This was sheer, more sheer than I expected. :/ Next time I use it, it’ll be over a base color.
KBShimmer water slide decals over White on Time
Sally Hansen White on Time, 2 coats [press sample, previously swatched]
Crystal Parade Mixed Sizes Crystal Shimmer

KBShimmer No Comet with blue flower nail art full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

When I saw No Comet, I really wanted to do something classy with it but I really had no idea what. That’s when I went searching through my drawers of nail art, gems, vinyls, and other assorted ephemera. I came across some old water slide decals I had purchased from KBShimmer and had a “light bulb” moment. 😀 It reminds me so much of blue china dishes!

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Holographic French Tip manicure with Bees Knees Lacquer, Sally Hansen, Crystal Parade

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Sally Hansen Rosy Quartz [previously swatched, press sample], 2 coats plus top coat
Bee’s Knees Lacquer Uni-Cornicopia November COTM
Crystal Parade gems

I really gotta say that Rosy Quartz is one of my favorite sheer polishes. I paired it with this holographic polish from Bee’s Knees Lacquer and really loved how soft and yet powerful it was!

french tip manicure with Sally Hansen Rosy Quartz, Bee's Knees Lacquer Uni-Cornucopia | Be Happy And Buy Polish

french tip manicure with Sally Hansen Rosy Quartz, Bee's Knees Lacquer Uni-Cornucopia macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Simple magnetic plaid nail art with KBShimmer, Sinful Colors, and Pahlish

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Pahlish The Good Dalek, 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was a little thick, but I prefer it that way. I was concerned flakies would stick up but happily, they didn’t!
KBShimmer Let’s Do Launch, 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was a little thick, but I’m okay with that. (See above.)
Sinful Colors Unicorns R Real 2411, 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was a bit thick and it applied unevenly.
Crystal Parade Ultimate Nail Art Gold
Nicole Diary/Born Pretty iridescent trident (triangle?)

KBShimmer Let's Do Launch, Pahlish The Good Dalek, Sinful Colors Unicorns R Real simple plaid nail art full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Man, I just can’t get enough of magnetic polishes. I think this is my 9th magnetic mani within a week and half? 😀 Fair warning, there’s a ton of pictures today! Oh, I forgot, I took inspiration from this mani by nailsjustnailss.

KBShimmer Let's Do Launch, Pahlish The Good Dalek, Sinful Colors Unicorns R Real simple plaid nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Sinful Colors Unicorns R Real, KBShimmer Let's Do Launch, Pahlish The Good Dalek simple plaid nail art close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve been playing around with how I use the magnet with these magnetic polishes. With this mani, I hit the edge of the nail with the magnet, then went in at an angle by the knuckle.

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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

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Pink Velvet thermal manicure with studded accent nail

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Turtle Tootsie Polishes Pink Velvet [February Polish Pickup Pack], 2 coats plus top coat. Polish might be thick for some but it’s perfect for me, as I like polish a bit thicker. I think I could have done with doing one more coat to even things out but it still looks great!
Crystal Parade SW Mixed Sizes NHF AB

I am so so glad I picked up this polish from February’s offerings at Polish Pickup. And I’ve got my eye on April’s offering from Turtle Tootsie because it’s a gorgeous looking magnetic polish! This is my current mani and it turned out really nicely. I was inspired by this mani by nailsbymlh. Pink Velvet is a fairly reactive thermal polish as well and I love both states! It’s a whitened pink when warm and a brighter pink when cold.

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Pink Velvet with Crystal Parade AB studs warm state | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Skittlette manicure with CrowsToes Nail Color, Fancy Gloss, Crystal Parade

Gift buttonPolishes used:
CrowsToes Nail Color Headless Bride [gift from maker], 3 thin coats plus top coat. This was a little uneven but 3 coats evened it out. It had good glitter coverage.
Fancy Gloss Denim Daze, 2 coats plus top coat. This was almost a One-Coat Wonder, I didn’t need to top coat for it to shine.
Crystal Parade Pearl/Crystal Snowfall Mix

CrowsToes Nail Color The Headless Bride with matte top coat, Fancy Gloss Denim Daze, Crystal Parade Pearl Snowfall mix | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Fancy Gloss Denim Daze, Crystal Parade Pearl Snowfall mix, CrowsToes Nail Color The Headless Bride | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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