OPI Significant Other Color + Different Dimension Ursa Minor manicure

Morning all & I hope you are having a wonderful April morning. 🙂 Today is another manicure I was hopeful would bring me good baby luck but it didn’t. 😛 This is OPI Significant Other Color and Different Dimension Ursa Minor.

OPI Significant Other Color macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Significant Other Color, Different Dimension Ursa Minor | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Significant Other Color is a polish I picked up from TJMaxx. In the bottle it is a pretty purple-pink, on the nail it shifts from mauve to red to gold to green. Continue reading

Different Dimension Black Friday Doorbuster Mystery Polishes swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi all! I snapped up these three polishes from Different Dimension’s Black Friday sales. They were all mystery polishes and good deals too ($5). The maker was also running a giveaway contest in the fan group at the same time for a polish thrown in with your order and I also won that! 😀 Let’s take a look at Doorbuster #1 Unity, Doorbuster #2 Belonging, Doorbuster #3 Community, and Thankful For You.

Different Dimension Unity | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Unity macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Unity is a bronze linear holographic polish.

Different Dimension Unity holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Unity holographic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula on this is sheer and a bit thin; it dries satin. This is 3 coats plus top coat.

Different Dimension Belonging matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Belonging macro matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Belonging is a green based polish with flakies of teal, green, blue, and gold.

Different Dimension Belonging | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Belonging macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula is sheer and thin though I had good flakie coverage. This is 3 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat.

Different Dimension Community matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Community macro matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Community is a blue based jelly polish with micro iridescent color shifting glitters.

Different Dimension Community | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Community macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is definitely a jelly polish; the glitters do stick up. This is 3 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat. Not my favorite. :/

Different Dimension Thankful For You | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Thankful For You macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Thankful for You is a pink based holographic polish with holographic micro glitters.

Different Dimension Thankful For You holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Thankful For You holographic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula is sheer but has a good thickness; it dries gritty. This is 3 coats plus top coat. I’m not usually a pink polish person but this is a nice change.

There were 6 doorbuster polishes in all – I only had a chance to grab these three. Did you grab any of the door busters?

Pick Three Polishes: Different Dimension Bad Buoy, KBShimmer Alloy Matey, China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely nail art

So I didn’t realize when I picked out these polishes, but the names all kind of go together, you know? haha! 😛 I just was like “ooh, pretty shiny things!”

Different Dimension Bad Buoy, KBShimmer Alloy Matey, China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Bad Buoy, China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with 3 coats of Different Dimension Bad Buoy on my index, ring, and pinky fingers. You need to make sure each coat dries thoroughly, otherwise this’ll drag on each coat.

China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely, KBShimmer Alloy Matey, Different Dimension Bad Buoy | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then dotted with China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely on top of Bad Buoy.

KBShimmer Alloy Matey, Different Dimension Bad Buoy, China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my middle finger and thumb, I used 3 coats plus 2 coats of top coat of KBShimmer Alloy Matey. This does dry with a bit of texture, so doubling up on top coat is needed.

Even though this is a fairly simple mani, it sure packed a lot of punch! I’d love to know what you think, so please comment and share. 🙂

Pick Three Polishes: Anchor & Heart Vacation Land, Different Dimension Magic Mirror, Baroness X Santa Monica Mint nail art

Purchased by Me buttonSo this is a follow-up of my old manicure last week – I actually created this mani while I was on my vacation this summer. It was super bright and cheerful (which helped cheer me up, tbh – I was so miserable that trip!). I used Anchor & Heart Lacquer Vacation Land, Different Dimension Magic Mirror [fb group custom], and Baroness X Santa Monica Mint. I don’t have individual swatches of these, unfortunately, since I was on vacation.

Different Dimension Magic Mirror, Anchor & Heart Vacation Land, Baroness X Santa Monica Mint | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with Baroness X Santa Monica Mint on my pointer and middle fingers, then followed up with dots of Anchor & Heart Lacquer Vacation Land – which shows up as super orange but I promise it’s not. Silly colors freaking out my camera. 😛 Different Dimension was worn on my ring finger and thumb – gah, it’s so pretty! Lastly, Vacation Land was applied to my pinky.

Baroness X Santa Monica Mint, Different Dimension Magic Mirror, Anchor & Heart Vacation Land | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Since I was on vacation, I didn’t even write down anything like I would normally – no formula notes, nothing! LOL. Can you blame a woman for not worrying about that stuff on vacation though? 😛

Did any of you have a vacation this summer? Wanna tell me all about it?

Pick Three Polishes: Pahlish Melody Malone, China Glaze Stella, Different Dimension Moonbeam

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! Time for another Pick Three Polishes, today with Pahlish Melody Malone, China Glaze Stella, and Different Dimension Moonbeam.

Pahlish Melody Malone | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Melody Malone macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Melody Malone is a warm purple with gold and purple shimmer. This is 2 coats plus top coat. I found the formula a bit uneven.

China Glaze Stella | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Stella is a gorgeous purple metallic polish that has a slight red shift to it. This is 2 coats plus top coat. As per usual with older China Glaze polishes, the formula was thin and kind of stinky.

Different Dimension Moonbeam | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Moonbeam macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Moonbeam is a complex rose gold base with holographic glitter.

Different Dimension Moonbeam sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Moonbeam sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 3 thin coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat. I found the formula to get thick as you use it.

China Glaze Stella, Pahlish Melody Malone, Different Dimension Moonbeam | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So I started off with China Glaze Stella on my thumb, Pahlish Melody Malone on my pointer and middle fingers, and used Different Dimension Moonbeam on my ring and pinky fingers.

Different Dimension Moonbeam, China Glaze Stella, Pahlish Melody Malone | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Using nail vinyls (which I placed on my thumb), I painted Stella over Melody Malone. At first, I wasn’t sure about this, but it grew on me! It has a definite luxe look to it. What do you think?

Favorite Indie Polishes of 2015

Hi everyone! I have a huge post today so let’s jump right in. I had such a hard time narrowing down my favorite indie polishes that I showed on the blog in 2015 but I finally got it down to 20…p.s. *phew!

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Different Dimension Quasar + BBC Weekly Roundup

Purchased by Me buttonSo today I have a polish to show you that I initially hated! I first used this on my toes and I don’t know what happened but it applied really unevenly and I had to top coat this like crazy (3 coats of top coat!). But then I applied it on my fingernails and it was a different story. I present to you: Different Dimension Quasar.

Different Dimension Quasar | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Different Dimension Quasar macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Quasar is a pink-toned lavender holographic nail polish with blue micro-glitters.

Different Dimension Quasar sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used 2 coats plus top coat for my photos. The formula was perfect – not too thick, not too thin. It went right where I wanted it to. It really was awesome!

Have you ever had a polish you’ve completely changed your mind about – either you first hated it and then loved it, or vice versa? Tell me about it before you click on the weekly Beauty Blog Coalition links: