Studded Vine Smooshy Mani with Polish ‘M, Bees Knees Lacquer, Dreamland Lacquer

Polishes used:

Swirled on a plastic bag, smooshed with a stamper, then smooshed onto my nails:

Polish ‘M Zoltar’s Fortune (2 coats no top coat)

Bees Knees Lacquer Salty Anon
Polish ‘M Tangelo

Dreamland Lacquer Dragonberry II
old Born Pretty Store water slide decals (which I think might have been a press sample?)

Crystal Parade Mixed Sizes Crystal Shimmer

Polish 'M Zoltar's Fortune | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I think part of why I am finding blogging a drag (please read yesterday’s post if you haven’t already) is because I have a backlog of manis that I want to show you first so I don’t end up showing you what’s currently on my nails and I lose my excitement over my nails. No more! This is my current mani.

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Flower Gradient Nail Art with Girly Bits Cosmetics January 2017 nail polish duo

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning all! I hope that you are having a good Memorial Day weekend if you are in the USA, and a good Monday regardless. Every Memorial Day, my children and I go to lay flowers at my uncle’s grave. His remains were recovered from the Vietnam War and came home a few years ago. It has always been my honor to go visit every year and lay flowers at his grave and pay my respects. At any rate, I do have some nail art to show you today with Girly Bits Cosmetics In One Year and Out the Other, Girly Bits Steely Resolution, Dreamland Lacquer Dragonberry II [Hella Holo Customs polish], and nail gems from Crystal Parade.

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Girly Bits Cosmetics In One Year and Out the Other macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with In One Year and Out the Other. This is a pale pink with hot pink specks, golden shimmer, and pink to green UCC flakes. This is 2 coats and no top coat. Continue reading

Pick Three Polishes: The Don Deeva Varnish I’m Prada You’re Nada, Polished For Days Bali, Dreamland Lacquer Coral of the Story II [Hella Holo Customs]

I haven’t featured The Don Deeva as in a full manicure (you might remember this smoosh manicure) yet on the blog, so I guess it’s high time I did! Today’s manicure features The Don Deeva Varnish I’m Prada You’re Nada, Polished For Days Bali [gift], and Dreamland Lacquer Coral of the Story II [Hella Holo Customs].

The Don Deeva Polish I'm Prada You're Nada 1 coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The Don Deeva Polish I'm Prada You're Nada 1 coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The Don Deeva Varnish I’m Prada You’re Nada is a holographic dark purple red base with glitters of blue, purple, and pink along with silver shards. This is 1 coat. Continue reading

Beach Nail Art manicure

So last week I showed you a smoosh nail art manicure in which I used a whole bunch of polishes, including two that I used in this beachy manicure: China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic and Dreamland Lacquer A Wedding Dress That Isn’t Bright Turquoise. I also used Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound and Pretty & Polished Sand in My Crack for today’s manicure.

China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic, Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic color shift, Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with Rodeo Fanatic on my middle, ring, and pinky fingers. It’s got a lovely shiftiness going on that is to die for! Formula was a little thin, and can be draggy – make sure you let each coat dry. This is 3 coats and no top coat.  Continue reading

Smoosh Nail Art manicure with Vapid Lacquer Round ‘N’ Round, Girly Bits Cosmetics Terra

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Gift buttonThis manicure was one of those, “I’ll start with these polishes and see where I end up” manis. 😛 Which are actually fun to do because sometimes they really work out and you love them (and yes, sometimes they don’t work out). I first started off with Vapid Lacquer Round ‘N’ Round and Girly Bits Cosmetics Terra [Hella Holo Customs nail polish].

Vapid Lacquer Round 'N' Round, Girly Bits Cosmetics Terra HHC exclusive | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Vapid Lacquer Round 'N' Round macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Girly Bits Cosmetics Terra HHC exclusive holographic, Vapid Lacquer Round 'N' Round shade | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with Vapid Lacquer Round ‘N’ Round [gift] on my pointer and pinky fingers. This is a pink-purple with beautiful copper shimmer. No complaints on formula or application. This is 3 coats plus top coat.

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Quick Dry Top Coat Showdown: Dreamland Lacquer, KBShimmer, Paint Box Polish, Top Shelf Lacquer

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! I’ve been having troubles lately with quick dry top coats just not working out – Digital Nails Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That was my main squeeze, which stopped working; then Darling Diva Polish PETC became my love and it stopped working for me. I thought I’d do a little QDTC challenge between 4 brands: Dreamland Lacquer, KBShimmer, Paint Box Polish, and Top Shelf Lacquer. I’ll show you the results after 5 days of wear in just a moment but let’s talk about ship times, then application, then wear time.

Keep in mind that every person’s body chemistry is different, and your mileage may vary – this is only a reporting of how these top coats worked with me.

Ship Times
Dreamland: Ordered on a Saturday, received the following Saturday
KBShimmer: Ordered on a Sunday, received on Thursday
Paint Box Polish: Ordered on a Saturday, received on Thursday; my order also included a mani bomb, which was a nice touch
Top Shelf Lacquer: (Older order but I’m sure I received my order within 3 days of purchase.)

Application
I used each top coat over a layered manicure: 2 coats of China Glaze Midtown Magic, 1 layer of Baroness X Opulent Oddity, 1 layer of Baroness X Dulcinea.

Baroness X Dulcinea, Baroness X Opulent Oddity, China Glaze Midtown Magic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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