ellagee Polish Don’t You Dare Blink nail polish swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning all! I hope you are ready for this day. I’m not sure I am but that’s what coffee is for, right? Today I’m going to show you ellagee Don’t You Dare Blink – it’s a Whovian polish so of course I had to buy it!

ellagee Don't You Dare Blink | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Don't You Dare Blink macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Don’t You Dare Blink is a clear base nail polish with glitters of silvers, TARDIS blue, periwinkle blue, grey, and white. It dries gritty but otherwise no complaint about formula. This is 3 coats plus top coat.

Anyone else a Whovian? What did you think of this year’s episodes?

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Anonamaker Box #4 featuring Cameo Colours Lacquers, Contrary Polish, ellagee, Lollipop Posse Lacquer, Pretty Jelly polishes

Purchased by Me buttonHey there everythingone (wow, I’m seriously sleep-deprived right now). Today I have a new-to-me collaborative indie polish box to show you. See, there’s this place called Acetone Alley on Facebook, where you can get the latest gossip & dish about nail related subjects. It’s a pretty cool place but it can also be a little dangerous (especially if someone is caught being shady!). There’s also a dropbox where people can send questions/rants/etc anonymously; this is where the idea of anonymous makers (anonamaker) for this collab box comes from. At any rate, for awhile now (obviously since we’re on box #4), makers have been coming together with polishes featuring catch phrases that have originated in the group.  I bought one of the first 10 (?) that were available for immediate shipping after they were shown off in the group and today starts the pre-order for the rest of the boxes. So – you’ve been warned – spoilers ahead!

Anonamaker Box 4 Cameo Colours Lacquers, Contrary Polish, Lollipop Posse Lacquer, ellagee, Pretty Jelly | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Don’t read further if you don’t want to know which maker made which polish!

 

No, seriously. Turn back now.

 

 

It’s your last chance!

 

Okay, don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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Sephora by OPI Ruby Without a Cause + ellagee Punch a Higher Floor layered manicure

Hey everyone! You might remember this Sephora by OPI from my soft + sweet gradient a few weeks back. I wanted to use it on its own because it’s just so pretty! I paired it with ellagee Punch a Higher Floor for some added punch. 😛

Sephora by OPI Ruby without a Cause | Be Happy And Buy Polish

 

Sephora by OPI Ruby without a Cause fuschia to purple | Be Happy And Buy Polish

SOPI Ruby Without A Cause is a red-purple based polish that shifted to royal purple to blue and also had a green shimmer to it. Continue reading

ellagee The Purple One + His Royal Badness swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning everyone! I haven’t had ellagee polish on here in a hot minute so it’s time I rectify that by showing you The Purple One and His Royal Badness. These two were part of a 5 piece collection honoring Prince. I’ll have a third from the collection to show you in a couple weeks as well.

ellagee The Purple One | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee The Purple One macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The Purple One is a purple holographic polish that has been kissed by the sun – which is a fancy way of saying it has golden shimmer. 😛 It has a good consistency, but it is a bit patchy in application. It does dry matte. This is 2 coats plus top coat.

ellagee His Royal Badness | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee His Royal Badness macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

His Royal Badness is a purple jelly with golden flakes. This has a good consistency but was also patchy in application. This is 3 coats and no top coat.

Both of these are gorgeous, but I really adore The Purple One. And on that note, because these made me miss Prince so much, I’m gonna go jam out to some of his classics now. 😛

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.

Guest Post by BeginNails: Pink Leopard Nail Art

Greetings and Nailutations,

Hello!  I’m Kristi from BeginNails and I will be standing in for Jessica today, while she is tending to a new addition!

To me, Jessica is a glamorous mom – stylish, always trying out new beauty looks and has amazing hair!  She is fierce, adventurous and I love her hair!  I wanted to go with something that was feminine, yet sassy and fun!

Products used:

Drip Drop Nail Paint: Sentimental Journey (pink), Yoga Pants (black)
It Girl Nail Art: IG112 Plate (press sample)
Clear Jelly Stamper: Stamper, Clean Up Brush (press sample)
Ellagee: Lickity Split Latex Mani Mask (press sample)
Heather’s Hues: Heart of the Matter

I started with a base of Sentimental Journey, which is the 3 year tribute polish for Drip Drop Nail Paint.  (Gotta love milestones!)  Then I protected my skin with Mani Mask and stamped with IG112 Plate from It Girl Nail Art and Yoga Pants.  I had to make it look soft, so I topped it off with Heart of the Matter – my current go to matte top coat.

Does this mani show femininity and sass and fun?  I hope I did Jessica proud and I hope she is enjoying her bonding time.

Thanks for reading,

Happy Polishing,

Kristi aka BeginNails

Thank you, Kristi for this kick ass mani! ❤ Your kind words are making me blush! Please go check out Kristi’s blog and give her a follow on Facebook, twitter, and instagram

New Year’s Eve Nails with ILNP, ellagee, CrowsToes, and China Glaze

Purchased by Me buttonHappy New Year’s Eve everyone! Who else is excited for 2016 to be over? I mean, it’s been a crazy year in the world, but I know that personally it was a pretty good year. But still, I’m ready for a new year and exciting things (like a baby, hopefully soon!). I decided to do some sparkly nails for NYE, based on a mani I saw by BreezytheNailPolishLover on Facebook. I’ve used ILNP I See You, ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights, CrowsToes Nail Color Maxxed Out, and China Glaze Golden Enchantment.

ILNP I See You | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP I See You macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP I See You is a creamy champagne holographic polish.

ILNP I See You holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula is fairly sheer, but it has a really nice holo flame without top coat. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights, ILNP I See You | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights, ILNP I See You macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights for a half-moon manicure. This is one of my older indie polishes, and it still performs great! It is also the blackest holographic polish I own (I believe).

CrowsToes Nail Color Maxxed Out, China Glaze Golden Enchantment, ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights, ILNP I See You | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Over MSRTN, I first used CrowsToes Nail Color Maxxed Out in a waterfall pattern, then China Glaze Golden Enchantment (which is a clear base with holographic specks).

CrowsToes Nail Color Maxxed Out, China Glaze Golden Enchantment, ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights, ILNP I See You macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

You can tell my half-moons changed. Well, I wasn’t happy with them so I tried to make them deeper and they ended up looking like cat heads. Sigh. I try to do one simple mani and they end up looking strange. LOL. Now that I’ve seen cat heads, I can’t stop seeing them, either!

Anyway, I hope you have a safe & fun New Year’s Eve – our crew will be at home celebrating. May 2017 hold nothing but the best for you & yours!