Ellison’s Organics Make My Wish Come True charity polish

Press Sample buttonGood morning all! Today I have a wowzer of a polish to show you from Ellison’s Organics called Make My Wish Come True. This polish is pretty special, not only because of how pretty it is, but also because this is a charity polish in which part of the proceeds will benefit Open T.R.A.I.L Ranch. More on that at the end of this post, but now, photos!

Ellison's Organics Make My Wish Come True | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Ellison's Organics Make My Wish Come True macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Make My Wish Come True is a grey-purple charcoal linear holographic polish, with a green flash at the edges. I tried capturing that elusive green on camera, but it was shy!

Ellison's Organics Make My Wish Come True holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Ellison's Organics Make My Wish Come True holographic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This has a smooth application. I had good coverage in 1 coat, but I needed 2 coats. This is 2 coats plus top coat. 

Ellison's Organics Make My Wish Come True shade | Be Happy And Buy Polish

As I said, a portion of the proceeds of this polish will benefit Open T.R.A.I.L Ranch, “a registered 501(c)3, to benefit children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Distorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other special needs.

The donated funds from this polish will go towards providing scholarships for riders with special needs, feed for the horses, vet bills, contribue to a covering for the riding arena which is currently fully exposed to the elements, rescue horses to be trained for equine therapy, upgraded fans for the stalls to more efficiently cool the barn during hot Texas summers and more.

I love that the maker of Ellison’s Organics is giving back to such a great cause and I hope you pick up a bottle of this magnificent polish over at Ellison’s Organics.

Ellison’s Organics Path to Greytness nail polish swatch + review

Press Sample buttonGood morning everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic week. 🙂 Today I have an absolutely lovely creme polish from Ellison’s Organics called Path to Greytness (I adore punny names!). When I first got this in the mail, my daughter picked it up and was like, “Mom, I dunno about this.” Then when I put it on, we were both “Ooohhhh, this is nice.” LOL! 😀

Ellison's Organics Path to Greytness | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Ellison's Organics Path to Greytness macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Path to Greytness is a beautifully mysterious and stormy grey creme polish. This is almost a OCW (one coat wonder) for me; I’m sure if you were not taking photos of your nails and/or had shorter nails, you could do one coat. Formula was pretty good, a little on the thin (runny) side for me.

Carleigh, the maker of Ellison’s Organics, is developing a new line of cremes for her shop and if the rest of them are like this, I’m hooked! Roselynn over at Manicured & Marvelous stamped with this, and it looks like it stamps beautifully.

Ellison's Organics nail file | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Carleigh also sent me a nail file to review. First I have to say that I really am pleased with how it looks – the logo is sandblasted on instead of printed (less likely to rub off too!), and the green gradient is very striking.

Ellison's Organics nail file close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is a crystal glass nail file, which really is the best for nails in my opinion. It seems like one side is smoother than the other, so if you really need to “go to town” on filing down your nails, that side will work great! I enjoy using this file – but the grit is a little more than I’m used to so I took off a bit more than I meant to! LOL 🙂

Don’t forget that I have a prize from EO as part of my giveaway – the Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield and a nail file – and she’ll be featured in my snapchat sometime this month with a percentage off code. Be sure to follow me there: username bhappybuypolish. I’d love to know what you think of this beautiful polish and the nail file, so holler at me!

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April Nouveau Geek indie nail polish box

Press Sample buttonGood morning everyone! I’m so excited to show you a new indie nail polish box called Nouveau Geek. Indie polish boxes are kind of all the rage now, there’s one for creme polish lovers, and holo sub boxes, and now there is a sub box for us geeky people! 😀

The first Nouveau Geek box is all about Super Mario. I don’t know about you but I have so many good memories of playing Super Mario when I was a teenager. Everything in this box is themed around Super Mario, including the polish names and the extras. Speaking of the extras….

Nouveau Geek extras | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Included in the box are a package of Super Mario 3D Gummies, a star mani bomb from Lemming Lacquer, 2 felt nail polish remover pads from le polish, a Koopa turtle, and a Super Mario brothers coin. Yeah, extras on point! Now are you ready for the polishes? Check them all out after the collage!

April Nouveau Geek indie nail polish sub box | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Ellison’s Organics Limited Edition Mani Defender Liquid Latex Shield review

Press Sample buttonHey all! I have a fun post for you this afternoon with Ellison’s Organics Limited Edition Mani Defender liquid latex shield. Some of you may know that the original Mani Defender is my absolute favorite when it comes to liquid latex products (have you seen my crazy splatter nail art that I created with the help of the Mani Defender?). When the maker of Ellison’s Organics mentioned that she came out with a limited edition color for Valentine’s Day, I jumped at the chance to review it.

Ellison's Organics Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield Pink LE | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I wanted to create some different kind of nail art with this limited edition Mani Defender. I know that you can use it in gradients, in watermarbles, and in totally messy nail art like my splatter mani. But can you use it to create actual art? I started off with Formula X Infinite (review and swatches coming soon), then I used the Mani Defender and a dotting tool to make hearts, xo, and a gradient. I painted over those shapes with Formula X Aphrodite (purple silver holo), and Formula X Indelible (purple creme).

Formula X Valentine's nail art skittlette | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So it can work! A few things I learned: don’t paint entirely over the latex, otherwise your tweezers (or whatever you’re using), will have a hard time grabbing the latex to pull off. Also make sure you “paint” the latex onto your nail not too thickly.

BUT I’m excited that this actually worked! I’m totally going to practice this more. What do you think?? You can pick up this limited edition Mani Defender at Ellison’s Organics shop (listed under nail care) for $6.75. P.S. Ellison’s Organics now has a Facebook fan group where you can get sneak peeks of upcoming collections, win prizes, and more. Come join the fun!

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Ellison’s Organics Dazzling + Renaissance Cosmetics Out of the Darkness glow-in-the-dark dotticure

Press Sample buttonHappy Monday to you, readers! How was your weekend? I hope you spent all your free time wisely! I have a fun dotticure to cheer you up this morning with Ellison’s Organics Dazzling [press sample] and Renaissance Cosmetics Out of the Darkness.

Ellison's Organics Dazzling, Renaissance Cosmetics Out of the Darkness dotticure | Be Happy and Buy Polish

I started with 2 coats of Dazzling on all fingers except my ring finger and thumb. On those two digits, I applied 3 thin coats of Out of the Darkness. Then made a dotticure with Dazzling on top of OotD and vice versa!

Renaissance Cosmetics Out of the Darkness, Ellison's Organics Dazzling dotticure | Be Happy and Buy Polish

In this shot, you can really see the gorgeousness of Out of the Darkness…it also has holographic twist to it, besides the other fun bits! (I’ll have a review of this and other RC polishes later this month!)

Ellison's Organics Dazzling, Renaissance Cosmetics Out of the Dark glow in the dark dotticure | Be Happy and Buy Polish

I’m a dork, I admit, because I totally giggled using a polish called “Out of the Darkness” in a glow-in-the-dark manicure! Anyone else also a dork? 😛

I hope you enjoyed this manicure, I wore it for days having fun with the glow-in-the-dark part. 😀

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Ellison’s Organics Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield review + nail art

Press Sample buttonGood Monday morning, amazing readers! I hope you have your choice of stimulant this morning (aka coffee, tea, juice!) and are ready for a bright and beautiful day. I have a review of a new liquid latex mani defense shield on the market from Ellison’s Organics, plus a nail art look!

Update: Carleigh (the maker) says to never leave the latex mani defense shield in a hot place like your car or a hot mailbox, otherwise it will have a rancid odor. If you have any problems with it, please email ellisonsorganics@gmail.com.

Ellison's Organics Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield | Be Happy and Buy Polish

Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield is similar to other liquid latex products I’ve tried, but this one seemed easier to spread across the nail (wasn’t as thick), and easier to peel off from the skin. It’s also a blue-teal color as opposed to sky blue in my photos.

Ellison's Organics Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield splatter nails | Be Happy and Buy Polish

I decided to try my hand at a splatter nail art manicure. I’ve tried these in the past and they have never worked! Plus, they are super messy and what better way to test out this mani defense shield? I used all the colors from the “You Are” nail polish collection from Ellison’s Organics.

Ellison's Organics You Are collection splatter nail art | Be Happy and Buy Polish

As you can see, some parts were a little too blobby, but I think overall, it came out really neat looking! I tried to get a glow-in-the-dark picture, but none came out (my fault, not the polishes’ fault!).

Ellison’s Organics Mani Defense Liquid Latex Shield is now available at the Ellison’s Organics etsy storefront for $6. Have you ever tried out a liquid latex product for easy clean-up? I’d love to hear your experiences!

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Ellison’s Organics “You Are” nail polish collection swatches + review (partial)

Press Sample buttonHello out there in the real world, my awesome readers! Today I have a review of the “You Are” collection by Ellison’s Organics. There are 9 polishes in the collection, and I get to show you 6 of them today. The maker behind Ellison’s Organics wanted to make a collection named by all the things she wants women to believe they are – stunning, extraordinary, etc – “I want my polish to reflect the wonderful women in the polish community!” 

Ellison's Organics You Are nail polish collection | Be Happy and Buy Polish
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