Model City Polish Electric Lemonade Skittlette

Good morning lovely readers! I totally forgot that I didn’t have a post scheduled for today, and I’m in a rush this morning, so let’s get to it.

Model City Electric Lemonade skittlette | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I was fiddling around with polishes on my nail table one night and came up with this manicure. I started off with Model City Polish Latte on all my nails. I then used MCP Electric Lemonade in a distressed way on my pinky; blobby smeared dots on my middle finger; and part of a chevron on my pointer. I’ll be showing you swatches of Latte and Electric Lemonade soon!

Model City Electric Lemonade skittlette macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I also used Finger Paints Glisten Here with the chevron and over Latte on my ring finger. Glisten Here is really lovely and I’m going to have to use it again soon.

Model City Electric Lemonade skittlette | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Well, it isn’t my favorite ever manicure I’ve done. I liked all the polishes, but not how I used them together. haha! What do you think of it?

I’m off on a crazy day, but I hope you have a wonderful start to your weekend!

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5 Easy Manicures for July 4th

2014 favorite button | Be Happy And Buy PolishGood morning everyone! It’s going to be a great week, I hope. At least this week will end on a holiday for those of us in the U.S.A. Don’t you just love when that happens? ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I have 5 fairly easy manicures for July 4th. I hope this gives you some inspiration! Click through after the graphic for all 5ย manicures and a short explanation of how I created them! Don’t forget to pin them if you like them!
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Finger Paints Rock the World Grunge Look

Good morning and Happy Mother’s Day to those who are moms!

Finger Paints Rock the World collection | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I just love the way this turned out! The texture adds so much depth to this mani. I love how it looks like concrete spattered with spray paint. I hope you like this mani as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

Even though my heart is a little heavy today because I’m missing my mom, I came across this quote that perfectly sums up my mom and I hope sums up me to my children: “Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” (T. Dewitt Talmage)

Finger Paints Stargazing Lilac

purchased myself buttonGood afternoon everyone! Apologies for the later post today – the kids and I had to get up fairly early and scoot out of the house. This has been the first chance I’ve had to sit down and type out a post! *Phew*

Today I have a lovely Finger Paints polish called Stargazing Lilac. I first did 2 coats of Finger Paints Pretty as a Portrait. I then painted 2 coats of Stargazing Lilac on top of each of them. First showing with A Girl Obsessed Matte-ict topcoat:
Finger Paints Stargazing Lilac, Pretty as a Portrait | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then with A Girl Obsessed Magpie Shine:
Finger Paints Stargazing Lilac, Pretty as a Portrait | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Finger Paints Stargazing Lilac, Pretty as a Portrait | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is such a great sparkly polish, I’m glad I picked it up from Sally’s Beauty Supply! What do you think about it? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

FingerPaints nail polish swatch spam

Good morning all! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you are dealing with the DST hour change okay. Last night I was up wayyyy too late and consequently this morning, my butt is dragging! I see copious amounts of coffee in my future.

Awhile back, I picked up these FingerPaints nail polishes and now I thought you’d like to see them! I do like FingerPaints polishes, I think they perform rather well. The only one I had a bit of trouble with is Pretty as a Portrait.

Finger Paints Bare No Secrets, 2 coats; first with A Girl Obsessed Matte-ict topcoat, then AGO Magpie Shine:
FingerPaints Bare No Secrets | Be Happy And Buy Polish

FingerPaints Bare No Secrets | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Finger Paints Watermelon Watercooler, 2 coats, AGO Magpie Shine topcoat:
FingerPaints Watermelon Watercooler | Be Happy And Buy Polish

FingerPaints Peacock Portrait over Watermelon Watercooler, 2 thick coats, AGO Magpie Shine topcoat:
FingerPaints Peacock Portrait, FingerPaints Watermelon Watercooler | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Finger Paints Pretty as a Portrait, 2 coats, AGO Magpie Shine topcoat:
Finger Paints Pretty as a Portrait | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Finger Paints Sparkle in the Sky – a textured polish, 2 coats, no topcoat. This was one of my polishes I received from Dani at From Polish With Love in a Valentine’s Day gift exchange. It’s very similar to OPI Alcatraz…Rocks.
FingerPaints Sparkle in the Sky | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Finger Paints Our Tips are Tealed, 2 coats, AGO Magpie Shine topcoat:
FingerPaints Our Tips are Tealed | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I hope you enjoyed these swatches, let me know what’s your favorite! ๐Ÿ™‚ Until the next time,
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ellagee nail polish Stained Glass Collection (Partial)

press sampleGood morning everyone! I hope you are ready for some squishy polishes today! I have three polishes from ellagee’s Stained Glass line: Manganese, Cobalt, and Milk. I do need to note that I had a bit of trouble with Manganese and Cobalt. They seemed to get stringy (like when you’re doing sugar spun nails). I had particular trouble with Cobalt. It did help a bit to add thinner. On the upside, they dry pretty quickly!

Update: ellagee let me know that the polishes shouldn’t be like that and is sending me replacements. ๐Ÿ™‚

First up is Manganese. This is a purple polish but it has a bit of brown to it. A really beautiful purple! This is 3 thin coats, with top coat.
ellagee Manganese | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I paired it with 1 coat of Finger Paints Go Baroque:
ellagee Manganese, Finger Paints Go Baroque | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then added one thin coat of Manganese over that:
ellagee Manganese, Finger Paints Go Baroque | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Next is Cobalt. This is 3 thin coats, with topcoat. I adore this blue color, that might be why I was a little disappointed on how it applied:
ellagee Cobalt | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then dabbed on essie a cut above:
ellagee Cobalt, essie a cut above | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Last I added another thin coat of Cobalt:
ellagee Cobalt, essie a cut above | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I have shown you Milk before, but here it is again. This is a definite new favorite of mine!
ellagee Milk Glass | Be Happy And Buy Polish

What are your thoughts on these polishes? Any favorites? I want to try out Obsidian Glass and Selenium Glass as well. You can purchase these for $8.75 on ellagee.com! Until the next time,

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12 Days of Xmas Manis: Decorations

Good morning everyone! I hope you are ready for the day! Can you believe it is only 2 weeks away from Christmas Day? Ahh! Crazy time! I have cleaned my house from one end to the other so at least I’m prepared for any unexpected company.

So not to add to any stress, but how about some holiday decorations on my nails? I knew what I wanted to do – Christmas stockings – but it took me forever to decide on a background for them. I (finally!) decided to use Pahlish Slow Like Honey and YouPolish I’m Worth It (glitter).
Pahlish Slow Like Honey, YouPolish I'm Worth It

Pahlish Slow Like Honey, YouPolish I'm Worth It

Isn’t this just the bees knees?! ๐Ÿ˜› I really really liked this, I was almost loathe to cover it up with nail art. But, since I was trying to complete these challenge nails, I knew I had to keep going. I then used FingerPaints Red-Brandt for the stockings, Wet n Wild A Blank Canvas for the white top, and Red-Brandt and Sinful Colors Black on Black together for shading. Lastly, I used A Blank Canvas to put my family’s initials on each stocking.
Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stockings

I love that Red-Brandt makes the stockings look almost velvet-y. I know you want some more decoration ideas (haha!) so click the blue frog below:

Since today’s nails were all about the decorations, what decorations do you put up around this time of year? Do you have a set theme or just put up whatever’s around? I’d love for you to let me know in the comments! Until later,
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