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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Pick Three Polishes: Fancy Gloss Glowing Icicles, Girly Bits Cosmetics Fragments, Baroness X Topanga Teal nail art

Purchased by Me buttonYou guys, I’m sad. I’m sad because when I had this mani on, I didn’t take a glow-in-the-dark picture of it. It was amazing and during the night it kept freaking me out. 😛 But I’ll show you the awesomeness of this mani anyway! I used Fancy Gloss Glowing Icicles (Glow-In-The-Dark), Girly Bits Cosmetics Fragments, and Baroness X Topanga Teal.

Baroness X Topanga Teal, Girly Bits Fragments, Fancy Gloss Glowing Icicles | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with Topanga Teal on my pointer, middle, and pinky fingers. I believe I used 2 coats for this step. Topanga Teal wasn’t this sky blue in real life, but it wasn’t as blue-teal as I was hoping.

Girly Bits Fragments, Baroness X Topanga Teal, Fancy Gloss Glowing Icicles | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then on my pointer and middle fingers, I used a criss-cross vinyl pattern and sponged/painted over it with Fragments.

Fancy Gloss Glowing Icicles, Baroness X Topanga Teal, Girly Bits Fragments | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lastly, on my ring finger and thumb, I used Glowing Icicles. Formula was a bit thick on this, but that’s understandable considering the amount of glitters in this polish. I believe I used 2 coats plus top coat.

I adored this mani, I think I wore it for a whole week because it was just fun looking! 😀 What do you think?

Pick Three Polishes: Girly Bits Lack of Pies, China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada, Celestial Cosmetics LE September 2015 + nail art

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! Did you have a wonderful weekend? It was pretty grey and gross here, and unfortunately the whole week is shaping up to be the same. :/ I can’t wait for nice spring weather! At any rate, I have another Pick Three Polish post for you today with Girly Bits Cosmetics Lack of Pies, China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada, Celestial Cosmetics LE September 2015 and some nail art! If you didn’t get to see the last Pick Three Polishes post, I have so many polishes sitting untried, that I started to just randomly pick 3 polishes, swatch them, and try to do nail art with them!

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Girly Bits Cosmetics Lack of Pie shade photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Girly Bits Cosmetics Lack of Pies is a multi chrome holographic polish that shifts from sage green to emerald green to blue. (Shown above in light box conditions and in the shade. Shown below in full sun.) Continue reading

Sweet Lacquer Nail Vinyls review + nail art

Press Sample buttonHi everyone! This is a post a long time in the making, because I wanted to be able to use and review Sweet Lacquer Nail Vinyls as a normal customer would, in regular manis. So this is going to be a longer post with a few different manis!

Skinny Wavy Zigzag Stencils Sweet Lacquer Nail Vinyls | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sweet Lacquer Nail Vinyls Skinny Wavy Zigzag Stencils | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve been having trouble with nail vinyls lately and Sweet Lacquer offered to send me a variety of their vinyls to try out. What impressed me right off the bat is that on the back of each vinyl sheet is basically a mini business card – their name, website, and what that sheet of vinyls is – as pictured above and below.

Fishnets Variety Sweet Lacquer Nail Vinyls | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sweet Lacquer Nail Vinyls Fishnets Variety | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is seriously genius because though I don’t use nail vinyls a lot, there have been times when I’ve used up a whole sheet and thought, “Now darn it, who made this and what was it called?” So, from a consumer standpoint, I wish all nail vinyl makers did something like this. It’s so useful. Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day mani with Pretty & Polished + Girly Bits Cosmetics

Press Sample buttonGood almost afternoon! I’m working on this post one handed (baby in the other arm), so excuse any typos! Last night I started off with a bunch of polishes with the intent of doing a St. Patrick’s day watermarble but nothing was working. So I decided to go simple with some water decals from KBShimmer, a creme polish from Pretty & Polished, and a crelly from Girly Bits Cosmetics.

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I used 2 coats of P&P Pine Over Me [press sample, previously swatched], then used these decals from KBShimmer on top. On my thumb and ring finger, I started with a coat of a white Glitter Gal (can’t remember the name!), and used two coats of Girly Bits Cosmetics Eggnogoholic on top.

Girly Bits Cosmetics Eggnogoholic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Eggnogoholic is such a beautiful polish, it deserved a close up!

Even though it’s a fairly simple mani, I do love how it turned out. 🙂 I hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day – maybe you’ll see a rainbow and find a pot of gold!

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Girly Bits Cosmetics Sprout And About [March A Box Indied Exclusive]

Press Sample buttonHi everyone! I’m so excited to be showing you this polish today so I’m just going to jump right in. Today I get to show you Girly Bits Cosmetics Sprout And About, an exclusive polish to the March edition of A Box Indied. The March edition is called Spring Theory; it includes polishes from Girly Bits, Black Cat Lacquer, Contrary Polish, Fair Maiden, and Crowstoes.

Girly Bits Sprout And About 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Girly Bits Sprout And About macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sprout And About is a cool minty green holographic nail polish with a metallic finish and silver holographic flakes. This is 2 coats plus top coat. (Please excuse my kitty scratch!)

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Formula on this was really beautiful – went on smoothly and had good coverage. I was pleasantly surprised that the flakes didn’t stick up off the nail.

Girly Bits Sprout And About sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Girly Bits Sprout And About sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

If you’d like to see photos of all five polishes, you can check out posts from the 5 permanent bloggers for A Box Indied: Cosmetic Sanctuary, Pointless Cafe, My Nail Polish Obsession, Nailed the Polish, and Ermahgerd Perlish.

 The pre-order is at Llarowe.com from March 1-4th; it is priced at $50 USD, free shipping with in the US. Overseas shipping will vary. There will be a giveaway the week prior to the launch, and the info for that will be posted on the ABI Facebook page and IG account.

Each month there is five $25 gift cards (one from each participating maker for that month for their own stores) included and those are randomly inserted with one bottle from each maker.

Phew, with all the details out of the way, let me know what you think about this beauty. It definitely has me longing for spring (though our February has been quite nice!).

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Blobbicure with Girly Bits Cosmetics

Press Sample buttonMorning polish peeps! I have been aching to show this nail art to you, so I’m so excited the day is finally here. I created a blobbicure awhile back with 3 Girly Bits Cosmetics creme polishes [previously reviewed, press sample] and Girly Bits Witch, I’m Fabulous.

Girly Bits blobbicure with Witch I'm Fabulous! accent nail 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Girly Bits blobbicure with Witch I'm Fabulous! accent nail full hand pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 1 thin coat of Blue Christmas. Then nail by nail, I added a thicker second layer and blobbed on dots of Don’t Paddle Break a Nail (pink) and Dreaming Tree (which looks really blue here but it is turquoise).

Girly Bits Witch, I'm Fabulous! macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For accent nails (thumb and ring finger), I used 3 thin coats of Witch, I’m Fabulous! and hells yes, this is a fabulous polish! It has color-shifting flakies in there and smaller glitters of various colors. I only wish I had sun the day I took my photos to show you how awesome this is in the sun!

Girly Bits blobbicure with Witch I'm Fabulous! accent nail right hand | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I also ended up doing my other hand and I love how it turned out as well. 🙂

Girly Bits blobbicure with Witch I'm Fabulous! accent nail | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I can’t wait to hear what you think so holler at me below in the comments!

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