Unicorn Pee Polish Comparison: Ringer Goes Blonde, Sir Cockicorn, The Magician, Fire Opal

Purchased by Me buttonHey everyone! So last weekend, I did a comparison of ILNP The Magician to Baroness X Sir Cockicorn. While I had all my unicorn pee polishes out, I decided to do two massive comparison posts. Today’s post is going to compare Darling Diva Polish Ringer Goes Blonde, Baroness X Sir Cockicorn, ILNP The Magician, and Baroness X Fire Opal. Just to warn you, I have a lot of photos in today’s post!

Darling Diva Ringer Goes Blonde, Baroness X Sir Cockicorn, ILNP The Magician, Baroness X Fire Opal bottle shot comparison | Be Happy And Buy Polish

From left to right: Darling Diva Ringer Goes Blonde, Baroness X Sir Cockicorn, ILNP The Magician, Baroness X Fire Opal. Continue reading

Baroness X Sir Cockicorn vs ILNP The Magician: how do they match up?

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! I worked on comparison posts this week with unicorn pee polishes – so called because the pigment used to make them is so rare. Today I have one of the newest on the market: ILNP The Magician to go up against a similar polish, Baroness X Sir Cockicorn [previously swatched].

Baroness X Sir Cockicorn and ILNP The Magician bottle shot comparison | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Pick Three Polishes: SuperMoon Lacquer Mystic Mountain, ILNP Phoenix, Bad Bitch Polish Dripping Icicles layered manicure

Press Sample buttonHappy day to you all! I hope you had a great weekend. Today I have some nail polish swatches and layering to show you with SuperMoon Lacquer Mystic Mountain, ILNP Phoenix, and Bad Bitch Polish Dripping Icicles [press sample, previously swatched].

(Hey all, from here on out for a while, posts are scheduled ahead of time because Henry is here! If you want to see a picture, here ya go: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPTtw5KA5fb/ )

Super Moon Lacquer Mystic Mountain | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Super Moon Lacquer Mystic Mountain macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with SuperMoon Lacquer Mystic Mountain, which I received in a swap with another blogger. This is a multi chrome polish that shifts from blue to purple to green. The green was much more alive & glowy in person.

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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!

Pick Three Polishes: Daisy Island Oasis, Formula X Voodoo, ILNP Home Sweet Home

Morning all! I’ve been trying really hard to get some photos edited and posts typed up, but obviously you can see how well that went. But I made it for today! I’m back with my Pick Three Polishes series where I randomly pick three untried polishes out of my stash, swatch them and then attempt to make nail art with them. For today’s post I’ve used Daisy Island Oasis (a gift from Michelle at Manic Talons!), Formula X Voodoo, and ILNP Home Sweet Home.

Daisy Island Oasis | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Daisy (brand name) Island Oasis is a beautiful bright teal green. It isn’t as bright as my photos show, but I took about 50 pictures and gave up trying to get color accuracy, tbh. LOL. 😀 This is 2 coats plus top coat but it’s almost a OCW.

Formula X Voodoo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula X Voodoo is a metallic pink holographic polish. The holographic effect is more noticeable in real life, even inside. Continue reading

Manicure for Roselynn of Manicured & Marvelous

Hi everyone! I have a special post for you today. Some of you may know Roselynn of Manicured & Marvelous; she’s a great blogger, nail artist, and all around cool person. She’s been having some health problems lately and I wanted to do something to cheer her up. I asked some other bloggers if they’d be interested in recreating her manis and everyone posting on the same day. So here we are!

Happy Birthday Barbie nail art manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I decided to recreate Roselynn’s Happy Birthday Barbie! manicure. Well, I had a long list of manicures that I couldn’t decide from, so my husband helped me by picking this one. Let me tell you, I haven’t done such a super-girly manicure in…like, forever. LOL 😀

Alchemy Lacquers Elixir No. 10, ILNP Daisy Jane, ILNP Summer Crush, Emily de Molly Learned Doctors | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve used 3 coats plus top coat of ILNP Daisy Jane on my pointer and pinky fingers. On my middle and ring fingers, I started with 3 coats plus top coat of Emily de Molly Learned Doctors.

Barbie logo nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my middle finger, I created a gradient with Daisy Jane and Learned Doctors. Then using OPI Black Onyx, I attempted to recreate the Barbie logo, but I think I kinda failed. I did do the same nail art on my Cinderella hand, but the Barbie logo looked like a knight chess piece. haha!

Emily de Molly Learned Doctors, ILNP Summer Crush, Polished Vino bow charm | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used straight vinyls from Polished Vino and ILNP Summer Crush on my ring finger, along with a bow charm from Polished Vino. BTW, I adore how the flakies of Learned Doctors coordinates so well with the micro flakies of Summer Crush!

Alchemy Lacquers Elixir No. 10 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my thumb, I used 3 coats plus top coat of Alchemy Lacquers Elixir No. 10. This was a small batch polish I was able to snap up and my-oh-my, am I glad I did!

Happy Birthday Barbie nail art manicure sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The sun was weak when I took this picture, but you can kind of see the holographic sparkle of Summer Crush and Daisy Jane!

Please join me in sending Roselynn all your good thoughts, well wishes, and/or prayers as she continues to struggle with her health.

Be sure to check out everyone else’s manis at the link below:

ILNP Mona Lisa swatch + review PLUS Beauty Blog Coalition weekly roundup

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning all! Well, this weekend has gone a little sideways :/ My two older kids are fighting like cats & dogs lately, and it’s absolutely driving me bonkers. I dunno if it’s spring fever or what, but I’m tearing out my hair here!

ILNP Mona Lisa | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ILNP Mona Lisa macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Onto the polish! ILNP Mona Lisa is a brown “ultra” holographic nail polish. You might remember this from my extend-a-mani with Girly Bits Dreaming Tree.

ILNP Mona Lisa sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula was good on this, no complaints! This is 3 thin coats plus top coat. I will admit that as pretty as this outside photo is…

ILNP Mona Lisa shade photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I was a little disappointed with how it looked in regular light. The above photo was taken in the shade, but it looked similar in low light. I understand that it’s probably because of the “ultra holographic” particles in there, but it ended up just being too silvery looking overall for me. Don’t you just hate when a polish is pretty but just disappoints you anyway?

Okay, onto the weekly Beauty Blog Coalition link up!