Julie G Bohemian Dreams nail polish collection nail art

Press Sample buttonHey everyone! My apologies for my late review of the 6 JulieG nail polishes from the Bohemian Dreams collection. Like I explained earlier this week, I’ve got a very mobile 7 month old, a terrorizing two-year old, and 2 older kids headed back to school next week. Oh, and our family is moving to another part of town. Yikes. Anyway, my time has been limited, not enough time to sit and do swatching. So….I’ve been wearing a lot of my manis for a few days lately, including all the manis I created with this collection. Long story short, I don’t have swatches of all the polishes BUT I do have manicures with all of them. Let’s get on with it, already. LOL!

A quick application note: all these cream polishes applied like buttah. Seriously. I mean, the colors aren’t revolutionary but I am a sucker for a great cream polish and all of these fit the bill. Continue reading

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Guest Post from Stacie: Fun With Black and Silver

Hello, Be Happy and Buy Polish readers! I’m Stacie from wacie.com and I’m your guest poster today. I have a black and silver skittle mani that I hope you’ll like. For this look, I used Digital Nails‘s Pandorica (black holo) and Wow (silver holo), Sally Hansen’s Black Out (black creme), OPI’s Push and Shove (silver foil), and Indigo Bananas‘s Moonlight (Clair de Lune) (silver flakies). I used top coat on every nail but the middle one. All photos were taken in direct sunlight.

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Indigo Bananas 2% Butterscotch Ripple swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood wonderful January morning to you! The birds are (not) singing, but my house is quiet because the children are back in school…woohoo! Don’t get me wrong, I love my children, but we were all getting tired of each other at the end of last week, especially since the weather has been so cold and not conducive to outside play. Anyway, this morning I have Indigo Bananas 2% Butterscotch Ripple to show you.

*Programming Note* I had quite a few polishes I wasn’t able to show you in 2015, so I’ll be trying to get those posted over the next couple of weeks. 

I’ll be honest, when I first started investigating indies, I heard so much about this polish, but I resisted the urge to purchase it for the longest time. Read on to find out what I think of it, now that I have it. Indigo Bananas 2% Butterscotch Ripple | Be Happy And Buy Polish Indigo Bananas 2% Butterscotch Ripple is described as “a dark plum base with predominantly gold to green colorshifting GLITTER (not shimmer or pigment) in it, along with a mix of other glitters that sparkle green, gold, or an assortment of rainbow colors.” You can see the shift just barely in the bottle shot above. Indigo Bananas 2% Butterscotch Ripple | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I had no issues with the formula, it went on easily and smoothly. This is 3 coats with top coat, and you can still see some VNL. Let’s check out a closeup: Indigo Bananas 2% Butterscotch Ripple | Be Happy And Buy Polish

All in all, it’s not my favorite polish. It is a lovely polish, to be sure, and I like the color shifting glitters. Maybe it’s because it was so talked up in the nail polish community that I just feel let down? I’m not sure. But, I’d love to know what you think of it! Do you have this polish? Would this be something you’re interested in?

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Dots and Stripes Nail Art

Good morning, wonderful readers! Today I have a fun nail art look to show you, inspired by the polishes that were just sitting around on my nail desk.

*Programming Note* I had quite a few polishes & nail art looks I wasn’t able to show you in 2015, so I’ll be trying to get those posted over the next couple of weeks. 

OPI Alpine Snow, Mentality Black Holo, Sailor, ALIQUID Lacquer The Skeleton's Ring, Indigo Bananas Grave Importance | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve used OPI Alpine snow with Mentality Black Holo (matte) on my pointer finger, ALIQUID Lacquer The Skeleton’s Ring with Mentality Sailor on my middle and ring fingers, and Indigo Bananas Grave Importance on my pinky.

I’m honestly not sure what I was going for here, but I like the end result. What do you think?

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Indigo Bananas Acid Ocean

Purchased by Me buttonHello, and good morning, my wonderful readers! Unfortunately, I had a bad night of coughing all night (super fun!) so I’m pretty exhausted this morning. I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about me being sick, I sure as hell am tired of coughing! But today, I have a pretty polish combo to cheer us both up. 🙂

I’ve started with two coats of OPI Eurso Euro, a very lovely deep blue:

OPI Eurso Euro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used one coat of Indigo Bananas Acid Ocean over the top. This is my first time trying out Indigo Bananas and I have to say that so far, I’m not disappointed! Acid Ocean is from the Summer Rains collection.

Indigo Bananas Acid Ocean over OPI Eurso Euro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Looking back, I should have used two coats of Acid Ocean to really make the color shift more noticeable, but this was a really lovely subtle touch, I thought! You can definitely see the shift in the bottle, though, and on the edges of the nail in the macro photo below:

Indigo Bananas Acid Ocean over OPI Eurso Euro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

What do you think of this lovely polish? Have you ever tried out Indigo Bananas polishes before? I’d love recommendations if you have them! I’m off to pour myself more coffee and wake up, so have a great day. 🙂

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