Neon and Magnetic double gradient manicure with Moonflower Polish and Tonic Polish

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
L.A. Colors Energy Source
Moonflower Polish Pool Party and Lemonade
Tonic Polish Mirabilis and Here Comes the Sun

Moonflower Polish Lemonade and Pool Party, Tonic Polish Mirabilis and Here Comes the Sun double gradient rainbow manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

It’s the simple pleasures in life, right? Like seeing a beautiful rainbow after a storm. Now that we don’t live in the city proper, having an afternoon thunderstorm blow through is such a sight to behold. One of the best things about living in Montana is the big beautiful sky that allows you to see for miles and miles; seeing a thunderstorm from so far away and then coming through and then seeing a rainbow afterwards…sigh. It’s just so comforting to me.
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Magnetic Marbled skittlette manicure with L.A. Colors, Tonic Polish, Moonflower Polish, P.O.P Polish

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
1 coat of base polish
L.A. Colors 109 Blankie, a soft blue-grey creme polish.
Tonic Polish Helpless, 3 coats, a multichrome magnetic polish with indigo iridescent flakies. I see blue, green, teal. It was more see-through at 2 coats than I liked, hence the third coat.
Moonflower Polish I Just Can’t Wait (Polish Pickup Pack May 2018), a hot coral stamping polish.
P.O.P Polish SandSlick, 3 coats, a pastel multichrome. Primary colors: nude, blush, tan, pink gold; secondary colors: green, blue; tertiary colors: cobalt, lavender. Check, check, and check! Good, buildable formula.
1 coat of quick dry top coat

marble decal manicure with L.A. Colors Blankie, Moonflower Polish I Just Can't Wait, P.O.P. Polish SandSlick, Tonic Polish Helpless | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Do you know what I would do if money wasn’t an issue in my life? Besides setting up a non-profit for dental work for those who fall through the cracks, I’d never wash my makeup brushes again. I’d just give away my brushes when they got dirty and buy new ones. Wasteful, yes. But my goodness do I hate to wash my brushes!
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Oil slick nail art manicure with P.O.P Polish Pastel Oil Slicks 360 nail polish collection

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
1 coat of base coat
1 coat of L.A. Colors Circuits
Ribbits Stickits Unfroggetable Cuticle Cover in Plain Toad
Entire P.O.P Polish Pastel Oil Slicks 360 collection
2 coats of P.O.P Polish Liquid Glass top coat

oil slick manicure with POP Polish Pastel Oil Slick 360 nail polishes | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Current mani time! If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time, you know that I’ve been trying to perfect an oil slick or oil puddle look. I tried an oil slick manicure with Parrot Polish, with KBShimmer,  and I think I finally nailed it! Keep reading to see how I created this look.
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Neon magnetic paint splatter manicure with Moonflower Polish, Bee’s Knees Lacquer, L.A. Colors Unicorn Sparkle, Blackheart Beauty Vampire Matte

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
1 coat of base polish
Blackheart Beauty Plum Vampire Satin Matte, 1 coat
L.A. Colors Unicorn Sparkle Sparkling Gem, 1 coat
Moonflower Polish Summer Sunset, 1 coat
Bee’s Knees Lacquer She Would Not Go Gently, 1 coat
1 coat of Beauty Secrets top coat to smooth things out
1 coat of P.O.P Polish Liquid Glass for quick-dry
1 coat of Sinful Colors Radical Matte top coat

neon magnetic paint splatter manicure with Moonflower Polish, Bee's Knees Lacquer, L.A. Colors Unicorn Sparkle, Blackheart Beauty Vampire Matte | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Do you ever have a moment of “woah” because someone said something that made you change how you looked at a problem? That is totally what happened when I saw someone say they did a paint splatter manicure by making decals. Like, mind blown! Continue reading

Water Spotted Manicure with POP Polish and L.A. Colors

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
1 coat of base polish
P.O.P Polish Slick Days of Summer, 3 coats. This is sheer but builds nicely.
L.A. Colors Circuits, 2 coats. This is more of a jelly formula than I expected.
1 coat of quick-dry top coat

water spotted manicure with POP Polish Slick Days of Summer, L.A. Colors Circuits | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Things you may not know about me: I’ve never broken a bone. I think I may be one of my only siblings (there are 9 of us) that hasn’t. I don’t know how common it is to not break a bone, and it isn’t like I don’t have plenty of scars all over. Don’t ask why that just popped into my head, but here we are. 😀
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Marbled magnetic manicure with Sinful Colors, L.A. Colors, Moonflower Polish, and Shleee Polish

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Sinful Colors 2476 Shimmy Shimmy from Vanessa collection, 3 coats plus top coat. This is a bright blue polish with strong purple shimmer and cobalt blue flakes. I was disappointed in how it applied, it was super sheer and pulled away at my tips.
L.A. Colors 116 Swiss Coffee. I would call this a cafe au lait color, a lovely neutral.
Moonflower Polish Sprinkles from Summer Neons June 2018. This is an insanely bright pink neon.
Shleee Polish Ghost Bird, 2 coats plus top coat over Blackheart Beauty Black Vamp Satin Matte (1 coat, previously swatched). Before a magnet is applied, this is a concrete blue-gray with pink/red to gold/green shimmer. After magnet is applied, a bright blue stripe appears that shifts purple. Good coverage and formula.

magnetic marbled manicure with L.A. Colors Swiss Coffee, Shleee Polish Ghost Bird, Sinful Colors Shimmy Shimmy, Moonflower Polish Sprinkles | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Man, this week has just been such a gray week so far. I am not enthused to do the things I need to do, as a result of gray weather. School stuff, family stuff, house stuff. Blergh. At any rate, I’m trying to get myself together enough to write blog posts and edit photos. Even though this isn’t the oldest mani I haven’t shown you lately (slacker-itis over here), it’s one of my favorites! Continue reading

Makeup and Outfit of the Day + Body Positivity talk

Purchased by Me buttonProducts used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Nyx Cosmetics Eyebrow Marker in Medium
e.l.f. eyebrow gel
Nyx Epic Ink Liner in Black
Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Intense Eyeliner/Brightener
Rimmel London Scandaleyes retro glam mascara
Hope Girl mascara
Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
Space from Marvel Infinity Eyeshadow palette
dark blue from L.A. Colors 16 Color eyeshadow palette in Smokin’
Cake from Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass
L.A. Girl Pro.prep HD smoothing face primer
Wet N Wild Mega Cushion Foundation in 106A Light Ivory
L.A. Girl Pro.conceal in Natural
Nyx Cosmetics HD Studion Photogenic Concealer in CW12 Green
Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Concealer in CW01 Porcelain
L.A. Girl Velvet Bronzer Contour Stick in Suede
Wet N Wild Mega Glo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter in Halo, Goodbye
Hope Girl blush in 02 Coral
Wet N Wild Mega Glo Cheek & Lip Tint in Kiss Me If You Can
Too Faced Melted lipstick in Melted Berry and Melted Fuchsia
Hope Girl Sebum Control Pore Pact in 01 Mint

Nine West strappy wedge sandals
Peppermint Teal with Pink Roses wrap dress

makeup for redheads with Urban Decay, Hot Topic, L.A. Colors, Too Faced | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Afternoon everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. It has been over 100 for the last few days so I’ve been staying at home, doing nothing and trying to remain cool. Well, as long as you don’t count housework, I’ve been doing nothing. 😛
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