French manicure with roses and dots

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Revlon Treat & Boost base coat, 1 coat
L.A. Colors Jelly Sheer Perfection, 2 coats
L.A. Colors Hot Blooded
Bad Bitch Polish No Tricks
China Glaze Liquid Leather
Funky Fingers Gesso
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny QDTC, 1 coat

french manicure with handpainted roses and dots | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’m writing this on Saturday night and dear God I am so glad this day is almost over. My husband had an employee call out sick and so he has to cover that shift; this means he’s working almost 20 hours straight. :/ This also means that besides having a head cold, I was run ragged by my 4 (wild, crazy) dear, sweet children all by myself from sun up to sun down. Continue reading

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Magnetic and thermal gradient nails with Don Deeva and Tonic Polish

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
OPI Natural Nails base coat, 1 coat
Don Deeva Box Office Bitch, 2 coats as a base [previously swatched]
Tonic Polish Queen [previously swatched]
Un-frog-gettable Cuticle Cover around my nails
L.A. Colors Rapid Dry top coat, 1 coat
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny QDTC, 1 coat

thermal magnetic gradient manicure with Don Deeva Box Office Bitch, Tonic Polish Queen | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Oh my gosh, so many steps to create this mani but it is well worth it. It came out really nicely and I have been flashing and moving my nails around a lot. I’ll detail the steps I took below! Continue reading

L.A. Colors Color Craze nail polish in Blushed

Purchased by Me buttonPolish used:
L.A. Colors Color Craze Blushed, 3 coats and no top coat. Formula was okay, a little uneven though.

Okay just a straight swatch today because I cannot, for the life of me, find my notes on this polish. For the love of Pete, Jessica! Oh, wait, I think I found it – woohoo! 😀 Sometimes, I’m slow. 😛 Anyway, this is 3 coats and I used it with the Bee’s Knees Lacquer House on Haunted Chill nail art.

LA Colors Color Craze Blushed | Be Happy And Buy Polish

L.A. Colors Color Craze glitter nail polishes

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
L.A. Colors Color Craze
21 Fiery over 469 Twilight
23 Monarchy over 38 Mermaid
25 Royalty over 35 Mulberry
26 Dreamy over 30 Raise A Glass
27 Icy over 29 Crown Jewel
28 Princessy over 467 Pacific Blue
34 Icicles over 3 Plum Smoke

For the most part, these glitters are base heavy and apply unevenly. The must-haves for me are Icicles and Fiery, possibly Royalty as well. I’ve used the L.A. Colors shimmers and L.A. Colors cremes (that were previously swatched) as bases.
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Annual Random Acts of Kindness Day and manicure

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
LA Colors Color Craze 372 Intimate (pointer and middle fingers), 2 coats plus top coat
Sinful Colors 2212 Rojo Your Boat (writing)
Pahlish Wingardium Leviosa, 1 coat under YouPolish Lucy’s Sparkle (ring finger); 2 coats under Sinful Colors Transforming Top Coats 2294 Redrum (pinky finger)

I talked to you about how I was feeling on Sunday and I guess that feeling hasn’t gone away. My kids still want to do the annual random acts of kindness in honor of my mom; to be honest, I don’t feel like doing it. I wanna stay at home and eat my feelings and not change out of my pajamas. But I’m gonna buck up and do it for my kids. And then maybe tonight, I’ll sit with a piece of cheesecake and some wine and just cry.

As always, I hope you join me in doing a random act of kindness today in honor of someone you love and cherish. Hashtag it #RAOK4Lucy so I can see too.

LA Colors Intimate, Pahlish Wingardium Leviosa, Sinful Colors Rojo Your Boat, Sinful Colors Transforming Top Coat Redrum | Be Happy And Buy Polish