Glamour Doll Eyes It’s So Fluffy, Bella Donna Remix, Rocket FOTD

Press Sample buttonAffiliate Links buttonHappy Saturday to you! 🙂 How was your week? I somehow aggravated the nerves in my right (dominant) arm and so my arm from my elbow down into my hand have hurt like crazy! So I’m going to keep this short and sweet. This is the second month that I’ve been able to be a Glamour Doll Eyes Insider, which means that I’m sent 6 eyeshadows to use in 4 different looks over a period of time. Today I’ll show you a look I created with It’s So Fluffy, Bella Donna Remix, and Rocket.

Glamour Doll Eyes IT'S SO FLUFFY | Be Happy And Buy Polish

IT’S SO FLUFFY is a white-pink shimmer eyeshadow with blue sparkles. Described on the site: “sheer pale pink with a golden purple shift and blue sparkle.”

Glamour Doll Eyes Bella Donna Remix | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Bella Donna Remix is a minty green shimmer eyeshadow with gold sparkle. Described on the site: “sea foam green with a green shift and tons of copper sparkle.”

Glamour Doll Eyes Rocket | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Rocket is a grey-green eye shadow with gold shimmer. Described on the site: “almost a gray with blue and dark dark purple undertones with gold shimmer.”

Glamour Doll Eyes IT'S SO FLUFFY, Bella Donna Remix, Rocket | Be Happy And Buy Polish

From top to bottom: It’s So Fluffy, Bella Donna Remix, Rocket. On the left side is over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, on the right side is over GDE Foil Me. Continue reading

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Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Nude Thrill, Fuschia Ecstasy, Vivid Violet

Purchased by Me buttonAfternoon everyone! Last week I was on a lippie kick (seriously, I bought 7 lippies last week!) and I’d like to start showing you the lip products I bought and reviewing them. First up today is a newer product from Maybelline called Vivid Matte Liquid. I bought three shades: Nude Thrill, Fuchsia Ecstasy, and Vivid Violet.

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid lipsticks Nude Thrill, Fuschia Ecstasy, Vivid Violet swatches | Be Happy And Buy Polish

From left to right: Vivid Violet, Fuchsia Fantasy, Nude Thrill

Formula on these was kind of strange. They were thick in the swatches but spread smoothly and evenly on the lips. But dang, they never ever dried! They also didn’t really dry to a “matte” finish.

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Nude Thrill | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Nude Thrill lip swatch | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Nude Thrill

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Fuchsia Ecstasy | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Fuschia Ecstasy lip swatch | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fuschia Ecstasy

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Vivid Violet | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Vivid Violet lip swatch | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Vivid Violet

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Vivid Violet 4 hour wear time | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I wore Vivid Violet for 4 hours and here’s how it looked after that time. Pretty much worn off totally, and my lips showed every crack, line, and bump. Ick. (To be truthful, I didn’t almost show you this picture!)

When I wore Fuschia Fantasy, I had major feathering, so if you purchase that one, be sure to use a lip liner. It did leave a nice stain though.

My favorite of the three is probably Nude Thrill, but to tell the truth, I’m not real thrilled with any of them. Have you seen these anywhere or bought any?

What I’m wearing for my eyeshadows, if you care to know, are all from the Urban Decay Vice 4 eyeshadow palette. Eyelid is Grip, outer vee is Deadbeat, lower lid next to outer vee is 1985, brow bone is Bones.

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Radiant Orchid nail polishes, part 6 (The Berries)

Good morning everyone! 🙂 I’m so excited to be back posting about the Radiant Orchid nail polishes, and I hope you’re excited too. 🙂

Today’s nail polishes will be all those that fit within the berry spectrum of Radiant Orchid. I’ve used one coat of top coat on each of the following, except for Maybelline Lasting Lilac, since that is supposed to have a matte finish. If you’ve missed them, here are parts one, two, three, four, and five. I’m using this color pyramid by Sephora as a guideline:

Radiant Orchid pyramid

Revlon Rich Raspberry:
Revlon Rich Raspberry

essie the girls are out:
essie the girls are out

Sinful Colors Sagitta:
Sinful Colors Sagitta

Sinful Colors Fig:
Sinful Colors Fig

Sally Hansen Cherry Cherry Bang Bang:
Sally Hansen Cherry Cherry Bang Bang

LA Splash Blowfish Violet:
LA Splash Blowfish Violet

Wet N Wild Through the Grapevine:
Wet n Wild Through a Grapevine

Maybelline Lasting Lilac:
Maybelline Lasting Lilac

So many in this group are ones that I love but I think Sinful Colors Fig just edges out the others, with Sagitta coming a close second.  What are your favorites from this selection? Don’t forget, I’d love to do a comparison post, so if you’d like to see any polishes compared to another, just ask! 🙂 The second to last post will be the Radiant Orchid glitters/holos. I can’t wait for those! Until tomorrow,
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Radiant Orchid nail polishes, part 3 (The Dark & Vampy)

Hi everyone! We’re part way through the Radiant Orchid series. If you’ve missed them, please check out part one and part two. Today’s polishes will be the darkest of the series. A reminder of the color:

Radiant Orchid

And the color pyramid I’m using:
Radiant Orchid pyramid

OPI My Current Crush:
OPI My Current Crush

OPI Anti-Bleak (slightly darker & more purple than photo):
OPI Anti-Bleak

Milani Hipster Plum:
Milani Hipster Plum

Maybelline Color Show Vintage Violet:
Maybelline Vintage Violet

OPI Honk If You Love OPI:
OPI Honk If You Love OPI

What do you think of these dark and vampy colors within the Radiant Orchid color family? I think my favorite of this round is Milani Hipster Plum – and the best part is that I only paid $1 for it when I got it at the Dollar Tree! 😀

The next post in this series will be the light pink/purple ones – totally not my usual style, but it’s nice to have a change of pace from the “usual.” Remember to let me know if you’d like to see any of these polishes (or ones from part one & part two) next to each other on the nail, my last post in the series will be comparisons. Tomorrow I will have another Xmas mani up, so until then,

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#15 Animals (Crumpet’s 33Day Challenge)

Good morning! I have some silly animals for you today! I didn’t want to do an animal pattern or print, so I tried my hand at doing actual animals. I wanted to do a desert scene with bright blue sky, shimmering sand, and camels. Let’s take a look!

I started off with a base of OPI My Vampire is Buff, then painted Wet N Wild Teal Slowly & See over it for the blue sky. For the shimmering sand, I added butter LONDON Tart with a Heart over MVIB. For the camels, I used a combination of Maybelline High Style Sienna with MVIB and OPI Black Onyx.

OPI Black Onyx, OPI My Vampire is Buff, butter LONDON Tart with a Heart, Maybelline High Style Sienna, Wet N Wild Teal Slowly & See

Close-up:

OPI Black Onyx, OPI My Vampire is Buff, butter LONDON Tart with a Heart, Maybelline High Style Sienna, Wet N Wild Teal Slowly & See

Well, they’re definitely not perfect, but I’m glad I’m getting the chance to practice my artistic skills. Check out the rest of the awesome animal manicures by clicking below:

Let me know what you think of my camels! Until tomorrow,
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Crumpet’s 33Day Challenge: #5 Mexican

Hi everyone! I’ll be honest, it was a real struggle for me to find a pattern or print or artwork for me to imitate for today’s nail challenge. Then I stumbled across the work of artist Pristine Cartera-Turkus, in specific this painting:

And I knew I wanted to try recreating it on my nails. I started off with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Himalayan Blue:

Sally Hansen Himalayan Blue

I love this color, and it levels so nicely but it is a stainer for sure!

I then used Sally Hansen Kiwi Bikini (green), LA Splash Blowfish Yellow, and L’Oreal Creme Puffs for the sun ring. For the stems, I mixed OPI Black Onyx with SOPI Studs & Stilettos. For the flowers, I’ve used Maybelline Coral Glow, L’Oreal Crazy for Chic, Color Club Puccilicious, Color Club Abyss, and Color Club Bright Night.

Mexican Flowers

Mexican Flowers

Now, I know that my interpretation isn’t perfect, in fact it doesn’t come really *that* close, but I actually really like how it ended up. What do you think? Be sure to check out the rest of the manicures for today by clicking here:

I’m hoping to have a very special manicure later today, so check back then! Until later,

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Fashion Friday: Lauren Conrad

I had so many different ways I wanted to title today’s Fashion Friday, mainly because my inspiration comes from an ad for Malibu Rum:

lauren conrad malibu rum

Up Close and Personal:
lauren conrad malibu rum

I started off with 2 coats of Maybelline Coral Glow. I then used a striping brush to make half-oval shapes on each nail with JulieG Ornamental:

Maybelline Coral Glow and JulieG Ornamental

Maybelline Coral Glow and JulieG Ornamental

Lastly, I added some dots with Ornamental:
Inside, flash:
Maybelline Coral Glow and JulieG Ornamental

Outside, no flash, sunlight:
Maybelline Coral Glow and JulieG Ornamental

I don’t like how my pinky came out, but otherwise I like it! Do you like it with or without the dots? I hope you are gearing up for a fun weekend! 😀 Until the next time,
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