Polka Dot Rose nail art manicure with CrowsToes, Blackheart Beauty, Moonflower Polish, L.A. Colors

Gift buttonPolishes used:
Blackheart Beauty Cursed, 1 coat as base
CrowsToes Nail Color Hurt me Once, and I’ll Kill you Twice [gift]
Blackheart Beauty Mint Pastel,
Moonflower Polish Electric Slime
L.A. Colors Color Craze Energy Source (white) and Circuits (black)

polka dot rose nail art manicure with moonflower polish, crowstoes nail color, hot topic blackheart beauty | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I was so proud of these nails because my husband looked at them and said, “Wow, those decals look nice!”; I replied, “These are freehand!”
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Thermal Drag Flower Design with P.O.P Polish, Moonflower Polish, Necessary Evil Polish, L.A. Colors

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Moonflower Polish Popsicle
Necessary Evil Polish Zero Stones Zero Crates thermal nail polish, 3 coats on its own, 2 coats under design.
P.O.P Polish Slick and Slide
L.A. Colors Circuits

thermal flower drag manicure with Necessary Evil Polish Zero Stones Zero Crates warm state, P.O.P Polish Slick and Slide, Moonflower Polish Popsicle, L.A. Colors Circuits | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Necessary Evil Polish Zero Stones Zero Crates warm state, P.O.P Polish Slick and Slide, Moonflower Polish Popsicle, L.A. Colors Circuits thermal flower drag manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’m trying to remember where I saw a video tutorial of this, I think it was yagala on instagram? (I’ll link if I find it!) Anyway, it’s a really nifty way of creating a design for nails. You start with a coat of your polish, then let it dry. Then add a second (usually thicker) coat, and while it is runny, add a drop of your polish in the vague shape you want. Then outline with another color!
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Gradient Glitter with Stripe Manicure with Moonflower Polish, Sinful Colors, OPI

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Moonflower Polish Lemonade
Sinful Colors Late Night Haute
OPI Tile Art to Warm Your Heart, 2 coats
1 coat of matte top coat
1 coat of glossy top coat

stripe and gradient glitter manicure with Moonflower Polish Lemonade, Sinful Colors Late Night Haute, OPI Tile Art to Warm Your Heart | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Another current mani, though I’m getting horrid tip-wear with Tile Art to Warm Your Heart so who knows how long it’ll stay. I was inspired by this manicure from chitchatnails.
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Camouflage Nail Art with Polish ‘M, LA Colors, and Moonflower Polish

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Polish ‘M Burlap Beauty, 3 coats. Coverage was a bit sheer but it was good in 3 coats.
LA Colors Cobalt, 2 coats. Formula was really nice on this, if I would have been more careful, I could have just done 1 coat.
Moonflower Polish Sparkling Water
1 coat of matte top coat

camo print nails with Polish 'M Burlap Beauty, LA Colors Cobalt, Moonflower Polish Sparkling Waters | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is my current mani, though I think I might take it off later today. But! I’m so excited because I just finished editing all the photos in my dock, which is like 15 manicures and 5 makeup looks. I spent all day basically getting it done but now it’s done and all is left is typing posts up. Which is a little depressing to think about that work but let’s focus on the good stuff. 😀
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Opposing Stripes Manicure with Moonflower Polish and Polished for Days

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
1 coat of base polish
Polished For Days Solar Flare (April 2018 Polish Pickup Pack), 2 coats plus 2 coats top coat. This is a blackened base polish that shifts from orange to green, with orange to green flakies and with scattered holographic effect. I did need two coats of top coat for a smooth finish. It wasn’t exactly rough after 1 coat, but it wasn’t super shiny smooth.
Moonflower Polish Dip in the Pool, 2 coats, a bright green-blue with blue shimmer. This could have been a One-Coat Wonder. I was worried about nail staining so I doubled up on base coat on my right hand. When I removed it, I did not have any staining.
1 coat of quick-dry top coat

opposing stripes manicure with Polished For Days and Moonflower Polish | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I was thinking about how how people perceive me versus how I perceive myself. Especially as a mom (who drives a minivan), especially now that I’m 40. I know that when I was younger, I saw all moms who drove minivans as hopelessly out-of-touch, lame, with their “mom” haircuts and “mom” jeans. But conversely, if they looked too hip, then they were “trying too hard”. Man, can I go back in time and slap some sense into myself? >.<
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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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