Morgan Taylor Beach Babe, Candy Coated Coral, Going Native, Later Alligator swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! I’ve these Morgan Taylor polishes sitting around for probably a year and I don’t think I’ve ever tried them out. So here goes! Today I have Beach Babe, Candy Coated Coral, Going Native, and Later Alligator.

Morgan Taylor Beach Babe | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Beach Babe is a salmon pink creme with imperceptible shimmer. (It’s more salmon in real life.) Formula is uneven and sheer; it dries fast. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Morgan Taylor Candy Coated Coral | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Candy Coated Coral is a coral pink creme. Formula is a little thin. This is 2 coats and no top coat. 

Morgan Taylor Going Native | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Going Native is a light green jelly. Formula is very sheer and uneven (as seen by the patchiness). This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Morgan Taylor Later Alligator | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Later Alligator is a bright mint green creme. Formula was nice but this is a stainer. This is 2 coats and no top coat. 

Though none of these are standouts, I am keeping Later Alligator and Candy Coated Coral. Which of these four do you like?

Pick Three Polishes: Poetry Cowgirl Snowfall, Pahlish Test Batch Highgarden, Morgan Taylor West Coast Cool nail art

Oh my gosh! Old mani alert! 😛 This mani is from way back in June. Uhh, oops? Anyway, let’s take a look at this sort of failure with Poetry Cowgirl Snowfall, Pahlish Test Batch Highgarden, and Morgan Taylor West Coast Cool.

Pahlish Highgarden | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Highgarden macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Test Batch: Highgarden is a mid-toned holographic purple with purple flakes. No complaints on formula! This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Pahlish Highgarden holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Highgarden holographic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I didn’t get a chance to swatch Morgan Taylor West Coast Cool, so here are some more pics of Highgarden. But WCC is a gorgeous blue polish that will stain (sorry to say!).

Poetry Cowgirl Snowfall | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Poetry Cowgirl Snowfall is a jelly white base with varying sizes of white, black, and iridescent glitters.  It does dry matte, and had good glitter coverage. This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Pahlish Highgarden, Poetry Cowgirl Snowfall | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with Snowfall, then covered up half of it with Highgarden.

Morgan Taylor West Coast Cool, Pahlish Highgarden, Poetry Cowgirl Snowfall | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then I used a nail stripe to divide the upper half and painted over with West Coast Cool. This is where it went a bit wonky. Did I mention I was staying up late to create this before we went on vacation the next day? All I’m saying is, I wasn’t at my best. 😛

So individually I like these polishes on their own, and perhaps I like them together. But definitely not with this design! What do you think?

Pick Three Polishes: China Glaze Smoke And Ashes, Morgan Taylor Tropical Punch, Polish ‘M Breezy Fall Days + nail art

Hey all! I hope you had a smashing weekend. 🙂 Lots of cleaning & home improvement projects in my house so I’m pretty much wiped out. For today’s Pick Three Polishes, I’m using China Glaze Smoke and Ashes, Morgan Taylor Tropical Punch, and Polish ‘M Breezy Fall Days. If you haven’t seen any of my Pick Three Polishes posts, I have a backlog of polishes that are untried; I pick three, swatch them, and try to create a cohesive mani with them.

China Glaze Smoke And Ashes | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Smoke And Ashes macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Smoke And Ashes is a black polish with small shifting flakes of green to blue.   Though it is a One Coat Wonder, it is a fairly thin formula.

Morgan Taylor Tropical Punch | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Morgan Taylor Tropical Punch is a hot pink creme polish. Application was a breeze! This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Polish 'M Breezy Fall Days | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Breezy Fall Days macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish ‘M Breezy Fall Days is a full coverage flakie polish. This is 3 thin coats plus top coat. Application was great and those flakies didn’t stick up at all. Continue reading

Guest Post from B Nailed To Perfection: Tropical Marbled Mani

Good morning, my lovely readers! Today’s guest post comes to you from Bethany at B Nailed to Perfection. I started following Bethany earlier this year and I love her stamped manicures so much! Let’s check out what she created today:

Hello Be Happy and Buy Polish readers! I’m Bethany from B Nailed To Perfection. I feel so honoured to be posting on behalf of Jessica while she takes a well deserved rest with her new baby. I have read and loved her blog for quite a while now so this is a big deal for me. I hope you enjoy my post 🙂

I wanted to try something I haven’t done before and that was marbling with nail polish. I have actually seen this technique demonstrated by Nail Stamp 4 Fun on YouTube. She dabs a few drops of polish onto the back of a stamping plate and then squishes her stamper to mix the colours. Then she applies it to her nail. What’s weird is that the polish almost turns into a stamped image?! You’ve got to try it, it’s really fun!

On my pinky finger I have 2 coats of Strut Your Stuff by Essie which is a bright blue creme. For my two marbled nails I used a base of Color Club French tip and then put a few drops of Strut Your Stuff onto the back of a stamping plate.

I added a few drops of Morgan Taylor Tokyo a Go Go onto the stamping plate and then mixed them and applied to my nails. There is also two coats of Tokyo a Go Go on my index finger. It is a gorgeous pink leaning purple cream.

I felt like the colours had a tropical feel so I grabbed my new MoYou Tropical plate 03 and stamped some images in white.

I sealed in my design with my favourite top coat which is H K Girl by Glisten & Glow.

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Wow, isn’t this just super pretty? That Morgan Taylor polish in particular is my favorite. See what I mean about being in love with her stamped manicures?! I hope you start following Bethany and fall in love with her manicures like I have. 🙂 

 

Morgan Taylor Under the Stars swatches + review

Gift buttonGood morning, my sublime readers! So, I was watermarking photos last night, going through and making sure I hadn’t missed any, when I stumbled across the Morgan Taylor file with only Under The Stars in it and it hit me! I hadn’t ever posted this beautiful polish! For shame, Jessica, for shame.

Morgan Taylor Under the Stars | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Morgan Taylor Under the Stars is a deep midnight blue jelly polish with silver holographic  hex glitters.

Morgan Taylor Under the Stars | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I believe I used 3 thin coats here, followed by a coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and a shiny top coat, and topped with a star glitter at the bed of each nail (naturally).

Morgan Taylor Under the Stars | Be Happy And Buy Polish

The sparkle of this was so hard to capture on camera. It had disappeared a little on the nail (bummer!) but it was still there. My camera was just having no part of it, though.

I wish I had posted this earlier, but now I’m itching to put it back on my nails since this was so long ago. Have you ever totally forgotten about a polish sitting unloved in your collection? I’m afraid it’s happening more and more to me. Until the next time,

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