Mixed Animal Print holographic manicure with CrowsToes Nail Color, OPI, Turtle Tootsie Polishes, Painted Polish

Morning all! I hope that if you’re having a heat wave like we are in Montana, you’re staying cool! I am sweltering and not staying cool because my 6month old is on a nursing streak and he’s sweaty – which makes me sweaty and him more sweaty. Ugh. It’s a sweaty mess. How about a mani that isn’t a mess….or maybe it is? I dunno. At first I didn’t really like it but then it grew on me. Let me know at the end what you think.

CrowsToes Damned If You Do, Turtle Tootsie Polishes Aquarius, Painted Polish Gray Goddess  | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So I started off with OPI You’re So Vain-illa on my ring and pointer fingers. On my pointer finger, I used a giraffe print (maybe it’s a cheetah print?) decal and used Painted Polish Gray Goddess, then outlining with China Glaze Liquid Leather. I added some gems from Crystal Parade in the corner – didn’t really like how it turned out though. Continue reading

Sephora by OPI If You’ve Got It Haunt It + Spark-tacular swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning all! Today I have two Sephora by OPI polishes to show you: If You’ve Got It Haunt It, and Spark-tacular. Both I picked up on clearance at Big Lots like…ages ago.

Sephora by OPI If You've Got It, Haunt It | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora by OPI If You've Got It, Haunt It macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

If You’ve Got It Haunt It is a black based nail polish with iridescent glitters and silver flecks. This is sheer and dries gritty. This is 3 thin coats plus top coat. 

Sephora by OPI Sparktacular! over OPI Stay Off the Lawn!! | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Sephora by OPI Sparktacular! over OPI Stay Off the Lawn!! macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Spark-tacular is a clear based glitter topper with glitters of silver, orange, green, pink, and blue. This is base heavy but has a good spread of glitters. This is 1 coat and no top coat over OPI Stay Off My Lawn!!

I dunno, I expected IYGIHI to be way prettier based on the bottle, so I’m a little disappointed.

OPI Stay Off the Lawn! + Espresso Your Style! swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning all! It’s been a hot minute since I had OPI on the blog so how about two of their polishes: Stay Off the Lawn! and Espresso Your Style! I picked these two up at TJMaxx months ago so I guess it’s about time I get them on the blog.

OPI Stay Off the Lawn!! | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Stay Off the Lawn!! is a dark green creme polish. It reminds me of the color of fake grass. 😛 Formula was kinda thin. This was almost a OCW (One-Coat Wonder) but I did 2 coats and no top coat.

OPI Espresso Your Style! | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Espresso Your Style! macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Espresso Your Style! is a reddish brown with golden shimmer. Formula was thin, and floody, and sheer. Boo! This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Even though I like EYS!, it’s still a bummer about the formula. I just can’t stand when polish runs around on me! Your thoughts?

Failed Camouflage Nail Art with OPI nail polishes

Morning everyone! I hope you had a good weekend. 🙂 Today I have some camouflage nail art for you – or rather, failed camo nail art. I’m not quite sure where I went wrong but the end result was still pretty, even if it wasn’t what I wanted.

camouflage nail art with OPI nail polishes | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used 2 coats and no top coat OPI Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! on my thumb, pointer, and pinky fingers. On my middle and ring fingers, I started off with 2 coats of OPI I Couldn’t Bare Less. Then I used My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Skull & Glossbones, Samoan Sand, and N!N!OF! to create the non-camouflage look.

Like I said, the end result is nice, just not what I wanted. What do you think of it?

OPI Significant Other Color + Different Dimension Ursa Minor manicure

Morning all & I hope you are having a wonderful April morning. 🙂 Today is another manicure I was hopeful would bring me good baby luck but it didn’t. 😛 This is OPI Significant Other Color and Different Dimension Ursa Minor.

OPI Significant Other Color macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Significant Other Color, Different Dimension Ursa Minor | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Significant Other Color is a polish I picked up from TJMaxx. In the bottle it is a pretty purple-pink, on the nail it shifts from mauve to red to gold to green. Continue reading

Black + White Watermarble with Pahlish Munchkinland + Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose

Hello, hello, my dear lovely readers. 🙂 I hope that your weekend was absolutely amazing. 😀 Today I have a manicure to show you with Pahlish Munchkinland and Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose and a black/white watermarble.

Pahlish Munchkinland, Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Munchkinland is a pale pink base with rose gold flakes of different sizes. I layered 2 coats of this over OPI I Couldn’t Bare Less for a more pronounced white look. I dotted with Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose.

Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose holographic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose is a pink holographic micro glitter with green flash/shimmer. Formula is very thick, and dries very textured. I used 3 thin coats but it took me THREE coats of top coat to get a glossy shine. I had no texture after 2 coats of top coat but no real glossy shine. :/ No bueno.

Pahlish Munchkinland, Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose, black white watermarble | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used OPI polishes to create the black & white watermarble. Of course, my other hand came out a bit better (and of course, I didn’t take a picture of her).

Pahlish Munchkinland, Fancy Gloss Pixie Rose, black white watermarble holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I love how this turned out – it’s just kind of a funky skittlette manicure (and you know how I like those!). What are your thoughts?

OPI Samoan Sand + Make Light of the Situation layered manicure

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! Happy Saturday to you 🙂 I’m skating in late in the week with the OPI Mad Love color of the week which is nude/neutral this week. In this week’s life update, I also want to talk about an upsetting situation that happened to me this week and the importance of being kind.

OPI Samoan Sand | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 2 coats and no top coat of OPI Samoan Sand. This is fairly sheer, but does self-level nicely. Continue reading