Veil Nails with OPI

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
OPI Sailing & Nailing, 2 coats
OPI Color Paints Turquoise Aesthetic
OPI Comet in the Sky, 1 coat
KBShimmer Oh Matte!

OPI Sailing and Nailing | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Remember last week I showed you veil nails with neons? And a few days ago with a magnetic veil nail look? Well, I’m back today with a different kind of veil nail! I started off with Sailing & Nailing, which is slightly finicky but not too bad. Continue reading

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Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Purple Matte Sparkle vs OPI Ink Suede vs Wet N Wild Happy Hour Hop

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Purple Matte Sparkle, 3 coats on pointer and ring fingers [previously swatched]
OPI Ink. Suede, 2 coats on pinky finger
Wet N Wild Happy Hour Hop, 3 coats on middle finger [previously swatched]

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Purple Matte Sparkle, Wet N Wild Happy Hour Hop, OPI Ink Suede bottle shot comparison | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Another comparison for you! I hope you find these helpful, I always like to know when a polish comes out that might be a duplicate (dupe) for an older (not available anymore) polish.

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Purple Matte Sparkle, Wet N Wild Happy Hour Hop, OPI Ink Suede comparison swatch | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Today I’m comparing Purple Matte Sparkle to Happy Hour Hop to Ink. Suede. As you can see, no dupes here! The WnW is way more sheer than I remember. :/ And the OPI stains. :/ So I would definitely choose the BHB – especially at the price point!

Magnetic skittlette dotticure nail art with KBShimmer, Sally Hansen, OPI, CrowsToes Nail Color, and Polish ‘M

Press Sample buttonGift buttonPolishes used:
KBShimmer You Rocket My World, 2 coats over China Glaze Liquid Leather
Sally Hansen Champagne Supernova, 2 coats [press sample, previously swatched]
OPI Do You Have This Color In Stockholm
CrowsToes Nail Color Tequila Sunrise Sparked, 3 coats plus top coat
Polish ‘M Cheer, 2 coats plus top coat [gift]
water slide decal from who knows where 😀
multichrome nail disc gems from also who knows where (actually I think Nicole Diary)

KBShimmer, Sally Hansen, OPI, CrowsToes Nail Color, Polish 'M flower and dots skittlette full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This was such a fun mani! My husband doesn’t often understand my mis-matched manis but honestly, I don’t care. 😀 I mean, my socks don’t even usually match and it drives him crazy.

KBShimmer You Rocket My World, Sally Hansen Champagne Supernova, OPI Do You Have This Color in Stockholm, CrowsToes Tequila Sunrise Sparked, Polish 'M Cheer | Be Happy And Buy Polish

KBShimmer You Rocket My World macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Aww, I love you too, KBShimmer! ❤ What, you don’t see a vague shape of a heart here? Don’t ask me how I accomplished that because I have no idea.
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Fluid marble nail art with Sinful Colors, OPI, Bee’s Knees Lacquer, B Squared Lacquer

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Bee’s Knees Lacquer The World, 3 coats plus top coat
Sinful Colors 2295 Purpunk Transforming Top Coat
B Squared Lacquer Kandi
OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops, 3 coats plus matte top coat
OPI Alpine Snow, 1 coat (under the marbled nails)

OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops, Sinful Colors Purpunk Transforming Top Coat, Bee's Knees Lacquer The World, B Squared Lacquer Kandi fluid nail art full manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I asked on my Facebook page and instagram which of a dozen manis you, my lovely dear readers, wanted to see and the overwhelming vote was for this mani! (Pssst, please go tell me which mani to show you next!) Continue reading

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Blue Matte Sparkle compared to OPI Russian Navy Suede

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Blue Matte Sparkle, 2 coats on pointer and ring fingers [previously swatched]
OPI Russian Navy Suede, 2 coats on middle and pinky fingers

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Blue Matte Sparkle, OPI Russian Navy Suede bottle shot comparisons | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So when I swatched the Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Matte Sparkle polishes, I pulled out some other polishes for comparison. For today’s post, I pulled out OPI Russian Navy Suede.

Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Blue Matte Sparkle compared to OPI Russian Navy Suede | Be Happy And Buy Polish

They are very similar, but the OPI has a silvery base where the BHB has a golden base. The base to the OPI also seems more tightly packed with the silvery base, or maybe the particles are larger? The good thing about the BHB though is that it doesn’t stain like the OPI! 😀

Marbled Nail art with Sinful Colors Hypnotic Transforming Top Coat, KBShimmer, Polish ‘M

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
OPI Natural Nails Base, 1 coat
KBShimmer Squeeze The Day, 2 coats plus top coat
Polish ‘M Life Is What You Bake It [February 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats plus top coat
Sinful Colors 2294 Redrum [Hypnotic Transforming Top Coat]
KBShimmer Oh Matte!
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny!
Unfroggetable Cuticle Cover

spotted marbled nail art with Sinful Colors Redrum Hypnotic Transforming Top Coat, KBShimmer Squeeze the Day, Polish 'M Life Is What You Bake It | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I told you all last night that I was going to be taking off that spotted marbled mani and starting from scratch today and so here we are! I just wasn’t going to be able to handle the chipping on that mani plus I wasn’t entirely pleased with it. But this? Yeah, it’s summery and fresh and hot. I luff it. ❤ I also have a short tutorial for you so keep reading and don’t forget to share! Continue reading

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