Orly Color Blast Fathoms Below swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning! Today I have a quick post for you featuring Orly Color Blast Fathoms Below. I had stopped in Walgreens one afternoon and this was on clearance – how could a girl say no?

Orly Color Blast Fathoms Below | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Orly Color Blast Fathoms Below macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 coats plus top coat. It is more teal in person, not so blue (which you can see better in the photo below). Formula is a bit jelly, but very nice.

Orly Color Blast Fathoms Below bottle shot background | Be Happy And Buy Polish

It isn’t terribly unique of a color, but for $2 (and some change), it’s a nice polish to have! Have you ever picked up one of the Color Blast polishes from Orly?

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Orly Color Blast Cinderella Nail Polish Collection (partial)

Purchased by Me buttonGood afternoon everyone! I picked up some Orly Color Blast nail polishes the other day from the Cinderella display at Walgreens and I have my picks to show you. They include: Cinderelly, Cinderelly!, Bibbidi Bobbidi Blue, Fairy Dust (no not that one), Oh That Clock!, Magical Carriage, and Wicked Stepmother. 4 of these were in a mini nail polish set (5.3ml each), and 2 are “full size” (11ml).

Orly Color Blast Cinderella nail polish | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Holographic Dotticure Skittlette

Hey yo, all! I feel like the Fonz when I said that. 😀 I hope you are having a great day, and for this Monday morning I have a fun skittlette to show you.

holographic dotticure skittlette | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with 2 coats of Glitter Gal Cosmetics Serpent Black on my pointer and pinky fingers, 2 coats of B Squared Lacquer Plur on my middle finger, and 3 thin coats of Reverie Nail Lacquer Mermaid Scales on my ring finger and thumb. The holographic dots on top of Serpent Black I created with Orly Mirrorball.

Reverie Nail Lacquer Mermaid Scales macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Mermaid Scales is a really lovely dense glitter bomb with blue and turquoise glitters and holographic finish. It was quite thick though, so I kind of struggled to do the thin coats.

holographic dotticure skittlette sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Reverie Nail Lacquer Mermaid Scales sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Of course, I had to do some sun photos, right? This was such a fun & sparkly manicure to have on for awhile. What’s your favorite sparkly nail polish to slap on your nails?

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Guest Post From Moni’s Mani: Upcycled Manicure

Good morning everyone! I have another guest post this morning, today it’s from Moni’s Mani! Please give her a warm welcome. 🙂 

Hello hello!!

How are you??! My name is Monica and I am the nail loving girl behind Moni’sMani a blog I started about a year and a half ago as a way to document my nail adventures and my love (addiction really) for nail polish. I am so happy and honored to be writing to you today. Thank you SO much Jessica for allowing me the oportunity to guest post for you! I hope you’re doing well and that you’re enjoying your time with your little one, God Bless!

It is about a year ago that I did my first guest post and so it seemed proper to recycle or rather, up-cycle a mani I did back then. Hope you like it!

This is from March 30, 2014

I remember I loooved this mani and got lots of compliments

Base: Orly Ancient Jade

Yellow is China Glaze Lemon Fizz sponged in with a makeup sponge then stamped with Pueen Plate 72

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And this is August 2015

Base: KBShimmer Shore Thing

Yellow is SinfulColors V.I Peach sponged in with eyeshadow sponge stick and stamped with Pueen Plate 72

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What’s different? The biggest difference for me is in the clean up and the nail shaping!

There is so much to be learned in this beautiful world of Nail Art and so many amazing people willing to teach us! I’m so lucky to have found so many friends and so lucky to be able to continue to blog with the same love I did when I started. So please, visit me here, I’d love to get to know you and share my nail adventure with you!

Thank you so much for reading and thank you so much for having me Jessica!!

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Wowee, Moni! Your upcycled manicure is absolutely slaying it and I’m grateful for your beautiful photos! Let Moni know what you think of her manicure in the comments below. 🙂 

Re-Swatch Wednesday: Orly Boho Bonnet + butter LONDON Tart with a Heart

Purchased by Me buttonHey hello Wednesday! Time for another edition of Re-Swatch Wednesday. Today we’re going to re-visit an old combo: Orly Boho Bonnet with butter LONDON Tart with a Heart (only click if you want to see embarrassing pictures of when I first started the blog!).

Orly Boho Bonnet | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Orly Boho Bonnet is a very pretty blue-grey creme nail polish. It is slightly lighter in color than my photo shows. This is 3 coats with no top coat!

butter LONDON Tart with a Heart over Orly Boho Bonnet | Be Happy And Buy Polish

butter LONDON Tart with a Heart over Orly Boho Bonnet macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

butter LONDON Tart with a Heart is one of my favorite top coats ever. Seriously complex and gorgeous topper.

butter LONDON Tart with a Heart over Orly Boho Bonnet sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

butter LONDON Tart with a Heart over Orly Boho Bonnet sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve used 1 coat over Boho Bonnet plus top coat for these photos. In the sun, you can really see the super pretty sparkle.

butter LONDON Tart with a Heart over Orly Boho Bonnet shade photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I’ve added a shade photo only to show you the complexity of this polish topper.

When is the last time you pulled out an old favorite? I’d love to hear about it!

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Mommy & Me Nail Vinyl Decals by You Polish review

Press Sample buttonGood morning everyone! I hope you are enjoying the weather, wherever you are. We are gearing up for kind of a busy week ahead of us, sometimes it’s nice to just sit and relax at the end of the day. 🙂

Awhile back, Lauren from You Polish had reached out to some nail bloggers who are parents, to see if they’d be interested in reviewing some “Mommy & Me” nail vinyl decals. I jumped at the chance, because not only do I love to do my nails, my little girl loves to have her nails done as well. 🙂 I was sent three different sheets to try out:

Bows, spirals, and mermaids (full sheet):

Mommy & Me vinyl decals Bows, Spirals, Mermaids | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Cupcakes, butterflies, straight lines (I was sent a half-sheet):

Mommy & Me vinyl decals Cupcakes, Butterflies, Lines | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Hearts, stars, and wavy lines (half sheet):

Mommy & Me vinyl decals Hearts, Stars, Wavy Lines | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I love the fact that each decal and lines set are made in several different sizes for those small child fingers, and my fingers as well. The lines and cut-outs were a little hard to separate from each other – make sure you have an exacto knife handy.

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ReSwatch Wednesday: Orly First Blush

Purchased by Me buttonGood Wednesday morning all! 🙂 Is your week going well? It’s been kind of slow going here. Yesterday I went to a doc’s appointment, except I wrote it down wrong and it was actually on Monday! So, I felt a little dumb. LOL! Ever have those moments?

Orly First Blush | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Today, I’ve reswatched Orly’s First Blush for you, this is 3 thin coats with no top coat. You might have first seen this when I swatched the Orly Blush collection (partial). It’s nice to look back and see what a difference a few years makes it my photos! 🙂 This is still as pretty as it was then, though it had a bit of settling (which you can see, mid-bottle).

Share with me (if you dare) any dumb-dumb moments you’ve had lately – I’d love to not feel alone in my derp moment!

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