Pacifica Fantasea and Abalone nail polish swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonI’ve never featured today’s brand on the blog before, which I suppose shouldn’t be that shocking to me – I mean, there’s loads of mainstream brands I’ve never shown on the blog. But somehow when I come across a brand that hasn’t been on the blog, it’s always a surprise. Today I’m showing you Pacifica Fantasea and Abalone.

Pacifica Fantasea | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fantasea is a bright blue creme polish. Formula was thin; application was slightly uneven. This was almost a One-Coat Wonder. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Pacifica Abalone | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pacifica Abalone macro

Abalone is a metallic nail polish that shifts from purple to blue to grey to teal. So pretty in the bottle and on the nail!

Pacifica Abalone color shift | Be Happy And Buy Polish | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pacifica Abalone purple shift | Be Happy And Buy Polish

My notes literally say: “Holy sheer, Batman!” So…yeah. That wasn’t good. It’s also so thin, it runs away from you and floods your whole nail. Also not good. Annndd it’s super brushstrokey. :/ This is 3 coats and no top coat.

Gosh, I wanted to love Abalone so bad. It is exquisite! But all those negatives end up making it a “no” from me. What do you think? Worth it, or not?

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Pick Three Polishes: Ever After Flesh Popsicle, Pacifica Fluorescent Sunset, Vapid Lacquer Pegasus Poots + nail art

Press Sample buttonHey hey it’s a Monday! Time for another Pick Three Polishes post. This is where I pick out three polishes at random from my untried stash, swatch them, and try to make some nail art with them. Today will feature Ever After Flesh Popsicle, Pacifica Fluorescent Sunset, Vapid Lacquer Pegasus Poots, and Green Goddess Creations Unicorns! water slide decals [press sample].

Ever After Flesh Popsicle | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Ever After Flesh Popsicle macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Ever After Flesh Popsicle is a nude holographic polish with bronze flakies. It is lighter than my photos show – pretty much gives me mannequin hands!

Ever After Flesh Popsicle sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Ever After Flesh Popsicle macro sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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What’s In My Travel Bag: Manicure Edition

Press Sample buttonHey and good morning all! Continuing my series of “What’s In My Travel Bag”, I thought you might be interested in what I carry with me for my nails during a trip. I’m assuming you (like me) are starting your trip already having done your manicure.

What's In My Manicure Travel Bag | Be Happy And Buy Polish

For short trips I have just a few requirements: 1) whatever I bring has to fit in a small makeup bag 2) whatever I bring has to truly be a need. So let’s get started, shall we?

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