Halloween nail art manicures

Purchased by Me buttonI know, I know. Halloween has come and gone. And I would have had this post up on Halloween or before but I’ll be honest, I’ve really been struggling with anxiety this week and being seriously stressed and overwhelmed (still am 😦 ). So blogging took a backseat (thank you, past me for scheduling a ton of posts ahead of time) while I’ve been trying to sort myself out. I’m not completely sorted out (who is these days anyway?) but I wanted to sit down and show you the manicures I’ve had on my hands over the last couple of weeks leading up to Halloween. I’ve done a blood drip manicure, a disappearing/reappearing manicure, and a Frankenstein themed manicure. A copious amount of pictures ahead 😉

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Pahlish grey mystery nail polish swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning all! Today I have a grey flakie mystery polish that I picked up from Pahlish like….I dunno, forever ago. I’m slacking at getting polishes on the blog in a timely manner lately. Oops.

Pahlish grey flakie mystery | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish grey flakie mystery macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is a grey polish (derp, I said that already) with multicolored flakes. It applied like a jelly polish, and had a good consistency. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

I dunno, there’s something classy about this polish, don’t you think?

Pahlish Armor Falling Down + Darling Diva Polish Kelpie Pee holo manicure

Press Sample buttonMorning all! I hope you had a great weekend! My husband was out of town on a short emergency trip – his grandmother died unexpectedly – so it was nice to have him home. For today’s mani, I have a combination of Pahlish Armor Falling Down and Darling Diva Polish Kelpie Pee holo [press sample].

Pahlish Armor Falling Down | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Armor Falling Down is a brown toned purple (purple toned brown?) with golden shimmer. This had good consistency but let dry before applying second coat, otherwise it’ll be a bit patchy. This is 2 coats and no top coat. Continue reading

Pahlish March + April 2016 nail polish duos

Purchased by Me buttonHi there, wonderful readers! Today I have two separate nail polish duos to show you from Pahlish: the March and August 2016. I ended up using the creme from March with the glitter from August and vice versa. Let’s see how they turned out!

Pahlish Loftiest Muse | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Loftiest Muse macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Loftiest Muse (March 2016) is a light robin’s egg blue creme polish. (You might remember this from this nail art manicure.) Formula on this wasn’t the greatest. It was sheer, uneven, and doesn’t self-level. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

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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?

Pahlish Bubble Yum (Bespoke Batch) swatch + review

Gift buttonHi everyone! Are you having a good week? I hope so! Today I have a polish that was a gift back in September (my birthday month!), Pahlish Bubble Yum. This was a Bespoke Batch from sometime in 2016.

Pahlish Bubble Yum with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Bubble Yum macro with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Bubble Yum is a bright pink polish with gold and pink flakes. My pictures show it so much more dark than it is – it is a bright pink polish!

Pahlish Bubble Yum | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Bubble Yum macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula had a good thickness to it; it does dry satin. This is 2 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat.

I do like the occasional pink polish and this one has just enough oomph and pizzazz to keep my interest. What do you think of it?