Pahlish green + bronze mystery polishes

Purchased by Me buttonMorning everyone! Today I have two Pahlish mystery polishes to show you, a bronze and a green. I hadn’t picked up mystery polishes in some time and then I let them just sit there on my untried table. For shame!

Pahlish green mystery with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish green mystery macro with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This green polish is a jelly base with teal and blue micro flakes, gold glitters and scattered holographic effect.

Pahlish green mystery | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish green mystery macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Application was a bit thick. It is also more green than the teal green my pictures show. This is 2 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat.

Pahlish bronze mystery with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish bronze mystery macro with matte top coat | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This bronze polish is a jelly base with color shifting flakes, and orange and gold iridescent glitters plus scattered holographic effect.

Pahlish bronze mystery | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish bronze mystery macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Application was also a bit thick but otherwise good. This is 2 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat.

I like the mystery polishes that Pahlish puts out, it’s a good price for something that you might love. Have you ever picked up a mystery polish from Pahlish?

Valentine’s Day Kisses nail art with Pahlish + Pretty & Polished

Press Sample buttonSo I had a post all ready for today, typed up and everything. And then somehow, it disappeared. No trace of it except that I had uploaded the pictures. Since I was starting over anyway, I decided to replace the post with this mani that I wore a couple of weeks ago with Pahlish Just Like the Setting Sun and Pretty & Polished Smoke & Mirrors.

Pretty & Polished Smoke & Mirrors | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Smoke & Mirrors macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Pick Three Polishes: Ever After Burning Twilight, Grace-full Mango Sherbet [Hella Holo Customs], Pahlish My Bespoke Psychopath II nail art

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning everyone! Aren’t you so glad 2016 is over and 2017 has begun? I sure am. And I’m looking forward to this baby being born in a few weeks! Today I have some swatches and nail art with Ever After Burning Twilight, Grace-full Mango Sherbet [Hella Holo Customs], and Pahlish My Bespoke Psychopath II.

Ever After Burning Twilight | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Ever After Burning Twilight macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Ever After Burning Twilight is a holographic periwinkle cream base with gold, bronze, and pink flakies. Formula was a good consistency. This is 3 thin coats plus top coat.  Continue reading

Pick Three Polishes: Pretty Jelly Demeter, Pahlish Loftiest Muse, China Glaze Custom Kicks nail art

Purchased by Me buttonDo you ever have a mani where you’re just like “meh” in the midst of doing it, but then as you keep wearing it, you’re like “damn, this is actually really great!”? So yeah, today’s mani I’m showing you is completely like that. 🙂 I used Pretty Jelly Demeter, Pahlish Loftiest Muse, and China Glaze Custom Kicks. No individual swatches today, sorry!

China Glaze Custom Kicks, Pretty Jelly Demeter, Pahlish Loftiest Muse | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with China Glaze Custom Kicks on my ring finger. This is almost a One-Coat Wonder, but I did use 2 coats plus top coat. The formula is thick, and it will stain your nails!

Pretty Jelly Demeter, Pahlish Loftiest Muse, China Glaze Custom Kicks | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used Pretty Jelly Demeter on my pointer, middle, and pinky fingers. Demeter is a copper scattered holographic nail polish that shifts from copper to red to blue to purple. (I think that’s all the colors I saw.) Formula on this was thick and fairly brush stroke-y. This is 3 thin coats plus top coat.

Pahlish Loftiest Muse, Pretty Jelly Demeter, China Glaze Custom Kicks | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then I used Pahlish Loftiest Muse over Demeter, just on the tips. Loftiest Muse is such a delicate polish! Lastly, I added a small copper gem and a clear gem on each of those fingers.

Pretty Jelly Demeter color shift, Pahlish Loftiest Muse, China Glaze Custom Kicks | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Here’s another shot of how Demeter can shift colors.

Now do you see what I mean about starting off meh and then loving it?! Your thoughts?

Pregnancy + Infant Loss Awareness manicure

Hi everyone! I know, it’s a rare Saturday post but I missed the commemoration of this day last year and so I wanted to do a manicure for it this year. In case you aren’t aware, October – specifically October 15 – is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. This can be a difficult topic to talk about – in fact many people do not ever open up about the losses they’ve suffered. It is better than it was in my mother’s day but still, it isn’t really an open topic.

Part of that, I think, is because of the sensitive nature of miscarriages & infant death. It can be hard, heart-wrenching to talk about that kind of pain. Add in that most people are uncomfortable with talk of death, or dealing with another’s grief, and most people struggle alone.

But you don’t have to struggle alone! After my last miscarriage, I found support online in a Facebook group  and in the Facebook page October 15 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. To be supported by others going through a similar journey, and to support others helped my own grief journey.

If you are struggling with the aftermath of an infant death or a miscarriage, please reach out. Please talk to someone. If your baby was named, please ask people to say your baby’s name. Your baby is not forgotten. ❤

In honor of my own miscarriages, I wanted to create a hopeful manicure. Not hopeful because after years of infertility I was able to get pregnant again, successfully, but hopeful in that I was able to work through my own grief journey.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness watermarble | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on all fingers except my ring finger. I then watermarbled OPI Sailing & Nailing (the blue) and OPI Flip Flops & Crop Tops (the pink) over the top.

watermarble manicure for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I wanted to create the watermarble in a pattern that looked like a flame, that in my heart my children are never forgotten.

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Metaphysics, Baroness X Dioscouri, Pahlish Confetti Cannon holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Metaphysics, Baroness X Dioscouri, Pahlish Confetti Cannon | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my ring finger, I used 3 coats of Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Metaphysics topped by 1 coat of Baroness X Dioscouri, topped by 1 coat of Pahlish Confetti Cannon (part of the March 2015 duo).

I hope that if you are part of this unfortunate club, you are supported by your family, and friends. Your little one is never forgotten. ❤

Pick Three Polishes: Grace-full Eternal Sunset [Hella Holo Customs], Pahlish Winged Cupid, Femme Fatale Cosmetics Sunrise Funfair nail art

Purchased by Me buttonYou know what’s funny about this manicure? I didn’t realize until after I picked the polishes and started doing my nails that all three polish names sort of go together: Eternal Sunset, Sunrise Funfair, and Winged Cupid. 😀 LOL I’m also a super smarty pants and didn’t write down any notes for this. Uhhh oops? Okay, let’s check this mani out!

Pahlish Winged Cupid, Femme Fatale Cosmetics Sunrise Funfair, Grace-full Eternal Sunset | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Winged Cupid is a blush-toned scattered holographic nail polish.  I’ve used it underneath Grace-full Eternal Sunset on my ring and pinky fingers. I’m fairly sure that I used 3 thin coats. Continue reading

Pick Three Polishes: Poetry Cowgirl Snowfall, Pahlish Test Batch Highgarden, Morgan Taylor West Coast Cool nail art

Oh my gosh! Old mani alert! 😛 This mani is from way back in June. Uhh, oops? Anyway, let’s take a look at this sort of failure with Poetry Cowgirl Snowfall, Pahlish Test Batch Highgarden, and Morgan Taylor West Coast Cool.

Pahlish Highgarden | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Highgarden macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Test Batch: Highgarden is a mid-toned holographic purple with purple flakes. No complaints on formula! This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Pahlish Highgarden holographic | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pahlish Highgarden holographic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I didn’t get a chance to swatch Morgan Taylor West Coast Cool, so here are some more pics of Highgarden. But WCC is a gorgeous blue polish that will stain (sorry to say!).

Poetry Cowgirl Snowfall | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Poetry Cowgirl Snowfall is a jelly white base with varying sizes of white, black, and iridescent glitters.  It does dry matte, and had good glitter coverage. This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Pahlish Highgarden, Poetry Cowgirl Snowfall | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with Snowfall, then covered up half of it with Highgarden.

Morgan Taylor West Coast Cool, Pahlish Highgarden, Poetry Cowgirl Snowfall | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then I used a nail stripe to divide the upper half and painted over with West Coast Cool. This is where it went a bit wonky. Did I mention I was staying up late to create this before we went on vacation the next day? All I’m saying is, I wasn’t at my best. 😛

So individually I like these polishes on their own, and perhaps I like them together. But definitely not with this design! What do you think?