Polish ‘M Spring Prototype 21 + 27 nail polish swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! It’s the start of March, and I don’t know about you but I always feel like the beginning of March is spring (though usually that’s when Montana gets a ton of snow!). So let’s celebrate with Polish ‘M Spring Prototype 21 and 27 from last year.

Polish 'M Spring Prototype 21 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Spring Prototype 21 macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Prototype 21 is a lilac based crelly polish with glitters of blue, pink, yellow, lime green and though it’s imperceptible to the eye it does have a golden flake shimmer. Formula is thin, and unfortunately it dried lumpy because of the glitters. :/ This is 3 coats plus top coat.

Polish 'M Spring Prototype 27 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Spring Prototype 21 macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Prototype 27 is a creamy based crelly polish with glitters of yellow, pink, white, blue, and grey; it also has beautiful gold shimmer. Formula had a good thickness but it was clumpy on the brush because of the glitters. This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Though the formula isn’t my favorite, I liked Prototype 27 the best. What do you think of these two?

Polish ‘M Beach Walk, Key Lime, Tropical Mango nail polish swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonHello all! I hope you are having a good day. Today I have 3 Polish ‘M polishes to show you: Beach Walk, Key Lime, and Tropical Mango. These are all from last year.

Polish 'M Beach Walk | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Beach Walk macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Beach Walk is a light sky blue based crelly polish with glitters of dark blue, aqua, light blue, and purple. Formula was very sheer, had a good thickness, and the glitters spread well; it does dry matte. This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Polish 'M Key Lime | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Key Lime macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Key Lime is a light green based crelly polish with glitters of blue, green, lime green, and dark blue. ย Formula was very sheer with a good thickness; it does dry matte. The patchiness you see on the nails was not really apparent in real life. This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Polish 'M Tropical Mango | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Tropical Mango macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Tropical Mango is a pinky orange based crelly polish with glitters of red, pink, purple. Formula was sheer with a good thickness; it does dry matte. This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Surprisingly, Tropical Mango ended up being my favorite. Which one do you like best?

Striped Nail Art manicure with Pretty & Polished Weather The Storm, Polish ‘M Festival of Fall, KBShimmer Poppy Kisses

Purchased by Me buttonI was feeling super meh about doing my nails one week and decided to google “striped nail art designs” when this manicure by Paulina’s Passions popped up. I wanted to do something similar and here’s what I came up with using Pretty & Polished Weather the Storm, Polish ‘M Festival of Fall, and KBShimmer Poppy Kisses.

Pretty & Polished Weather the Storm, Polish 'M Festival of Fall | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty & Polished Weather the Storm macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with Weather the Storm on all fingers except my thumb and ring finger. This is a stormy grey-blue dusty creme. Good formula, though I needed 3 coats for evenness. This is 3 coats plus top coat.

Polish 'M Festival of Fall macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Festival of Fall holographic, Pretty & Polished Weather the Storm | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Festival of Fall holographic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my thumb and ring finger, I used Festival of Fall. This is a “teal leaning dark blue base with blue/green/gold duochrome shimmer, galaxy holo, magenta holo shreds and multi-iridescent flakies“. This is 3 coats plus top coat.

Polish 'M Festival of Fall, Pretty & Polished Weather the Storm shade | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Let me tell you, I feel like I should have just stopped here. But did I? Nope. ๐Ÿ˜›

KBShimmer Poppy Kisses holographic, Polish 'M Festival of Fall, Pretty & Polished Weather the Storm | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then I used striping tape and KBShimmer Poppy Kisses to create the rest of the manicure.

KBShimmer Poppy Kisses, Polish 'M Festival of Fall, Pretty & Polished Weather the Storm | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Maybe it was the fact that I was dreading doing all that work on my opposite hand, but this mani didn’t last much longer after taking the photos! But I’d love to know what you think of it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanksgiving Skittlette Manicure with Bad Bitch Polish, Polish ‘M, and Fancy Gloss

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all my American readers and happy Thursday to everyone else! ๐Ÿ˜› I hope that you will have an enjoyable day, and failing that, plenty of booze to help you get through any political discussions. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just a quick post to show you my manicure that I have on my nails today with Polish ‘M Instant Human (Just Add Coffee), Bad Bitch Polish Chestnut, and Fancy Gloss Mystery Box Prototype.

Bad Bitch Polish Chestnut, Fancy Gloss orange prototype, Polish 'M Instant Human | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used 2 coats plus top coat of Bad Bitch Polish Chestnut on my index finger. Just like all of BBP cremes, this was pretty much flawless, and didn’t need top coat for shininess.

Polish 'M Instant Human (Just Add Coffee) macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my pinky finger, I used 3 thin coats of Polish ‘M Instant Human (Just Add Coffee). This is a dark brown base with gold shimmer, gold, silver, orange, green, blue, and purple glitters. Good formula, a teeny bit thin for me but I like my formulas on the thicker side.

Fancy Gloss orange prototype, Polish 'M Instant Human, Bad Bitch Polish Chestnut | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fancy Gloss orange prototype macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my thumb, middle, and ring fingers, I started off with a base of white. Then on my thumb and ring fingers, I used a Fancy Gloss Mystery Box Prototype. This is an orange base with red and green-gold teeny flakes.

Polish 'M Instant Human, Bad Bitch Polish Chestnut, Fancy Gloss orange prototype | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my middle finger, I used the Fancy Gloss and Chestnut in a needle drag technique. It isn’t my best needle drag but I’m okay with it. I finished off with a bow charm (last used in this Barbie freehand nail art manicure).

Anyway, this was a fun little manicure to do! I hope you have an enjoyable day – I get to splurge and have a piece of pie, with the doctor’s blessing even! That reminds me, I haven’t written an update on this pregnancy lately and I really should – so much to say. But, another day!

Polish ‘M Valentine’s Trio: Cupid’s Love, Sweets for the Sweet, XOXOX swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonOh boy, this post is a long time coming, isn’t it? Valentine’s Day polishes in October? Oh well! I love to show off good polishes at any time of the year. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This trio was exclusive to the Facebook fan group for Polish ‘M and includes Cupid’s Love, Sweets for the Sweet, and XOXOX.

Polish 'M Cupid's Love | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Cupid's Love macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Cupid’s Love is a gray jelly polish with glitters of light blue, blue, and fuschia. ย Formula was good, a bit thin. I had good glitter coverage with each coat. This is 3 coats plus top coat. Continue reading

Polish ‘M La Quinta [Indie Shop May 2016 exclusive] swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! Do you ever have a month where it seems birthdays and anniversaries are flipping rampant? That’s how September is for me – between my husband’s family and mine, it’s chockfull! Speaking of chockfull, this post is going to be full of pictures of the beautiful Polish ‘M La Quinta, so you’ve been forewarned. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I used my lightbox, natural indoor light, sunlight, and shade for the following photos.

Polish 'M La Quinta | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M La Quinta macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

La Quinta was the exclusive polish from Polish ‘M that she had available at the Indie Shop May 2016 event. Luckily, I was able to snag one because Michelle (the owner) had made just a few extras. Continue reading

Polish ‘M Rest & Relaxation collection water-spotted manicure

Press Sample buttonMorning all! I’ve been waiting to show you this nail art using the Polish ‘M Rest & Relaxation collection [previously swatched], but I held off until the collection launched for real! Well, that day is today. This will launch today at 12 pm PST (1pm MST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST) at polishm.com. Each polish is $9; the cuticle oil will be on sale for $7, and other nail polishes will be on sale as well. Okay, onto the nail art!

Indigo Bananas Smoke on the Otter | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with a base of Indigo Bananas Smoke on the Otter, which is from the most recent Creme a la Mode box. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Polish 'M Rest + Relaxation nail polish collection spotted nail art manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Polish 'M Rest + Relaxation nail polish collection spotted nail art manicure Cinderella hand | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used all of the Rest & Relaxation collection, minus the crellies, using the water-spotted technique.

Polish 'M Rest + Relaxation nail polish collection spotted nail art manicure sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used each color in turn, for 3-4 colors per finger. It ended up being very sparkly and really eye-catching! I think I came out rather well, what do you think? Don’t forget to check out my previous post with all the photos of each polish and then stop by Polish ‘M today!