Smoosh Nail Art manicure with Vapid Lacquer Round ‘N’ Round, Girly Bits Cosmetics Terra

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Gift buttonThis manicure was one of those, “I’ll start with these polishes and see where I end up” manis. 😛 Which are actually fun to do because sometimes they really work out and you love them (and yes, sometimes they don’t work out). I first started off with Vapid Lacquer Round ‘N’ Round and Girly Bits Cosmetics Terra [Hella Holo Customs nail polish].

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Vapid Lacquer Round 'N' Round macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Girly Bits Cosmetics Terra HHC exclusive holographic, Vapid Lacquer Round 'N' Round shade | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with Vapid Lacquer Round ‘N’ Round [gift] on my pointer and pinky fingers. This is a pink-purple with beautiful copper shimmer. No complaints on formula or application. This is 3 coats plus top coat.

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Kitty Cat nail art manicure with Pretty & Polished Barnwood Builder and Top Shelf Lacquer Fireball [Hella Holo Customs]

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning my wonderful readers! Today I have a mani where I kind of just went with the flow with no real plan in mind and ended up in a good place! Read on for more details about this manicure with Pretty & Polished Barnwood Builder and Top Shelf Lacquer Fireball.

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I started with 3 coats plus top coat of Pretty & Polished Barnwood Builder. This is a thermal polish, but tbh, I didn’t even try to capture the thermal this time around. Limited time, kids wanted attention, blah blah blah. You can see a bit of change at the tips. Anyway! Formula was a bit uneven but not bad. It was more green-gray than I expected though.

Top Shelf Lacquer Fireball Hella Holo Customs, Pretty & Polished Barnwood Builder | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used kitty cat stencils from KBShimmer with Top Shelf Lacquer Fireball [March 2016 Hella Holo Customs exclusive] and quatrefoil stencils from uhhh gosh, I don’t remember where I bought them from. LOL!

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Lastly, I stuck a kitty cat nail charm from Daily Charme on my middle finger.

Even though those quatrefoil stencils didn’t really turn out right, I really liked the sassiness of this manicure. What do you think?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Let me tell you, I feel like I should have just stopped here. But did I? Nope. 😛

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

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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! 🙂

Pick Three Polishes: OPI What’s the Hatter With You?, Pretty & Polished Creme de la Creme, Celestial Cosmetics Dragon Wings [Hella Holo Customs] nail art

Gosh, I gotta tell you, this is one of my absolute favorite fall manicures that I’ve created lately. Let’s just jump right in, okay?

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On my pointer and middle fingers, I used 3 coats plus top coat of OPI What’s the Hatter With You? This is a stainer, but dayum is it ever glorious!

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On my I used 2 coats plus top coat of Pretty & Polished Creme de la Creme. Formula on this is a little uneven but it could have been my base coat. I actually did do a swatch of this later on:
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It really is a lovely palette cleanser of a polish!

Celestial Cosmetics Dragon Wings, OPI What's The Hatter With You?, Pretty & Polished Creme de la Creme | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Celestial Cosmetics Dragon Wings, Pretty & Polished Creme de la Creme | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Celestial Cosmetics Dragon Wings, Pretty & Polished Creme de la Creme macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Over Creme de la Creme, I used Celestial Cosmetics Dragon Wings, a Hella Holo Customs polish. This is such a pretty shifty polish!

This just screamed fall and cozy to me, perfect for this fall loving gal. What kind of manis do you like to create in the fall?

Pick Three Polishes: KBShimmer Open Toad Shoes, Pretty & Polished A Cashmere Rose by Any Other Name, KBShimmer Things That Make You Go Bloom nail art

Hi everyone! Ready for Monday yet? I’ll be honest, felt like I was running ragged all weekend long – no rest for the wicked or something like that, right? 😛 Today I have a mani that I was trying to go for a “fall” vibe but I dunno, it’s kind of an “all season” vibe, I guess.

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I started off with 3 coats plus top coat of KBShimmer Open Toad Shoes on my ring and pinky fingers – one of my favorite “interesting” nail polish color combinations.

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I used 2 coats plus top coat of Pretty & Polished A Cashmere Rose by Any Other Name on my middle finger and thumb, followed by a floral water slide decal from KBShimmer.

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KBShimmer Things That Make You Go Bloom holographic macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my index finger, I used 3 coats plus 2 coats of top coat of KBShimmer Things That Make You Go Bloom. This does dry fairly textured, hence the two coats of top coat.

I loved, loved, LOVED how this turned out – one of my favorite manis I’ve done recently. I’d love to know what you think!

Pretty & Polished Winter 2016 nail polish collection swatches + review [partial]

Press Sample buttonHi everyone and happy Sunday. It’s been a rough week so I hope you are having a relaxing weekend…or trying to, at least. Today I have part of Pretty & Polished‘s Winter collection, which will be releasing tomorrow, November 14. More details on that at the end of the post, but let’s jump into these pretties! 🙂

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Pretty & Polished Icon Collection Part One swatches + review

Press Sample buttonMorning all! I have a huge collection to show you today from Pretty & Polished, called the Icon Collection Part I, with a ton of photos, so let’s jump right in, okay? There are 8 polishes and this collection releases May 13, 2016.

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Chelsea, the maker of Pretty & Polished shares her vision of the Icon Collection: Part I of the Icon Collection is based on current female music icons. I chose these women because they are iconic and have made big impacts not only in music but in my life and the lives of others. This is just the first part of our Icon series.  Continue reading