Blacklight fluid marble nail art with Pure Ice, L.A. Colors Glows, Quixotic Polish

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Pure Ice Limited Edition Bubbling Brew, 1 coat as a base
Quixotic Polish Bug Day [September 2018 Polish Pickup Pack]
L.A. Colors Glows Wave Length

fluid marble nail art with Pure Ice, L.A. Colors, Quixotic Polish | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Hey everyone, I hope you’re having a good week so far! This past weekend felt incredibly long to me and I needed a few days to recuperate. Last night I got to pamper myself with a hair trim, eyebrow wax & dye, and then an actual sit-down dinner by myself. It felt wondrous.
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Pure Ice Nail Polish Head to Meadow swatches + review

Press Sample buttonAfternoon everyone! A quick post today (while some people are napping!) featuring nail polishes from Pure Ice Head to Meadow A Beautiful Bouquet line. This line features 25 new polishes, of which I have 8 to show you today. These are available at Walmart and Walmart.com.

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Pure Ice Nail Polish Purple Reign swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonAfternoon all – it’s been go go go today, no rest for the weary, unfortunately. I do have a pretty Pure Ice Nail Polish that I picked up at Big Lots awhile back – Purple Reign.

Pure Ice Purple Reign 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pure Ice Purple Reign macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Purple Reign is a warm royal purple creme nail polish with golden green shimmer.

Pure Ice Purple Reign | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was pretty good! I just wish the beautiful shimmer was more prominent in real life. In the bottle it is just gorgeous! It just kind of disappears on the nail.

I wish I could find more good Pure Ice polishes, but usually by the time I get to Walmart, the displays are picked over. :/ What’s been your experience finding good Pure Ice polishes?

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Budget Fave #JanuaryBeauty

Good afternoon, wonderful people! For today’s #JanuaryBeauty prompt of ‘budget fave’, I actually have two products for you.

Pure Ice Girl on the Run bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

First up is a new-to-me budget fave:  Pure Ice’s Girl on the Run. I had heard about this in nail blogging circles and finally picked it up. Oh my gosh! This is an amazing top coat, and it’s only $1.97! I do get a bit of shrinkage, but it’s comparable to Seche Vite in my experience. I even have better dry time that almost all of my top coats.

Rimmel London Scandal Eyes mascara | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then I have a long-time budget fave: Rimmel London’s Scandal Eyes mascara. I first got this free for review from Influenster, so this is an old tube (why do I keep old tubes of mascara again??) but I re-purchase this on the regular.

What are your budget faves? I’d love to know if there is something awesome that I’m missing out on!

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February Favorite Swatches & Nail Art

Hi everyone! I had so much fun doing this for January, that I’m going to continue doing it every month.

First, my nail art favorites for the month.

Anniversary Nails:
OPI My Vampire is Buff, OPI Into the Night | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Kisses:
OPI, Over And Over A-Gwen, OPI Black Onyx, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Don't Burst My Bubble | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Skittlette:
OPI Ink, Hey Baby, Black Onyx, Alpine Snow | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pure Ice Gradient:
Pure Ice Home Run, Pure Ice AfterHours | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Now my favorite polishes that I showed you in January.

Sinful Colors Pistache:
Sinful Colors Pistache | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Milk Glass:
ellagee Milk Glass | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A Girl Obsessed But He Loves Me:
A Girl Obsessed But He Loves Me | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer I Still Adore:
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer I Still Adore | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Calypso:
Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Calypso | Be Happy and Buy Polish

You Polish Radiant Orchid:
You Polish Radiant Orchid | Be Happy And Buy Polish

OPI Better Be Blue aka Last Friday Night:
OPI Better Be Blue | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Wet N Wild Temptation and Here Comes Trouble:
Wet N Wild Wild Shine Temptation | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Wet N Wild Wild Shine Here Comes Trouble | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Phew! That’s quite the list this time around! I just couldn’t narrow down the favorites any further though. 🙂 What do you think about my picks? Are they what you would have picked? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below. Until tomorrow,

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Pure Ice Gradient nail art

purchased myself buttonHi everyone! I have some Pure Ice swatches for you today and some nail art. First here is Pure Ice Shore Bet, 2 coats with topcoat:

Pure Ice Shore Bet | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Next up is Pure Ice Home Run, 2 coats with top coat. This was extremely hard to get a color accurate photo.

Pure Ice Home Run | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then used a makeup sponge and did a gradient with Pure Ice AfterHours:

Pure Ice AfterHours, Pure Ice Home Run | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lastly I added disappearing dots:

Pure Ice AfterHours, Pure Ice Home Run | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pure Ice AfterHours, Pure Ice Home Run | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I really liked this mani, but I was sorely disappointed in the stay in power – it literally peeled up off of my nails. So all this work for nuthin’! Hrumph! I do have Shore Bet and AfterHours on my blog sale if you’re interested in those. I will be adding more butterLONDON, Illamasqua, and indies to the blog sale later today. I hope you have a beautiful Sunday! This week will be “indie” week on the blog – I’ll have ellagee, A Girl Obsessed, and The Devil Wears Polish on the blog! Until tomorrow,

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Crumpet’s 33Day Challenge: #7 Artwork With Oldest Untried

Good morning all! I hope you had a lovely weekend. The weather was lovely and cool here – I love fall. It kind of stinks though because here in Montana, we don’t really get a fall season. More like fall for 2 weeks before winter & snow hits. And of course, on Halloween we almost always have snow! 😛

Okay, enough of snow talk! Today is #7 of the 33 “Day” Challenge, and we needed to use our oldest untried polish for this. I’ve paired Pure Ice “Darkside” (also an untried) with Hard Candy Mr. Right. I started with 2 coats of Darkside. This is a red-toned purple polish with micro flakies of gold. It is absolutely gorgeous, and a steal at $1.97 at Wal-mart.

Inside, flash:

Pure Ice Darkside

Inside, natural/sunlight, no flash:

Pure Ice Darkside

I then used my best friend, striping tape, to create squares and then painted Mr. Right on top. Mr. Right is a purple-toned blue that is just glossy and beautiful. Why haven’t I ever used this before? (Oh yeah, because it kind of has stinky fumes!)

Pure Ice Darkside, Hard Candy Mr. Right

What do you think? Check out the rest of today’s manicures by clicking below.

That’s it for me today! Until tomorrow,
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