Revlon Magnetic swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonA cold hello to you all this morning. It’s going to be a bitterly cold weekend here and I’m going to be hibernating while trying not to kill bored children (snow day today, whee!). Anyway, I have a mainstream polish I picked up a month or two ago – Revlon Magnetic to show you today.

Revlon Magnetic over Revlon Oi Beautiful | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Revlon Magnetic over Revlon Oi Beautiful macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Magnetic is a nice mainstream color shifting polish with blue glitters. I’m sure you could build this up by itself but I’m showing Magnetic 1 coat plus top coat over Revlon Oi Beautiful [previously swatched].

Revlon Magnetic over Revlon Oi Beautiful color shift | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This has a fairly nice color shift from dark purple to a reddish color.  Formula is of good thickness, though a little uneven. It does dry fast and matte.

Although I liked how this looked in the bottle, the unevenness of the formula was a little off-putting and it’s a bit too frosty looking for my taste. What do you think of it?

Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor in Seduction, Passion

Purchased by Me buttonAfternoon everyone! I hope you are relaxing and enjoying this Sunday. 🙂 I have two lippies that I picked up awhile back to show you today: Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor in Seduction and Passion.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Seduction, Passion swatches | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On the left is Passion and on the right is Seduction. I found the formula of these strange. They went on kind of thick but spread nicely. But they aren’t matte by my definition. They have a sheen to them, and they never dry. I guess the good thing is that they don’t dry out your lips like traditional matte lip products?

FOTD with Urban Decay Grasshopper + Crowbar, Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor Seduction | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used Seduction in a makeup look awhile back and I really do like the way it looks on me, I can find other matte lip products that are actually matte.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor in Seduction | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Would you like a close up of my lips? Oops, too late. 😛 At any rate, Seduction is actually much lighter on me than my swatches above show – of course, getting color accurate swatches is always a pain in the rear.

EOTD with Urban Decay Grasshopper + Crowbar, L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner, CoverGirl Intensify Me! eyeliner open eyes | Be Happy And Buy Polish

EOTD with Urban Decay Grasshopper + Crowbar, L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner, CoverGirl Intensify Me! eyeliner | Be Happy And Buy Polish

In case you’re wondering about my eye makeup, I’m wearing Urban Decay Grasshopper (brighter green) + Crowbar (crease), L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner (tight line), CoverGirl Intensify Me! eyeliner (wing & top liner).

All in all, I guess I’d have to give Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor a pass. Good thing I only bought 2 of them, if I’d shelled out more money, I’d be upset! What do you think about these new lippies that are marketed as “matte” but aren’t?

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Revlon Untamed nail polish swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning, lacquer lovers! The other day, I was wondering around Walgreens and found Revlon Untamed in a display. It looked really interesting, so I wanted to share it with you!

Revlon Untamed 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Revlon Untamed macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Untamed is a blackened duochrome base with pink specks and larger bronze flakes.

Revlon Untamed | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 coats plus top coat. It dries really fast, and the formula is fairly thick. The base is almost a little too dark, because it seems muddy looking.

This is a promising nail polish from a mainstream company, which is why I picked it up. I really hope more drugstore brands start coming out with more interesting polishes like this.

What are your thoughts of this polish?

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Revlon Copa Sunset, Oi Beautiful, Carioca Crush nail polishes

Happy Friday to you!! Isn’t it nice to finally be Friday? Today I have the perfect 3 bright nail polishes to show you that I picked up from Ross awhile back (for the awesome price of $7 for a pack of four – it also included a base coat). I’m not sure what collection Revlon Copa Sunset, Oi Beautiful, and Carioca Crush are from – or even if they are – but let’s see them!

Revlon Copa Sunset | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Copa Sunset is a super bright pink coral nail polish. This is 2 coats with no top coat.

Revlon Oi Beautiful | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Oi Beautiful is a tropical punchy purple that is warmer & brighter than my photo (ugh, thanks camera for non-color-accuracy). This is 3 thin coats and no top coat.

Revlon Carioca Crush | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Carioca Crush is a stunning bright blue that reminds me of neon blue lights. This is also 3 coats and no top coat.

These three polishes really do invoke a feeling of tropical hot summer nights and I’m glad I found them at a great price. Which one is your favorite here?

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Revlon Spiderman Electric Chrome collection swatches + review (partial)

Happy Tuesday everyone! Tuesday? Yes, it can be a happy Tuesday, right? Why not, it isn’t Monday! Annnnyway, today I have three Revlon polishes from the Spiderman Electric Chrome collection that I picked up from Dollar Tree. I didn’t ever pick them up the first time around, but who can seriously resist when they are a $1?!

Revlon 1000 Volts bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

1000 Volts is first, this is a really lovely amber with pink and gold shifts.

Revlon 1000 Volts color shift | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I was surprised, this is my favorite of the three! This is 2 coats, no top coat.

Revlon Electrified Web bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Next is Electrified Web, a burnt orange with gold shift, and pink undertones.

Revlon Electrified Web color shift | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 2 coats, no top coat. Not really a fan here. LOL

Revlon Super-Powered bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Last is Super-Powered, a navy blue with slight purple shift and silvery undertone.

Revlon Super-Powered color shift | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is also 2 coats, no top coat. I do like this one as well.

I know there were 2 or 3 others in this collection, and while I wish I could have found them all at Dollar Tree, that’s the way it goes sometimes, right?

Did you ever spot this collection when it was in stores, or pick any of them up? I’d love to know which one was your favorite!

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Revlon Emerald City Matte Suede swatch + review

Hey it’s finally Friday! Though moms all around the world say

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Am I right, or am I right, moms? Anyway, to celebrate today, how about we have a “flashback” to a beautiful Revlon nail polish: Emerald City.

Revlon Emerald City Matte Suede | Be Happy and Buy Polish

I can’t quite remember when I picked this up, only that I purchased it at Big Lots for a whole $2 (it was in a two-pack, so technically each one was a $1).  Here it is, in its natural state with no top coat. Such luscious green polish!

Revlon Emerald City Matte Suede | Be Happy and Buy Polish

I did add a top coat and I love it even more! It almost has a slight duochrome thing going on, and I just am kicking myself for not trying this polish out sooner.

Have you ever had the experience where you finally put on a polish and just regret not using it right away? I’d love to hear your experiences!

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December Faves #JanuaryBeauty

Good afternoon, my wonderful readers. I hope you enjoyed my blogging resolutions post yesterday, and I thank you for your feedback. I truly appreciate you, the reader, whether you comment or not.

Okay, today’s prompt for #JanuaryBeauty is December Faves. I thought I’d go through my makeup and my polishes and see what I really liked for December.

Sephora Formula X Intergalactic bottle shot | Be Happy And Buy Polish

First up is nail polish, because, umm, this is a mainly a polish blog. 😛 This is Sephora Formula X Intergalactic, a textured polish. You’ll be seeing a swatch of this soon, as well as a nail art look with it.

Lorac Princess Palette | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Next up is Lorac’s Princess Palette (prize). I received the entire Lorac Royal Collection as a prize won from Hey Sabrina Faith. (Say hello to my elbows! LOL) While I used all of them a lot, I really kept going back to the Princess Palette.

Glamour Doll Eyes Dirty 30 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Glamour Doll Eyes is one of my favorite places to pick up stunning eyeshadows, and I used a lot of GDE shadows in December! Dirty 30 is one of my favorites that I go back to over and over.

Milani Liquid Eye 05 Brown | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Milani Liquid Eye in 05 Brown is a new-to-me eyeliner but I found myself reaching for it over and over again in December.

Buxom mascara Blackest Black | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I have a love/hate relationship with this next product: Buxom mascara. Sometimes I like it and it looks great; sometimes I hate it because it flakes like mad on me! I (obviously) liked it a lot in December though.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Sultry | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Lastly is one of my favorite lippies that I reach for all the time, no matter what. It’s Revlon’s ColorBurst Matte Balm in Sultry. It’s a matte (duh) red but warm pink undertone, and it totally gives off a retro vibe when I wear it, and I can’t get enough of it. Here’s a swatch of it on the back of my hand:

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Sultry swatch | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Well, there’s all my faves from December! What do you think, would you pick up any of these, or have you?

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