Holographic French Tip manicure with Bees Knees Lacquer, Sally Hansen, Crystal Parade

Press Sample buttonPolishes used:
Sally Hansen Rosy Quartz [previously swatched, press sample], 2 coats plus top coat
Bee’s Knees Lacquer Uni-Cornicopia November COTM
Crystal Parade gems

I really gotta say that Rosy Quartz is one of my favorite sheer polishes. I paired it with this holographic polish from Bee’s Knees Lacquer and really loved how soft and yet powerful it was!

french tip manicure with Sally Hansen Rosy Quartz, Bee's Knees Lacquer Uni-Cornucopia | Be Happy And Buy Polish

french tip manicure with Sally Hansen Rosy Quartz, Bee's Knees Lacquer Uni-Cornucopia macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

french tip manicure with Sally Hansen Rosy Quartz, Bee's Knees Lacquer Uni-Cornucopia close up | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Frill Seeker swatch + review

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Frill Seeker, 2 coats and no top coat

I was planning on using this as a base to a mani that didn’t work out, but I’ll show you the swatch anyway. It applied really nicely and for not having a base coat or top coat, it dried fairly fast as well.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Frill Seeker | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Easter Day spring marbled nail art manicure with B Squared Lacquer, Tonic Polish, Sally Hansen, Blackheart Beauty

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Sally Hansen White on Time, 2 coats [press sample]

B Squared Lacquer Kandi (pink), Rave (yellow), Down Tempo (blurple), The Drop (mint)

Tonic Polish Innocence, 2 coats plus top coat. Formula on this is thick, but in the perfect thickness for me.

Blackheart Beauty AB Star Gazer, 3 coats plus matte top coat plus shiny top coat. This is thick, in a cloying-never-drip-even-though-it-seems-like-it’s-gonna-drop-any-second way. Ugh. Sure is pretty though.

I’m so freaking pleased with how my Easter Day manicure turned out that I just have to show you right away! I don’t ever wanna take it off, that’s how much I love it – and I have copious amounts of pictures to prove it. 😛 I loosely followed this tutorial from alla_nails on instagram for the smooshy part of the manicure.

B Squared Lacquer Rave, Kandi, Down Tempo, The Drop, Blackheart Beauty AB Stargazer, Tonic Polish Innocence, Sally Hansen White on Time marbled skittlette | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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Flowery spring nail art manicure with Blackheart Beauty and Fancy Gloss

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Blackheart Beauty Pale Pink Shimmer, 3 coats plus matte top coat. This is super sheer but dang is it pretty! Formula is on the thin side.

Fancy Gloss Mystery Box Prototype 2016, 2 coats and no top coat. This is a light blue with gold shimmer and blue holographic specks. It does dry textured.

Sally Hansen White on Time, 2 coats underneath KBShimmer flower water slide decal [press sample, previously swatched]

Crystal Parade Romance Mix

This is my current mani – man I need spring so bad. I also need my bed really badly but I’m waiting for the toddler to go to sleep before I get into pajamas and pass out for 2 hours until the baby wakes up. :/ Not that I’m bitter about lack of sleep or anything. 😛 But I did wake up at 5:30 this morning (thanks baby) and got 2 glorious, amazing, beautiful hours by myself with coffee; 2 fantastic hours where no one touched me, yelled at me, asked me for anything, hurt me (toddlers are rough, yo), or whined at me. 😀 That was awesome, in the truest sense of the word.

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polishes

Press Sample buttonSally Hansen has reformulated their Insta-Dri line and they say:

  • New longer lasting formula with 16 new shades
  • Color-matched caps offer a modern, sleek feel and easy shade navigation
  • One stroke, one coat, dries in 60 seconds

I received all 16 shades to try out, except one – Leapin’ Lilac – broke in transit (you can see some of the splatter on a couple of the bottles). I can’t speak to wear time but all of them, except one, needed 2 coats. I do like the color-matched caps, that is a really nice feature. Each one’s formula was different than the next, so I’ll talk about formula under each polish swatch.

Don’t forget to check out the three nail art looks I’ve used with the new polishes: Heart Nail Art, kiss nail art and marbled nail art.

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Valentine’s Day Nail Art with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polish

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Buff and Tumble, 2 coats as a base
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri White on Time
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Peach Buzz
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Let’s Jam

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Champagne Supernova
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Taupe to Go
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Petal to the Metal
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Just in Wine

For swatches of the new Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes, those are now available!

Does it count as Valentine’s Day nail art if it doesn’t have hearts? Oh well, I’m going with it. Swatches of the new Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line coming in a few days.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Buff and Tumble, White on Time, Peach Buzz, Let's Jam | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This first nail art manicure I took a lesson from this tutorial nail_muse on instagram. I’m definitely going to use this technique again.

dry marble with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Champagne Supernova, Taupe to Go, Petal to the Metal, Va-Va Violet | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This second manicure, I used this tutorial (also from nail_muse) but it really didn’t turn out like I wanted so I didn’t wear it out.

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Heart nail art manicure with Sally Hansen and Stella Chroma

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Midnight Drive, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Watermelon Wizz, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Heather Hues, 2 coats
Stella Chroma Karavaki (Polish Pickup Pack December 2017), 3 thin coats plus 2 coats of top coat. This had kind of a stinky scent to it, but I chalked it up to the blue pigment possibly in the base.

I’ll have swatches of the new Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line coming this next week but I wanted to do some Valentine’s Day nail art. I saw this design from majamarkowicz on instagram and totally fell in love and wanted to try it for myself. I quite like how it ended up! Of course I did dishes last night and I’m already seeing wear at the tips. <_<

heart nail art with Sally Hansen Watermelon Wizz, Heather Hues, Midnight Drive, Stella Chroma Karavaki | Be Happy And Buy Polish

heart nail art with Sally Hansen Midnight Drive, Watermelon Wizz, Heather Hues, Stella Chroma Karavaki | Be Happy And Buy Polish

heart nail art with Sally Hansen Midnight Drive Heather Hues | Be Happy And Buy Polish

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