Scofflaw Nail Varnish Radioactive Mermaid swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning all! I’m still working through a lot of my older swatches from earlier this year, so today I have to show you Scofflaw Nail Varnish Radioactive Mermaid.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Radioactive Mermaid | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Radioactive Mermaid macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Radioactive Mermaid is a bright minty green with color shifting chrome flakies. Formula was a bit watery. This is 3 thin coats plus top coat.

I love Scofflaw and I do like the color here but I have to admit that the formula wasn’t my favorite – but I do admit to liking a bit thicker of a formula. So your mileage may vary! I think there will be a restock soon, but I’m not sure exactly when. What do you think of this polish?

ellagee Burnished Skies versus Scofflaw Varnish Diamond Dogs

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone! I know I promised to have more posts this week but alas, this “morning” sickness isn’t going away any time soon. I’m trying, I promise! (Currently typing this while wanting to puke on my keyboard. :/ ) But I went through my photos and I did have this comparison post between ellagee Burnished Skies and Scofflaw Nail Varnish Diamond Dogs ready to go.

ellagee Burnished Skies | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Burnished Skies macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Burnished Skies was a fb group custom from a few months ago. This is a turquoise green crelly with bronze, gold, and color shifting flakies. I used 3 thin coats plus top coat.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Diamond Dogs | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Diamond Dogs macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Diamond Dogs is from the Spring ’16 collection, I believe. This is described as “a¬†vivid sky blue polish with gold and bronze flakes and finished off with a delicate violet shimmer.” I used 3 thin coats plus top coat. Formula was a bit watery.

ellagee Burnished Skies compared to Scofflaw Nail Varnish Diamond Dogs | Be Happy And Buy Polish

ellagee Burnished Skies compared to Scofflaw Nail Varnish Diamond Dogs macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Where Burnished Skies has a much more green base, Diamond Dogs base is much more blue. The flakies are also very different in the two polishes – Burnished Skies is copper, Diamond Dogs is more gold and bronze.

Burnished Skies was a fb group custom, as I said, and is no longer available. But you should join the fb group anyway! Diamond Dogs is still available from Scofflaw Nail Varnish as of this writing.

Hopefully I can get my ass in gear this weekend and get some posts written up! I do miss blogging – it really is my creative outlet to write and paint my nails. I hope you have a great weekend!

Easter Manicure with Pretty Serious Cosmetics + Polish ‘M

Purchased by Me buttonHappy Easter all, if you celebrate! And if you don’t, well, happy Sunday! ūüôā Today I went a little non-traditional for my Easter manicure. Read on for more details!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Gloomy Kitty, Polish 'M Spring Prototype 23 | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with 2 perfect coats of Pretty Serious Cosmetics Gloomy Kitty on my thumb, index, and pinky. On my middle and ring fingers, I used 3 thin coats of Polish ‘M Spring Prototype 23.

Polish 'M Spring Prototype 23 with matte top coat macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Spring Prototype 23 is a lovely white crelly mix, glitters of all sorts of sizes and colors. Shown above with matte top coat and below with shiny top coat.

Polish 'M Spring Prototype 23 macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Though I loved the manicure, I thought I could improve on it. Sigh‚Ķwhy didn’t I leave well enough alone?

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Gloomy Kitty, Polish 'M Spring Prototype 23, Scofflaw Nail Varnish Radioactive Mermaid | Be Happy And Buy Polish

So using a Polished Vino swirly decal and loose glitter from KBShimmer, I decided to go for a flower & vine look. I don’t think it turned out how I wanted, unfortunately. What do you think?

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Scofflaw Nail Varnish Amoeba Jam + Tardigrade Candy swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonAfternoon everyone! So far so good today, how about you? I have a duo from Scofflaw Nail Varnish this afternoon: Amoeba Jam and Tardigrade Candy.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Amoeba Jam side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Amoeba Jam macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Amoeba Jam is a taupe creme with some beautiful shimmer that warms it right up. This is 2 coats plus top coat; the formula was very smooth.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Tardigrade Candy over Amoeba Jam 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Tardigrade Candy over Amoeba Jam macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Tardigrade Candy is a clear-base glitter topper purple, black, orange, and hot red.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Tardigrade Candy over Amoeba Jam side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 1 coat over Amoeba Jam and no top coat. I had no troubles getting the glitter pieces out.

This is currently not in stock at Scofflaw Nail Varnish, sorry! ūüė¶ But they do have an upcoming restock on February 26, so go look and see what will be available!

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Scofflaw Nail Varnish Fluffy Bunny Battle + BBC Weekly Roundup

Purchased by Me buttonMorning! It’s been a weird week, weather-wise, here and I’m ready for the weather to make up its mind. It’s been near zero, blowing cold snow, and then it warms up and makes everything slick. I’m ready for it to be warm or cold (okay not really), just pick one! Anyway – a nail polish that reminds me of cold weather is Scofflaw Nail Varnish Fluffy Bunny Battle!

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Fluffy Battle Bunny 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Fluffy Battle Bunny | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Fluffy Bunny Battle is a light blue based crelly polish with various sized hexes of robin’s egg blue, white, pink, and teal; a dash of fine blue shimmer permeates the polish as well.

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Fluffy Battle Bunny side pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Fluffy Battle Bunny macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula on this is a bit thin but not unmanageable. This is 2 coats plus top coat. I didn’t expect to like this as much as I did! This is currently not in stock at Scofflaw Nail Varnish but you can sign up to receive the newsletter when polishes are re-stocked.

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Baroness X + Scofflaw Nail Varnish nail art

Press Sample buttonAfternoon all! Quick nail art post to show you today with Baroness X Mirror, Mirror and Scofflaw Nail Varnish Gee That’s a Large Beetle, I Wonder If It’s Poisonous.

Scofflaw Gee That's a Large Beetle, I Wonder If It's Poisonous, BaronessX Mirror Mirror skittlette | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with 3 coats of GTALB, IWIIP on my index and middle fingers.

Baroness X Mirror Mirror, Madam Glam Perfectly Natural macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my ring and pinky fingers, I used 2 coats of Madam Glam Perfectly Natural [press sample] as a base. Then I just randomly placed striping tape and painted over it with Mirror, Mirror.

Scofflaw Gee That's a Large Beetle, I Wonder If It's Poisonous macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

GTALB, IWIIP is a beautiful deep blue jelly with scattered holographic effect and flakes and specks in blue, purple, and green. Incredibly hard to capture the totality of this beauty!

Baroness X Mirror Mirror, Scofflaw Gee That's a Large Beetle, I Wonder If It's Poisonous skittlette | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Well, this was an interesting manicure, not sure that I liked it completely – I think I only had it on for a day. What are your thoughts about it or the polishes I used?

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Favorite Indie Polishes of 2015

Hi everyone! I have a huge post today so let’s jump right in. I had such a hard time narrowing down my favorite indie polishes that I showed on the blog in 2015 but I finally got it down to 20‚Ķp.s. *phew!

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