Formula X Brain Power swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonMorning all! I hope you are having a good Friday. 🙂 Today I have a polish that you’ve seen on the blog before, underneath Formula X Alchemy III. Let’s take a look at Brain Power by itself!

Formula X Brain Power | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Brain Power is a camel brown creme polish. Though the formula is thin, it self-levels nicely; it does dry satin. This is 2 coats and no top coat. 

It’s nice to have such a neutral polish in my polish arsenal but I’m glad I didn’t pay full price for this!

Formula X Torque and Racy swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonI’m back with some Formula X nail polishes to show you today: Torque and Racy. These are both chrome-y polishes, one I top-coated and one I did not, just to see how the top coat would change how the chrome looked.

Formula X Torque | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula X Torque macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Torque is a brown-green polish. Formula is okay, it dries fast and matte. It also shows all my ridges and flaws. This is 2 coats plus top coat.

Formula X Racy | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula X Racy macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Racy is a pretty silvery purple polish. Formula is similar to Torque. This is 2 coats and no top coat.

Racy is really pretty, it has to be my favorite. I just love the color. And to be honest, it reminds me of 80s lacy lingerie! 😛 No wonder they named it Racy.

Formula X Alchemy III swatch + review PLUS comparison to Alchemy and Alchemy II

Purchased by Me buttonHi everyone and happy Friday! I’m back today with another comparison post. I was lucky enough that a fellow polish-aholic found Formula X Alchemy III for me, since my Sephora inside JcPenney’s didn’t have it. So let’s take a look at Formula X Alchemy III, and comparisons to Alchemy II [previously swatched], and the original Alchemy [previously swatched].

Formula X Alchemy III | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula X Alchemy III macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Alchemy III Formula X | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I first wanted to see how Alchemy III looked on its own. It is a very pale pink champagne base with gold and pink flakes. This is 3 coats plus top coat. Continue reading

Nail Art with Formula X Orbit, Formula X Vroom, Baroness X Vulcan

Purchased by Me buttonGood morning, my wonderful readers! Today I have a manicure that I was really happy with – I almost thought it looked like stamping, even though I achieved it using nail vinyl stencils. I’ve used Formula X Orbit and Vroom, and Baroness X Vulcan (fb group custom).

Formula X Orbit | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Orbit is a deep blue tinged green creme polish (it’s a bit more green than my photo shows). Formula on this, unfortunately, was no bueno. It was super thin and floody. 😦 This is 2 coats and no top coat.  Continue reading

Kat Von D Studded X: Mini Lip + Nail Duos in Lovecraft, Coven, Bauhau5, Homegirl, Poe [swatches + review]

Gift buttonHappy Sunday everyone! I hope you’ve been having a good weekend. After a week of super nice weather, today it has decided to turn fall and cool. Which is okay, I guess. All the better to bring out my vampy makeup and nail polishes, right?? Yes, of course. haha! 😛 I was gifted these Kat Von D Studded X mini lip + nail duos from a friend and I just had to get them out and play with them right away. Onto the pics!

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Pick Three Polishes: Daisy Island Oasis, Formula X Voodoo, ILNP Home Sweet Home

Morning all! I’ve been trying really hard to get some photos edited and posts typed up, but obviously you can see how well that went. But I made it for today! I’m back with my Pick Three Polishes series where I randomly pick three untried polishes out of my stash, swatch them and then attempt to make nail art with them. For today’s post I’ve used Daisy Island Oasis (a gift from Michelle at Manic Talons!), Formula X Voodoo, and ILNP Home Sweet Home.

Daisy Island Oasis | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Daisy (brand name) Island Oasis is a beautiful bright teal green. It isn’t as bright as my photos show, but I took about 50 pictures and gave up trying to get color accuracy, tbh. LOL. 😀 This is 2 coats plus top coat but it’s almost a OCW.

Formula X Voodoo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Formula X Voodoo is a metallic pink holographic polish. The holographic effect is more noticeable in real life, even inside. Continue reading