Paint Drip Manicure with P.O.P Polish and Sinful Colors

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Polishes used:
1 coat of base coat
Sinful Colors 2509 Defiant Matte Finish, 2 coats. This is from the Radical Matte Finish line and the only one I picked up. In some lights it looks rather grapey purple, in others a more mauve-y purple. Application was easy, almost a One-Coat Wonder.
P.O.P Polish Watermelon BubbleSlick, 3 coats. Formula is good and buildable. “Primary colors: Pink, Hot Pink, Champagne, Blush, Tan; Secondary colors: Gold, Green; Tertiary: Cobalt, Turquoise, Grey”
1 coat of quick-dry top coat
1 coat of Sinful Colors Radical Matte top coat

paint drip manicure with Sinful Colors and POP Polish | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve picked up an actual book and read it? Ugh. I used to love reading so much, immersing myself in the world of whatever book, imagining me right there with the characters (I have an overactive imagination!). Lately (lately? more like it’s been years!) with the kids and their activities and my own interests, I just haven’t picked up a book. Which is a shame because I have a bookcase that is literally stuffed to the brim with books.

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Marbled magnetic manicure with Sinful Colors, L.A. Colors, Moonflower Polish, and Shleee Polish

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Sinful Colors 2476 Shimmy Shimmy from Vanessa collection, 3 coats plus top coat. This is a bright blue polish with strong purple shimmer and cobalt blue flakes. I was disappointed in how it applied, it was super sheer and pulled away at my tips.
L.A. Colors 116 Swiss Coffee. I would call this a cafe au lait color, a lovely neutral.
Moonflower Polish Sprinkles from Summer Neons June 2018. This is an insanely bright pink neon.
Shleee Polish Ghost Bird, 2 coats plus top coat over Blackheart Beauty Black Vamp Satin Matte (1 coat, previously swatched). Before a magnet is applied, this is a concrete blue-gray with pink/red to gold/green shimmer. After magnet is applied, a bright blue stripe appears that shifts purple. Good coverage and formula.

magnetic marbled manicure with L.A. Colors Swiss Coffee, Shleee Polish Ghost Bird, Sinful Colors Shimmy Shimmy, Moonflower Polish Sprinkles | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Man, this week has just been such a gray week so far. I am not enthused to do the things I need to do, as a result of gray weather. School stuff, family stuff, house stuff. Blergh. At any rate, I’m trying to get myself together enough to write blog posts and edit photos. Even though this isn’t the oldest mani I haven’t shown you lately (slacker-itis over here), it’s one of my favorites! Continue reading

Neon nail art with Sinful Colors, KBShimmer, Baroness X

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KBShimmer Just a Phase, 3 coats
Baroness X Fire Opal, 1 coat over Just a Phase
Sinful Colors Neon Collection 2017
KBShimmer Oh Matte, 1 coat

Neon nail art decals with Sinful Colors, KBShimmer Just a Phase, Baroness X Fire Opal | Be Happy And Buy Polish

A few weekends ago was my gramma’s 100th birthday celebration (her birthday is in February, but had the party in the summer) and I created these nails that weekend. I actually smooshed the neons around on a plastic baggie, let them dry overnight, and applied them the next morning.
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Smooshy manicure with Sinful Colors, Shleee Polish, KBShimmer

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Sinful Colors 2432 Rave New World
Shleee Polish Nightmarish, 3 coats plus top coat
KBShimmer Solar Flair [previously used]

smooshy magnetic nail art manicure with Sinful Colors Rave New World, Shleee Polish Nightmarish, KBShimmer Solar Flair | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I really need to sit down and swatch polishes but I just don’t wanna. I just want to do my nails in pretty ways. 😀

Sinful Colors Rave New World, Shleee Polish Nightmarish, KBShimmer Solar Flair smooshy magnetic manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Shleee Polish Nightmarish macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

KBShimmer Solar Flair, Sinful Colors Rave New World, Shleee Polish Nightmarish smooshy magnetic manicure macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish Continue reading

Polish Swatch Sunday: OPI The Thrill of Brazil + nail art

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OPI The Thrill of Brazil, 1 coat!
OPI Midnight in Moscow
Cult Nails Nevermore
Sinful Colors 2284 White on Time
KBShimmer Beach Please
A Girl Obsessed Fractured Spirit

necklace nail art with KBShimmer Beach Please, OPI Midnight in Moscow, OPI The Thrill of Brazil, Cult Nails Nevermore, AGO Fractured Spirit | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I was perusing instagram the other day (as one does when one is ignoring one’s children *ahem*) and noticed someone I follow (samantha1027) posted a photo about #polishswatchsunday. Curious about it, I clicked on the profile and wanted to jump in! The prompt for this Sunday is “toolbox red” and I pulled out an oldie: OPI The Thrill of Brazil. And because I can’t leave well enough alone, I created some nail art to go with. 🙂 Continue reading

Veiled nail art with Sinful Colors, China Glaze, B Squared Lacquer, and Tonic Polish

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OPI Natural Nails Base Coat, 1 coat
China Glaze Liquid Leather, 1 coat
B Squared Lacquer Plur
Tonic Polish Caliente
Sinful Colors 2238 Diamond Blogs
Sinful Colors 2234 Out in Space
KBShimmer Oh Matte!
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny

veiled nails with Tonic Polish Caliente, Sinful Colors Diamond Blogs, Sinful Colors Out in Space, B Squared Lacquer Plur, China Glaze Liquid Leather | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I don’t know how many people have seen this veil technique but this is now the second or third time I’ve done a mani with it and it’s so fun. I first saw this through nail_muse on instagram but I saw this variation and had to try my hand at it. I tried to do an accent nail with Tonic Polish Caliente with the veil technique but I don’t think it worked. :/ (It’s come to my attention that perfect10customnails is perhaps the originator of the veil neil technique. Just gotta give credit where it is due!) Continue reading

Magnetic fluid marble nail art manicure with Turtle Tootsie Polishes, Sinful Colors, ILNP, L.A. Colors, Blackheart Beauty

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Turtle Tootsie Polishes Bolide [April 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats. Good formula, if a little sheer at the tips.
Sinful Colors 2284 White on Time
ILNP Sweet Pea
L.A. Colors 53 Road Trip
Blackheart Beauty Pink Pearls
China Glaze Flirty Femininity, 3 coats. This is so sheer and runny and stinks to high heaven. 😛
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny!
KBShimmer Oh Matte!

fluid marble nail art with ILNP Sweet Pea, Sinful Colors White on Time, L.A. Colors Road Trip, Blackheart Beauty Pink Pearls, Turtle Tootsie Polishes Bolide, China Glaze Flirty Femininity | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Current mani here! I’ve been wanting to use Bolide from Turtle Tootsie Polishes since I bought it but everything I tried just didn’t click. I finally forced myself to sit down with it and come up with other complementary colors and a technique. And yes, I know you’ve seen a similar technique earlier this week. This technique was one I saw from yagala on instagram.

ILNP Sweet Pea, Sinful Colors White on Time, L.A. Colors Road Trip, Blackheart Beauty Pink Pearls, Turtle Tootsie Polishes Bolide, China Glaze Flirty Femininity fluid marble nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

China Glaze Flirty Femininity, ILNP Sweet Pea, Sinful Colors White on Time, L.A. Colors Road Trip, Blackheart Beauty Pink Pearls, Turtle Tootsie Polishes Bolide fluid marble nail art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I love how the fluid nail art really looks like swirled candy or chocolate or even coffee. I started off with a shiny top coat and though I liked it, I really wanted to try it with a matte top coat.
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