You Polish Lucy’s Sparkle + Pahlish Hallucinogenic Lipstick

Good morning all! I hope you had a good weekend. Today marks the 5th anniversary of my mom’s death and on this day, my kids and I remember her by doing random acts of kindness in our city. Along with that, I pull out a custom polish from You Polish – Lucy’s Sparkle – that I wear on “her day”.

YouPolish Lucy's Sparkle + Pahlish Hallucinogenic Lipstick | Be Happy And Buy Polish

What’s funny about adding Hallucinogenic Lipstick is that my mom always carried a tube of bright lipstick with her in case she needed to look a bit more “put together” (as she didn’t really wear makeup). I really love the combo of these two.

Pahlish Hallucinogenic Lipstick macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Please, if you’re able, join us in doing random acts of kindness in your city – take a pic and use the hashtag #RAOK4Lucy. πŸ™‚ I’d love to see what you create.

Mommy & Me Nail Vinyl Decals by You Polish review

Press Sample buttonGood morning everyone! I hope you are enjoying the weather, wherever you are. We are gearing up for kind of a busy week ahead of us, sometimes it’s nice to just sit and relax at the end of the day. πŸ™‚

Awhile back, Lauren from You Polish had reached out to some nail bloggers who are parents, to see if they’d be interested in reviewing some “Mommy & Me” nail vinyl decals. I jumped at the chance, because not only do I love to do my nails, my little girl loves to have her nails done as well. πŸ™‚ I was sent three different sheets to try out:

Bows, spirals, and mermaidsΒ (full sheet):

Mommy & Me vinyl decals Bows, Spirals, Mermaids | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Cupcakes, butterflies, straight linesΒ (I was sent a half-sheet):

Mommy & Me vinyl decals Cupcakes, Butterflies, Lines | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Hearts, stars, and wavy linesΒ (half sheet):

Mommy & Me vinyl decals Hearts, Stars, Wavy Lines | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I love the fact that each decal and lines set are made in several different sizes for those small child fingers, and my fingers as well. The lines and cut-outs were a little hard to separate from each other – make sure you have an exacto knife handy.

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Neon and Sparkly Nautical Nail Art

Press Sample buttonGood morning, lacquer lovers! I hope you had simply the best weekend. πŸ™‚ It’s been super hot here, and my office is a sauna, so apologies for missing the In Case You Missed It round up post on Saturday. It’ll be back next week! Today, though, I have a super hot and fun summery manicure for you.

Pink and Silver nautical nail art manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started with 3 thin coats of ellagee The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway on my index and pinky fingers.

Pink and Silver nautical nail art manicure | Be Happy And Buy Polish

On my middle and ring fingers, I used 3 thin coats of Julie G Oh Em Gee!. I then used Julie G White Orchid on my ring finger to create an anchor, and on my middle finger, I used a bow vinyl decal from You Polish (press sample).

ellagee The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Of course, here’s an up-close shot of the ellagee polish. Isn’t it just a beauty?

I had so much fun creating this manicure, and I loathed to take it off! Isn’t that the best thing about creating a good manicure, though? You can still buy the bow vinyl decals from YouPolish for $5.50 for 75 on a sheet.

Well, I hope you have a great start to your week, talk to you soon!

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12 Days of Christmas Nail Art: Glitter

Good morning, lovely reader! Today’s prompt for the challenge is “glitter” and talk about a broad category. I had trouble thinking of what I wanted to do!

I decided to start off with red and green holo diagonal stripes. I’ve used Pahlish Quantum Locked Life Form (green) with Orly Sparkling Garbage on top, and KBShimmer Whole Lava Lovin’ (red). On top of that I’ve used Sally Hansen Ice Pop and then You Polish I’m Worth It (just for added sparkle!).

Christmas glitter nail art | Be Happy and Buy Polish

And of course, a close up shot:

Christmas glitter nail art macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Let’s check out more glittery masterpieces:

I’m also participating in the annual holiday nails blog hop hosted by The Sparkle Queen:

So, are you a glittery, bling-y person? Or not? I’m not usually, but it’s fun to go out of my comfort zone every once in awhile. πŸ™‚

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Pirate Nail Art Challenge: Gold/Treasure

Good morning, ye bilge rats! Today’s prompt for the Pirate challenge be “Gold/Treasure” and I have a sparkly glitter room full of it to show ye!

I’ve started off with 1 coat of OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby, topped by 2 coats of OPI Goldeneye. Goldeneye is quite sheer on its own, so I needed to layer it.
Treasure Nails | OPI L.A.M.B., OPI Goldeneye |  Be Happy And Buy Polish

I then added a coat of YouPolish I’m Worth It, and then on top of that I added loose gold glitter. If you stuck your head in a room full of treasure, what would your eye see? A lot of gold, glittering and splendid. So that’s the direction I was going for today!
Treasure Nail Art | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Why don’t ye check out the rest of these mangy curs’ manicures?

I’d love to know what you think about this manicure, so holla at me in the comments! πŸ™‚
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YouPolish Nail Decals, Stickers, and Stencils Review

press sampleHappy Friday morning everyone! I get all discombobulated when it’s a short week because of a holiday (like Monday’s Labor Day for those of us in the USA); I always think it’s a day it isn’t! LOL. Recently I had the opportunity to try out some nail decals/stickers/stencils from YouPolish, and I have a review for you today!
YouPolish Decals | Be Happy And Buy Polish
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My First Blogiversary and Giveaway!

Good morning everyone! I cannot believe that today marks one year since my first manicure post. It was Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar – and what a manicure it was!Β ROFL. I can’t believe how much better I’ve gotten not just at doing my nails, but doing nail art and expressing myself. I’m also just short of 400 posts in this year – phew!

I also can’t let this celebration be marked without giving a huge shout-out to some awesome ladies that I’ve met through blogging: Dani at From Polish with Love, Hannah at The Dalai Lama’s Nails, Cynthia at Of Life and Lacquer, Kirby at The Mercurial Magpie, Steph at Imperfectly Painted, Lacey at My Boyfriend Hates Makeup, Autumn at AuttyW, Lisa at The Polish Playground, The Sparkle Queen, and honestly, so many more lovely people that I’ve met through this blog. Not to mention the talented people who make nail polishes whom I’ve had the real pleasure to meet through this blog. I really do appreciate everyone that comments here on the blog, or on instagram, or elsewhere. I sometimes can’t believe that people actually come to read and see what I’ve created or swatched!

To help me celebrate, four amazing makers that I’ve worked with over the year have each sponsored a prize. Click through after the giveaway graphic to learn more!

Be Happy And Buy Polish First Blogiversary Giveaway

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