Amor de Lacquer: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ polishes

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to

Ohmigoodness…I can NOT believe I am just now reviewing OCC’s nail polishes. I’ve been eye-ing them for over a year now. I blame Scrangie. Do y’all follow her blog? My goodness…good ole’ Scrange will have you foaming at the mouth over her beautiful nail polish swatches.

And so when I went to The Makeup Show NYC this year, I made it my business to run over to OCC and get get myself acquainted with a few of the polishes.

You ready?


I have a thing for chartreuse polishes. They are just so striking to me. Wasabi is was a wee bit watery for me…hence the sinking of it in my cuticles. But it’s awesome nonetheless! I don’t have OPI’s Who The Shrek Are You, but I think that they may be dupes.


The pictures shown do known give Anime justice. It is a seriously bright neon pink. If I’m going to wear a pink on my nails, it needs to be loud and bright like this. Anime is sheer and it took a good 3 coats to reach some level of opacity.

Swamp Thing

Want to know the truth about Swamp Thing? I don’t really like it. It’s such a weird color and it just doesn’t compliment my skin well. I knew all of that before I got it. But it’s still slightly attractive to me in some way. I can’t explain it. It’s just so….weird. And here I am thinking I had never seen a color like this before until Yaya from My Own Judge reminds me that MAC’s Dirty Olive is a dead on dupe.

Er uh…she’s right!


Shazaam! This looks like a fo real chalkboard. Remember those chalkboards back in the day? I was one of those kids that would have to clap the erasers after class. Don’t y’all judge me. I was a bit of a teacher’s pet. I LOVE this green. It’s a little watery though. Or maybe my application sucks. Not sure which one is true. Still a stunning green !

While Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is most known for their lip tars, I think their polishes deserve a bit of a look too. I found them to be a wee bit watery so they require small strokes at a time. I used 3 coats for each look and they wear pretty well too. You can snag them for $8 a bottle over at And yep…they are big 3 free!

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

  • Askmewhats

    I think they're available locally! I've seen them around online! the shades are gorgeous B!!!!

  • Mz. More

    I am in love with Swamp Thing and Chalkboard. Such unique colors!

  • gio

    Wow, I love these colors, they are so beautiful and bright!

  • Jourdana

    Those are so cute! I'm in love with Chalkboard, I too was one to clap the erasers after school, I get ya girl!
    I'm gonna have to buy a bottle :P!

  • B

    Thanks lovelies!!

  • Rani

    I sooo have to get "Swamp Thing"!!!

    I totally missed your original post on Mac's "Dirty Olive" so a year later, I go and check out the review and fell in loooove with the color! It has been a must have on my wish list for awhile.

    Flash foward to the last couple of months and I can't find it anywhere! So to now see someone has created a very similar color I am geeked! Thanks for the review!

    Hmmm…now my new search is $8 for nail polish. Lol.

  • Polish Earthgirl

    I LOVE Chalkboard! Does Wasabi compare to Who the Shrek are You? at all?

  • Milan

    I have Swamp Thing and Chalkboard. I actually like Swamp Thing…it is VERY weird. Which drew me to it. I've only worn it once…last summer while on a camping trip (yes I did my nails before a rugged camping trip…don't judge me) but that may be why I liked it. It felt woodsy and "dirty" and seemed to go with the whole nature/camping thing. Its not something I would wear all the time though. I also have MAC's Dirty Olive but have yet to wear it. It is a dupe. I'm just drawn to different/unique polish colors. Chalkboard looks great on you! Love it!


    I LOVE chalkboard! I want it right now :) And swamp thing is oddly appealing to me as well…