Amor de Lacquer: Mannequin hands for brown girls

I first heard about about mannequin nails on All Lacquered Up. And since then, I’ve looked high and low for nail polishes that look close my skin complexion. I’ve found darker ones through Nubar’s Chocolate Truffle Collection (one of the best collections, EVER!) but never one that looks close to my NW45 skin complexion. OPI’s San Tan-tonio is about as close as I’ll get.

Amor de Lacquer: Wet N Wild’s polishes. Cheap n awesome!

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 Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Never ever knock the power  and awesomeness of cheaper brands of polish. I find that their formulas are just as good if not better than higher end polishes. And I’ve always known that about Wet N Wild polishes. Their Fast Dry Nail Color polishes claim to not only dry in 60 seconds  but they also have what they call a ManiCurve Brush. This brush is designed with a flat rod for even liquid dispersion and a rounded bristle tip.

And the most recent collection is named after some of our favorite TV shows. Check out Everybody Loves Redmond, Teal or No Teal and Buffy the Violet Slayer.

Pretty cool lookin’ crew, uh?

Amor de Lacquer: Milani Rockstar Glitter 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 Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Oh boy, have I been waiting for this collection…

Go ahead and brace yourself, lovelies. You’re going to need about half of this collection. But the good news is…they retail for under $5. They ain’t bad, uh?

New York Fashion Week Fall 2011: Caviar Nails

Celebrity nail technician Pattie Yankee for Dashing Diva helped create super cool caviar-esque nails for the Cushnie et Ochs show.

Dashing Diva shares how you can get the same look at home using adhesive nails.

1. Apply 2 coats of Dashing Diva’s Limo Service Polish

2. Apply nail glue all over the nail

3. Dip nails into black seed beads

4. Sprinkle with black glitter

5. Apply and activator spray to adhere

These are super funky. Think you’ll try ‘em at home?

Photos by Ann Lawlor

Amor de Lacquer: Valentine’s Day nails

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 Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Who wants some Valentine’s Day nails? Don’t front, my sister. You know you’ve been waiting until Valentine’s Day season to rock some pink nails. I kid, I kid. While most of us nail polish lovers don’t need to wait on a holiday to rock certain nail colors, I love going over the top when holidays pop up.

And so…how appropriate are these pink polishes from Sinful Colors?

But the best thing about these polishes? They are only $1.99? Ohhhh yeah!

Amor de Lacquer: My First Bottle of Chanel

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 Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

I almost did a cartwheel when I unwrapped some Chanel polishes this past Christmas. I’ve tried several brands of nail polish but only a handful of luxury brands. And while I’ve always wanted to try Chanel, I just couldn’t justify buying a $25 of le vernis. As much as I love nail polishes, come on, yo…$25 is a lot for ONE bottle. Or am I cheap? Probably the latter. 8)

Gotta love when people can read your mind and get your desires for you. :D

So how awesome is Paradoxal? Hit the jump to see if it met my expectations.

Amor de Lacquer: Hello Kitty Beauty nail art and polish

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 Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Of course I had to show the nail goodies from the Hello Kitty Beauty collection some love. Let’s take a look at the nail stickers.

Yep, you can squeal now.