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.

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Amor de Lacquer: Hello Kitty Beauty nail art and polish

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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.

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Amor de Lacquer: Emery boards vs crystal nail files

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The other day one of my homegirls asked me which I preferred; emery boards or crystal nail files. While I have both, I lean more towards one than the other. Know which one that is?

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Amor de Lacquer: Pretty nails for the holiday season

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After getting a lot of questions about the holiday colors from Sally Hansen, I decided to share with you some other lovely holiday polishes.

Tdhe stars of the show come from China Glaze

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Amor de Lacquer: Sally Hansen holiday nail polish 2010

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B, what is Christmas like in Florida? I get this question a lot. Short answer? It’s great. I mean, don’t get me wrong–there is nothing like sipping cocoa while chestnuts roast on an open fire. I love bundling up and wearing boots and scarves. But would I trade all of that for doing cannonballs in the pool in late November? No ma’am.

And although we’re hittin’ 85 degrees here in Orlando, sometimes it’s hard to get into the holiday spirit because it just doesn’t feel like Christmas time. Hence why I love when my favorite beauty brands come out with collections that are holiday-appropriate.

OMG, just WAIT until you see how dynamite that gold is. Just wait. Hit the jumps to see the collection up close.

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Amor de Lacquer: Ruffian nails for the win!

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Okay, I’m not gonna lie. I’ve been pretty lazy on the nail polish design tip. This happens to me every few months. Sometimes I’ll be head over heels in love with konading and doing freehand designs and out of nowhere, I’ll just stop. Lately, I’ve been in love with doing ruffian nails.

Don’t give me that side eye. You’ve heard of ruffian nails, haven’t you?

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Amor de Lacquer: Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen, Fall 2010

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Tracy Reese does it again. I have always been a huge fan of Lady Reese’s pieces. (I made a rhyme, hehe :)). Seriously, lovelies…does this not scream B?

This could be mine for only $408.00. Uh...Santa?

It also screams “Out of my price range and no size 12″. Le sigh is right. Looks like I’ll have to settle for the Fall 2010 Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen.

Which, by the look of those colors ain’t a bad thing.

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Amor de Lacquer: Zoya Wonderful Fall 2010 collection

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It’s not quite the holidays (although I was it was) but with a collection like this, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Zoya’s Wonderful collection has stolen my heart. But then again, it would. It’s a collection of stunning dusty creams.

Oh yeah! Too bad my nails have been a hot and breakin’ mess. One of my middle fingers (such irony, uh?) has decided to just completely break off. It refuses to grow as long as its siblings. Such a meanie, uh? Yes, I just called my finger a meanie. ;)

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