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

Creamy shadows for a Valentine’s Day look

Valentine’s Day. I know, I know. Some of us love it and the rest of us feel like crawling in a hole until February 14 comes and goes. The Love Dork that is me has always REALLY liked Valentine’s Day. And I like to go all out when it comes make-up and nails. If you’re looking for some awesome eye shadows, check out these lovely ones from Sephora.

Stunning right? But wait…

These kids are total winners in my book. While they are intended for eye shadows, I find that they work better as bases. And you have to work quickly because once they dry, they ain’t budgin’. The sponge-tip applicators may make for tough application. My suggestion? Dap a bit on your fingers and theeeeen apply the shadows on your lids. I’ll be doing an FOTD or two using these kids. They are surprisingly crease-less and fantabulous. Not bad for $20. You can scoop ‘em up at Sephora stores or Sephora.com.

Got any idea Valentine’s Day look ideas?

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!

Strawberry Ice Cream bath? Thanks Mrs. Whippy!

Darlings…have you found the time to take a bath yet? While I’ve been too lazy (isn’t that funny? Too lazy to relax… :D) to take one EVERY single day, I still manage to get in at least 3 bubble bath a week. I recently took one and used the Mrs. Whippy bath bomb from LUSH.

Ain’t she purty? LUSH says that this bomb smells like Strawberry Ice Cream and I couldn’t agree more. She’s got soya milk powder infused in her so when she fizzes out, she leaves your bath water milky. You know what though? I didn’t find her to be the softest bath bomb that I’ve experienced. In fact, she was just okay. It was her scent and slow fizzing fireworks that stole the show for me.

Mrs. Whippy, your intentions were good, ma’am. And you smell divine. But a sista with skin as dry as mine needs more softening action. Love you anyway. Mrs. Whippy is only $4.95 at LUSH retail stores and LUSH.com. I purchased this one a few months ago but I love how my LUSH bath bombs always smell so pretty until I use them.

Kiss My Face Peace set giveaway!

I so meant to share the Kiss My Face Peace set with the Clumps family during the holidays but I completely forgot. My uh-oh is going to be someone’s benefit. I will be giving away one of these sets. And the set includes one of these gorgeous soy candles.

I have to pat myself on the back, y’all. It took 30+ shots to get that candle in the perfect lighting. And I did it. Weeee!! Hit the jump to see how you can be eligible to win.