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?

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2011: DKNY

While I’m not at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this season, I am loving the looks that I am seeing on some of these runways. Take the DKNY runway, for example…

Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Charlotte Willer used such a unique technique for the lids.

Charlotte used Maybelline’s Line Express Eyeliner in Soft Black. She drew a line from the inner corner and took it out past the outer corner of the eye. The results?

A look that I’ll probably try to re-create myself. How hot is that?

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?