Amor de Lacquer: Emery boards vs crystal nail files

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.

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?

Kat Von D and B: Black liner and tattoos

Kat Von D and I have something in common. We both love tattoos. Yeah, I know…some people are all like, “They are so unprofessional.” OR “They are too permanent. What if you change your mind?” :roll: I’ve got 5 tattoos and have yet to regret any of them. I’ve got them all in locations that are concealable and sag-proof.

That sound you hear is probably of my parents weeping. Sorry Mom. Sorry Dad. Your little girl is a rockstar.  And this New Year’s Eve, I’m going to be rockin’ the a super smokey eye. Courtesy of Kat Von D’s Autograph pencil.

Dry Skin Confessions

Oh gee, how do I start this off? I guess I should just come out with it.

I have dry skin. And I’ve always had dry skin. It’s not something I’m proud about either. It’s embarrassing. You can’t exactly go around scratching your lower back with intense frustration in public without people giving you the side-eye. But to my rescue, I present two drugstore (aka affordable) brands that have been coming to my rescue. First up…

Aren’t they sexy?

Battle of the Purple Lipsticks

If you know me, you know that I LOVE a good purple lipstick. Oh yes, girl..you thought I was in love with red lippies, uh? Yeah…a good red lip is indeed all that and a bag of kale chips. But there is something about purple lips. They are so unexpected. So different. So B. And so, I present to you two very different purple lippies. And I’m leaving it up to you to decide which one is best.

Because ain’t no way I’m choosin’…

Giveaway! Tarte Jewelry Box palette!

One lucky lady will have the chance to win this gorgeousssss and limited edition palette from one of my favorite green brands, Tarte. It comes with 32 shadows, 8 lip glosses, a shimmering powder, 5 eyeliners and a detachable necklace. It’s a Sephora exclusive that retails for $52 and will disappear soon. You want it, uh? Hit the jump to get the deets.

Here’s how you can win…

1) Leave a comment on THIS blog post telling me something totally awesome about yourself.

OR

2) Follow Clumps of Mascara on Twitter and leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.

Zee Rules:

-Open to U.S. residents only.
-Contest ends Wednesday, December  22, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.
-Have you won a giveaway within the past 6 months? Give someone else a chance.
-Winner will be selected at random.
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible.
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected.
-Click here for additional rules and regulations for giveaways hosted on Clumps of Mascara.

If you have any questions, email me at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. Good luck!

For other giveaways from ladies in the blogosphere, check out the Light It Up Blogger event.