Amor de Lacquer: e.l.f. $5 nail polish set

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.

You knew it was coming, didn’t you? I’ve reviewed so many other products from e.l.f. that it only makes sense that I review their polishes. You know, with me being obsessed with nail polish and all. This 5-piece nail set costs all of $5. Well, helllloooo there!

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Amor de Lacquer: China Glaze Anchor’s Away, part II

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.

Time to take a peek at part II of China Glaze’s Anchors Away collection. If you missed part I, check it out here. This time we’re takin’ a look at the softer shades from the collection.


White Cap is absolutely stunning. It isn’t the best on its own but it makes a perfect top coat. It instantly gives any polish a perfect  pop of gold shimmer.

I’ve never owned a color like this but I find it gorgeous. It reminds me of mango butter cream. If there ever was such a thing. 8)

Sea Spray is hands down one of my favorites of the collection. I’ve been rocking this with White Cap on top on my toes for quite some time. It looks okay in pictures but if there is one color you want to get from this collection, it has to be Sea Spray.

Knotty is my least favorite in the bunch. It’s a sheer gold that may be best for for nail designing.

What a hot glossy gray! You can never go wrong with gray polishes. I love this one.

This kid looks like the yellow-er version of White Cap. It isn’t as pretty but does pretty good when used as a layering polish.

I applied 2 coats for each polish and as always, the formula were awesome. I never have any application issues when it comes to China Glaze polishes.

See any that you like?

 

 

Polish Pretty,

 

Shellac Update

2 weeks passed and as promised I am giving y’all an update on my experience with the gel nail treatment. If you missed my initial post, check it out here.

After 2 weeks the nails were STILL shinning so as far as staying glossy and wet-looking, Shellac nails deliver. And that’s not all…

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Amor de Lacquer: Revamped nail polish storage, part III

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 feel like I am FOREVER switching up my nail polish storage. It’s the neat freak in me. If it’s not neat and organized, I’m in a frenzy. Let’s see how long this nail polish storage bit lasts.

Hit the jump to see how I organized thangs.

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Amor de Lacquer: Sally Hansen Sally Effects Nail Polish Strips

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 am 500 years late in reviewing these kids. In fact, I did a complete review of them on my YouTube channel but I wanted to be sure to do a post as well. Simply put, these nail polish strips have really surprised me. They do have their up’s and down’s but considering how many funky designs they come in and how easy they are to apply ,the up’s are WAAAAY up there. Hit the jump for more.

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Amor de Lacquer: L.A. Colors Color Craze collection

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 haven’t blogged about them much but I loooove L.A. Colors. I always manage to spot their nail polishes in beauty stores in New York City, but I have a super hard time finding them here in Florida. But giiiiirl, when I saw this set of 4 in CVS, I almost screamed.

And it was a whooping $6! I know, right?? That’s so hot! Wait until you see these babies in action.

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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.

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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?

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