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FOTD Friday: Vegan make-up and Captain Planet

Okay soooo even though this has unofficially been Green Week, don’t you think for one second that I won’t be reviewing and featuring more eco-friendly and green conscious products. It is becoming a way of life for me and I simply HAVE to share everything that I’m learning with you cool cats.

Now don’t hate me for saying it but if you haven’t heard of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, you’ve been living under a beauty rock. I’ve featured them on Clumps of Mascara before. Remember those polishes I snagged at The Makeup Show NYC? Yeah giiiirl…. I’ve been giving their pigments a whirl and oh oh oh oh oh ohmigosh. I actually hate that Usher song but it was so appropriate right now.

Pretty, uh? Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is 100% vegan and PETA-approved. Ah-mazing!
Although I only used 3 of the shadows, I just had to show you swatches of all 5.

They are vibrant and just stunning. No ashy-ness here, brown girls! I started off with Ginger as my base colors.

And since I was feeling a little extra,  popped Nori in my outer-V.

When I think of orange and green, I think of the FAMU Rattlers, one of the finest HBCUs (historically black college and university) in the country. Nope, I didn’t go there but I grew up in Tallahassee, Florida where the Rattlers and FSU Seminoles (boooo!) run the entire city.

I lined up eyes with Physician Formula’s gel creamLiners. LOVE those. They are paraben-free and will replace my MAC fluidlines. Bye bye MAC. And then there is Lorac’s 3D lip gloss in. Remember that time I featured on of the shades here? I really love these green glosses. Free of synthetic ingredients and great staying power? Yes ma’am!

I donned my cheeks with Tarte’s Hotel Heiress.

Yep, I ended up purchasing it and LOVE it. That will definitely be replacing MAC’s Sweet As Cocoa. Sorry MAC. Don’t take it personal, kid. Yay for orange and green lids!

 And it still looked good after a sweaty work-out.

Super impressed! You can grab the loose colour concentrates for $10 for a 2.5g jar. And I will definitely be reviewing the Physician Formula’s gel creamLiners. Nail polish of the week is Zoya’s Kelly.

Who remembers Captain Planet? *nostalgic sigh* Those were the days.

Off I go for a super long weekend. I’ll be volunteering and hanging out at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion at the Gaylord Palms. And  I may hit the beach. Enjoy your Labor Day, U.S. of A kids.

Love yooooou,
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Amor de Lacquer: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ 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

Ohmigoodness…I can NOT believe I am just now reviewing OCC’s nail polishes. I’ve been eye-ing them for over a year now. I blame Scrangie. Do y’all follow her blog? My goodness…good ole’ Scrange will have you foaming at the mouth over her beautiful nail polish swatches.

And so when I went to The Makeup Show NYC this year, I made it my business to run over to OCC and get get myself acquainted with a few of the polishes.

You ready?


I have a thing for chartreuse polishes. They are just so striking to me. Wasabi is was a wee bit watery for me…hence the sinking of it in my cuticles. But it’s awesome nonetheless! I don’t have OPI’s Who The Shrek Are You, but I think that they may be dupes.


The pictures shown do known give Anime justice. It is a seriously bright neon pink. If I’m going to wear a pink on my nails, it needs to be loud and bright like this. Anime is sheer and it took a good 3 coats to reach some level of opacity.

Swamp Thing

Want to know the truth about Swamp Thing? I don’t really like it. It’s such a weird color and it just doesn’t compliment my skin well. I knew all of that before I got it. But it’s still slightly attractive to me in some way. I can’t explain it. It’s just so….weird. And here I am thinking I had never seen a color like this before until Yaya from My Own Judge reminds me that MAC’s Dirty Olive is a dead on dupe.

Er uh…she’s right!


Shazaam! This looks like a fo real chalkboard. Remember those chalkboards back in the day? I was one of those kids that would have to clap the erasers after class. Don’t y’all judge me. I was a bit of a teacher’s pet. I LOVE this green. It’s a little watery though. Or maybe my application sucks. Not sure which one is true. Still a stunning green !

While Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is most known for their lip tars, I think their polishes deserve a bit of a look too. I found them to be a wee bit watery so they require small strokes at a time. I used 3 coats for each look and they wear pretty well too. You can snag them for $8 a bottle over at And yep…they are big 3 free!

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

I love to travel, y’all… Really! It’s very rare that you will find me spending a nice and relaxing weekend at home. No way! I would much rather burn the streets and airways attending beauty events and shows. Or even better…hosting my own.


Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Breakfast
June 2, 2012
-view event coverage here.

March Meetup of the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida group-Orlando, Florida
March 3, 2012
-view event coverage here.

Lucky Dior Pretty Party-Miami, Florida
November 4, 2011
-view event coverage here.

Chevy Pizza CrawlOrlando, Florida
March 22, 2011
Hostess and Press
–view event coverage here.

Young Executives of Sucess-Dress for Success Rummage-Orlando, Florida
March 5, 2011

Main Street in Motion-Orlando, Florida
February 11, 2011
Press Attendee
–view event coverage here.

Chevy Sugar Rush-Orlando, Florida
February 8, 2011
Press Attendee
–view event coverage here.

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit-Orlando, Florida
February 23-26, 2011

LUSH Anniversary Party-Orlando, Florida
January 29, 2011

OnStar Road Trip to Miami Music Festival-Miami, Florida
November 16-19, 2010
–view event coverage here.

Shecky’s Girls Night Out-Miami, Florida
November 16, 2010
Press attendee
–view event coverage here.

Blogalicious Conference-Miami, FL
October 14-17, 2010
Conference attendee
–view event coverage here.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim-Miami, FL
Press Attendee
July 17, 2010
–view event coverage here

The Makeup Show 2010 NYC-New York City
Press Attendee
May 16th-17th, 2010
–view event coverage here

Blogger event with Iman Cosmetics-NYC
Contest Winner and Attendee
April 15, 2010
–event coverage here

World Natural Hair, Health and Beauty Show-Atlanta, GA
Attendee on behalf of
April 10th-11th, 2010
–view event coverage here

Dove Visibly Smooth Girl’s Night Out-Tallahassee, FL
Event planner and hostess
February 20, 2010
–view event coverage here

Garnier Fructis Celebrity Styling Suite-Miami, FL
February 5, 2010
–view event coverage here

Degree Sponsored SAG Awards Show Party-Orlando, FL
Event planner and hostess
January 24, 2010
–view event coverage here

Carol’s Daughter Event Princess and The Frog Event-Atlanta, GA
Press Attendee
November 21, 2009
–view event coverage here

Maybelline ColorSensational Event-Miami, FL
Press Attendee
October 31, 2009
–view event coverage here

Blogalicious Conference-Atlanta, GA
Speaker and panelist member
October 10-11, 2009
–read my Speaker Spotlight here

Tom Joyner Family Reunion Expo-Orlando, FL
Hype lady for
September 2009
–view event coverage here

The Artist Summit-Miami, FL
Press attendee
October 2009
–view event coverage here

Blogging Beauts-Beauty/Fashion Blogger Meet-up-New York City
Event Planner and Co-hostess
July 2009
–view event coverage here

Orlando Premiere Beauty Event-Orlando, FL
Press Attendee
June 2009
–view event coverage here

The Makeup Show 2009 NYC-New York City
Press Attendee
May 2009
–view event coverage here

Johnson’s Body Care Charity Party-Orlando, FL
Event Planner and Hostess
April 2009
–view event coverage here

The Makeup Show LA-Los Angeles, CA
Press attendee
March 2009
–view event coverage here