Premiere Orlando 2011

Yep, I went to the enormous beauty trade show known as Premiere Orlando again this year. This is my third time going and I still NEVER really prepare myself for this ginormous affair that is this show. I did, however, make a list of the brands that I wanted to check out which made tackling the show a looooot easier. Hit the jump to see what I discovered at Premiere Orlando.

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Amor de Lacquer: OPI Red and White Shatter polishes

Oh no, girlfriend. If you thought the crackle polish craze was over, think again. It’s really just starting and if you aren’t a fan, then uh…the exit is to the left. I jest. I jest. But I am really digging crackle nail polish. It gives nails a certain kind of pop. Glitter is cool and I love konading but crackle is givin’ me life right now. That said, I was excited to see OPI’s new red and white shatters.

And yep, that’s the fabulous Serena Williams

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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: OPI Katy Perry collection + crackle polish

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’m not even gonna lie. I like Katy Perry. And that says a lot about me because I don’t like ANY new music. I am usually that friend that changes the radio station in my car the minute I hear a bit of Rihanna or Lady Gaga or Nicki Mi–*shutters*. But Katy Perry? I can get down with her. And it makes sense why she’d do a collabo with OPI. Her nail polish looks and designs are always fun and edgy. I managed to grab 3 of the 5 polishes from her collection.

…but something tells me that I should go back and get the other two.

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Amor de Lacquer: The best glitter topcoat ever!

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’ve been silent on the nail polish front because my poor nubs been a wreck. I’ve been breaking one at least every other day. And then I messed around and damaged my nails by forcefully removing some gel nails that I applied. So…yeah. The health of my nails is something that I need to work on improving. The good news is, I’m back to wearing nail polishes.

And I’ve discovered the best glitter top coat over!

Sephora by OPI’s “Only Gold For Me” topcat is giving me life right now. Watch this…

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