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.

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.

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?

Amor de Lacquer: Milani Rockstar Glitter polishes

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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?

Amor de Lacquer: Zoya Intimate Collection

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Wow oh wow, Zoya. When I first laid eyes on this collection, I’ll admit it…I wasn’t THAT surprised. Well, color me loca. This may be one of my favorite Zoya collections to date.

Hit the jump to see the swatches.

Amor de Lacquer: Valentine’s Day nails

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.

Who wants some Valentine’s Day nails? Don’t front, my sister. You know you’ve been waiting until Valentine’s Day season to rock some pink nails. I kid, I kid. While most of us nail polish lovers don’t need to wait on a holiday to rock certain nail colors, I love going over the top when holidays pop up.

And so…how appropriate are these pink polishes from Sinful Colors?

But the best thing about these polishes? They are only $1.99? Ohhhh yeah!

Amor de Lacquer: My First Bottle of Chanel

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 almost did a cartwheel when I unwrapped some Chanel polishes this past Christmas. I’ve tried several brands of nail polish but only a handful of luxury brands. And while I’ve always wanted to try Chanel, I just couldn’t justify buying a $25 of le vernis. As much as I love nail polishes, come on, yo…$25 is a lot for ONE bottle. Or am I cheap? Probably the latter. 8)

Gotta love when people can read your mind and get your desires for you. :D

So how awesome is Paradoxal? Hit the jump to see if it met my expectations.

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…