Jennifer Hudson wears China Glaze’s Grape Pop

I love Jennifer Hudson. I love that she is one of the few R&B singers out today that actually knows how to sing. I love that SHE was the star of Dreamgirls instead of ‘you know who’. I’d also love to get up on her weight loss plan but that’s neither here nor there.

Check the newstands for the upcoming issue of Essence Magazine where J.Hud will be gracing the cover. And on her nails are China Glaze’s Grape Pop. Fo real! Manicurist Cenita Scott hooked Jennifer up with one of my favorite nail polishes.

Grape Pop is from the Up & Away Collection. I was rockin’ it a few seasons ago myself.

You can still snag it on TransDesign.com for $2.99. See, J.Hud…I knew we were friends. Now how about lettin’ me sing a hook on your next album? 8)

Amor de Lacquer: Pretty nails for the holiday season

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.

After getting a lot of questions about the holiday colors from Sally Hansen, I decided to share with you some other lovely holiday polishes.

Tdhe stars of the show come from China Glaze

Amor de Lacquer: Ruffian nails for the win!

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.

Okay, I’m not gonna lie. I’ve been pretty lazy on the nail polish design tip. This happens to me every few months. Sometimes I’ll be head over heels in love with konading and doing freehand designs and out of nowhere, I’ll just stop. Lately, I’ve been in love with doing ruffian nails.

Don’t give me that side eye. You’ve heard of ruffian nails, haven’t you?

Amor de Lacquer: China Glaze Ingrid

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.

It’s been forever and a day since I’ve featured a just ONE nail polish in the Amor de Lacquer series. But Ingrid is one of those colors that I feel needs a post on her own. Truth is, I knew I wasn’t going to be the biggest fan of this polish but I purchased it. Because for whatever reasons, I kinda dig weird colors on my nails. And if this ain’t weird, I don’t know what is.

Ingrid comes from China Glaze’s Vintage Vixen Fall 2010 collection. It was the one color that stood out to me. It’s like an ashy brown with gold flecks. At least that’s what I see. China Glaze’s description says that Ingrid is a light brown with copper, pink and green micro glitter.

It is such an interesting color and even if I don’t wear it often, I’m glad to add it to my collection. I’ve featured brown polishes before. Remember Nubar’s Chocolate Truffle collection? And then there was OPI’s higly coveted You Don’t Know Jacques. Which, I STILL don’t like. But there’s something to say about Ingrid.

I think it works with my skintone. And it applied flawlessly! More shots of Ingrid around town…

How is this for a design fail?

Uhh, I’ll stick to perfecting konad and simple strips and dots. I purchased this gal from transdesign.com for $2.99. So what do you think? Would you rock Ingrid? Have you snagged any of the other polishes from the Vintage Vixen collection?

Oh! And I picked up Sephora by O.P.I’s Studs & Stilettos, another brown polish. I guess I’m goin’ through a phase, y’all.

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

Clumps’ Turns 3: China Glaze giveaway!

Have y’all seen China Glaze’s Poolside collection? It’s insane.

Insane!!

My review hasn’t gone live on yet trust but trust and believe that the summer will not end without my review. This is one collection that you NEED in your life. Haven’t scooped it up yet?

Now is your chance! Two lucky winners will each win the Poolside Collection. This is a time sensitive giveaway that requires teamwork.

Here’s what you gotta do…

If you currently follow me on Twitter, get one of your girlfriends to follow me as well. Get your friend to tweet me saying, “My friend @_____ (your Twitter handle) and I want China Glaze!”

If selected, both you and your homegirl will to win the Poolside Collection. Friends don’t let friends have a busted mani and pedi. Holla!

Rules:
-All ladies, all over the world can participate in this contest
-Contest ends Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 12:00 am EST
-Winners 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

Email Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com with any questions.

Good luck!

Amor de Lacquer: China Glaze Up and Away 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.

It’s been a looooong time since I’ve indulged in a China Glaze collection. While most of them have been appealing to me, I’m trying to be a little more cautious with my polish purchasing. Sometimes you get to a point where you just have too many of the same color, or something similar, ya know?

But China Glaze got me this time around. Check out the promo pic…

A collection of creams? *faints* Must.snag.all!


But snag all I did not do. You see, I have this thing called an empty wallet self-control. I only purchased 4 of the 12 polishes. And those babies would beeee….

Re-Fresh Mint is soooo cool. I love pale creamy greens. I don’t have any colors like this is my collection. It is definitely a must have. Even if it does tend to drag at the cuticles a bit.

 
 

Four Leaf Clover is ridiculous. In a good way, I mean. What a beautiful green. It seems like I would have already owned a color like this, but nope! My camera shows Four Leaf Clover looking a bit aqua-ish, but nope…it is a true green.

 

It’s such a fun color and it made me want to pull out my dotting tool and get to work.

 

I ca-learly need to be practicing with the dotting tool a bit, eh? Come on, class. We digress.

Grape Pop smudged on me a bit and now that I’ve had it for awhile, I’m realizing that I have other purples like it. But exactly how many gorgeous purple creams can you have?

 
 

Lemon Fizz is such a gorgeous soft yellow. I don’t have a yellow like this. While most yellows send you to Streaky Land, Lemon Fizz was absolutely perfect. Am I the only one craving Lemon Heads?

 

I funk-ed it a bit with some straight glitter.

 

What a great collection, China Glaze! I am quite satisfied with my owning only one-third (did I do my math right?)of the collection. Up and Away also has pink, peach and orange-ish colors; all worth a try if you are in the market for some new and cool polishes.

I got these from Head2ToeBeauty.comfor $2.99 a bottle.

Have you seen this collection yet? What do you think?

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

Amor de Lacquer: Halloween nail art


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.

It’s Halloween time, y’all! I don’t really get into the whole dressing up thing–although this year my girls want to go to Miami. In which case if I DO go, I’m dressin’ up as a cop. Or a “sexy cop” since most Halloween costumes for ladies are nothing more than baring more. HA!

I got a little inspired and wanted to play around with some new konad plates I got.

I finally ordered from OCNailArt.com. I HIGHLY recommend them. Kathleen is a pleasure to work with and shipping was fast. Gotta love it.

The plates I got…


I knew that I wanted to use China Glaze’s new Fortune Teller.


How amaziiiing is this color? It is black with orange glittery chunks. It looks SO good on its own. It really is a fabulous Halloween color. I got mine from Sally’s Beauty Supply.

I used a design on Konad plate m57.

I fudged up the pointer. My konad-ing skills STILL need some work.

Then I took China Glaze’s Style Wars and used a design on plate m61.


Can you believe I don’t have a black polish? 100-somethin’ polishes and not one is black? The horror! I ended up using Man Glaze’s The Death Tar. See my review here. A black polish would really make the art POP. So I guess I need to buy one.

I am really loving konad!


I was trying to do a fancy nail + face photo and look what happened?


I so messed up. HA!! I’m a mess, y’all.

Check out my konad tutorial here. Anyone doin’ any funky nail art for Halloween?

Or even dressing up for Halloween?

Tell meez!