Amor de Lacquer: OPI Grand Slam! England collection

As part II of Serena Williams’ collections, we’re checkin’ out OPI Grand Slam! England, in honor of the England tournament. Can’t help you there, darlings. I struggle with following sports and while I’ve never been a fan of following tennis (snooze-fest if you ask me), I am a fan of this collection.

Not too shabby, uh?

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

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: 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.

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…

Amor de Lacquer: OPI + Konad

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 love OPI. After all “The It Color” is featured in my Amor de Lacquer banner. But I don’t dabble into OPI as much as I used to so I’ve been catching up these day. But wait…when was the last time you visited their website? I may be late but I love the swatches features.

 You can choose any color, choose your skin tone and desired nail length. I spent a good 20 minutes playing around on that site. #dontjudgeme And how awesome is this trio?

I first ran into Jade is the New Black from the Hong Kong Collection when I got a manicure in NYC for my meet and greet with Iman. I just recently picked it up a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it.

I don’t own a green like this. I love how dusty it is. And I get the most professional looking nails when I used OPI polishes. That pro-wide brush is the bomb diggity!

I love that not so close to the cuticles look but it’s so hard to achieve–except when I’m using OPI.

And then there’s Suzi Says Feng Shui also from the Hong Kong Collection.

My camera makes it look cooler than what it is. It is actually a dustier blue with a tinge of gray. I wanted to have some fun with these kids so I decided to use Fiercely Fiona from the Shrek 3 Collection to play around with some water marbling.

Two nails later and I decided it wasn’t for me.

I’ve tried with several brands, colors and finishes and I just suck at water marbling. iFail at it. I am clearly no Colette and I can live with that. Konad and freehand on the other hand….

…are a little bit more up my alley. I’ve never used this design before but I am lovin’ it!

If I weren’t so lazy I would konad my nails more often. But I can honestly say I’m done with water marbling. I just can’t seem to get it right.

What was your last OPI haul? Whatcha think about the Shrek 3 collection?

Your fellow nail polish junkie,