Amor de Lacquer: Essence’s polishes- 99 cents but 100% aweseome.

Oh. snap. Those were my words the minute I saw just how beautiful Essence Colour & Go nail polishes I applied. Have y’all heard of this affordable brand? They are located in Ulta and I am just lovin’ everything I’ve discovered so far. Their mascaras aren’t half bad and the polishes are totally worth the 99-cent price tag. And I’m not even kidding. These babies are less than a dollar per bottle. Cool, uh?

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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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Happy 4th of July Splatter manicure!

I can’t even lie…it’s been awhile since I’ve been this EXCITED over a nail polish look. But after I saw it on Once Bitten who saw it on Getcha Nails Did who saw it on The PolishAholic (gotta love blogger networkin’), I just had to give it a try. I used Sally Hansen’s Thinking of Blue, China Glaze’s Ruby Deer and for the base, China Glaze’s White on White. To give it a bit of spark, I applied China Glaze’s White Cap.

Pretty grovy look, uh?

I typically don’t post Mascara Mondays on holidays so look for the next mascara review to be up next week. In the meantime, let me know if you give the splatter manicure a try. Keep in mind, it’s the messiest manicure that you’ll ever do. PolishAholic has step-by-step tutorial that I found super helpful.

If you’re in the States, have a Happy 4th of July!!

Amor de Lacquer: Zoya Touch 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.

I’m a colorful nail polish lover by nature. When I heard about Zoya’s Touch collection a mumbled “Meh…” passed through my lips. When I saw them in person, I was a slightly impressed. But when I tried them out on my nails, I was floored. Now I’m head over heels in love with these nude-y patooties.

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Amor de Lacquer: Sinful Colors’ Shrek-green color

I love Sinful Colors. How they can be SO perfect and only cost $1.99 is beyond me. I was strolling through Walgreens one day (you know, because the beauty department is where I hang), aaaaand I come across this Shrek-green that I just HAD to have.

Even IF I have a similar shade at home. For the record, I don’t care how many bottles of polish you have, if a bottle that is only $1.99 screams at you, you HAVE to buy it.

It’s in the unofficial invisible beauty law book.

I’m serious.

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