Amor de Lacquer: Revamped nail polish storage, part III

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 feel like I am FOREVER switching up my nail polish storage. It’s the neat freak in me. If it’s not neat and organized, I’m in a frenzy. Let’s see how long this nail polish storage bit lasts.

Hit the jump to see how I organized thangs.

I got Shellac’d!


CND’s Shellac treatment has caused such a fanfare in the nail polish industry. This innovative gel formula makes it so that a manicure on natural nails can last for at least 14 days. That’s unheard of, uh? It took me awhile to jump on the bandwagon for several reasons.

I didn’t like the idea of wearing the same nail polish for many, many days. I mean…hello, I’m a beauty blogger. My nails need to be free for a swatchin’. Secondly, I was afraid of potential damage the nails might receive after removal. Aaaand, I’ve become quite the nail care snob in that I’d much rather do my own nails than have someone else do them. But because I got so many inquiries about Shellac, I decided to formally review them on Clumps.

Take a sneak peek…

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: China Glaze Anchors Away, part I

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.

This collection isn’t THAT new. It has been out for a few months and while it didn’t cause a lot of fanfare in the nail polish world, I think Anchors Away was one of China Glaze’s best collections. And I’m a little delayed at reviewing it but hereeee we go! First up, the darker shades…

Amor de Lacquer: L.A. Colors Color Craze 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 haven’t blogged about them much but I loooove L.A. Colors. I always manage to spot their nail polishes in beauty stores in New York City, but I have a super hard time finding them here in Florida. But giiiiirl, when I saw this set of 4 in CVS, I almost screamed.

And it was a whooping $6! I know, right?? That’s so hot! Wait until you see these babies in action.

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.