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

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Amor de Lacquer: Color Club Starry Temptress

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 would not have known about this collection had it not been for Scrangie. I saw her review and before I knew it, I was ordering from Head2ToeBeauty. This is one collection that I HAD to have.

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Amor de Lacquer: e.l.f. $5 nail polish set

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.

You knew it was coming, didn’t you? I’ve reviewed so many other products from e.l.f. that it only makes sense that I review their polishes. You know, with me being obsessed with nail polish and all. This 5-piece nail set costs all of $5. Well, helllloooo there!

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Amor de Lacquer: China Glaze Anchor’s Away, part II

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.

Time to take a peek at part II of China Glaze’s Anchors Away collection. If you missed part I, check it out here. This time we’re takin’ a look at the softer shades from the collection.


White Cap is absolutely stunning. It isn’t the best on its own but it makes a perfect top coat. It instantly gives any polish a perfect  pop of gold shimmer.

I’ve never owned a color like this but I find it gorgeous. It reminds me of mango butter cream. If there ever was such a thing. 8)

Sea Spray is hands down one of my favorites of the collection. I’ve been rocking this with White Cap on top on my toes for quite some time. It looks okay in pictures but if there is one color you want to get from this collection, it has to be Sea Spray.

Knotty is my least favorite in the bunch. It’s a sheer gold that may be best for for nail designing.

What a hot glossy gray! You can never go wrong with gray polishes. I love this one.

This kid looks like the yellow-er version of White Cap. It isn’t as pretty but does pretty good when used as a layering polish.

I applied 2 coats for each polish and as always, the formula were awesome. I never have any application issues when it comes to China Glaze polishes.

See any that you like?

 

 

Polish Pretty,

 

Shellac Update

2 weeks passed and as promised I am giving y’all an update on my experience with the gel nail treatment. If you missed my initial post, check it out here.

After 2 weeks the nails were STILL shinning so as far as staying glossy and wet-looking, Shellac nails deliver. And that’s not all…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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