Amor de Lacquer: My First Bottle of Chanel

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 almost did a cartwheel when I unwrapped some Chanel polishes this past Christmas. I’ve tried several brands of nail polish but only a handful of luxury brands. And while I’ve always wanted to try Chanel, I just couldn’t justify buying a $25 of le vernis. As much as I love nail polishes, come on, yo…$25 is a lot for ONE bottle. Or am I cheap? Probably the latter. 8)

Gotta love when people can read your mind and get your desires for you. 😀

So how awesome is Paradoxal? Hit the jump to see if it met my expectations.

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Amor de Lacquer: OPI Katy Perry collection + crackle polish

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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.

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Amor de Lacquer: Hello Kitty Beauty nail art and 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.

Of course I had to show the nail goodies from the Hello Kitty Beauty collection some love. Let’s take a look at the nail stickers.

Yep, you can squeal now.

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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…

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3 Free Polishes from Zoya!

This is why Zoya will always be on top. How many brands rewards their customers time and time again? Not many!

According to their Facebook fan page,

“We have the best fans in the world! As promised, the code is listed on the image above. The code is good for 3 Free* bottles of polish. The code is now active. (Because we love you guys and didn’t want to make you wait until the 4th!) The code will be active until January 7, 2011 at 11:59PM EST.

*Restrictions apply. See Facebook page for complete details. Online offer only. Valid Credit Card or Debit Card with sufficient funds needed to process orders. Offer valid in continental US only. Offer not valid in conjunction with other offers, discounts or specials. Code to be released January 3, 2011 on www.facebook.com/zoyanailpolish. Code valid January 4 – 7 2011 only. The offer is void if 20,000 “Likes” is not reached by January 3, 2011 at 11:59PM. Consumer orders only Offer good for 3 free bottles of nail polish per customer. Valid email, contact and address information required to process orders. S/H charges apply.”

Not sure which 3 polishes to pick?

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Amor de Lacquer: Emery boards vs crystal nail files

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.

The other day one of my homegirls asked me which I preferred; emery boards or crystal nail files. While I have both, I lean more towards one than the other. Know which one that is?

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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

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Amor de Lacquer: Sally Hansen holiday nail polish 2010

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.

B, what is Christmas like in Florida? I get this question a lot. Short answer? It’s great. I mean, don’t get me wrong–there is nothing like sipping cocoa while chestnuts roast on an open fire. I love bundling up and wearing boots and scarves. But would I trade all of that for doing cannonballs in the pool in late November? No ma’am.

And although we’re hittin’ 85 degrees here in Orlando, sometimes it’s hard to get into the holiday spirit because it just doesn’t feel like Christmas time. Hence why I love when my favorite beauty brands come out with collections that are holiday-appropriate.

OMG, just WAIT until you see how dynamite that gold is. Just wait. Hit the jumps to see the collection up close.

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