Amor de Lacquer: Ruffian nails for the win!

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.

Okay, I’m not gonna lie. I’ve been pretty lazy on the nail polish design tip. This happens to me every few months. Sometimes I’ll be head over heels in love with konading and doing freehand designs and out of nowhere, I’ll just stop. Lately, I’ve been in love with doing ruffian nails.

Don’t give me that side eye. You’ve heard of ruffian nails, haven’t you?

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Amor de Lacquer: Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen, Fall 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.

Tracy Reese does it again. I have always been a huge fan of Lady Reese’s pieces. (I made a rhyme, hehe :)). Seriously, lovelies…does this not scream B?

This could be mine for only $408.00. Uh...Santa?

It also screams “Out of my price range and no size 12″. Le sigh is right. Looks like I’ll have to settle for the Fall 2010 Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen.

Which, by the look of those colors ain’t a bad thing.

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Amor de Lacquer: Zoya Wonderful Fall 2010 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.

It’s not quite the holidays (although I was it was) but with a collection like this, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Zoya’s Wonderful collection has stolen my heart. But then again, it would. It’s a collection of stunning dusty creams.

Oh yeah! Too bad my nails have been a hot and breakin’ mess. One of my middle fingers (such irony, uh?) has decided to just completely break off. It refuses to grow as long as its siblings. Such a meanie, uh? Yes, I just called my finger a meanie. ;)

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Amor de Lacquer: Broadway Fashion Diva Chrome nails

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. Raise your hand if you’ve been wanting to rock Minx nails for like….ever now? I mean, honestly…I’ve never been on the “do what the celebs do” when it comes to beauty and fashion trends, but I’ve been all over Minx nails. Solange rocked the fiercest set in my book.

I’ve been wanting to try Minx myself but I swear y’all…my cheapness will be the death of me. Minx nails can be pretty costly ranging anywhere from $35-$75. And they don’t even last THAT long. But as with anything that’s crazy in price, it doesn’t take long for a budget-friendly alternative to hit the scenes.

BAM!!

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Amor de Lacquer: Eyeko polishes

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 introducing new brands. It’s something about trying out a new brand that gets this blogger all excited. Have y’all heard about Eyeko? They are a London based brand with Japanese flare. After all, eyeko does mean love in Japanese.

The line carries mascaras, eyeliners, face creams aaaand polishes!

Let’s see how these babies hold up…

Amor de Lacquer: Zoya Wicked 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.
Well my darlings, Zoya does it again. I feel like I say that about EVERY collection that they come out with.  Don’t blame me though. When it comes to nail polish, Zoya is superior. Their Wicked collection is no different.

Watch this…

Edyta


Let’s rap about one of my favorites first…the green. Phenomenal! I don’t own a green like this and I absolutely love the richness of the green coupled with the silver glitter. 
Julieanne 


This kiddo is described as a byzantium purple sparkling metallic and I find it to be the best description. I find myself wearing this color for more than a week. That’s darn near a record in my nail polishing world. 
Kym


Kym is cool. I find it works great as a layering polish as it looks good sheer and with an opaque finish. 
Cheryl


Cheryl absolutely rocks and it’s a plum shame that I don’t have more pictures of it in action. With my growing love for brown polishes, the fact that this one is rich and full of shimmer, well…I’m just in love.

Carrie Ann


Score! I really want to say that I have a red like this but I don’t think that I do. Just gorgeous!
Karina


Karina….what can I say about you, darling? It looks like your siblings have really overshadowed you. While I like Karina, she just seems to be a bit subdued compared to the others in the collection. Not that she isn’t beautiful in her own right. It just seems like we’ve seen this before. 
Of course the polishes applied beautifully and I didn’t have any application problems. I think Edyta, Julieanne  and Cheryl are the absolute must haves if you don’t want to splurge on the entire collection.

Which ones are your favs?

Buy these and more for $7/bottle at Zoya.com.
Your fellow nail polish junkie,

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Amor de Lacquer: Diamond Cosmetics’ Fall 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.

Anxious to see what our favorite affordable and big 3 nail polish brand has for Fall?


Classic Pink


This is my absolute favorite of the bunch. This most mimics my beloved N.Y.C. Cosmetics’ Love Letters and Orly’s Confetti. It was opaque at three coats and dried under 5 minutes. Loves it!

Sunset in Sedona


Is this terracotta? I’m not sure but I LOVE this burnt orange. It is indeed a fabulous Fall color. It almost reminds me of sweet potato pie. But that’s just the Southern girl in me. I could eat sweet potato pie every day until I die. No lie. Hahaaa!

Private School Girl


I went to a private school, charter school and public school. Random B fact for ya. And I wasn’t even allowed to where red polish until I was practically in high school. This is a true red. Nothing you haven’t seen before.

It’s Nothing To Wine About

Totally love the name of this polish. It’s a burgundy that requires at least 3 coats to get complete coverage. I found it to be a bit streaky but it reignited my love for burgundy polishes. It’s been awhile since I’ve sported one! 

Under The Willow Tree

O.M.G….what a stunning green! Perfect for fall! From far away it almost looks black. But when the light hits it…

…it’s a smoky gray green. Gorgeous!

Go Diamond Cosmetics! I like this collection. The more I review their nail polishes, the more I like them. The collections are stellar and the formula is great. You know what’s missing though? Awesome packaging! I’d love to see Diamond Cosmetics nail polish bottles in the shape of diamond…or somethin’ like that. Who knows what the future holds. :) Click the photo at the bottom to start a shoppin’!

Diggin’ any of these colors?

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

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FOTD Friday: Neutrals, browns and a pop of color

After cranking out blues and greens for the past few weeks, I wanted to take a look at the neutrals in the BH Cosmetics’ 120 eyeshadow palette. I wanted to do something simple and work appropriate. But y’all know me…I had to crank it up a bit with some colorful liners.

One thing that I wish the BH Cosmetics’ palette had was more golds and browns. They lack a bit in that area but I worked with what I had. I prepped my lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance and L’Oreal HIP cream paint in Witty.

I grabbed a shimmery yellow gold and placed in the inner-V.

But the fall out was less to be desired. It ended up on my cheeks and all over the palette.

No bueno.

Next I grabbed a matte brown…

And theeeeen…

Liner time!

And last but not least…

Not bad…

I didn’t put anything on my face because uh, well…my skin has been acting SO crazy these days. Between trying these new products that my dermatologist has recommended, combating the acne, healing from former breakouts, preventing new ones and running in the sun resulting in sunburned skin, mi cara has been through Hades this summer.

It is ridiculously greasy and don’t let the flash fool you…it’s a terror. But like always, I will keep you guys tuned in with what’s working and not.

And as for brown nails…

I’m still diggin’ them. I’ve got Nubar’s Milk Chocolate on the pointer and ring and Sephora by OPI’s Studs & Stilettos on the middle and pinky.

I am SO glad that the weekend is here. I am going to be volunteering at a Natural Beauty lab and attending my friend’s housewarming party. And I may treat myself to a cookie or two if I can manage to run a good 5 miles or so. Wish me luck!

Love y’all! Have a fabulous weekend!
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