Amor de Lacquer: Zoya Gems and Jewels Holiday 2011 collection

Who better to break in the holiday nail polish collections than my dear ole’ Zoya? This is one fantastic collection simply because it contains lots of stunning colors AND glitters. Yup.

Go ahead and get your dance on.


Izzy is a bright magenta that is just gorgeous. It has a bit of a foil-y finish and will make a fantastic pedi color.


Holly is a bright green metallic that rocks my world. I remember when there weren’t many emerald green polishes on the market and I’m glad to see another one.


Noel is a light denim blue. I can’t put my finger on any shades like it in my stash. I much prefer darker and richer blues but this one is okay.

Rina is opaque at 3 coats but I wanted to show you swatches of it at one so you can get an idea of how it looks on its own. Thank you for this one, Zoya! An emerald bar glitter? I don’t think we’ve seen anything like this.

Twila is another bar glitter with a bit of holographic shimmer in it. I used 3 coats for this one.

Kissy is like a party in a bottle. It is fantastic alone but really shines over Izzy. Izzy and Kissy. Hahahaa!

The corresponding colors and their glitters.

Holly and Rina

Izzy and Kissy

Noel and Twila

I really love this collection. I’ve never come across a Zoya polish whose consistency bugged me and these are no exceptions. I used 2 coats for each polish but did 3 coats for the glitter. I was glad to see that they gave me an opaque finish. It would have sucked something serious if these glitters were super sheer. This is one unique holiday collection and aside from it being a great little stocking stuffer, I think it’ll please nail polish lovers everywhere. You can get it online at Zoya.com for $8 a bottle or $48 for the whole set.

Must Haves:
-Holly: But only if you don’t already have a stunning emerald polish.
-Kissy: Nothing else like it exists. Well, not that I know of.
-Twila: Sheer blue beauty in a bottle.

See any you like?

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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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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: Zoya Intimate 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.

Wow oh wow, Zoya. When I first laid eyes on this collection, I’ll admit it…I wasn’t THAT surprised. Well, color me loca. This may be one of my favorite Zoya collections to date.

Hit the jump to see the swatches.

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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: 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: 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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