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Break-Up Makeup, Part I: Nail Polish

Break-ups are bad news, but they can also be a good excuse to give yourself a makeover, pamper yourself, and come out of the whole ordeal looking fabulous. And lately, I've noticed a number of cosmetics companies making break-up themed makeup to help you along.

So I bring you Part I of my Break-Up Makeup series, which today features a few kitschy nail lacquers to help you polish away your pain. (Thanks to Kiss and Makeup for the tip.) Now stop your whining and pamper yourself with a nice little mani/pedi.

The Essie Starting Over Collection ($7 per bottle) includes six pink and red shades with super-cute and highly appropriate names: E-nuff is E-nuff, Starter Wife, Wife Goes On, My Way, Pinking Up the Pieces, and Red-y-Set Ex.

For two more break-up inspired polish collections,

This Lippman Collection I Will Survive Ultimate Treatment Set ($24) is a trio of products that help restore weak, splitting, cracking, and thin nails. The kit includes a 2 Second Nail Primer, a Rehydrating Base Coat, and the super-glossy On A Clear Day Top Coat.

Orly Divorcee Collection ($19.14) is a group of six Spring colors with hysterically cynical names such as Pawn the Ring, It's Not Me It's You, See Yah, Take Him to the Cleaners, One Night Stand, and my personal favorite, 50/50.

lovealways lovealways 10 years
oh, these are such cute names! and the colors are quite nice themselves
asco00 asco00 10 years
I love Essie polishes! Some of my favs :)
mlen mlen 10 years
love the names lol and love the essie colors- might have to buy them just cause!
Sonnshine Sonnshine 10 years
Haha, I love the pink! ;D
shafiii shafiii 10 years
the orly colors are amazing! i love essie lots and lots too!
Karla-Sugar Karla-Sugar 10 years
The Essie thing sounds like too much of a coincidence to not be a tie-in to the Ponds sponsored sitcom Starter Wife. I'm not sure I'm excited about that.
SoCalSugar SoCalSugar 10 years
I love the names! Break-up makeup... what a cute idea Bellasugar!
butterfly7 butterfly7 10 years
I like, very cool concept!
hotchickrules hotchickrules 10 years
i love essie, they have so many cute colors and easy to apply.
nomadicbeautylover nomadicbeautylover 10 years
adorable! i want all those essie colors.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Ha, how cute!
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