Just a Reminder!

makeupetcJust a friendly reminder to switch over to Makeup Etc. 🙂 Follow me there for my latest posts, as I will be deleting Lashes and Lacquer in the near future! Thanks everyone!

xoxo

It’s here!

So my latest blog is up and running! You can find it at Makeup Etc.. I hope you’ll join me on my latest journey and tell your friends, too! It’s still in its beginning stage, so I don’t have a lot of content on it, yet, but I will be writing this week and sharing for you all to see. I am so happy to be starting not only 1, but 2, new phases in my life – Makeup Etc., and representing AVON. 2016 is shaping up nicely! I’d like to make the transition to Makeup Etc. as smoothly as possible, so follow me over there and see what new things I have in store for you. It will still include all of what you’ve come to love here at Lashes and Lacquer – skincare, makeup, nails, DIY, and product reviews. Makeup Etc. will have more of what you love.

Thank you, my lovely Lashes and Lacquer fans!

xoxo

THE NEXT CHAPTER!

Good morning, lovies! You will never know how much I appreciate all of you following Lashes and Lacquer and reading about the products I’ve been trying and love. During my recent hiatus, I’ve started selling AVON (youravon.com/kyordy) and absolutely love it. But what I really want to share with you is that I am creating a new beauty blog for all of you to enjoy and I hope you will follow me there onto the next chapter! I have yet to decide on a name for the new blog, but once I do, I will post an update on here so you can join me! Until then, you can always refer to my past posts, some of which will be included in the new venture. Here’s to the next chapter!

xoxo

|PRODUCT REVIEW: LAUREN B. BEAUTY ‘THE CHATEAU’|a

LAUREN B. BEAUTY 'THE CHATEAU'

LAUREN B. BEAUTY ‘THE CHATEAU’

Hi, everybody! Hope you’re making it through the week! Mine has been a busy one so far! As you saw before, I will be reviewing Lauren B. Beauty‘s ‘The Chateau’. I was very excited for them to so graciously send me this to swatch. I have always been pleased with the quality of polishes from this upstanding, earth-friendly company in Beverly Hills! All of their polishes are vegan, eco-friendly, and not tested on animals! All of their products are proudly made in USA, too 🙂

First, as you can see at the picture above, it is a beautiful, dark color for fall. It reminds me of a nice red wine! I used 2 coats of the Lauren B. Beauty ‘The Chateau’, and topped it off with Wet Paint ‘Top Coat Glaze’, another favorite of mine. Sorry you can see my cell phone reflection. Just shows how mirror-like the top coat is! 😉 What I really liked about ‘The Chateau’ is that it was very shiny even prior to the top coat addition. I do like using it anyway though because it will help prolong the color. Lauren B. Beauty does a great job at making long-lasting polishes, as it is, however!

While the prices are a little high, the colors are extraordinary and named after places in California, which is kind of neat! I really enjoy the selection and the fact that they hold out so well. I think I’m going to buy one of their nail care products soon since I love their polishes so much! Browse through it all here! Have a great Thursday, it’s almost the weekend!

katey

|KEEP AN EYE OUT!|

laurenbbeautythechateaublog2*NEW blog coming in the next few days (hopefully today!), as soon as I have time to get this current mani off! I will be reviewing Lauren B. Beauty’s ‘THE CHATEAU’ (which looks to me from just the bottle,PERFECT for fall!). I am so excited to try it because I have swatched before for Lauren B. Beauty and have NEVER been disappointed or let down. Check back later to see what I think of this gorgeous polish!

katey

|PRODUCT REVIEW: FORMULA 10.0.6 ‘THREE TIMES SUBLIME’|

'FORMULA 10.0.6 THREE TIMES SUBLIME'

‘FORMULA 10.0.6 THREE TIMES SUBLIME’

Okay, so I found ‘Formula 10.0.6’ at Ulta for only $6.99! Having never tried this brand, I figured why not? The packaging was very appealing to me, as well. Plus, it was buy one, get one half off, so I will have to review the other mask – ‘Pores Be Pure’ I bought soon! This particular mask claims, “Fromula Three Times Sublime is ideal for the busy socialite. It is the ultimate time saver and contains Pink Grapefruit, a subtropical citrus fruit that has an invigorating and uplifting fragrance to boost your mood and help cleanse. It also includes Jojoba beads to exfoliate, leaving you skin super smooth and ensuring you’ll never miss a moment with friends. So aside from Ulta.com’s spelling errors of the word Formula, you get the gist of it! The packaging also says it will help with stubborn blackheads, excess oil, and remove blemishes. The pink grapefruit, jojoba, and pomegranate REALLY give this a great smell.

First, I’ll start with the blackheads. While it did help make them less noticeable after gently using warm water and massaging the scrub-like mask off after 15 minutes (you can leave on 10-15 minutes), that subsided shortly after, and guess what? My blackheads are still there. They aren’t horrible, however, so I’m not complaining since it says to use this 1-3 times a week. If you use this and feel a heating sensation, that’s ok! It gets better with regular use. My skin is definitely smooth and helped the dry skin I complained about in the L’Oreal Hydra-Renewal post previously! I definitely recommend this and plan on checking out more of the Formula 10.0.6 line! Have you tried any of their products? Let me know what you think of them in the comments!

katey

|UNTIL I GET A NEW POST UP TODAY…|

I thought maybe the newer followers could benefit from this past post if they haven’t yet read it! This post is originally from last November 21st and tells you how to take care of your brushes by cleaning them, and also the benefits of doing so. You’ll be glad you did! Read below to hopefully gain a little more insight on why it’s not only helping your brushes last, but also keeping YOU healthy when using them.

PS: For some reason when I hit the button to reblog it, it made the formatting look odd. Sorry! :\ Also, do you have a Poshmark closet? I’ve been looking to buy some new clothes! If you do, post the link in the comments so I can visit! You can visit mine here, or click the link on my sidebar. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for free! It is so fun and you can even find new makeup on there for discounted prices! 🙂
katey

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Brushes make all the difference to a makeup user’s finished masterpiece. Whether you are an aficionado, or a novice, your brushes are a valuable investment! Brush bristles are the perfect medium for trapping oil, dirt, and bacteria. Thoroughly cleansing your brushes can prevent breakout-causing buildup, while also making your investment last longer! If you’ve bought expensive brushes like I have, you can appreciate this!

I clean all of mine once a week and I use Sephora Purifying Brush Shampoo, but whenever I’m out of that, I use a simple, inexpensive shampoo (just 1 ingredient!) that still does the trick just as well (I’ll explain that, too). My go-to set of brushes takes about 1-2 days to dry, so I recommend having a backup set of brushes. My second set of brushes is from e.l.f. makeup. Their professional line is VERY high quality, and best of all, affordable!

1. Run brush bristles under lukewarm water. Be careful not to get water between the metal on the brush!

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2. In a shallow dish/plate, put a little bit of brush shampoo. Swirl the brush in your palm, creating a lather. You can use your palm, as well.

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3. Rinse your brush under the water, again being careful to not get the brush wet beyond the base of the bristles! If you can see still makeup running off your brush, repeat step 2 again until the water runs clear.

4. Squeeze out any excess water and reshape the bristles. Lay flat on a towel or dry surface. (Don’t stand brushes up to dry, as this can cause water still left in the bristles to run into the metal, causing the glue to loosen!)

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For an inexpensive brush shampoo alternative, I’ve used Palmolive Free & Clear Concentrated Dish Liquid. You can also use Dawn instead if you have that, too. A lot of blogs are saying to mix this or that with RUBBING ALCOHOL. That will dry your brushes out, and potentially shorten their life. If you wash your brushes once a week, they’ll last much longer than if you let them sit around and accumulate dirt and oil. In the long run, it’s well worth the 10 minutes it takes to wash them.

LL