Just a Reminder!

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



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!



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!



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! ūüôā

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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.



Well October flew by! I’m finally working on a Lashes and Lacquer Instagram page! You can go here if you’d like to follow, and I will follow back ūüôā I will keep adding to it today and hopefully get all of the pictures from the blog uploaded soon. I plan to have a new blog post today, so keep an eye out on here! How was your Halloween? I hope you had a great one and ate lots of candy and watched scary movies!

I did that, as well, and¬†I finally signed up for Ipsy! I hear Urban Decay is in the Glambag this month, so I am super excited. I hesitated for several months and always ended up on the checkout page, until yesterday, I thought “What the heck, it’s only $10 a month.” The shipping is FREE and you can cancel anytime. Plus, the points you add up can be redeemed for products on their site. The discount for ipsy members to purchase single brand items or ipsy items is deeply discounted, so I’m definitely looking forward to that. Don’t wait like I did, join today! You can here. Let me know if you do! Remember, you can cancel anytime! Have a great Sunday!




After trying several fiber extension mascaras, all without the best results, I decided to try tarte Best In Faux Lash Extending Fibers, and it is by far the best I have used. I don’t know why I never tried this one in the first place, being that tarte is my absolute favorite go-to makeup brand. The result was unlike the others and did not leave me with the clumpy lashes we often see in photos on social media advertisements for the countless other products¬†that promise to deliver “false eyelashes in a bottle”. It was a simple 3-step process. First, you apply one coat of their¬†Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1¬†Mascara, followed by gently patting the¬†Lash Extending Fibers on top of your lashes. Finally, a final coat of the mascara and you are good to go! You’re left with some seriously bold lashes that will complete your entire look. Like all of tarte’s amazing products, it is vegan and cruelty-free, made with only the best ingredients for you.

At $19, I’d say it was quite a steal and I will definitely continue to purchase it. Even the Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara by itself left my lashes looking fuller and longer. ¬†If your lashes are thin or fine, I would definitely recommend trying tarte’s ¬†Best In Faux.

Have you tried a fiber-extending mascara before?



Who else prefers online shopping to making it through the stampeding masses on Black Friday?! Thankfully, Cyber Monday is here and a lot of my favorite beauty websites are having¬†amazing¬†deals. I’ve rounded up the best (although I am sure there are even more!) to make¬†your shopping go a little more smoothly today! Plus, you can earn even MORE cash back on your holiday shopping when you¬†use¬†EBATES, and who doesn’t like getting some of their money back?! Ebates Coupons and Cash Back
Below you will see some of my favorite beauty sites, as well as the sale going on, and the EBATES cash back percentage, if available. Happy Cyber Monday!

e.l.f. Р50% off your order when you spend $30 or more! Ends at midnight tonight! Use code CYBERMONDAY (8% cash back on EBATES)

Beauty Brands Р20% off your entire order today! Use code EC9645

tarte cosmetics РNo promo code needed! Today only *ALL mascaras are $10, *ALL* blushes are $20, and their pure Maracuja Oil is $30! You do not want to miss this sale! (8% cash back on EBATES)

ULTA РFREE shipping on orders over $25, and a FREE 19 piece beauty bag with any $60 online purchases! SMASHBOX On The Rocks Lipstick Trio is just $12 today! 30% off Real Techniques brand makeup brushes! 3x points on any online purchases! Use code 203398 to get $10 off your $50 purchase. (10% cash back on EBATES)

Sally Beauty – Great deals as always at Sally! OPI Glam’s in the Bag Gift Set is on sale for just $12.99, and includes a faux fur blanket! Get 30% off your online order of $50 or more with code¬†555122. (9% cash back on EBATES)

NYX Cosmetics – Free shipping on orders over $25 and 40% off SITEWIDE! No codes necessary!

SEPHORA – Everybody’s favorite go-to for everything beauty. With any $25 purchase, use code¬†SURPRISE to receive a surprise beauty bag with 7 samples. ALSO –¬†use code DELIGHT at checkout for a *free merry mini deluxe sample of your choice*¬†(8% cash back on EBATES)

Urban Decay Р TODAY ONLY РElectric Pressed Pigment Palette for $35! Comes with travel size Black Velvet 24/7 Velvet Eye Pencil! Free shipping on Cyber Monday! No code needed!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Р Today only! Contour Kit is 25% off and is now $30! This is NEVER in stock in my local Sephora whenever I go, so today may be the day to get it! Hurry, while it lasts!

MAC Cosmetics РFREE overnight shipping! Use code CYBER

NARS Cosmetics – The Give & Take Event : 20% off TODAY and FREE shipping! Get the code on their website when you give your email address. (5% cash back on EBATES)

smashbox Р Friends & Family Р25% off when you spend $50 or more, using code HOLIDAY14

stila – FREE shipping on all orders over $50. Warehouse sale NOW until 12/8 ! Save up to 80% ! No code necessary! (16% cash back on EBATES)

LORAC Cosmetics – 24 Hour Cyber Monday Sale! PRO Palette & PRO Palette 2 are just $31.50 TODAY. FREE red studded eyelash curler with any order!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – Cyber Monday Sale 20% Off SITEWIDE! Plus, return of The Black Box Set for $39.50.

ORLY Р30% off all nail treatments. Use code MONDAY

Juice Beauty РExclusive Mystery Gift Box when you spend $70-$125, plus FREE shipping! Up to $133 of skincare inside! Spend $70, use code BAG1. Spend $100, use code BAG2. Spend $125, use code BAG3. (5% cash back on EBATES)

Enjoy, everyone!

What good deals have you gotten so far today?