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!



winterWinter started out not too badly here, but the dry air has really been wreaking havoc when it comes to skin! If you, too, live in a climate that experiences the harsh elements, you can relate! Here are my TOP 5 WINTER MUST-HAVES. These are actually very good products to use all year-round to keep your skin feeling and looking great.

Photo from blissworld.com

Photo from blissworld.com

1. Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream Р$18 РI absolutely *hate* having dry hands, no matter what the season is. Being a nail polish addict, this is a no-brainer for me, as it also moisturizes cuticles and keeps my hands looking fabulous.  It comes in a convenient purse size, which I love, so I know that no matter where I go, my hands will be moisturized. It has a light lemon scent and boasts antioxidants like macadamia nut oil and grapeseed extract.


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2.¬†SEPHORA Super Supreme Body Butter¬†– $25 – Don’t just stop at your hands! Make sure your entire body is moisturized in this dry weather with a rich¬†butter like this one. Its non-greasy feel leaves your skin thoroughly quenched with butters like mango and shea. This generous 15.8 oz. jar is sure to last you all winter long.


Photo from tartecosmetics.com

3. Tarte Maracuja Oil Р$46 (smaller sizes available) РThis pure oil is filled with so many natural ingredients, you could eat it. Seriously. The super fruit Maracuja packs a super punch for your complexion, or anywhere else needing moisture, really. The fatty acids and high dose of Vitamin C make it a skincare necessity for hydrating your skin this winter and always. Unlike some oils, it does not leave a greasy feeling and can be worn under your makeup.

Photo from narscosmetics.com

Photo from narscosmetics.com

4. NARS Multi-Protect Primer with SPF 30 – $34 – So winter is here and the sun isn’t always shining with all of those dreary clouds covering it. Think that means skip your SPF? Absolutely not! Premature aging, not to mention burning, can still happen when the sun isn’t beaming¬†right down on you. To make things easier, consider a primer with SPF already in it.¬†Made for all skin types, this primer smooths the way for a flawless foundation application, while keeping UV rays and free radicals at bay.


Photo from sephora.com

5. SEPHORA Super Nourishing Lip Balm Р$5 РChapped lips are the worst. This purse-size necessity is a definite must-have for keeping your lips smooth and comfortable during dry winter months. Keep your lips from getting chapped from the elements with this nourishing balm containing shea butter, beeswax, and Vitamin E.

What are your winter beauty necessities?




There’s only¬†one word that fittingly comes to mind¬†with OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS LIP TAR MATTE¬†in the shade ‘Stalker’: obsessed. This shade is the perfect true red and the coverage is phenomenal. This lip tar held on for the better portion of the day without requiring multiple touch-ups¬†like its lipstick¬†counterparts. While I typically go with a shiny gloss, I was pleased when I first tried this, and was pleasantly surprised how much I loved the matte look. To make things even simpler, it comes with their Precision Lip Brush, which worked like a charm for applying this product perfectly. While the tube is small, it only takes a tiny bead of it each time, so this should last a while! Bonus: OCC is a cruelty-free company, so I definitely was impressed with that. The only downfall was the little bit that got on my fingers — I had a faint red stain for the day. But, that’s a small price to pay for a lip product that lasts! Head on over to OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS and get yourself a tube! Whether you’re into matte finishes or gloss, they have a lip tar for everyone!

What’s your favorite lip product? Do you prefer matte or¬†glossy?



With winter and its dry air approaching, it can leave our lips chapped and dehydrated. Before you go splurging on an expensive lip scrub, you might want to take a look in your pantry for this simple 2 ingredient DIY Exfoliating Lip Scrub. It’s an inexpensive alternative to the lip products you find at your local beauty retailer, and best of all, it’s all-natural.

188All you will need is sugar (brown or white) and olive oil. The sugar naturally exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, while the olive oil contains Vitamin E to moisturize and nourish your lips. Doing this up to 2 times a week can help your lip product application go more smoothly and last longer throughout the day.

1. Mix 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil.

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2. Gently massage on lips and leave on for 2 minutes.

3. Wipe off with a warm, wet washcloth and voila! Smooth, rejuvenated lips!