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!

xoxo

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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: OPI ‘IN THE CABLE CAR-POOL LANE’ & MORE!|

'In a Cable-Car Pool'

‘In The Cable-Car Pool Lane’

Let me start off by saying: I LOVE this color. It’s OPI ‘In The Cable-Car Pool Lane’ from their San Francisco Collection. I always have loved OPI and I’m so glad I found this shade when I was working at Sally’s because it was perfect to match with my shoes in my brother’s¬†wedding. Now, the OPI site classifies it as a purple shade and even shows a purple nail polish that looks NOTHING like it in my opinion, but my bottle is not even questionable :¬†it’s a burgundy. In fact, most sites I’ve visited show an entirely different polish they make.¬†It does look different in different lighting, but that’s it. I would like to note my nails do look a bit darker than these photos, but still a gorgeous autumn shade!

Although I bought this for a spring wedding to match my bridesmaid outfit’s shoes, it’s a nice transition into fall with the darker color! It applied very smoothly. You have to do it evenly, though, with lighter strokes and thin layers since it is a darker color. I found that worked best for an even finish with no streaking. My final review is, spending the money on this is definitely worth the value. OPI never disappoints with chipping or fading. It lasts a really good¬†amount of time and stays as vibrant as when you polished it on your nails.

 'Counting Carats'


‘Counting Carats’

I decided to add gold glitter polish working from the bottom of the nail going up, and then lightening the stroke as I worked my way to the top. Using it as an accent nail or the tips would look great, too! I used China Glaze ‘Counting Carats’. As always, finish with your favorite top coat! I used Wet Paint Top Coat Glaze (You can see past swatches of Wet Paint from a previous post here!). I love all of the Wet Paint Nails polish that I’ve tried so far. The top coat glaze makes my polish last exceptionally long and keeps the colors bright, shiny, and resistant to chips. I also found it made my nails feel better/healthier while wearing it. If you want to head over to their site and take a look at the vast colors, please do! They also have nail treatments, and a REALLY fun ‘Try It On’ where you can virtually mix and match bases, glazes, and special effects polishes. I hope you enjoy this look as much as I had fun doing it! It’s a more basic, — yet beautiful and glamorous in the end– approach to nail art, and you can do a lot with glitter polish. Any suggestions for my next post, or what kind of nail designs you’d like to see?

'WET PAINT TOP COAT GLAZE'

‘WET PAINT TOP COAT GLAZE’

Are you going to give this a try? It can be done with any color scheme! What are you currently wearing? I’d love to hear! TGIF!

katey

PS: If you guys are looking for products to try yourself and then later review on your Facebook, etc., or even in my comments (so I can gather them and put you in a future post!), I found this site called Smiley360 on ProductReviewMom when I was just searching around the Internet. I think I’ll give it a try¬†and let you know how it goes!

|PLASTIC WRAP SIMPLICITY|

I hope you’ve all¬†been well since my last post!¬†So after a hectic and full summer with welcoming¬†a beautiful nephew and becoming an aunt, I am thrilled to get back to posting and writing new blogs for my followers! Halloween is right around the corner. Is everyone ready? Do you have some of your own Halloween nail art ¬†or ¬†a costume picked out for a party? If you do, send it to Lashes and Lacquer at LashesandLacquer@gmail.com, or use the Contact button at the top at and I will feature it in a later post! I tried a simple black and orange with plastic wrap and gold glitter for my first try for a design, but I hope to post another before Halloween comes! Alright, let’s get started with the steps! Be mindful I am still not well, so my skills are not as they used to be yet. ¬†I hope you will still stick around in the process!

Step 1

You’ll want to prep with something around your nails, like Vaseline with a Q-Tip, to prevent polish cleanup .It¬†didn’t work entirely as like I hoped, so I had to use acetone afterwards, but it helped.

Step 3

'PAPARAZZI' by LAUREN B. BEAUTY

‘PAPARAZZI’ by LAUREN B. BEAUTY

For Step 3, I used 2 coats of 3-free Lauren B. Beauty‘s ‘PAPARAZZI‘ which I love (goes on so smoothly and actually lasts).I I¬†have been using that brand for about a year now! Kind of reminds me of how leather looks! What do you think? I love it! It’s my favorite black polish.

Step 4

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Step 4 is painting orange polish. I chose China GlazePool Party‘. You have to be quick because immediately after, you have to use a crinkled piece/ball of plastic wrap to quickly and gently dab over the nails with that polish.

Almost Done! ¬†I went over that with 2 layers of China Glaze ‘Counting Carats’. Finish with your favorite top coat and ¬†you are good to go. I recommend also using Gelish Nourish, as well, to maintain your cuticles. Well! I¬†see you next time, and remember to send me your Halloween nail or makeup looks! I always want ideas for posts you’d like to see, too!

CGCOUNTINGCARRITS

katey

UPDATE:¬† I was able to get the post up again with the photos showing, so it should be good! Let me know if there are still any¬†difficulties. And while you’re at it, add Lashes and Lacquer to your home screen on your phone for a quick way to get here. Thanks for being patient (although, I’m, not sure how long it’s been down!)!¬†

UPDATE: ¬†Everything appears okay… for now! We’ll see what tomorrow brings!

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!

I am so very sorry for the LONG hiatus on LASHES AND LACQUER! I had a busy spring and summer is shaping up to be busy, as well, with beach trips and vacations! I did not, however, forget about nails! I will be regularly posting once again, so keep checking back for your regular dose of nails, makeup,and all things beauty.

Today’s polish post is¬†China Glaze ‘Too Yacht Too Handle‘, and is the perfect bright shade of blue¬†for summer and all of the fun festivities it entails.

tooyachttohandle

katey

NAILS OF THE DAY

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Here’s a quick nail of the day post¬†for today!¬†I kept the Nina Ultra Pro “Punki Pink” and made a simple change by adding light pink leopard print with Wet Paint Nails “Officially A Girl”.

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Just a thought: What do you guys think about Lashes and Lacquer having a beauty giveaway when it reaches 200 followers? Let me know in the comments what you think! Have a great Wednesday!

LL