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

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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: 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

|COMING UP|

VENIQUE 'STEP UP!'

VENIQUE ‘STEP UP!’

New nail post today — 1 more if I get the time once I am home! For now, I am showing you the gorgeous ‘Step Up!’ by Venique. It’s a beautiful, bright orange, and I feel it’s perfect for this time of year to wear alone, or use with your Halloween nail art. It’s very vibrant. I want to mention that it looks bright in the bottle and as soon as you polish your nails. It does, however, dry matte. If you want a matte finish, just leave as is and use a matte topcoat to keep it (because you need a topcoat!:). With the use of clear topcoat, I was able to achieve that shiny vibrant orange I saw in the bottle. Definitely a 5 star polish. Venique was lovely enough to send me this several months ago and I am now getting to it! So Venique, if you see this post, I’m sorry! I love your polishes! 🙂 Go take a look at their amazing, quality nail lacquers here 🙂

VENIQUE 'STEP UP!'

VENIQUE ‘STEP UP!’

I’m a little busy going away today to babysit my nephew, but I will hopefully have one more up later! Enjoy your Humpday everyone! It’s ugly and rainy here. Only 3 days until Halloween 🎃 Do you have any nail art done? Comment your blog link!
😄

katey

|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!

POLISH I LOVE: NINA ULTRA PRO ‘ANACONDA LIKED IT’

polishiloveSimply put, I love Nina Ultra Pro lacquers. So to liven up this cold weather, I used Nina Ultra Pro ‘Anaconda Liked It‘. It’s a beautiful turquoise color and my photos don’t give it justice! It’s actually a bit brighter than seen here. It’s great shade for summer, but I’m too impatient to wait! I’m hoping it will cover up the snag in the nail until I can pick up the ORLY Nail Rescue kit tomorrow to fix it! I will post a review on that with pictures of how well it does or does not work.

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'Anaconda Liked It'

‘Anaconda Liked It’

After using ‘Anaconda Liked It‘, I finished with China Glaze ‘Fast Forward Top Coat‘. I really love this color and the formula goes on so well. It does, however, dry matte – so unless you want that finish, seal with a shiny top coat. Happy Wednesday!

katey