Got a Favorite Beauty Product? Nominate It for the StyleCaster Beauty Awards and You Could Win!

I'll admit it: I love my product. Possibly to excess. I have special privileges at Sephora. I just spent a perfect Mother's Day at Ulta, trying stuff out with my mom. Is it any coincidence that my lifelong bestie owns the coolest spa in L.A. and my sister is an awesome esthetician? (Okay, I don't think I had any control over their decisions, but we three can talk beauty stuff for days.) ...more

Drying Nail Polish Faster: Does Cold Water or Hot Air Work?

If you watch YouTube or follow beauty blogs, I'm sure you've noticed all the beauty tips out there. Even if you don't, you always hear people talking about different DIYs or tips for this, that and the other. I figured I'd put some of them to the test and see they really work. Image: Nail polish, Shutterstock...more
Glamour143 So true! I have two boys so when I do get to polish my nails, anything that helps ...more

Spoil Your Friends With These DIY Spa Day Party Ideas

Are you ready to plan a fun event that will have all your girlfriends excited for weeks in advance? Plan a spa day party! ...more

Reviewing Jamberry Wraps

Am I the only one who has suddenly been swamped in Facebook posts and ads about Jamberry wraps? It seems like EVERYONE is having a Jamberry party and even though I’m not really a fingernail polish kind of girl, I started to get curious....more

3 Ways to Create a Gradient Manicure

     Today I thought I would take a look back and share with you the reason I decided to start a blog instead of just my facebook page. As some of you may know I started my page in March of 2011. I was just looking for someplace to share my nail art creations. Up until then I was sharing pictures on my personal page and people were starting to make comments about it, and not in a good way. So Lustrous Lacquer was born....more

My love/hate relationship with Nail Foils

  *Nothing to Disclose*Good morning my fellow lacquer friends. Happy Hump Day! Today's blog post is about my recent experience with nail foils. Oh how I looked at picture after picture of manicures done with them, Longing to have them on my finger tips. Finally after a few months I bit the bullet and purchased a set of them from Dollar Nail Art....more

Got a Favorite Beauty Product? Nominate It for the StyleCaster Beauty Awards and You Could Win!

I'll admit it: I love my product. Possibly to excess. I have special privileges at Sephora. I just spent a perfect Mother's Day at Ulta, trying stuff out with my mom. Is it any coincidence that my lifelong bestie owns the coolest spa in L.A. and my sister is an awesome esthetician? (Okay, I don't think I had any control over their decisions, but we three can talk beauty stuff for days.) ...more

White Nail Polish Stamping Comparison

 *Nothing to Disclose*     I hope everyone had a great weekend. The weather was so nice here that some friends and I got together for a BBQ and outside games. I might have even gotten a slight tan! I love the warmer weather and everything that it brings. For today's post I'm doing a comparison of white nail polishes and how well they stamp....more

Sexy Nails for Summer 2015

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Black Nail Polish stamping comparison

  *Nothing to Disclose*      Most of us love the look of a stamped manicure. But when you're first starting out it can be hard to do. I know one of the problems I had was finding a good polish to use.      In this post I've compared 4 black nail polishes to see which one works the best....more

Embossed metal manicure tutorial

*Nothing to Disclose*     Today I have a tutorial of sorts to share with you on how to achieve that embossed metal manicure look that has been floating around the internet lately. I say a tutorial of sorts because I didn't quite achieve the look I was going for and this is more of an experiment that I tried and decided to share. Plus I have an ulterior motive,  I'm hoping some of you talented ladies will have some tips or tricks to share so my next attempt will be a success. ...more

Orly Color AMP'D - Surfer Girl

 *Press Sample*      Last week I brought you the press release for the new Color AMP'D collection from Orly. Today I'm sharing my experience with this new 2 part color system with you.  I figured being gone on vacation was the perfect chance to test the wear time and I was not disappointed....more

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