4 days in and we’re still going strong! As it is our 10th anniversary, we wanted to share the love (as well as lacquer & cosmetics) with everyone – so meet some of our extended family! These women are beauty insiders and we are privileged to share their passion for beauty. Each day during our 10 days of Friends & Family, we will highlight a different bezzie, so make sure to check back with us daily to get to know the rest of our #instamates. You will fall in love with these kindred spirits just like we have!
What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
I love that I can focus on just the brands and products that I absolutely love, that line up with my standards of quality, and provide a great value to the customer/user.
How did you discover your love for beauty?
I’m a ‘fashion person’ by trade, but about nine years ago, slowly started to receive more and more beauty-related assignments, and recognized my love for it, that had apparently been dormant for years, just waiting to come out of its cocoon!
What’s your go-to colour?
For lips, I love a bright coral or a red-blue hue, and for nails, I love to stick in the blue-green family, ranging from a high gloss, opaque blue-black to a soft, pastel, minty-blue.
What’s your best beauty tip?
Don’t forget about treatments! Keep everything well moisturized, from your face to your feet, and your skin will surely thank you. That goes the same for your nails; use a multifunctional base coat that can introduce strength via vitamins and protein to your nails, and don’t forget about cuticle oil.
What do you love about bL lacquer?
I love that it’s opaque and long-lasting, but most importantly, that it’s free of harsh chemicals. The packaging is absolutely lovely too, and I love the element of glamour and fun that it introduces; it’s surely representative of the way makeup should be!
DiNardo, a die-hard Pittsburgh native and long-time New York City resident has been writing about fashion and beauty for the past dozen years, with work featured on Today.com, StyleCaster.com,Makeup.com, Independent Fashion Bloggers Network, and at her own site, FashionPulseDaily.com. DiNardo has also appeared on New York’s WPIX 11 News as a fashion and beauty expert, and has been recognized for her editorial work in fashion and beauty by The New York Times, Fast Company, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, amongst others. She’s addicted to a bright lip and bold nail look; she much so, that her wedding day wasn’t complete without her sporting both! In her spare time, you’ll find her working tediously on a book