My name is Emily and I am a lacquerhead living in beautiful Ohio, USA.  I am a 27 year old, newlywed, vegetarian, happiness-follower who LOVES NAIL POLISH!  It has become a hobby that I am very passionate about, so much so that I have decided to pursue it as a career.  I finished my course in nail technology in July 2012 and am currently working as a natural nails nail tech, nail artist, and small business owner at Body•Spa•Banquet Nails in Canton, OH!  I love spending time searching for new polish, reading beauty blogs, doing my nails and my friends' nails!  I am very excited to be a part of the fantastic community of beauty bloggers out there as well as the cosmetology industry! =)

Many people ask me why nails?  Why would give up a career in another field (six years of higher ed in life sciences) to pursue something like this?  The answer to this question is two-fold.  First of all, I am a passion-driven person, and I must follow that where it takes me!  The creativity involved in manicures and nail art delights me, and I apply the critical thinking I learned in my "past-life" as a scientist in many ways in this new career that I did not expect!  Secondly, I love to make people feel good!  There is too much "bad" in the world...women need something frivolous and slightly excessive that makes them feel confident and strong!  I want people to leave me better than they came to me.  Whether that is fun nail art, moisturized cuticles, or a relaxing spa pedicure, I want to be in a field that improves quality of life and happiness.  <3

Passing through northeast Ohio?  Visit The Lacquerologist at Body•Spa•Banquet Nails!  I offer natural nail manicure and pedicure services, CND Vinylux manicures, OPI GelColor and a variety of nail art.  All products used are eco-friendly, cruelty free and pregnancy safe!  Massage therapy, energy balancing, and health coaching services are also available with my business partner, Stephanie.

The Lacquerologist focuses primarily on nails: nail polish swatches, nail art, nail and cuticle care, tutorials, and reviews.  I am currently expanding into other beauty and lifestyle topics including cruelty-free cosmetics and bath and body products.  Please have a look around; the tabs under the title and links in the sidebar should be helpful in finding what you are looking for!  This is a personal blog, and everything on this site is my opinion.  All products featured on this site were purchased by me unless otherwise stated.  See my Disclosure page for more information.  If you are a company interested in having me review your nail polish or beauty product, please contact me at lacquerologist@gmail.com.


  1. Oh Emily!
    Your nail designs are always so flawless! I love them! You are faaaaaaantastic!
    Keep doing what you're doing :)

    LOVE Jaimi xx

  2. Hi Emily! Congratulations on completing your goal and becoming a nail tech. I am thinking about doing that too. Again.

    You are an inspiration!

  3. nice job mary...proud of you!...love, mother

  4. so happy for you! I'm looking for ward to my first manicure with you!

  5. Beautiful designs Emily!!!!! thank you for curating this kit! :)

  6. you're amazing!!!!! Emily!!!!! I love the creativity and thought going into your art.

  7. I've been enjoying your blog for a while now, but only just read the 'About' section. I was delighted to hear you're in Canton! I was born and raised in Massillon! I live in Tampa now, but I know how wonderful that area is.


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