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All Lacquered Up in InStyle’s “Best of the Web” 2010

By on October 23, 2010
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instyle-november-2010-cover-rachel-mcadams I am beyond thrilled to share with you that All Lacquered Up was selected as one of the best beauty blogs on the web in the annual InStyle “Best of the Web” feature.  Out of the thousands of beauty blogs out there, the editors at InStyle chose four blogs for their list and I’m honored to be one of them.

If you would have told me back in 2007 when I started this site that it would ever be mentioned in any magazine, let alone InStyle, I would have laughed at you.  What a journey this has been.  ALU wouldn’t be what it is without all of you so I thank you for being a part of the site’s continued success.

Congrats to my fellow “Best of the Web” beauty bloggers Now Smell This, Makeup Artist Tricia Sawyer and Celebrity Hairstylist Mark Townsend.


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  1. Andrea says:


  2. Congratulations! Course all your followers (me included) knew you were awesome already! :D

  3. Cathy says:

    Way to GO Michelle! Your dedication and hard work have obviously not gone unnoticed by more than just us, your loyal fans. We knew you rock and now loads more will too, great exposure for you too! YAY! : )

  4. Pandora says:

    Congrats! I’ve been following you for less than a year, but it’s enough to know this is the best nail polish blog ever. :D

  5. Kellie says:

    YAY!! This is awesome! Congrats, girlie! :)

  6. Melissa says:

    That’s terrific. I love your site and visit it every day. I appreciate your take on polishes and the latest colors and textures.

  7. Angela says:

    I saw that the other day when i was reading through my copy


  8. Stefanie says:

    Congratulations. I also think that you’re the best.:-*

  9. Monica says:

    That is amazing! congratulations :)

  10. Anne Marie says:

    You so deserve this!!

  11. Kristina, lover of polish says:

    I’m new to your blog in the last 4-6 months. I love it! Thanks so much….although, I think I’m probably spending too much on nail polish now ;)
    But what fun it is! Congrats on your InStyle shout out, I love InStyle!

  12. Ula says:

    Congratulations!!! :)

  13. Regina says:

    Congrats! I just began following your blog recently and I love it!

  14. I’m so happy for you! Congrats, all of that hard work has been recognized!

  15. jenny says:

    Congrats! Gosh, imagine the traffic increase that’s coming!

  16. Paula says:

    Congratulations! You certainly are one of the best. I visit about 10 beauty blogs daily and yours are one of them.

  17. Ava says:

    I saw it last night! Congratulations!

  18. Lauren says:

    Congratulations! I’m not surprised at all. It is well deserved recognition!

  19. M says:

    Wow congrats!!! You deserve it ;-)

  20. KayDiKat says:

    Wow! That is an amazing accomplishment that you so deserve! This blog is about to get a huge wave of new traffic! You rock, Michelle!

  21. Sondra says:

    Congratulations and well done! I enjoy your blog – the excellent photos and writeups and the time you take to describe every nail polish!

  22. congratulations! you definitely deserve it! ALU is one of my favorite beauty blogs and by far the best nail blog ever. I enjoy every post!

  23. Heather says:

    Wow – this is fantastic!! Congratulations!

  24. MarketMavenNYC says:

    No one does it better than you Michelle! Brava!

  25. Tiger says:

    Awesome! I’ve been following your blog since the one year anniversary, so that’s almost… three years now? Crazy. Congratulations and keep going! :) <3

  26. Camille says:

    Awesome! Congratulations!!

  27. lacquerholic says:

    That’s Amazing! Congratulations, Michelle!

  28. Rachel says:

    Woot woot! You deserve it! Your blog content is top-notch and your photos are beautiful.

    Congratulations on the amazing coup! I was tickled for you when I saw it in my InStyle copy.

  29. Yay! Congrats!
    Couldn’t agree with InStyle more! You’re my favorite nail blogger too!!

  30. Aleatha says:

    Congrats! I loved that it said you were from Cleveland! Yay Cleveland!lol

  31. Lois says:

    wow, congrats! No wonder they picked your blog, it’s awesome :)

  32. Victoria says:

    Congrats! :D You deserved it as your site is fab!

  33. Heidi says:

    Congratulations! I’m happy for you, you really deserve this recognition!

  34. Hey :-) Congratulations :-))Thumbs up!!

  35. Jackie says:

    Well deserved!

  36. kate says:

    I just recently found and started following you. This is so well deserved! Congrats!

  37. hontapocasgreen says:

    Congratulations! I’m very happy for you! I’ve been reading you from the start, and I’ve been really following NowSmellThis for the past year.

  38. Tina G says:

    Told you!…lol!

    Well done!

  39. Suzanne says:

    This is AWESOME news. I agree you are one of the best on the web—and a fabulous gay icon (right up there with Adam Lambert, Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Kathy Griffin). Congrats…you deserve it.

  40. Kate says:

    Congratulations!!You are the only blog I subscribe to!

  41. Debbie says:

    You earned it – still my all time fave nail blog!

  42. Debra says:

    Congratulations! You deserve the recognition. I know more about polishes than the girl who does my nails.

  43. Sharon says:

    Congratulations from a fellow Cleveland nail fanatic!! I just discovered your blog a few months ago and agree that your blog is the best.

  44. Congratulations! You deserve it :))

    All the best,

    Anna xxx

  45. Irene Power says:

    Well deserved!!!

  46. Mc Huggs says:

    Nice Job Michelle! Glad your so popular with the readers and your fans. I always knew you would become really famous because of your web blog and people see that and want your advice everywhere else.Kudos!

  47. Glosslizard says:

    Congratulations from me too! I don’t comment much, but there’s a good reason you’re on my daily bookmark list! :)

  48. Clayze says:

    All Lacquered Up is definitely the best beauty blog.
    Congratulations, Michelle!

  49. Duffi says:

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you and proud to have known you via the Web.

  50. ReaderRita says:

    YAY! Congratulations! Quite deserved, for sure!

  51. Dee says:

    Congratulations to you! What wonderful news!

  52. Hanneri says:

    Congratulations. The award is well-deserved. Yours was the 1st nail blog I subscribed to and is still my favourite to check out for new postings. Wishing you many more years of blogging success!!!

  53. Audrey says:

    Well done! You deserve it, it is the best and you’re so devoted.

  54. Stephanie says:

    Ahhhh, congrats! See? I told you you’re the bomb, like tick tick.

  55. tab says:

    Wow!! I’m so happy for u!!! U def deserve it!! :)

  56. Elizabeth says:

    Well deserved for sure! Congratulations :)

  57. Kisten says:

    Woo hoo! Great job!

  58. Mischa says:

    Yayayay!!! Congratulations!!! Now everyone can see what we’ve known all along! *winks & grins*

  59. Faith says:

    That is Outstanding!!! You definitely deserve it – CONGRATS!

  60. Macca says:

    Congrats also from me! if somebody deserves this it’s surely you!
    Keep up the good work.

  61. Kelsey says:

    No, THANK YOU! I am beyond thrilled I stumbled upon this website. I was in dire need of a comprehensive nail site that not only had great swatches of the hottest colors but actual opinions and advice! You are a NailGoddess and I envy you stash! The recognition in InStyle is much deserved…all the best to you!

  62. Leeta says:

    What an amazing honor!
    Keep up it, love.
    That rocks. :]

  63. Sandy says:

    Great news! Congratulations!

  64. Jimmy K. Designs says:


  65. sunnlitt says:

    How great is that??!!

    You have a great blog–
    I seldom use polish, but I always read your blog!!

  66. Alison says:

    You deserve congratulations! You do work very hard and I’m glad your blog is getting even more recognition :)

  67. Cristina says:

    OMG Congrats! What a great oportunity for you. I hope someday my blog is a great as yours. I’ve only been following since August but your blog has been one of my faves since before I even started blogging.

  68. Tasha says:

    Congrats! I saw this when I received my issue! V

  69. Kingsley says:

    Congratulations Michelle, what an honor.

  70. Congrats from a fellow Clevelander! This honor is much deserved AND another positive for the city as well. yay!

  71. melli says:

    Congrats Michelle! You are indeed a star!

  72. Nicki says:

    You earned it! Congrats!

  73. Katarina says:

    Congratulations, Michelle!!!

  74. allijag says:

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYY! You are like – totally,totally – famous :)Can’t wait to see you in a few weeks – congrats on the award – SUPER cool! :)