Welcome to Casual Contrast! If you are a first-time reader, then this is a fabulous place to start. My name is Emily Draher (learn more about me HERE) and I am the writer, creative director, social media team, and managing agent here. If you landed here expecting to find The Lacquerologist, you are in the right spot. In January 2016, The Lacquerologist became Casual Contrast, a lifestyle blog focusing on more of what I’m passionate about: nails, bath & body products, make-up, food, casual fashion, home and family.
No topic is off-limits for Casual Contrast. I will write about finding peace – mental and emotional clarity, moments of bliss. I will write about art – whether it’s on my nails, on my body, in my home, or in my soul. I will write about self-care – loving yourself from the inside-out and outside-in. My posts will take the form of reviews, photo series, tutorials, and just simple essays.
Why Casual Contrast? I wanted to chose a name that would reflect my personal style, instead of narrowing down the specific topic of the site. Casual: relaxed, comfortable, chill. Contrast: unexpected, not necessarily with the norm. This is a place where I can share just about anything, and as a woman in my late-20s, I hope to share common experiences with other women, and hopefully share some content along the way that you find helpful or inspiring.
For the most part, my posts can be filed under one of the following four categories. If you know what kind of posts you want to read, you can click one of the headings below (or in the menu bar on any page of the site!).
Nails – nail art, nail polish swatches and reviews, and nail care
Self-care – bath and body product reviews, make-up reviews and looks, skincare, haircare, etc
Lifestyle – food, home, fashion, travel, family, DIY, Ohio, Bob, etc
Personal – a look into my life and perspectives
If you have any questions, or have topics you’d like for me to cover, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! I look forward to hearing from you❤