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Note from shop owner Thank you to all our customers. We are now closed for the time being. We appreciate all your support!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 21, 2014

Thank you to all our customers. We are now closed for the time being. We appreciate all your support!

Kellen and Tara

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Kellen and Tara


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Love & Lacquer

Kellen and Tara first met in an undergraduate philosophy class at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After they first met, Kellen told his friends about "the green eyed girl" in his class that he thought was really cute and Tara told her friends about this good looking guy in her class who was "some sort of brown." Shortly thereafter Kellen and Tara started dating and have been inseparable ever since!

Both Kellen and Tara love to create. Kellen is an avid home brewer and makes very yummy beer, in addition to delicious made from scratch bread and lots of other tasty treats. Tara loves to make bath products and jewelry which she also sells on Etsy (, and like Kellen loves to cook and bake. Although Tara is the one who collects and uses nail polish, Kellen came up with the idea to open Kelara Lacquers as he thought it would be a fun way for them to create fun colors together.

Another thing Kellen and Tara have in common is a love of science. Kellen studied neuroscience in college and Tara has a Master's degree in cognitive psychology. Both Kellen and Tara love to experiment and test new ideas, so you can be sure that each color we create has been well thought out and all the ingredients have been thoroughly tested before we list our creations in the shop. We take pride in creating high quality, original, and healthy lacquers that will live up to your expectations.

Thanks so much for stopping by our shop and reading more about us! We hope you enjoy our creations and will come back often to see what new offers we have in store!

Shop members

  • Tara Jobe

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Shipping, Photography

    Tara is a creator. She loves to mix colors like a mad scientist and especially enjoys testing the polishes she and Kellen create together. Tara also loves teaching, science, jewelry making, volleyball, baking, animals, and Kellen.

  • Kellen Scott

    Owner, Designer, Shipping, Being Awesome

    Kellen is an idea man. Although he does not wear nail polish himself (except when Tara tests colors on him) he is great at coming up with new color combinations and names! Kellen also loves animals, science, philosophy, cooking, brewing, and Tara.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 10, 2013
Thank you for visiting Kelara Lacquers! All our nail polish is handmade using a 3-Free formula and ingredients that are always cruelty free. We take pride in creating unique, high quality colors that are thoroughly tested before hitting the "shelves." If you have any questions for either of us, please feel free to send us a message anytime! We'd love to hear from you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We cannot accept returns or exchanges due to the nature of our products. Should you ever have an issue please contact us and we will assist you right away.
Payment can be made with Paypal or Credit Card and is required upon purchase.
All orders will ship within 2-3 business days via USPS first class or priority mail.