Liz Chakan

No So Miserables After All

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sample provided for honest review Liz says… Oh, hello. Let me start off by asking… do you like pretty things? What about… epic musicals and tragic characters? Linear holos? Brown polishes? I mean… c’mon, something here has to resonate. Not convinced? Alright, it’s time for the big guns. Let’s talk pictures and polish, my friends. What you see here…

Feeling Adventure Red-y? Check Out These Sugarberries!

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Liz says… I recently signed up for the Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag subscription – large style! While $25 a month is more than I’ve ever spent on a makeup subscription, it just makes so much sense. Three full sized Rainbow Honey polishes (retailing at $10.00 per polish normally) and three full size bath and/or body…

Chaos & Crocodiles Swatch and Review: Reflections, Echos, and Shadows

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samples provided for honest review Liz says… Hello, Darlings! When the lovely Sarey (brainchild of indie polish branch Chaos & Crocodiles) asked me to swatch polishes for her, I knew that it was time to put on my blogging pants again (they are very official). I’m incredibly excited to share these three polishes with you today…

This Mani Has Soul, But It’s Not A Soldier (an ode to grayscale polish)

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Liz says… Hello, Darlings! I don’t know about your neck of the proverbial woods, but it has started feeling like SUMMER and I’m already over it. If I had my way, it would be Fall all year round, and it would be perfection. Perhaps it’s my general loathing of overly warm weather, or a simple…

1000 Volts of Super Vixen – A Match Made In Glam Polish Heaven!

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Liz says… Ah! It’s been a shamefully long time since I’ve last posted on LOZLOSA, and let me tell you it feels really good to be back! Rather than spend like… five paragraphs filling you in on the life and times of a nail blogger/slacker, let’s just just right back into the game. Since it’s…

Glitter, Stamping, and Holo?! Oh, My!

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Liz says… Hello, Darlings. Today is my birthday and I really wanted to do something nice for today’s manicure! I was having a difficult time figured out exactly what to do… until my February Ipsy bag came along. This month I received Odette, which Zoya describes as a “sultry orchid maroon cream.” That’s a pretty…

Delftware Inspired Stamping

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Liz says… Hello, Darlings! I’m warning you now, I am in a stamping frenzy over here! I’ve always overlooked stamping as a form of nail art that was for other people due to my lack of stamping skills and my serious lacking of the patience to gain them. It turns out that I may have been…

Love Lifts Us Up: A Valentine’s Day Manicure!

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Liz says… Hello Darlings, and Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Regardless of your relationship status, gender, or age it feels like Valentine’s Day is a big deal. Personally, I’m not a huge fan… I don’t need a corporate holiday to make me realize how much I adore my fiance (it’s a lot!), and I have…

Blue Skittle Nail Art!

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Liz says… Hello, Darlings! Happy Tuesday! 😀 When I was last at my local drug store buying bags of holiday Reese’s cups I came across the gorgeous Beaming Blue from the Maybelline Brocade collection. This polish is SO BEAUTIFUL – a sheer, glittery blurple with a faint duochrome shimmer that flashes between electric blue and…

Bruised Rose Petal Gradient

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A England’s Burne-Jones Dream Collection sets the stage for bruised rose petal gradient nails!Liz says… Hello, Darlings! For today’s post I pulled out two polishes that I’ve actually swatched before. From the A England Burne-Jones Dream collection I decided to use Briar Rose and Sleeping Palace. Together, in a subtle gradient, these polishes help to capture…

Green, Gold, and Black Dotticure!

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there are things in your life that you will always return to….Liz says… Tried and true favorites make me happy – from a beloved TV show (the fiance and I are currently marathoning Stargate SG1), a favorite soda (Fresca all the way), or a much-loved stuffed animal (Cooney The Tail-less Raccoon… don’t laugh at the name, I was very young and not terribly imaginative…

Perfect Polish Pairings – Fire Queen and Stroke of Brilliance!

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Liz says… Hello, Darlings! Today I’m sporting some major lobster hands, but let me tell you… it’s totally worth it! On my nails I’m pairing Rescue Beauty Lounge‘s Fire Queen along with Essie‘s Stroke of Brilliance… and I love them together. LOVE! Darlings… I can barely type right now. I adore this combo! Three thin…

Gleeful Glequin Nails!

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Liz says… Hello, Darlings! Today I am thrilled to share with you my first foray into “glequin” nail art. Inspired by the INCREDIBLY TALENTED (all caps because she’s crazy good) Sammy of The Nailasaurus. Now, there are plenty of nail art techniques out there on the internet that utilize these tiny glitters, but before Sammy I wouldn’t…

Ruff Tuff Creampuff with a Glitter Accent!

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Liz says… There are times where there is no greater pleasure than wearing a beautiful, neutral manicure. After being sick for the past week, this is one of those times! I was lucky enough to snag a bottle of Ruff Tuff Creampuff from Scofflaw Nail Varnish at the last restock. This soft cream polish is…

#TIOT: Italian Leather (Revlon Parfumerie)

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Liz says… Greetings, Earthlings! Today I’m dipping a toe into the world of scented polish and I’m dragging you along for the ride! Buried deep within my stash, Italian Leather has been beckoning to me ever since I picked it up at Ulta. At the time it was an impulse buy – between the color…