Liz Chakan

Angles, Dots, and Bling!

Liz says… I really shouldn’t act surprised anymore when I find myself purchasing the odd bottle of nail polish. It has become a euphoric release each time I add a new bottle to my collection. Lately, however, I have been so swept up in the holidays, work, and naps that I’ve fallen behind in the…

#TIOT: Cosmic Ocean over Time Traveler

Liz says… I have to admit that I am incredibly excited about this week’s TIOT manicure, because it’s gorgeous, blue, and GORGEOUS (not sure if I mentioned that already)!!! Cosmic Ocean by Girly Bits is an absolutely stunning shimmer topcoat that comes alive over deep colors. I decided to wear this beauty over Cult Nails’…

Slightly Belated Christmas Nails!

Liz says… Hello darlings, and Merry Belated Christmas to those readers that celebrate the holiday! Today is a short a sweet post since I’ve admittedly been celebrating and relaxing with my fiance and cats. Inspired by some awesome nail presents from my amazing mother, I threw this manicure together in celebration! One of my Christmas…

#TIOT: Tokaido Express (NARS)!!!!!!

Liz says… Happy Tuesday and OMG I can’t even greet you properly because I’m so excited! Apparently I missed the big sign telling everyone in my area that the local TJ Maxx and Marshalls locations have been carrying NARS cosmetics! I don’t know how I missed this epic news, but I certainly managed to make…

Boo-gie Down If You’re Parka Perfect!

Liz says… Hello, darlings! I hope that your week has been off to a good start so far! Mine has been pretty laid back and thoroughly lacking in excitement. Luckily, today’s manicure helps lift me out of the doldrums and back into the land of FABULOUS! For today’s look, I started out with three thin…

#TIOT: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Colors by Llarowe)!

Liz says… Happy Tuesday, my darlings! Today I wanted to share my TIOT manicure with you – it’s got some awesome things going for it… Deep, sapphire blue jelly base? Yes! Tiny, silver glitter particles that give a twinkling effect? Yes ma’am! Sexy as heck?! Ooooooh yeah! That’s right! Today I’m trying out Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…

Icicles On My Nails?! Sold!

Liz says… Hello, darlings! Today I’ve got a short yet ever so sweet manicure to share with you. Inspired by the icicles outside my window I decided to try my hand at waterfall nail art – while this manicure is in no means perfect it was a lot of fun to attempt and I look…

#TIOT: Narwhals Are Unicorns Too (Chaos & Crocodiles)!

Liz says… Wow! It feels pretty great to be back in the saddle after an incredibly gluttonous and lazy Thanksgiving extended weekend. Pretty much all I did was eat, sleep, and cook (for ridiculously lengthy periods of time). Lather, rinse, repeat. It was lovely and much needed. With some pep in my step and a…

Chaos & Crocodiles Swatch and Review: Epic Snowday, Not A Creature Was Stirring, and Secret Identity

samples provided for honest review Liz says… When Sarey, the lovely creator/mastermind behind Chaos &Crocodiles, reached out to me to ask if I would review some of her upcoming Winter Collection I was thrilled and super happy to be asked! Today I feel very lucky to share three of the new polishes that will be available…

Sweet Floral Nail Art

Please check back tomorrow because I have something VERY, VERY SPECIAL to share!!!! Liz says… So, I have been hardcore marathoning Project Runway Season 6 on Hulu, and it has been wonderful. I love reality TV competitions where it focuses on creation and art… it’s also an excuse to listen to Tim Gunn. He is…

#TIOT: Mallard (piCture pOlish)!

Liz says… Sometimes you need to let the negative energy around you roll of your back like water off a duck’s back. Luckily, there is nothing negative about today’s #TIOT swatch. Join me as I fall more and more in love with piCture pOlish‘s collaboration polish with the fabulous PolishAholic – today I’m drooling over…

I Only Have Ice For Lady Muck

Liz says… Hello darlings! We are so close to the weekend that I can taste it. I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but it feels like we’re getting colder and colder each day up here in Western New York. At this point, I’ve been living here in WNY for three years so…

#TIOT: Pyrite (Emily de Molly)!

Liz says… Happy Tuesday, my darlings! Today I’m sharing a fabulous neutral polish all the way from Australia – that’s right, it’s Pyrite by Emily de Molly. (Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!) Once again, I find myself wishing that I either lived in Australia or that I had a Fairy Polish Godmother to ship me tons of polish. Pyrite…

Liz’s Halloween Faux-letto Nail Art!

 Liz says… Hello, my spooky darlings! Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, I think we can agree that this season of ghosts, goblins and sweet treats is the inspiration for some really interesting manicures.  At work, I’ve been getting into the spirit by decorating my cubicle, and I’ve had my costume laid out for awhile…

#TIOT: White Noise (KBShimmer)!

Liz says… Hello, Sweeties! How are you doing this fine Tuesday? I’m doing pretty darn well myself, and I have to admit that today’s #TIOT manicure certainly helps to brighten my normally sour disposition with a sweet mix of yellow, red, blue, orange, and teal glitters in a white base. Today I’m showing off wearing…