Liz Chakan

Extravagant Beauty? It Never Fails!

Liz says… Oh, dearest reader, after my heartbreak that was this Tuesday, I am back and I am OKAY. Instead of wallowing, I decided that for today’s post I wanted to embrace the tapestry of colors that truly capture the ongoing change in seasons. To me, Fall heading into Winter is really all about crunchy…

#TIOT: Cuprum (Cu) (Rescue Beauty Lounge)!

Liz says… Happy Tuesday, my dears. I am afraid that I have something to confess… I am writing today in a deep, polish-induced veil of sadness. Why? Because I have fallen in love with a collection, and it doesn’t seem to be in the cards. What collection, you ask?! Why, none other than the Rescue…

Incoco Halloween Nail Applique Review: Fright Night & Bone Rattling

Samples provided for honest review… Liz says… Happy Thursday my friends! We’re about half way through the month of October and that means one thing. It’s time to start getting ready for Halloween – the costumes, the candy, the decorations… they all mean NOTHING! It’s all about the nails to this lady, so imagine my excitement…

#TIOT: Freya’s Cats (piCture pOlish collaboration shade)

Liz says… I’m still recovering from the craziness that weddings can bring, so please excuse this short but ever so sweet #TIOT installment featuring the amazing Freya’s Cats! The product of one of piCture pOlish‘s famous collaborations, Freya’s Cats is the brainchild of Nihrida (see her post about Freya’s Cats here – if you’re anything like…

TIOTh! The Burne-Jones Dream Collection (a england)!

Liz says… Hello, hello, hello! One of the most special people in my life is getting married this Saturday, so I have been running (mostly driving) like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get myself ready for my Maid of Honor duties (which include cookies, fake mustaches, and doing her nails for…

Homage to David Bowie!

Liz says… Some people are larger than life, and in my personal opinion David Bowie is one of those giants. Whether it’s his music, style, or acting it’s clear that David Bowie is inspiration stuffed into a human suit. There have been and will be countless imitators, but there will only be one White Duke!…

A Gilded, Striped, Blood-Red Mani

Liz says… Happy Thursday, yo! Oh man, I just started watching Breaking Bad (I figured it was a good time to start once it was finished) and it is amazing so far, yo. What have I been doing with my life where I completely missed it, yo?! Oh yeah, my nails. Enough on that tangent,…

#TIOT: Teal Another Tail (KBShimmer)!

Liz says… Dang it! I have itty-bitty nails again! Dear Readers, I feel like I am constantly going back and forth between lady-like nails with killer length and tiny little chicklet nails. The woes are heavy for a gal with short nail beds, such is the burden I carry each day. So… was that dramatic…

#TIOT: My Kind Of Cool Aid (Cult Nails)

Liz says… Sometimes it takes a little time for a joke to sink in. This is one of those times… Prepare yourself for a short but sweet #TIOT post. For today’s Try It On Tuesday post, I wanted to wear Cult Nails’ My Kind of Cool Aid for the first time. The Cult Nails website describes this…

A Very Naked Saint George Mani!

Liz says… There are some days where wearing a neutral polish alone can be lovely. Let me tell you now, today is not one of those days. Give me neutrals rocking along with a teal of unrivaled depth! Give me funky square studs! Give me a rockin’ tape mani! GIVE IT TO ME! Sorry about…

Chaos & Crocodiles Swatch and Review: Teddy Bears’ Picnic

sample provided for honest review Liz Says… Now, I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for nostalgia. I can spend hours with a kindred spirit discussing the finer points of Nickelodeon (back when it was sick-nasty awesome), Lamb Chop, and The Power Rangers. Keeping that in mind, it shouldn’t be a shocker…

#TIOT: Lilis (Chanel)!

Hip! Hip! Hooray! Tuesday’s here, it’s time to try it on… Liz says… There are some days where you absolutely need to splurge. A few months ago, I found myself in just that position. I was wading through a puddle of personal apathy. Nothing was wrong, life was okay, but I felt the need for…

Getting My Textured Tape Mani On With Dhara and Tomoko!

Liz says… At this point, I’m sure that it’s no secret that I’m having an illicit affair with textured nail polishes. I love the texture, the various colors that are coming out, and how versatile these gorgeous polishes are proving to be! Today I really wanted to feature two polishes from the Zoya Fall 2013…

#TIOT: Dive Bar (essie)!

It’s time again for Try It On Tuesday!!!!!! Liz says… Happy Tuesday! Today I’m swatching an absolutely shocking untried polish from my stash. Today I’m wearing essie’s Dive Bar – a shimmery blackened teal polish. This lovely lacquer applied easily and built up to full opacity after three thin coats. The reason that I’m shocked…

Dancing Queen Inspired Skittles!

Liz says… Dancing queeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen! Feel the beat of the tambouriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!Oh, yeah. I love ABBA. I also love glitter, nail polish, and when all those three things come together into one awesome manicure! For today’s post, I was heavily inspired by the awesome and sexy Dancing Queen – this glitter bomb by Models Own features green,…