Lisa Chakan

Abstract Mariposa: A Fluttering of Vivid Color

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Lisa says. . . In case you haven’t noticed, New York Fashion Week is underway, and anybody who’s anybody is jumping from one catwalk to the next.  Well, maybe “jumping” is the wrong word.  “Skiing” might be more appropriate, what with the sidewalks still heaped with snow, and more on the way. Brrrrr. It used…

A Sweet Surprise: Incoco 2014 Valentine’s Day Collection

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:: PRESS SAMPLE :: Lisa says… Recently, our letter carrier delivered a sweet surprise from the fun folks at Incoco: an envelope stuffed with the five newly-released nail wrap (aka nail “appliques”, “stickers” or “strips”) designs, from the brand’s 2014 Sweet Surprise Valentine’s Day Collection. These adorable press and sticks are great for those fashionistas…

Get In Gear with Steampunk Nails

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Lisa says… I’m what you might call an accidental watch collector.  Eleven of them, so far, mostly of the inexpensive Timex variety. You know…the brand that takes a lickin’, but keeps on tickin’?   So long as the battery lasts, that is. Unlike my children, whose long ago replaced smartphones with any need for a watch,…

Oblizzarated – Review and Restock Today!!!!

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Lisa says… Confession:  I’m not a snow person. Seriously, you can keep those skis, parkas and lift tickets. In fact, while you’re out having the time of your life, navigating the powdery stuff and frigid air temps, I’ll eagerly await your arrival back at the lodge, keeping warm by the fire.  With a good book,…

This Week’s Nail Polish & Beauty Giveaways

Liz will be back this week with fabulous nails.  Promise.    In the meantime, try your luck with these crazy good giveaways… The Plastic Diaries – Target Boyfriend Denim.  Open internationally.  Ends November 11, 2013.  Beauty Info Zone – 2 giveaways:  1) Teeze w/eez hair products, international; 2) Solyvia skincare – 4 winners, US and…

This Week’s Nail Polish & Beauty Giveaways

Happy Monday, all!  Back soon with polish and pictures.  Have a sweet day! TheFabZilla – Win haircare products from Taya Amazon White Clay Thickening Collection worth $182+. Open int’l. Ends 11/4/13Prime Beauty – Hair Doozy giveaway.  US only.  Ends November 8, 2013.The Plastic Diaries – CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES – 1,000th Post Giveaway.  Ends November 10, 2013…

This Week’s Nail Polish and Beauty Giveaways

Back tomorrow with polish and pictures.  Happy Monday.  Polish Obsession – Two Year Blogaversary Giveaway. Ends October 28, 2013. TheFabZilla – Win high-grade grooming kit (tweezers + nail scissors) from ArteStile. Ends October 29, 2013.BEAUTY INFO ZONE Edimi skincare – US only thru 10/30   Lacquer Or Leave Her! – Fall Into Fall giveaway–multiple prizes…

This Week’s Nail Polish and Beauty Giveaways

Back tomorrow with polish and pictures. In the meantime, take a chance on these fun giveaways.  Happy Monday.  Over the Topcoat – Fall Hallow’s Eve Giveaway.  Ends October 21, 2013. TheFabZilla – Win a full-size Arganesse hair treatment ($120 value). Ends October 21, 2013. Open internationally.Beauty by Arielle – $100 Sephora Gift Card.  Ends October 21,…

This Week’s Nail Polish and Beauty Giveaways

Mondays have it all wrong.  In a perfect world, Monday would be the last day of a fabulous 3-day weekend.  Every week.  The day would be loaded with music, laughter, and refreshments of all variety.  Oh, and there would be lots of fabulous prizes. Well, somebody’s got the prizes down (see below), so how’s about…

Black, White, Mustard & Argyle – A Frankened Mani

Lisa says… There are some color combinations that float my lacquer-lovin’ boat.  Black, white and yellow, for instance. Today, I badly wanted to get this trio on my fingertips, but finding the right yellow?  Well, that was something of a dilemma. In my polish stash there were scads of sunny bright shades, but nothing in…

C&C LH05 – Swatches, Review, and Bling

Lisa says… In obsessed lacquer circles (of the sort I run in), the indie polish maker Chaos and Crocodiles is known for crafting crazy-gorgeous hand-mixed jewel-like glitter polishes. What’s less well known is that the brand periodically pumps out a limited edition linear holographic. Since 2011, Chaos and Crocodiles has issued five such holos, the…

This Week’s Nail Polish and Beauty Giveaways

There are a TON of nail polish and beauty giveaways going on this week.  Here’s a whole bunch that caught our attention. Best of luck.. Slashed Beauty – Be Well Expo Ticket + Gift Bag Giveaway.  Ends: October 8th 12AM D.G.S.Beauty – Ageless Derma Stem Cell Anti Wrinkle Cream Giveaway. Ends: Oct. 9th Open only…

Red-dy For a Studded Vortex?

Lisa says… I’ve been taking a class that meets after work three nights a week, 5:45 to 10:00, and again on Saturdays, 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Then there’s the homework and preparing for exams.  I’m actually having a blast but this kind of schedule can be grueling, so I try to stay focused and…

This Week’s Nail Polish and Beauty Giveaways

Hey, everybody.  Monday is Giveaway Day here at Lozlosa.  It’s our short list of some fabu nail and beauty contests going on this week.  The first three giveaways end today, so if you’re reading this in time, get with the program and enter.  If you’ve happened upon this page later, well…carry on and good luck!…

Double-Dotting a Two-Toned French

In the wide world of nail art, there’s one technique that consistently calls my name:  dotticures.  ‘Tis true.  As evidenced by the many posted on this site, I’m powerless over its siren call. Now, match THAT obsession with this baby blue and chocolate brown color scheme love-thing I’ve got going on right now, and we’ve…