Lisa Chakan

Pink Promenade and Times Square Tangerine

COLLECTION::  NYC Long Wearing Nail Enamel – Spring/Summer 2012 COLOR::  109 Pink Promenade; and 112 Times Square Tangerine APPLICATION:: thin creams, 3 coats to opaque, can be streaky (cured with a coat of Seche Vite top coat) AVAILABILITY::  Target, Walgreen, Walmart, every freaking where PRICE::  $1 to $2 BOTTOM LINE::  This is not the most…

Wednesday, on vacation, on Tuesday

first vacay, without the kids, in 27 years.  pass me another umbrella drink. stat. gotta invest in one of those desk-sized magnifying glasses, so that I can see what I’m painting Ooops.  I need stronger glasses.  Apologies. aaaaaaaaaah COLLECTION::  Zoya 2012 Summer Beach Collection COLOR::  Wednesday APPLICATION:: 2 coats to opaque AVAILABILITY::  Zoya online, Amazon,…

Orange, It’s Obvious

COLLECTION::  Essie 2012 (Spring) Navigate Her Collection COLOR::   Orange, It’s Obvious APPLICATION:: 3 coats to opaque, smooth AVAILABILITY::  Target, Walgreens, CVS, everywhere… PRICE::  $8 BOTTOM LINE::  Price is right.  Orange, in all its shade variations, is the gotta-have color this year. I’m in.

Halcyon

OMG, I love this color.  It’s a succulent cactus-y green with the the slightest baby pink shimmer no, I didn’t buy this for myself.  it’s a mother’s day gift from my beloved daughter, Liz 🙂 seriously drool-worthy COLLECTION::  Spring 2012 – Rescue Beauty Lounge, The Fan Collection COLOR:: Halcyon, a muted grey green with slight…

Hypnotic

Collection::  Sally’s, Spring 2012 – Finger Paints “Magnetic Effects” Limited Edition Nail Polishes Color::  HypnoticApplication:: smooth, opaque at 2 coats; magnet easy to use Availability::  Sally Beauty (in stores, and sometimes online), Ebay Price:: varies $3 – $7 (beats spending $16 on Nails, Inc. best seller) Bottom line::  Good value, brilliant and saturated colors, fun…

Color, Pattern & Toys

As much as its possible to love an inanimate object, that’s how much I love Zoya’s Yara, a creamy olive green with a shimmer of gold microglitter.  It goes on like a dream, with near-opacity on the first thin coat.  Two coats?  Perfection. Oh. My. God.  That green is magnificent.  Catch those glintings of gold? …

Abstract Monday Mani

I love this combination.  Abstract black and white paint splatter over powder blue. Handmix of Spotty Dottie’s Light and Dark Polishes, over Revlon Dreamer A little Jackson Pollack.  A little crazy good. and yes, there’s an homage factor to that elusive Lynderella polish… How To? Liz mixed light and dark bottles of Spottie Dottie into…

Lovin’ Me Some Red

I had myself a hankering for red polish.  I wanted to find a dark, rich red.  Creme formula. And so, I went on the hunt for this red.  Everywhere.  Reds with blue undertones and reds with yellow undertones.  Pinkish reds.  Reds of all stripes. It’s not that I wanted All Reds.  I wanted My Red. …

Good Morning, Zoya!

What can I tell you?  It was an offer I couldn’t refuse… On March 29th, Good Morning America was promoting it’s Exclusive Deals on Easter Gifts, and wouldn’t you know it:  Zoya polishes were among the deals. Given a choice of four sets of polish trios, I settled on two of ’em:  the Spring Break…

In the News

Deborah Lippmann and the Seven Dwarves?   Yes, Virginia, we’ve got another movie tie-in coming on.  This announcement got me to wondering if a glittery apple red might be in the cards.  As for the polish at right, it’s one of Lippmann’s Holiday 2011 lacquers:  Do Ya Think I’m Sexy. Excited to see what Lippmann (who…

A Penny for Your Polish

I’m a sucker for a sale, particularly when it’s got anything to do with nails.  Is it sad that I’m on a first-name basis with the ladies at my local Ulta and Sally’s? Well, sad or not, I’ve a couple of new Julep colors I wanna share with you  These were picked up for a…

Welcome

Welcome to Lozlosa!  I’m Lisa.In the coming days, my daughter Liz and I will be sharing with you the latest in nail care, treatments, polish and techniques for the at-home manicurist.Back in the day (I’m packing 55 years on these here talons), nail polish was either creme or frost, and the color palette limited to…