Lisa Chakan

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…

This Week’s Nail Polish and Beauty Giveaways

Happy Monday, everybody.  It’s that time of the week again:  time to win some fabulous nail and beauty stuff!  Best of luck. Karina Kaboom – OPI San Francisco Collection Giveaway!   Ends September 23, 2013.The Passenger Element – Back To School Giveaway – cosmetic grab bag. US only. Ends 9/23/13. Beauty Info Zone – Lanikai spa…

This Week’s Nail Polish and Beauty Giveaways!

Happy Monday, all.  My husband’s birthday is today (Happy Birthday, honey!).  He’s feeling lucky, and so he’s planning to pick up a lottery ticket.  He tells me the Powerball jackpot has grown to $400,000US.  Tsk.  Too bad he’s not into nail polish and beauty stuff.  If he was, I’d direct him to the links below,…

Wednesday’s Inspiration: Gucci

Lisa says… Browsing through Pinterest, I came across a crazy gorgeous photograph, tagged “GUCCI – Pre-Autumn/Winter 2013”, and pinned it instantly. This combination of teal, olive and animal print just knocks my socks off. Mind you… It’s not so much that I imagine myself wearing these threads, Rather, I simply want to be surrounded by the…

This Week’s Nail Polish and Beauty Giveaways!!

Got a nail or beauty giveaway you want publicized? Email us (subject line:  Giveaways) the particulars (site URL, prize(s), terms (US-based only?  International?), and end date), and we’ll add it to This Week’s Nail Polish & Beauty Giveaways, published each Monday.  Just send us your info, no later than Sunday at 12 noon EST.  PeopleStylewatch…

This Week’s Nail Polish and Beauty Giveaways

Got a nail or beauty giveaway you want publicized? Email us (subject line:  Giveaways) the particulars (site URL, prize(s), terms (US-based only?  International?), and end date) and we’ll add you to This Week’s Nail Polish & Beauty Giveaways. This Week’s Nail Polish and Beauty Giveaways publishes on Mondays.  Just send us your info, no later…

A Flashback, Tapas For Two, & Incoco Giveaway!

sample provided for honest review  Lisa writes . . . Hi, everybody!  As promised by Liz last week, we’re back with the second of our 2-part Incoco nail strip/ applique review, and have a surprise for you…  The folks at Incoco have sponsored a giveaway:  Be sure to enter (via Rafflecopter at the base of…

This Week’s Nail Polish & Beauty Giveaways

Got a nail or beauty giveaway you want publicized? Email us (subject line:  Giveaways) the particulars (site URL, prize(s), terms (US-based only?  International?), and end date) and we’ll add you to This Week’s Nail Polish & Beauty Giveaways. Beginning August 26, 2013, This Week’s Nail Polish & Beauty Giveaways will publish on Mondays.  To be…

Mish Mash Challenge – A Nail Art Technique Never Tried Before

Lisa says… This obsession of mine has introduced me to lots of nail art techniques that I’ve executed, with varying degrees of success: dotticures, water marbling (frightening results), decals, tattoos, newsprint, gradient, ombre, striping, color block, plastic wrap, French, half moons…and the beat goes on. That being said, when called to come up with a…

#TIOT: Anodize the Tide (Chaos & Crocodiles)

Time for another contribution to Gini’s‘ Try It On Tuesday (#TIOT). . . Lisa says…   When an indie polish brand is hot, there’s no telling what you’ll walk away with (if anything) from a scheduled restock or new release. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that events sell out within minutes of launching. Last…

Colors by Llarowe: Little Red Corvette

Still recovering from the weekend?  I’ve a Happy-Monday-Making polish that will lift your spirits… Meet Little Red Corvette from Colors by Llarowe… Does this…or does this not, make you giddy? I’m talking about the polish, not the wrinkles.  C’mon.  Stay focused. I’m not a big fan of red polish, but THIS red?  Honey, I want…

This Week’s Nail Polish and Beauty Giveaways!!

Got a nail or beauty giveaway you want publicized? Email us (subject line:  Giveaways) the particulars (site URL, prize(s), terms (US-based only?  International?), and end date) and we’ll add you to This Week’s Nail Polish & Beauty Giveaways. Beginning August 26, 2013, This Week’s Nail Polish & Beauty Giveaways will publish on Mondays.  To be…

Mish Mash Challenge: Metallics

In this week’s Mish Mash Challenge, we’ve been directed to hunt down our favorite metallic polishes.  That’s challenge enough, because to be frank, metallics are a tough sell on this blog. No matter how spectacular the color, or impressive the label, we can always bank on the resulting finish being marred by brush strokes. That’s…

Try it On Tuesday: Don’t Get it Citrus Twisted (Jindie Nails)

Hey there, boys and girls, and children of all ages!  It’s time for another installment of Gini’s‘ Try It On Tuesday (TIOT). . . This week, I threw caution to the wind I was lazy as all get-out, and grabbed the first lacquer within reach… Which happened to be a polish that was delivered just…

+NailAid Clear Liquid Bandage: A Review

Lisa writes… Recently, while asleep in bed, I somehow managed to slam my thumb into the cherry wood headboard, cracking that nail right down to the quick. Insert a piercing, “Owwwwwwww!”, followed by several choice profanities, and you get the very dark picture. There would be no sleeping with this kind of damage, so I…