Lisa Chakan

This Week’s Nail & Beauty Giveaways

Check out all the goodies up for grabs in the nail and beauty giveaways going on this week.  We wish you good luck!!! 🙂 Do you have a giveaway coming up, that you want publicized? Email us (subject line:  Giveaways) the particulars (site URL, prize(s), terms and conditions, end date) and we’ll add you to…

MISH MASH CHALLENGE – Taping, Two Cremes & a Glitter!

Lisa writes… Hi, everybody!  For today’s post, I pulled together a spool of nail art striping tape, and a trio of pretty lacquers from the polish tool box: Wednesday, my much-adored muted turquoise creme from Zoya’s 2012 Beach Collection; Did You Ear About Van Gogh?, a perfectly lovely OPI khaki taupe creme; and Haba Xueshan,…

Try It On Tuesday: Zeus Reformulated

Hi, everybody!  It’s time again for another installment of SassyPaints‘ Try It On Tuesday (TIOT). Today, I’m showing you Zeus Reformulated, from Brazilian polishmaker, HITS.  This version is a new take on the line’s original (and very popular) deep charcoal grey holographic lacquer of the same name. Zeus Reformulated by HITS Teensy back story: Some…

This Week’s Nail Polish & Beauty Giveaways

UPDATED: August 5, 2013 Yowzah.  There are some super nail and beauty giveaways going on this week! Among them: Kellie Gonzo’s big 1,000th Post Giveaway!  Huge congrats to Kellie!  Be sure to check them all out, and enter to win….   Speaking of which:  Do you have a giveaway coming up, that you want publicized? Email…

COUTURE de MINNIE GIVEAWAY: We Have a Winner!

YAY!!!!!  Liz and I are pleased to announce the winner of our OPI Couture de Minnie Giveaway: ERIN O. Erin has been notified, via email, and has until 4 a.m. EST on Sunday, August 4, 2013 to contact us.  In the event we don’t hear back from Erin (insert sad blogger faces), a new winner…

MISH MASH CHALLENGE: Purple, Stamped Paisley

The Mish Mash Challenge (MMC) is a weekly nail polish event, hosted by Kimber’s Lacquer Korner.  The challenge calendar and glittery badge have been put together by Liz from Mani Maniac, and can be found here.   This challenge features a hodgepodge of weekly themes that the group pulled from a virtual hat.  If you’d like…

Try It On Tuesday: Dead Man’s Bones (Hare)

Lisa writes… Each week, Gini at Sassypaints hosts a Try It On Tuesday (TIOT) event.  Click here to learn more about this low-pressure challenge. It’s a public service of sorts:  a program for lacquerholics to weed through the many bottles of varnishes they’ve accumulated, but haven’t yet cracked open. To the left is my contribution…

This Week’s Nail Polish & Beauty Giveaways

Updated 07/29/2013 I get such a kick out of nail and beauty giveaways.  Last week, I was one of the lucky winners in Perfectly Polished‘s big event.  Suffice it to say, my winnings are fab.  Will be posting pics in an upcoming post. There are lots more giveways out there, looking for winners, just like…

OPI Couture de Minnie – Review & Giveaway!!

 Lisa writes… Happy Friday, everyone!  I’ve got some sweet polish to show you today, as well as a neat giveaway!! 🙂 First the polish…The OPI Couture de Minnie Collection had zero appeal for me when it first appeared on store shelves.  Probably because of the Disney connection.  With our youngest son finishing up his undergrad,…

Super Easy Watercolor Nails

Lisa writes…  Earlier this week, I had my usual hankering for nail art.  Wasn’t looking for anything complicated, just simple and pretty.  Oh, and the tools needed for this particular adventure? They had to be among the supplies already on hand, because I had no intention of braving the torrential elements outside. It was while…

Nail Polish & Beauty Giveways!

UPDATED:  7/22/2013 Lots of great polish and beauty giveaways come across our radar.  Be sure to check ’em out…   NAIL-RELATED GIVEAWAYS Perfectly Polished – 1st Birthday Giveaway –  3 Prizes: Finger Paints/China Glaze, Sephora by OPI/Orly, Del Sol/Stickers.  Ends July 22, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m. Open internationally. Ashley is Polish Addicted – 3 bottles of…

Mapping It Out with Fing’rs Nail Art Tattoos – A Review

Lisa writes… Recently, I came across an amusing article in the Wall Street Journal.  It was via this bastion of style and influence that I learned nail art is “played out” (ouch), and that nude polishes are finally back in style. Oh, please. This is not to say I’ve a beef with nude polishes. Goodness,…

Step Right Up for Chaos & Crocodiles’ Balloon Darts!!!

Lisa writes…  Hi, everybody!  Happy Almost Weekend! I’ve got a super polish to share with you today from the indie polish-maker, Chaos & Crocodiles (C&C)! Balloon Darts is a custom-made glitter topper that I began pining for in March, when a small batch of the stuff appeared for sale on the C&C site, along with…

A Perfect Summer Mani Combo: Sand, Surf and Sky

Lisa writes . . .   You can tell a lot about a person by the manicure she (or he) keeps. Take, for instance, the mani above… Source:  Wakpaper Here we’ve a woman who’s painted her nails the color of sky and surf, and then gilded those tips with grains of golden sand. Check her out…she’s…

Fangirling Pshiiit + A Nail Art Basics Giveaway!

Lisa writes . . . A few months back, I caught sight of this amazing mosaic mani by the very talented Pshiiit, and thus began an obsession to get that design onto my fingertips.  Confession:  Like many in her legion of followers, I’m a Pshiiit fangirl! Though I studied her flash tutorial like it was…