Lisa Chakan

Liz’s Friday Indie Daze – Wedding Nails! (ft. The Hungry Asian, A England, Cirque and Cover Band)

As Spring looms ever closer, love is in the air! Birds singing sweetly, flowers blooming in bursts, and weddings! Over the next few months, a few of my loveliest lady friends are getting married – in my mind, that means one thing… wedding-appropriate manicures! In my most humble of opinions, whether you’re the bride, a…

"N" is for Nice & Easy "Newsprint" Nails

Welcome back for the 14th week of Kimber’s ABC Challenge.  I’ve been looking forward to the letter “N” since this event began.  For ages, I’ve been dying to try that technique known as “newsprint” nails! By the time this week rolled around, I was determined to learn how it was done.  Did I succeed?  You…

UPDATED: Spring Beauty Essentials Giveaway – Winner Announced!

It’s time to give a shout out to the winner of  our  Spring Essentials $25 Etsy gift voucher…  Congratulations, Lesley Metheny!!!!  Earlier today, we emailed Lesley, with the news.  She has 48 hours (by 2:30 p.m. EST, on Monday, April 15, 2013) to reply.  If by that time, we’ve not heard back (so sad), a…

Hard Candy’s So So Sequins – Swatches and Review

Inspired by The Nailaurus and Dressed Up Nails, I’m starting the week off with some striped sparkle,  and a review of Hard Candy’s So So Sequin.  All products used in this review were purchased by me. Soooo worth the wait! Recently, when word spread about Hard Candy‘s reboot of its nail polish line, and release…

"M" is for Nicole by OPI’s Mer-Maid for Each Other (with Chaos & Crocodiles’ Pass The Sprinkles!)

It’s time again for another installment of the ABC Challenge, and this week, we find ourselves rummaging through boxes of pretty polishes for lacquers that somehow or some way connect to the letter “M”.   Gotta tell ya,  I’m finding it hard to believe that we’re already up to week 13, and practically halfway through…

"L" is for Leopard (straight-up and sparkly)

Happy Hump Day, ladies!  We’re halfway through the week, and Saturday is within striking distance.  Woot!  Woot!  I say we liven things up with a fun and easy “leopard” manicure; one that can be worn straight-up until the weekend, when a bit of sparkly polish transforms this mani into a party on your nails. Ready? …

Mani Monday: My BF Scales Walls & Sanitation Twins

Welcome back, lovely reader!  How was your weekend?  Hopefully, you had a chance to unwind and smell the roses (mine are still buried beneath the spring snow). Today, I’m excited to share a new polish, a nail treatment, and a new glitter topper.  But first, a little background… I’ve a talent for getting obsessed over…

Spring Beauty Essentials Multi-Blog Giveaway!

When Alexis Leigh floated the idea of conducting a multi-blog US-based Spring giveaway, Liz and I were already in the planning stages of our own prize-fest, set to launch (internationally) on LOZLOSA’s first birthday, April 1st.  Still, we jumped at the chance to work with this lovely and talented blogger.  In no time, some of…

ABC Challenge – "K" is for Kismet

Welcome back to LOZLOSA’s latest crack at playing Paint by Alphabet (aka Kimber’s ABC Challenge). We’re now up to the letter “K”, which means my co-challengers and I have been at this game for 11 weeks!   Time really DOES fly, when you’re having fun! Happy first day of Spring, sweet readers!!!!  Hard to believe, I…

Monday Mani: Friendly Haul

Today, I bring you a couple of Monday Manis inspired by a haul of European lacquers sent by my super-duper-polish-buddy, Lariesa Lapré, of Me, Myself & Polish. First, let’s take a look at this joyous haul.. Apologies for the blindingly bad image clarity.  I was kinda distracted by the awesomeness of this haul.  You’re hearing…

ABC Challenge: "J" is for Jo (Zoya)

Meet Jo. Jo is a periwinkle blue Zoya shimmer. It applied nice and creamy, smoothing out the nail bed with each and every stroke.  Two coats brought me full opacity. Jo was an impulse buy, made during one of Zoya’s fabulous online sales, last year.  There I was with a shopping cart of colors and…

Polish Days: Vintage (BL Queen Vic, Konad, and Dashica)

This month’s Polish Days challenge theme is “vintage” – be that an old polish that’s been in your collection for ages, or a new interpretation of an old style. Tell me…. What comes to mind when you think “vintage”? Would that be a 1950’s poodle skirt and bobby sox? Art nouveau luxe? Victorian bustle and…

ABC Challenge: "I" is for It’s A Trapeze! (China Glaze)

We’re now up to Week 9 in  Kimber’s ABC Challenge, and I was surprised to find the “I” pickings slim in the LOZLOSA stash. Fortunately, I tracked down a few, and went with the untried… Last December, just in time for the opening of its namesake movie tie-in, China Glaze released It’s A Trapeze! as…

Why You Need Studs: A Born Pretty Review

Nail art (glitter, freehand, beads, studs, cones, Fimo clay objects, and all manner of mani and household paraphernalia) is popping up a lot lately, in fashion magazines and the mainstream media,  and on red carpet celebrities.   Suddenly, spiced up nails are a style statement that goes beyond nail blogs and the cover of salon mag,…

ABC Challenge: H is for HH-2013 (a/k/a Color Club’s 2013 Halo Hues)

I’d been working on an upcoming post that compares Color Club’s 2013 Halo Hues nail polish collection with its 2012 predecessor, when it hit me:  Why not incorporate some of those current holographic polishes into this week’s ABC Challenge, celebrating the letter “H”? In the end, I used five of the six newly released colors,…