James Jean Digits

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Last year my client visiting from New York got Yoshitomo Nara nails, this year she wanted a theme surrounding artist James Jean. Kirsten, who works for a gallery in New York is an art enthusiast who doesn’t waste time expressing herself through her digits. Read on to see more inspiration behind this electric manicure. image-1

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Holo-Tartan with Formula X

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Formula X is Sephora’s new innovative line of lacquers that is dubbed the best in performance and play. This 3-free lacquer collection has more than 200 shades which include different colors and effects. Read more to see what colors I used to create this Holo-tartan print that is perfect for the Holidays yet you can get away with wearing all year!

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Ulta Reaches 1 Million and Celebrates with AstroWifey Nails!

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Ulta commissioned me to create a set of nails to celebrate their 1 million followers on Facebook! Congrats Ulta for such a cult following, you deserve it! The colors I used for the ombrè is Primrose Hill Picnic, Jaffa and Silly Billy by butter London available at all Ulta stores.

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AstroWifey in the Chicago SunTimes!

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Really excited to be featured in The SunTimes alongside my friend Spifster this Friday! You can also read up on how LVX is polishing off the competition. I will be posting some information on their lacquer along with some looks soon so stay tuned for more updates on how we keep Chicago so polished.

Help Us Qualify for $250K with Just a Click!

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In order to be considered for $250,000 through Chase Mission Main Street Grant I need 250 votes via Facebook! Please take a moment to vote for me for consideration of this generous offer so that I may have the opportunity to grow AstroWifey and Tipsy Zine to a larger scale! I plan to empower woman and support the nail community by continuing to volunteer, mentor and encourage others to follow their dreams. It really is an EASY and FAST vote, so please follow the link and support! ♥

Color Theory 2.0

 

Almost a year ago I teamed up with makeup and visual artist Kaori Nik on a video promo which included some insane nails. The video plays on a sort of mad hatters tea party, when the tea gets flowing color and life arrive in full force. On the nails I used different elements such as color blocking, crushed glass, crystals and 3D rosebuds. Click Read More to see close up shots of the nails used in this video.

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AstroWifey Nails for Cities In Dust Lookbook

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I had the pleasure of working with Meghan Lorenz, Chicago’s Cities in Dust jewelry designer on her lookbook for FW 13. Photographer Julia Stotz did an amazing job with the product shots of the jewelry, which were inspired by Hollywood regency. Pulling from the theme, I lined the cuticles in a deep charcoal color with plum undertones and a bone grey that had hints of soft pink. I cut a chrome gold nail decal into the shape of a sharp dagger down the center of the nail overlapping some of the charcoal, drawing inspiration from an art deco style. Click below to see more from the lookbook and find out what products I used to create this look.

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