Posted on January 6, 2014
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.
Posted on December 3, 2013
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!
Posted on October 22, 2013
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.
Posted on October 19, 2013
Posted on September 20, 2013
Getting into nail art years ago I stumbled upon a group of fly chicks in the UK creating custom nails and I knew they were ladies to watch, I kept a strong eye and watched as the Wah empire blew up. I remember when Sharmadean Reid, the brain baby behind Wah Nails opened up her first location in 2009 in the East End of London. Shortly there after an explosion of events and opportunities popped up for these well manicured ladies. Wah has pop up salons in Selfridges and a permanent location in TOPSHOP Oxford Circus and even they even made it all the way to Opening Ceremony in Japan for a manicure party. There is nothing this nail army cant conquer! Last year Reid released it’s first book, The Wah Nails Book of Nail Art which was jam packed with featured profiles of the ladies behind Wah as well as nail art tutorials. This year they are back with part two, Downtown Girls Nail Art and Style Bible. I couldn’t click my fingernails on my keyboard quick enough to reply to Sharmadean when she contacted me to be apart of her second book which features what she profiles as nail art pioneers as well as all Wah approved style trends. Read More
Posted on September 9, 2013
Curated by conceptual nail artist Prima Creative, Coated came to life back in May as a collaborative effort between nail artists and jewelry designers to showcase our interpretation and techniques of “coating” our medium’s of choice. Read More
Posted on September 6, 2013
I was recently in New York filming nail art tutorials with Refinery 29 and Revlon as their winner of the Nail Art Nation contest. New York is like a sprint, I try my best every time I’m in the city to pack as much as possible in my short stays. They don’t call it the city that never sleeps for nothing! Check out what I was getting into during my mini-sprint around the city in one weekend.
Posted on August 23, 2013
We are back at it again! Tipsy Zine and DJ Lani Love team up to present #TipsyLove at Beauty Bar Chicago. We will have copies of Tipsy Zine on sale at our merch table, sounds by DJ Lani Love, martini and manicure special, and nail art by Spifster and I. We love a good nail art party just like the rest of them, so ladies get your fingernails scrubbed up and ready for some nail art action! Mark those calendars.
Posted on August 22, 2013
I have a big secret I have been keeping and I can finally share it! I have been selected as Refinery 29‘s Nail Art Nation contest winner! I’ll be in New York this weekend with R29 filming nail art tutorials using Revlon polish and I am itching to show you what we are working on. Stay connected on my instagram to see what kind of trouble I will be getting into during my stay in the Big Apple. Follow the image before to see an up close look at the winning nails.
Posted on January 18, 2013
My clients know I have a deep connection with street art and grafitti. Home girl Smaranda came by for Retna nails since shes back home, and her nails have been getting longer from the no chip so she wanted to utilize the extra space. Smart girl, with great taste at that!