Chicago Magazine’s Best of 2014


Photo by Anna Knott


Anyone that knows me knows how much I love Chicago and feel its full of so many talented and hardworking artists. Chicagoans are tough and survivors and I am extremely honored to represent my community in Best of Chicago issue. Dubbed by Chicago Magazine as “Best Nail Artist” of 2014 I am humbled by the title and can’t help but think of a couple of artists in the city that also are very deserving of the accolade. Thank you Chicago Mag for the generous title that makes me proud to represent the Nail Art and Chicago community!

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Groupon Visit’s My Studio


Photos by Stephanie Anderson

I am so high off of this article on by Kelly MacDowell and I swear its not because of the polish fumes. I can trustfully say that this has been one of the best and accurate articles written about my work and I feel like I am ready for world domination after reading it! This article really focuses on how I view my work, as pieces of art which does express different seasons and beauty but really is about expression of self and art. I am most passionate and inspired during nail sessions where my client want tiny paintings inspired by art pieces or detailed patterns from Fashion Designers; which is totally art as well. I love the challenge of detail in a small space and the tinier the nail the better in my opinion. I love to be inspired by my clients. This article also touches and focuses on my work in museums like the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago with artist Dzine, The Brooklyn Museum and MoMA PS1 in New York with Vanity Projects as well as takes you through what a typical day in my quiet nail studio is like (complete with a play-by-play of images from my friend Stephanie Anderson). Kelly interviewed me for this piece while getting her nails done and mentioned how she was really intrigued by Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’. After a few gems, black and grey paint and a big splatter mess later I was finished and Anderson was up close and person snapping every bit of detail that would make my entire day, week, month..okay most likely my year. Read it already! Its totally worth it-Nail Artist’s Honor!

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AstroWifey X TopShop Pop Up


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Come visit me at my week-long AstroWifey Pop Up Shop at TopShop on Michigan Avenue in Chicago! I will be accepting appointments from Noon to 8pm July 7th through 8th. If interested in getting those digits lacquered please email

Twerk for American & Nail Art!


Come celebrate America’s, TipsyLove & MY birthday on July 4th from 9 to 2am! This flyer was super fun because I was able to do the nails for the poster by dipping them in holographic stars and golden crescent moons. What does your festive nails look like?

AstroWifey #ChiDistrict

I was contacted by General Motors to enjoy a ride of choice for a week and since I dream BIG I went for the Cadillac ELR. The ELR is the first Electric Hybrid Coupe from Cadillac, the vehicle operates on electricity for about 30 miles before the gas powered engine will kick in to charge the battery to keep things moving. This whip has everything, anything you can think of it has been done. Automated cupholder covers, ambient blue lights, suede and leather interior, hidden door handles and keyless start. My favorite part of the interior has to be the hidden stash box behind the infotainment system which I only discovered accidently while playing with the touch screen recognition. The screen opened up to reveal a nice size storage space, perfect for storing my polishes by RGB Cosmetics and nail tools while on the run. Peep the video and “read more” to get the full scoop.

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TONIGHT at Beauty Bar Chicago!




Nail Talk Radio X AstroWifey X Polished Girlz Tshirt



I’m excited to announce after months of anticipation that my tshirt design with Nail Talk Radio has just been released! Twelve nail artists and technicians were commissioned to create an all-over print tshirt that represents us as artists, printed with our slogan. My design with NTR includes my signature quote “Go Hard in the Nail Paint” along with an array of some of my favorite nail art chips. The shirt is the 4th in series of 12 and are limited edition, only 100 of each tshirt will be printed!

With each tshirt sale, Nail Talk Radio will kick back 10% of profits to Alanna Wall’s organization Polished Girlz. Alanna is quite the inspirational woman! At only 14 years old she dedicates her time to hospitals and support facilities polishing the nails of little ladies or woman that are going through treatments or rehabilitation. Wall’s signature nail makeover includes tons of sparkle and bling, she does not skimp on the glitter or gems. She has been published everywhere from Teen Vogue to Nails Magazine and has been featured on The Ellen Show, there is nothing stopping Wall from spreading inspiration and nail art love. You can purchase my tshirt or check out some of the other artists involved by visiting Nail Talk Radio’s SHOP or clicking on the tshirt image above.

Want to find out how you can further get involved? Read on to see what nail supply donations Polished Girlz will gladly accept so they can continue to paint fingertips around the globe. Read More

Allure’s 7 Instagram Accounts to Follow if You’re Nail-Obsessed

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Screenshot 2014-07-17 00.51.27 has featured me alongside 6 of my nail girls as one of the 7 Instagrams to follow if you have Nail FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)! My Instagram feed was described as “Crazy-cool designs that incorporate spikes, 3-D elements, and an occasional face (for example, a thumb tribute to Tupac and Biggie). Also, a Mara Hoffman-inspired manicure I would wear every day this summer.” You know I’m stoked! Click the image above to be directed to the link.


#TipsyLove Friday at Beauty Bar Chicago!



MOD Magazine: Color Play



Excited to announce that the MOD Magazine Art Issue is out! Click on the opening image to be directed to the online issue, read on to see additional nail shots and credits from the editorial.

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