AstroWifey Nails for McDonalds

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I worked with McDonald’s Twitter to create a Shamrock Shake manicure at their offices a couple of days ago. Find the original tweet by following @McDonalds on Twitter. “Who’s Lovin’ It”? Click below to see additional photos.

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Tip Tutorials: Gelish MINI Art-Deco

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Gelish now makes a miniature version of its gel manicure line called Gelish MINI. As a nail stylist I adore anything miniature since I am basically working on tiny paintings during manicure sessions. Best perk is that its available at your local Sally Beauty Supply so you can try these two Art-Deco tutorial’s at home! After the jump I will show you #ProTips on how create the perfect Gelish art manicure that is worth experimenting with. Switch out stones or Gelish MINI colors to truly make your own custom mani. Don’t forget to tag me in your renditions on instagram @astrowifey. Read More

#TipsyLove FRIDAY

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Party Alert! Tipsy Zine & DJ Lani Love will be back at BeautyBar for our party #TipsyLove tomorrow night to celebrate nail art culture! What does that mean? Nails by yours truly alongside some of Chicago’s best; Spifster & Crowezilla. DJ Lani Love will keep you moving with her mix of Hip Hop, Disco and House. All of us nail artists have requested some special tracks, read up on our bio’s and our music requests on our feature today on Racked Chicago! Doors open at 9pm, Nails start at 10pm. Early arrival is suggested. Chill out with your martini (or drink of choice) and dance while waiting for your turn. We will have a number system set so you don’t miss a beat!

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Beauty Bar Chicago

1444 W. Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL 60622

$15 Martini & Manicure Special

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Our third issue of Tipsy Zine released last week, marking our on year anniversary! The theme of issue 03 is the Paranormal and Extraterrestrial world. With this issue we challenge you to think about the future of nail art and what you would like to see resurrect from the nail grave? Get behind the Bones Brigade of our cover nail artist Erin Hart of Nail Pop LLC, inside manicurist Marian Newman’s head, lurk on nail trends from the top nail artists of the world and read on nail products that will keep us glossy all year round. The magazine retails for $20 and is available for purchase at tipsyzine.com!

How To: Polish Sanctuary

I often get asked what or how I store all my polish and thought I should share my nail polish haven with all those lacquerista’s out there that need an effective, inexpensive solution that maximizes their space. I mean, come on. We have to find a way to display our endless collection so we can see our options. Choosing a color of the week is a serious decision that requires plans of outfit choices, considering the season and thoughts of what message you want express to the world from your fingertips. Read on to see how you can make your own polish sanctuary that is easier than painting your nails.

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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! ♥