It’s feeling like summer! 🌞👙🏝
For the last 8 years, I’ve formed this awful habit of measuring my success by likes on a photo or how many followers I gain (and lose!). As much as social media has given me the platform to grow, it can feel quite overwhelming at times. So, I’m now choosing to measure success by my happiness (and these nails make me happy!) 😊 ...star inspo from @meganmonismith 💫
I am SO excited to share my cover for the July issue of @nailsmagazine 💞 A huge thank you to the entire team who worked on it, it’s such an honor to be featured on the cover of a magazine I’ve read since I began my nail career!
Hi friends 👋🏻 it’s time for a GIVEAWAY! @mariannewman has written a fantastic new book that comes out tomorrow, “Nailed it. Nails, Fashion, Technique” full of nail tips, stories, and tons of inspiration 😍 and I’m giving away a copy! TO ENTER: follow @chelseaqueen, @mariannewman, and @laurencekingpub, like this post, then leave a comment! I’ll randomly select a winner tonight at 10pm PST.
Festival ready nails! 🌸 Tutorial up on @orly’s site 💞 #Coachella #floralnails #OrlyManiFest
Please vote for me on @OPI’s instagram story 💙 Thank you SO much to everyone who voted for me round 1 of #OPIManiMadness, we made it to round 2! The next challenge is to create a look showing a trending nail art technique, so I chose my favorite - gradients. If you love my design, please go to @OPI's story to vote, and read on for how I got the look! … I first created a gradient with #OPIGelColor in "All Your Dreams in Vending Machines” and “Lavendare to Find Courage” (I used the OPI Artist Series nail art brush to blend the colors together). Once you’ve done 2 coats and cured, wipe off the tacky layer and use striping tape to plan out your shapes. I next used the same gradient technique with “Dreams Need Clara-fication” and “Suzi-San Climbs Fuji-San”, but before you cure, remove the tape. I finished the look with GelColor Top Coat 💅🏻 #ad
Please vote for me on @OPI’s instagram story 💙 I’m so excited to share my nail art look for the first round of #OPIManiMadness! 🏀 We were challenged to create a “NCAA” team inspired nail art design, so I chose my alma mater - UC Irvine. Read on for what I used! 💙💛 ...This look was created all with #OPIGelColor! I first painted a base of “I Cannoli Wear OPI”. Then, I added in details with OPI GelColor in “Tile Art to Warm your Heart” and Artist Series Design Gel in “A Sunny Disposition”. I finished the look with GelColor Top Coat to seal the design and make it shine! ✨ #ad
Played with @sally_hansen’s new Mega Strength collection and so far I’m loving it! I really am into this gold glitter on the next slide, super dense with glitter and sparkly ✨ shades used: Wild Card, She-ro, & Rise Up 💕 #SallyMade
HI! 👋🏻 I wanted to start a little insta series where I talk about my favorite products & answer frequently asked questions! Today I’m talking nail art brushes...chime in below with questions and your favorite brushes too! 1) @gelish_official This one has been my go-to lately. I consider this a medium length brush, which I can use for painting lines or small details. It comes with a cap, which is important when you work mobile! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2) @livelovepolish I use this one for the tiniest of details! Honestly all of their nail brushes are amazing but I use this one most often. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many people assume you need nice and $$ brushes to get into nail art, but some of my favorites are the cheapest ones from amazon 😂
Happy #GALentinesDay 💕 these nails were inspired by a design I saw on a ribbon 🎀 #valentinesday #valentinesnails
Pulling inspiration from fashion is one of my go-to’s for #nailart, so since were in the middle of #NYFW there’s endless inspiration everywhere! 💃🏼 Swipe ➡️ to see this amazing @prabalgurung look that I was inspired by 😍 #nyfw2019
My experimental left hand 😂 I always try out new products/techniques on my dominant hand before doing something new on my clients! If I can get it to last weeks through all the acetone and damage my hands take, then I feel confident it can work on most anyone 💪🏻 So, I’m testing out this 3D design with crystals from @swarovski! The crystals are adhered with @akzentz Bling On from @gelessentialz ✨ The nude shade is @essie gel in “Wild Nude”
Half & half nails on @santinihoudini from today’s shoot 🐆 fun fact: leopard print was the first nail art design I ever did, so it’s always a favorite of mine 😍 #leopardprint #leopardprintnails
#TipTuesday 💅🏻 who makes your favorite nail tips? ⚡️ I made these press ons for a shoot over a year ago. For the middle design I placed each glitter piece one by one 😋 top 2 rows are from “ecbasket” on amazon and the bottom is @kissproducts 😘
Nail art inspired by @CallMeKarizma’s latest album cover for “Serotonin” (swipe to see the inspo)! These were fun to paint 😊 Thanks to @CallMeKarizma for reaching out!
Spent my morning painting this design with the @opi Nutcracker collection, who else has tried this collection? 🙋🏼♀️ I love the combo of bright and dark shades for the holidays ❄️ #OPIandNutcracker
One week til #Halloween 👻 who’s got their costume picked out?! 🙋🏼♀️ I used @chinaglazeofficial Wicked Liquid for the webs, and transfer foil for the spider 🕷
Had some fun on my friend @harrymakesitup’s nails! We did gel extensions ( @orly #BuilderInABottle 🙌) with some funky nail art on top (inspired by ?, please let me know so I can credit!) ❤️
A rare appearance from my left hand 🤚 gel polish gradients (I even filmed a tutorial!) and a little sparkle 💫
Since it’s October 1st, I can finally post #Halloween designs! 🎃 Spider nails using @the_gelbottle_inc “Jealousy” and @crystalsfromswarovski 👻
Here’s a little twist on a half moon design 🌙
3 hours later...😅 this was a fun one! Swipe to see the pattern inspo ➡️ #nails #opart #pattern #nailart 👊🏻
Swipe to see the pattern that inspired these nails! ➡️ the shades I used are all from @opi’s Peru collection 😍 #OPIPeru #ColorIsTheAnswer
The only thing better than @essie “Butler Please”, is it with a matte top coat 😻 #essielove #butlerplease #gelpolish #mattenails
Since #NYFW is over I had to continue it on my nails! I was inspired by a couple looks from the @marcjacobs show (swipe!)...I loved all the textures and colors 💫 #marcjacobs #mjss19 #fashion #style
Happy Friday 🌟💫 #starnails #nailart
Simple flowers with glitter from @inglot_usa ✨ where is your favorite place to buy glitter for nails?
My favorite time of year is when the Fall/Winter nail polish collections come out, I love the darker colors! 🖤 For these nails I used the @chinaglazeofficial FW ‘18 Ready to Wear collection...it’s a fun mix of dark fall colors and some funky shades (like these!) 😍 what’s your favorite nail color for the colder months?
New work for #CoronaLight, nails by me 🍺
I’m obsessed with these @SiObeauty HandLift patches! I love wearing them while painting my nails, getting work done and even while I sleep, so I can get some much needed hydration throughout the day and night! The medical grade silicone draws moisture to the skin’s surface to restore hydration and plump collagen. 💧 Plus, they adhere super well so they don’t come off, and you can reuse them up to 15 times! ✨ #GoodnightWrinkles #SiOPartner #GetSummerSmooth
Tropical nails inspired by this crazy heatwave 🌴🌿 this light pink from @nailsinc (Vintage Tee) is the perfect base for a funky color palette 👌🏻 #tropicalnails #nailsinc
Abstract geode nails using all @essie #GelCouture 💞 it was my first time using this polish and I really like it...the brush is so good (the color featured is Model Clicks) 🙌 swipe to see all the shades, and I also used some pink nail foil from dollarnailart.com! 💥 #geodenails #essielove