Bellas, I’m about to go on a special trip! Today I leave for New York, for the beginning of New York Fashion Week and for some truly special events that I still can’t quite believe I’m going to. I knew I had to hit the streets of New York looking fly from head to toe. And because I usually wear all black everything when I go there, I wanted my nails to be the ultimate accessory. This was not the week for my usual DIY mani. I needed something special. I knew I had to holla at Spifster.

Tacarra “Spifster” Sutton isn’t a manicurist. She’s an ARTIST. This is only the second time we’ve met up, but I can honestly say she’s one of the best nail artists I’ve ever been lucky enough to meet and one of the best to paint these digits of mine.

NOW on to the mani!

I knew I wanted to do something BOLD and red, in honor of it being American Heart Month. So the base color you see here is from MAC’s latest collecton. This is called Obey Me, and it’s from the Wonder Woman collection.

After painting every finger except my index fingers in that commanding shade of red, Spifster reached for Milani’s gold glitter for that last nail. POW! Already!

Now that the base colors were in place, she started coming up with the design. Starting with her white nail art bottle of Kiss nailpolish she started painting her signature stripes, zig zags and letters. No, the letters don’t actually spell anything. But it’s fun to let people wonder!

Spifster accented my nails with white, black, and blue designs on a red and gold glitter background. Her precision is just astonishing to witness. I could never do what she does! Absolutely loving this very special manicure. Can’t wait to show off my nails in NYC to show the fashionistas what Chicago is working with!

If you’re looking for nail inspiration, check out Spifster’s Tumblr blog. Wanna get your nails Spifsterized? Hit her up on Twitter @spifster, follow her on Tumblr, and let her know you’re interested! She’ll be in Atlanta for the Bronner Brothers convention, so hit her up for an appointment ASAP (I know her timeslots will be filling up like crazy!).

Whatcha think? Do you love it, or do you love it?

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SanTara says:
February 7, 2011, 8:26 am
I Love them!! Beautiful artwork. Have a wonderful time in NYC!!
LesleyKat says:
February 7, 2011, 8:27 am
Sebastain13 says:
February 7, 2011, 8:43 am
Your nails look great I live in NC and I dont know any nail techs that can do any work like that.
Brittany says:
February 7, 2011, 8:58 am
This is sooooooo awesome!!!!! Have fun at Fashion Week!!
Tina says:
February 7, 2011, 12:18 pm
Fabulous!!! Def hope to spot those nails and you during your stay in NY this time.
Akia says:
February 7, 2011, 6:10 pm
Love those nails. I'm so jealous. The blue, gold and black design is my fav
warrior11209 says:
February 7, 2011, 7:41 pm
WOW! I love your nails. Against the black outfits you are going to look usual!Enjoy. Can't wait for the updates!!
Destinee says:
February 7, 2011, 8:09 pm
These are beautiful. I went and checked out her TUMBLR & OMG, talent is an understatement. Gorgeous designs!
rachel stewart says:
February 8, 2011, 12:57 pm
wow, I wish she was down here in the country..Id love to get this done..and Im not even a nail diva..but these are really CUTE!!!!!!
Visitor says:
February 8, 2011, 1:49 pm
I would never have that done, because of the upkeep and also because I wouldn't want to be perceived as someone who would spend a lot of time on something so frivolous, but I have to admit that most of those finishes are really cool.
designdiva says:
February 10, 2011, 7:30 am
I LOVE THOSE NAILS!!!!! I went on her blog and her designs are so hot! Have a good trip bella, New Yorkers always act like Chitown is inferior to them...get 'em bella!
sweet trini says:
February 11, 2011, 12:29 pm
you know i'll never do it 'cause i's not a fashion gyal, but these are my favourite nails evaaahhh!!! almost want them...walk good.
Raquel Pauline says:
February 12, 2011, 10:23 am
Love it!!!
Nefertiti says:
February 14, 2011, 12:30 am
I'm dead over that mani. I'm a DIY girl too, but I would definitely dip into the wallet for dis right here. LOVE. IT.
Ag says:
March 2, 2011, 3:02 pm
Love the nails!!! I so need to get my nails done in a colorful design!!! Might steal this!!!
NayoNico says:
March 25, 2011, 7:02 pm
ooooooh, Ms. Bella that mani is viciuos love it!!!!