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13 Dec

Found it. The perfect gift for your nail art-addicted best friend! The Hand Book: A Guide to Nail Art (Hand book.. get it?) is a book full of step-by-step instructions to super cool manis. This Christmas crisis solved. You’re welcome.

The Trophy Wife Nail Art service could be affectionately referred to as ‘The Hipster Mani’.   Chelsea’s service doesn’t extend to all the extensive polishing and shellac-ing and usual nail salon hoo ha.  It’s quite simply all about the nail art.  (She doesn’t do acrylics or gels, and she has a ‘No Toes’ policy!).  Chelsea currently works from a studio in Brunswick street, she can also often be found doing nails in store at Alice Euphemia, and she also does housecalls, parties, office visits and photoshoots!

This month Chelsea has launched a very brilliant side project.  She has joined forces with Anna Ross of Kester Black to produce their book ‘The Hand Book : A Guide to Nail Art‘, which launched just last week!  The book is self published, featuring 15 excellent handpainted nail projects with easy step by step instructions.  It’s only $29.95 and can be purchased from either the Trophy Wife Nail Art orKester Black online stores. 

xoxo Cristina



15 Aug

I’ve been seeing this little gold tray everywhere! Ok, in 3 places. But still. 
1. I first saw it when putting together my gift guide for coco+kelley. 
2. Then it popped up again on Camille’s fab Game Night spread
3. And this week again it’s in Jenn’s Olympics-inspired layout!
Is this the universe telling me it’s time to make this baby mine?
My keys and sunglasses would look right at home resting in this chevron tray by the front door, or holding mail, jewelry, even hors d’oeuvres! 
Universe, I hear you loud and clear.
xoxo Cristina




28 Dec

Hi m’dears, here’s a sneak peek of my latest posts on coco+kelley, Young Sophisticates, and Camille Styles. Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas weekend!

Cocokelley gift guide fuji filesFUJI FILES LanvinFUJI FILES white living room

xoxo Cristina 



20 Dec

Are you all enjoying Christmas week?? I can’t believe it’s just 5 days away. Non-stop Christmas songs, way too many desserts and lots of online gift shopping complete with express delivery? Yeah. Me too. Here’s my last-minute gift guide if you’re still shopping, or if you’re wondering what to get me 😉
My top pick for gifting is the monogrammed mugs! I’ve been eyeing them forever and finally got myself one (and my boyfriend!). They’re functional, personal, adorable, and $6! The perfect gift.

FUJI FILES gift guide

1. Sleeping Mask (a la Breakfast at Tiffany’s) $15

4. Starburst Earrings (love the asymmetry) $72
10. Wallet $145
11. Sneakers $52
xo Cristina