Manicure Monday – The Sorta Spif

Hey Peeps, Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was great…super busy but still lots of fun. On Thursday, my husband & I took a mini trip to Chicago for the Beyonce & Jay-Z concert and had an awesome time. While we were there, I decided to treat myself to a manicure because that never happens. It has seriously been YEARS since someone else had done my nails.

Anyway, I’ve been following the nail artist Spifster Sutton for quite some time waiting for the opportunity to experience her work first hand and Thursday was my day! I sat in the chair and she asked me how I normally wear my nails. I told her that I was pretty plain and stuck to mostly solid colors with an occasionally accent nail. She then went on to ask if there was anything that I didn’t like and if I had any ideas. I told her that I wasn’t really interested in glitter and that I would like a little white thrown in there since that was the color of my toes but other than that to just do her thing! Let me tell you, she definitely did the dang thang!!

These top pictures are from the day of, I didn’t have my camera with me so excuse the iPhone pics! 

These pictures are from day 4 with my regular camera

Now that’s what I call talent! I was sitting there amazed at how she came up with the designs on the fly, all free handed as well. I fell in love!! Spifster has a variety of packages but since it was my first time, I decided on The Sorta Spif which is 3-4 nail designs each hand but you can certainly get more than that. This manicure is supposed to stay on for up to 2 weeks, but she did mention that after 24hrs I could visit my local nail shop to get a gel top coat added if I wanted it to last longer. I decided against that because I’m not a big fan of gel, so I’ll let you know how it goes.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and will definitely go back! What do you think…would you be brave enough to rock the designed look?

If you answered yes and are ever in the Chicago area, please make your appointment on Spifster’s Style Seat now (she books up pretty fast). Also, be sure to check out her Instagram for more examples of her beautiful work!

Alright folks, have a wonderful day!



  1. July 29, 2014 / 15:53

    I love it! It's soooo different!

  2. July 31, 2014 / 09:41

    Gorgeous! I would totally love this! <3 Jenna

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