If you’re looking for an instant mood-buster, you can’t go past a fresh manicure. Let’s face it, there’s nothing better than a perfectly polished set of tips to help lift you out of a slump, taking you from blah to booyah! Currently rocking the nail scene in Melbourne is Chelsea Bagan, the mani magician behind the crazy-popular Trophy Wife Nail Art. Serving the colourful and quirky needs of the nail-obsessed, Chelsea has turned a passionate hobby into a legit business with a book and a string of uber-cool brand collabs behind her. We took her away from buffing and filing for five minutes to answer a few of our burning questions...
How did Trophy Wife Nail Art get started?
It started as a hobby and grew into a full time addiction! I just started playing around with my own nails and eventually got good enough that strangers would ask me to do theirs too.
Which Bonds prints are you taking inspo from?
All of the BONDS100 prints are amazing. I love stripes, but I‘m particularly loving 'Brooklyn Beat' at the moment.
Career highlights so far…
Writing and self-publishing a nail art tutorial book, being featured on The Design Files, working on various editorial campaigns and opening our Melbourne shop front.
Who's your nail style icon?
I love anything Madeline Poole does; she’s known on the Internet at MPNAILS.
Favourite nail products?
Seche Vite Top Coat
Kester Black polish colours (Check out the Trophy Wife Collab colours here)
I’m a sucker for gel polish <3
Favourite Trophy Wife?
Can I say Kim Kardashian? Love you Kim!
WIN 1 OF 3 TROPHY WIFE NAIL ART X BONDS PRIZE PACKS!
For your chance to get glammed from head-to-toe, simply follow us on Instagram @bondsaus and enter our #BondsxTrophyWife competition. You could WIN 1 of 3 prize packs including new season Bonds undies, Trophy Wife nail colours, and Chelsea’s book, The Hand Book: A Guide to Nail Art for a dose of nail art inspo!