Rihanna at the CFDA Awards 2014

Congratulations to my colleague and friend Maria Salandra. Maria is a talented nail technician whom works with several celebrities’. For 25 years she has mastered  her craft traveling the U.S. Maria challenged herself to become a leading example in the nail care industry. As a celebrity manicurist Maria has worked on campaigns for Dr. Scholl’s; HBO’s hit show The Sopranos, in addition she has worked with celebrities like Kelly Ripa, Rachel McAdams, Julia Roberts, Julianna Moore, Christina Aguilera, and Jennifer Gardner. Maria has also been published for her work in multiple beauty publications.

Rihanna was honored  at the CFDA Awards as the 2014 Fashion Icon. At the Vogue -supported event, her sparkles were spectacular (230,000 Swarovski crystals are pretty impressive no matter how they’re presented), and her body was on full display.

I was delighted to hear Rihanna’s nails were from the OPI Brazil Collection, in Don’t Bossanova Me Around. My current position at my PR firm is to make sure celebrities’ like Rihannas are fitted even for their nails. Maria and I work together to obtain particular colors which Rihanna requests herself. I truly enjoy this small aspect of my job for the reason that; with the attention to detail of the nature of our work Rihanna’s nails dazzled as she did.

Congratulations to our scandalously-clad, fashion forward and oh-so talented RiRi we love working with you!



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