Columbia Chicago journalism graduate. I interview cool people and obsess over nails. You can get an idea of my interest by viewing my blog, as well as stories and interviews composed by me. I started as a writer for M.I.S.S., Gloss Magazine Online, The Lipstick Diaries, and Don't Trip Yet. Today I blog for NailPorn and I contribute to Jungle Gym Magazine.
I am the co-editor of Tipsy Zine,
Author of THAT'S TOTALLY IN! THE ADVENTURES OF ISIS NICOLE ILLUSTRATED BY SARA M LYONS and your coco connect.
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Letter from a co-editor!
Words By: Isis Nicole
I’m not really the type to be like f*** everyone’s opinion, I only do me. I seek knowledge from those who know what the f*** they are talking about, which allows me to grow. I have been given opportunities to contribute to some of the most innovative women in the world. You think I wouldn’t stop to learn and apply a thing or two?
Being the co-editor of Tipsy, I’m starting to realize that people do acknowledge and respect me as a hard worker and writer. Not hard work by a traditional standard (I haven’t held a regular paying job in years *smh* that would help so much) but as a girl who grinds hard in what she wants to do for the rest of her life. The saying ‘if you can’t get it, create it’ is so true for me. No matter what type of effort I put into filling out applications, the odds just weren’t in my favor. YET, I am able to start a nail art zine for the USA and international viewers. What type of Almighty favor is that?! That’s a blessing right there.
So to come full circle I would say believing in myself first started with my mom telling me I would be successful, and allowing me to do what I do (even when it gets tough). I thank her for letting me go to school in Chicago which is now my second home. I thank M.I.S.S. for being my first blog experience, which ultimately ended up introducing me to The Lipstick Diaries (Pauline was an absolute pleasure to write for! I miss those days!) and Sophy Robson, who saw something in me that also changed my life. Freaking Astrowifey for opening my eyes to bigger and better things. When she and I are together things just click. So much has happened in a year, from opportunities with NailGasm to Tipsy…having so many amazing brands reach out and show love, ahhhhhh it’s just all so exciting and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The responses to our Tipsy stickers are through the roof! Well…through the web.
I‘m really excited about life right now. It’s not always the best but there’s a bright future ahead and I cannot believe how supportive everyone is. For the past 4 years I have questioned how to use my networks, and as soon as I found my niche it has all come together. This is definitely a blessing. My mom was like, stop claiming not having $ becz it’s gonna come. so yeah….I believe that.
My bloggy inspirations have become friends. My friends have become family. It’s an honor to be able to travel, and I do not take any of this for granted. I’m going hard in the print for the painters of nails. See you at the top ♥
OH! And have another sneak peek at my handpicked inspirational photos for our first issue of Tipsy. You can take a guess on what will be coming soon!
I had a nice Christmas. Good food, good drinks, great family. Having my cell phone break on me sucked, but I should be able to fix all that today. I also can do w/o this lowkey cold. My friend Akee got me Thierry Mugler Alien (l’art de se reveler) and it smells so lovely. It’s a new experience to my sensory, as I was expecting Mugler’s ‘Taste of Fragrance’ but seriously, L’art de se reveler is mysterious and clean. I just have to let it sit. Oh and the shimmer lotion (to add radiant glow) is killer!
Sophy the source remains to be the nail queen for infinite reasons. But I mostly love her becz she honest and hardworking. Have you seen her portfolio? And that ain’t even all of it. Other nail porners out there, take note.
I know this much…if my behind end up in London I will eat, breathe and live this ish. I’m committed and crave this type of work.
@BrandonDT that is so sweet!!!! thank you. i’m definitely not used to being referred to as an internet person. i’m a real girl lol! but thank you so much. i was wondering where you went, you disappeared.
Thank You to ISIS-NICOLE!
Follow her at ISIS-NICOLE.TUMBLR.COM
Yes!! So I got my email from Whitney this morning and it’s official, I am gonna be the newest writer for Don’t Trip..Yet. Blog game on a come up, thank you so much for all the love and support :-)
if it’s true that the researcher of “shadeism” hit me up on THE LIPSTICK DIARIES…. i’m excited!!! i love hearing from readers or anyone who likes what i do. if anyone is interested in contacting me send some goodies to firstname.lastname@example.org :-)
i appreciate all of you, xxo