[via the candy bitches]

Now I like doing my nails just as much as the next girl but San Francisco based, 23 year old Ashely Sade, takes nail art to a whole 'nother level- the PIMP level that is! I was lucky enough to get a quick interview in & share the good sheeeiiiittt with you all!

Hey Ashely! Let's start at the beginning- when did you realise you have a talent for nail art & how did you get into it?
I actually didn't know I had a talent for nail art! It started when I first met my boyfriend, it was during the beginning of our 'talking phase' & I was tryna be all fancy with everything did, but that sh*t ain't cheap! Plus basic designs weren't the business, from there on I started building up my collection of nail varnishes & put my ass to work! It literally turned from impressing a boy, to an obsession with having my nails did all the time, to an actual hustle! Plus it helps being artistic & always having a mind full of creative ideas!

Now your designs are very unique, where do you find inspiration for them?
I honestly get inspired from anything & everything. It could be a music video, tv show, a colourway from a Jordon sneaker, magazine ad', clothing prints etc- you name it, I'll do it. I'm down for the outlandish sh*t, any random ideas that come to mind , I type them in my Blackberry notes or make a quick sketch of it. I swear to heyseuse I got A.D.D with themes- my 'nails to-do' list is hella long!

Nail designs T-B: Acid Glamour, Alice in Wonderland, A Woman's Work, Kawaii Herro Kitty & MAC X Fafi

Haha! I can imagine! So tell me, what other talents do you possess?........
I just might be...... a triple threat & then some when it comes to creativity! Not only do I have bars in nail art, but I also do hair, make up & paintings. On top I'm a fashion design grad'! I'm kinda like the 'Jill' of all trades! But one thing a lot of people don't know is, all of these beauty skills are self taught. I've never been to Cosmetology school- although I still plan & dream to. I just get as much practice in as I can & I'm fortunate enough to have a lot of clients who believe in me.

You're obviously in demand then! Where do you find the time to fit it all in?!
Haha! I ask myself that a lot! I guess when you have a passion for something so bad, you'll find the time to go for it. I'm all for the rise & grind, no days off type of bullsh*t.

Amen to that! Does all this money making feed your Hellz Bellz addiction?! Haha! How about a co-lab? Some Hellz Bellz nails to go?!
Yes! I abso-f*ckin-lutely love, love, love, LOVE Hellz Bellz! & I'm sure the whole damn staff knows it lol! Getting 'in there' would make me die- I'd love to! Hopefully Lanie (Hellz Bellz founder) sees this somewhere! There are definitely some ASADE X Hellz Bellz themed nails coming soon! I did design some HBIC ones inspired from MISS 'a woman's work' photoshoot though.

Lastly, any future projects/aspirations? ASADE nail/beauty bars maybe?
TONS of art projects that is. Between my full time job as an administrative assistant & my art$y side hustle, I have a lot to handle- most def' ain't mad at that! But just keep following my blog & I will do my best to keep the world updated in what ASADE has in store! :)

You are too talented for words, apart from- AMAZING!
To see more of Ashley's work follow her
blog & via Twitter!


MA$TAPIECE: Jordan 6's.

my boyfriend has the illest plug. with me, this nigga endlessly gets paintings for life! im lightweight jealous that every piece ive created on canvas - he's got it. whatevs, once when we make our official move, they'll be "OURS" lol. im sure all yall already know our home will be on some steezy art gallery shit. anyway, im currently working on a jordan collage. the plan is to paint 23 different jordans on 10x10 canvases & right now im presenting #2, the OG jordan 6s.

peep jason's ASADE painting collection, he has so far:

madam hunnit kisses, concord 11s (1 of 23), love.hiphop

inspired by..

instead of fuckn with the retro jumpman, i replaced it with the OG nike air.


to view the rest of my portfolio, hit up my facebook (become an asade fan). for all painting inquiries, please email asade.art@gmail.com.

..with her attractive ASS.

[via complex]

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its young money muthafucker, if you aint runnin' wit it. run from it, muthafucker all right.


Well, the Cats Outta the Hat!

"be who you are & say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter & those who matter don't mind" -dr. seuss.

stay posted for another dope NAILSSS DID!


The Winner.

i truly appreciate jason. not only is he my man, best friend & solemate - he also plays the role of my ASADE mananger, photographer & #1 supporter. if it wasnt for him, i probably wouldnt be so passionate about nail art today. he inspired me!

..i love you forever x's infinity & thank you for everything, like foreal foreal <.3


NAILSSS DID: The Simpsons

haha, these turned out DOH-PE!! made these customized acrylics for my homegirl, sarah. the simpsons are her favorite cartoons EVER. so, she requested this theme for her 'lil san diego getaway vacay. i think the rest of you could agree with me that, with these nails.. she was definitely STUNTIN ON 'EM.


*these are in fact.. the very 1st nails ive done, that has 10 different designs.

to view the rest of my portfolio, hit up my facebook (become an asade fan). i do offer my services around the bay area & i also take custom made acrylic requests from those who arent local. if youre interested, feel free to message me or email asade.art@gmail.com


i'm chillin'.

..but my swag on full attack.

$TEEZDEETS lace top: target, shorts: forever 21, belt: forever 21, heels: love couture, necklaces: 2 bitchez deep & forever 21, earrings: vintage, nails did: 'despicable me' theme.

2 bridesmaids, 1 se$h.

yall already know, im all for the rise & grind - no days off type bullshit. i woke up super early to get these two girls, cheri & jennifer ready for hair + make-up! like bffs, they wanted the same thang. both got similar works with minor differences & in the end, they turned out simply beautiful.

5:30am. trust, starbucks was not an option.



to view the rest of my portfolio, hit up my facebook (become an asade fan). i do offer my services around the bay area. if youre interested, feel free to message me or email asade.art@gmail.com


Hellz x Baby-G.

i want this collabo so badly, wah! unfortunately i have to keep stackin' $$$ bcuz im celebrating my upcoming 24th birthday in VEGAS! halloween weekend again <.3 i hate to sleep on this, cuz hellz is doin' a special online release midnight on friday. theres a limited amount thats actually gonna be autographed by the amazing hbic of hellz: MISSLAWN. sighhh temptation, sacrifice & torture, i tell ya.

but i have to admit.. CRACKIN' BIRTHDAY > WATCH. if anyone wants to cop me a birthday gift ahem *cough cough, i want the polka dot one!


NAILSSS DID: A Womens Work.

ive always wanted to do some type of comic theme, but with all the zaps booms & pows around, that shits so generically played out -- i might as well put watermelons & strawberries on my nails. but that all changed when i saw the MISS x HELL YEAH magazine issue 2 posted on the hellz bellz blog 2 months ago. the pop art editorial was so fuckn dope! women with pin up girl inspired looks, rockin mens workwear shit like carthartt/dickies x hellz/dimepiece!? the swag was on point & i definitely felt inspired.

inspiration used:


to view the rest of my portfolio, hit up my facebook (become an asade fan). i do offer my services around the bay area & i also take custom made acrylic requests from those who arent local. if youre interested, feel free to message me or email asade.art@gmail.com