Silver Brocade Polish from Karma Organic

WOW! It’s all I can say. And my mom says so, too.

My mom loves red nail polish on her toes (they have been painted red since I can remember). Since I became a hand model, I’ve been the one painting them for her. It’s great practice for me with a dark color and then she gets to have a visible reminder of how long I’ve been gone. When the polish starts to grow out, it means I’d better get my bottom back home for a visit.

On my visit in October, I brought home a bottle of the Silver Brocade from Karma Organic. I put it on my toes and begged my mom to let me put it on hers. She did not want to change from her red, but I persisted and told her that it would help me to know how it wears on someone who is in a pool a lot. My mom exercises with her friends in a pool most days of the week. She also doesn’t treat her fingers and toes as carefully as I do, and I thought she would really put the polish to the test.

When I swiped it on, her eyes got big, and she said “WOW – That’s Silver!”

That was the same impression I had – I fell in love with the color instantly. The color is so rich and silver. It is vibrant and it covers like a dream. It’s almost like you had poured a silver mixture right on your toes. My mom was hesitant, as it was not her red but she agreed to try it out and I promised to change the color when I was home again. At Thanksgiving, when I was visiting, I asked her what night she would like her pedicure so she could go back to Old Faithful Red. She smiled and said, “The silver hasn’t dinged at all, let’s not change it now.”

I was confused. “Mom, it’s fine, you don’t have to wear it for me”

And then she confessed that the color had really grown on her and that she had been getting a lot of compliments at the pool. Her toes just sparkled under the water! I’ve since had to take my color off, as I had a job, but when I spoke to my mom the other day and asked how the polish was holding up after two months she said, “Great! I love it! Perhaps over the Holidays we could freshen it up because my toes have grown out but the polish that is on is still perfect.”

I asked her, “What about your holiday red toes?”

She said, “this year my toes are going to shine!”

Check out all their awesome colors.

Nails by Sophy Robson for Sephora

The British Nail Artist, Sophy Robson flew over to NYC to work with Sephora on her nail art line.  She is an amazing artist and I was psyched when I realized I was getting the Cherry Blossom nails!  Sophy is a lot of fun and had wonderful stories about her nail adventures.  She is one cool lady!

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what the shot looked like from my angle.  We tried having me come right in but the picture frame wasn’t laying right.  Eventually, we cut a hole in the bottom and I stuck my hand through and plugged the hole as they added all the crystals.


& here is the final ad!!


Tear & Pull Aparts for Lean Cuisine

Today was one of those deliciously steamy moments you see, when the Hero food is being pulled apart to show off the yummy that lies inside.  The Hero food deserves its Hero moment and that is what today was about.  We were showing off a new product from Lean Cuisine and it was a team effort.  What you can’t see in the still from the playback camera is all the people huddled around the table.  One prop guy on steam, the other keeping the food at the right temperature to hand to me the moment playback yells ‘speed.’


My giant bug glasses!  These babies are handy to have as hand models are often staring right into very intense lights while manipulating the products.


Lean Cuisine Spots are on the air!

There are 3 Lean Cuisine spots running right now featuring my handy work. The spot are all part of a ‘Book of Truth’ series that they are doing. Keep an eye out for Myth #14, #22 & #35! You can only see my hand at the beginning opening the book BUT that does not mean that I was being lazy for the 3 days of shooting last spring. I am working on all the food hero parts of the commercial. The ‘Hero’ of a commercial is the shot that shows the food in a state of perfection, the yummiest bite of whatever is being sold

You can see me showing off the cheese in the pizza pull and again in the fork lift. These quick little moments take a lot of amazing people to get right. We were working with some amazing food stylists to get the cheese so perfect.

Nutella Spot is on the air NOW :)

I was very excited to see my Nutella Swipe on tv the other night.  This spot was a lot of fun to shoot as it encouraged finger licking  🙂  I am doing the swipe in the shot, spreading the Nutella on the toast.  There was some time spent in the kitchen on set learning the precise pressure and tilt of the knife needed to get the perfect wave in the Nutella as it is smoothed over the bread.

$30 million diamond day

Ahhhhhh Yes! These are the shoots that people associate with hand models. Whenever someone finds out what I do for a living, the first thing they ask (after the George Costanza question) is do I do mostly jewelry ads. There are a lot of jewelry ads, yes, most definetly…. but more often than not, I’m working with food… So I do really enjoy these glittery days where there are men with guns making sure I don’t “RUN! RUN!!” (as my friend Melissa texted me to do when I told her I was wearing a 30 million dollar ring on my finger.)

This was one of those glittery days for Glass Magazine. There were four guys with guns on this set. I didn’t run away

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Canon Power Shot Television Commercial

Check out the TV spot that I worked on with director Greg Ramsey.  We had a lot of fun spinning the camera around.  There was a lot of choreography involved for the hand modeling dance though most of it ended up on the editing room floor in post  🙂  Super fun day and you can catch me poking my finger in at the end.  I hear this spot is playing before the previews in a lot of movie theatres