Friday, December 31, 2010

TheFaceShop Swatches Part 1

Hey all !

As it's listed at the side, I purchase most of my nail polishes from The Face Shop cause it's cheap and the quality is good for its price. Thought I'd do a swatch here so that you can see how the colour really turns out to be and it's easier also to decide on the colour you want should you decide to do your nails with me. (: Credits to the websites I got the pictures from. Those are not my nails and not painted by me. Just a guideline for you to see how the colour's like. I may not be able to get pictures of all the colours, but I'll just put up whatever I can find first and update the rest on a later post. Enjoy! (:

Pastel-like purple

Pastel-like blue



The other polishes that I have are PK101(pastel pink), YL701(pastel yellow), BR801 (pastel beige), GR503(pastel green), PK103( light shimmery pink), PK108 (mid pinkish colour), BL607 (christmasy dark blue with shimmers), GL111 (shimmery gold), RD301 (shocking red), RD303 (dark red), PP402 (pinkish purplish), RD301 Lovely me series (orangey red)

The. Irresistable Snowman

Lucy came over to get her toes done just before Chrismas. After looking through my designs, she selected the snowman design. She went for an express pedi + sponging effect + snowman nail art. Looks irresistably cute!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hello Mr. Snowman!

Hey all !

Last night, my mum asked me, "What are you going to do for my nails on Christmas?" And so, I specially designed this for her! I really like it! Makes it look like snowman is standing on the snow. Really cute design! What do you think?

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Try on Pastel Colours

Bought some new pastel-coloured nail polishes the other day from The Face Shop. I hardly use light colours on myself, in fact I'm very accustomed to using dark colours with light decorations on top. However, I've come to realise that pastel colours are really sweet colours and they bright out a gentle look.

Starting from the left... ...

The heart looks pretty cute! This design reminds me a lot about relationships. Love was never meant to be perfect, just like how I didn't manage to paint the heart to perfection. But just as long as we never quit trying, things will get better. It's a simple design, but I like the combination of colours and how it reminds me of Valentine's day! (: The yellow design reminds me of batik painting! I saw this design online the other day and gave it a try. The design I saw used a brown base with yellow and orange dots. I don't have brown nail polish, so I swapped the colours around! A brown base will give out a more batik feel though. Will try it when I get brown nail polish! The middle design is my top voted design of the year! My first try at this design, but I really love it. It's a really sweet design. 100% handpainted ! I love this particular shade of green nail polish. More towards a pastel green. Did a simple design on this as I felt that the emphasis should be on the colour of the nail polish and not the design. The purple is something probably very similar to my past designs from the floral series.

All in all, a great day achieved ! (:

Christmas Collection

Found 3 designs I've done a while ago in preparation for Christmas. There are 2 more in my previous post as well. My personal favourite is the snowman! Find it really cute and I'd love to have it on my nails for Christmas ! Was actually pretty proud of the Poinsettia that I drew, only to realise after that the colours weren't really distinct because of the new acrylic paint I bought. It was just some regular acrylic paint that I got and I stopped using it after this experience. I believe with good quality paint plus some gold beads in the center, it'll definitely look stunning. (: Snowflakes looked better without the sparkles, but since I've already done it, might as well just upload it. You can opt not to have the sparkles!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Virgin try on acrylic flowers!

As the title suggests, I did my virgin try on acrylic flowers! It really isn't as easy as those videos I see from YouTube. It's not perfect either, and I know there's a lot of room for improvement. But at the end of the day, I felt proud of myself as this design is very different from my usual style. I'd always go for dark colours and white flowers or something along that more sophisticated look. This design is more towards the cute side, gives a summer feeling with the bright colours. Some may feel it's too cute, or too bright. To each its own. (: Most importantly, I think it's a good first try !!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Designs !

Came up with several new designs today! The checkered design was quite a failure. Haha. At least I tried though. Isn't as easy as it looked. Needs really steady hands! 2 Christmas designs included on the extreme left. Loving it! 

Christmas Packages!

Hello all !

In celebration of Christmas, I'm sure every lady would love to have pretty nails for your Christmas celebrations and parties. And so, I-Nail-It will be having different packages bundled with great discounts to suit every lady's individual needs!

Package A: Express Mani + Simple Artworks (dotting/simple flowers) + Rhinestones = $15 (normal price $19 !!)

Package B: Express Mani + Special Artworks (detailed flowers) + Rhinestones= $35 (normal price $39 !!)

Package C: Express Pedi + Simple Artworks (dotting/simple flowers) + Rhinestones = $17 (normal price $21 !!)

Package D: Express Pedi + Special Artworks (detailed flowers) + Rhinestones = $37 (normal price $41 !!)

**Newly added packages!! **

Package E: Express Manipedi + Simple Artworks (dotting/simple flowers) + Rhinestones = $32 (normal price $36 !!)

Package F: Express Manipedi + Special Artworks (detailed flowers) + Rhinestones = $72 (normal price $76 !!)

First 10 customers will receive further discounts. Email I-Nail-it today @ !!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Flower Series


Created a whole new set of Flower Series Nail Art designs for all you fellow nail-art lovers. Spent the day doing these designs in preparation for a friend who is coming over to do her nail art for her brother's wedding. I find this series more on the elegant and sophisticated side which girls would love on their nails. What do you think ?

Nostalgia !

Hello I-Nail-It readers!

In my earlier post, I mentioned that I'd be releasing a set of Christmasy nail art designs in December. But before that, here's a pleasant surprise!

I was inspired to do this set of Mario Mushroom nails after Ryan sent me the link on Stomp talking about how colours are not the main focus of nails anymore, but it's the design that goes onto the nail. I personally find this set of Mushroom nails cute! And don't worry about "acting cute" or anything like that. That's the reason why the mushroom is only drawn on the thumb and ring fingers. All girls should give this a try!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tis' the season to be jolly!

Hey guys!

I'm planning to do a set of Christmas Nails for the upcoming season. Meanwhile, I'm opening up my nail art services to anyone who's interested. Do check with me with regards to the charges, depending on what kind of design you're looking for. Rest assured, as I've just started out, my charges will be reasonable. Hope to hear from you soon! (:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Yin & Yang Inspired

Pardon the uneven painting on some of the fingers as this was done past midnight last night! As the name suggests, this was inspired by the yin & the yang. I particularly like this design as it's something different from the usual flowers that I've been working on. It was a tough try as the black curves were drawn free-hand, no tapes or anything like that to split the white from the black. It was even tougher using my left hand to paint on my right! Nevertheless, I managed it. I'm lovin' it on my nails! (:

Of Flowers & Rhinestones

Virgin try with rhinestones on my fingers! And I finally realize why ladies who often go for manicures are so in love with rhinestones. Rhinestones enhance the nail art design much more and makes it look more sophisticated. Two thumbs up!

Detailed Flowers

This nail art design is more detailed and looks more complicated as compared with the flower blossoms designs. I was proud of this particular design as it looks decently good! (:

Flower Blossoms

My virgin try in free-hand painting! The earlier nail art design that I did on my mum's toes are easier as they just require the dotting tool. These 3 flower blossoms designs require free-hand painting with a nail art brush. Not perfect, but I managed it. And I think it's a good try !

White Flowers on Pink

I had a sudden interest in nail art and did my first experiment on Mummy's toes. Turned out rather well!

Welcome !

I've finally gotten down to really setting up my online nail-art blog. Special thanks to Ryan for coming up with the blog address for me. Something creative and easy to remember (at least to me.) Will be posting up my nail art designs that I've done so far in the following posts to come. Stay tuned!