Saturday, December 31, 2011

Snowflakes on Spark de Triomphe

Mum wanted something different from what she did on her toes last Christmas. I'm quite glad she chose OPI: Spark de Triomphe cause it's my first time using it since I got it quite some time ago!

Mum requested for snowflakes as well. Since Spark de Triomphe is a rich gold shimmery colour, I did the snowflakes with black acrylic paint to bring out the contrast.

Satisfying end result! <3

Gelish: Christmas Snowflakes

Corinne, a really sweet customer of mine came over to get her nails done for Christmas! She bought pies for my family and I and even prepared a Christmas present for me. Such thoughtful customers never fail to make my day. (:

The very first time I met her, she was so fascinated by the snowflake design! I told her that it was a Christmas design that I did last year for my mum and she said that she would wait for Christmas this year to get it done.

Finally... the wait is over!

I used Gelish: After Dark for the base and sponged on white for a snowy effect. The snowflakes were drawn with white acrylic paint.

Corinne was in love with the snowflakes and requested for them on her toes as well! The base I used was OPI: Royal Navy topped with ChinaGlaze: Fairy Dust. Honestly, there is no difference whether or not you do Gelish on your toes since regular polish lasts relative long for a pedicure. Hence, I suggested doing a regular pedi for her toes.

It always feels nice to do Christmas designs in this season of giving. But I'm sure my snowflakes can be further improved. (:

Gelish: Black Shadow

Flora requested to do her nails to suit her dress for her niece's upcoming wedding dinner. Her dress was black with white designs. I suggested doing something simple and classy to avoid clashing with the design of her dress. As she is a working mother who is required to do housework daily, I suggested trying out Gelish since it's known to not chip and peel. Flora was really sweet! She said, "I trust you. You do whatever you think is nice."

I had to do 3 coats of Gelish's Black Shadow as I painted each coat very thin to ensure its smooth finish. I sponged on Gelish's Waterfield on the tips before topping it with Swarovski Crystals in ss8. Lastly, I massaged on cuticle oil for her to nourish her cuticles.

I personally like this look. A pity I didn't manage to take a very good picture of it.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Express Manicure: Swirled Roses with Mini Polka

Angelia saw my sweet roses with mini polka design on my mum's toes, she requested for the same on her fingers. She was a little worried inititally that her fingernails will not be long enough to carry the design but in the end, this design actually helped to make her fingernails appear longer!

Angelia opted for OPI's What's With The Cattitude. The roses were done using acrylic paint before lining the sides of the white with a silver striper polish.

We decided to have polka dots on the other fingers so as to leave the thumbs as the main focus for the day. Really sweet looking. <3

Cost of this manicure: $12 (including express manicure)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Advanced CNY Bookings

Hello! I am taking in early bird bookings for CNY next year starting from now! You may arrange for an appointment with your preferred date, time and service by emailing me at

As slots are on a first come first serve basis, it'll be good to book early to avoid disappointment. As I plan to place as many appointments as I can in a day, I'd appreciate if you could adhere to your appointment date/time with no changes as it'll greatly affect the other appointments that I have.

Here are the dates available for booking:
16th - 20th Jan: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
21st Jan: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 7pm
22nd Jan: 12pm - 5pm

I'll be free on 23rd and 24th Jan as well from 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 7pm.
There will be no extra surcharge this upcoming CNY. Prices and services offered are indicated below.

Look forward to seeing you!