Gel Mani: Purple Watercolour Florals

A simple set of half-moons with water coloured Japan decals for Tiffany!

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I used Angel Pro #28 and Orly Gel FX Luxe for the small polka dots!

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Tutorial on AngelPro Gelly Polish: Colour Blocks

Another picture-heavy post for all of my readers today because I’m going to show you how to do a colour block design, wheee! Yvonne was my nail model and kindly helped me take pics for the step-by-step tutorial 🙂 Thanks Yvonne!

Before I begin, do check out 2 of my posts on Angel Pro Gelly for more information:

1. Tutorial on AngelPro Gelly: Candy Drips
2. 100 New AngelPro Gelly Colours!

Ok, lets get on to the easy-peasy tutorial now~

1. After doing your cuticle care and preparation, use an Angel Pro Buffer to buff your nails lightly! Wipe off the dust with a lint-free wipe soaked with acetone. (ignore the thumb, I was still soaking off her previous acrylic extensions!)

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2. Apply Angel Pro Gelly Base and cure in a LED light for 10-30 seconds for base coat, 2 minutes for UV light.

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3. Apply the base colour of your choice. Here I am using Angel Pro #1! Remember to apply 2-3 thin coats! *opps sorry about my messy workplace*

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4. (no picture, sorry about that) Next, use another colour and use the polish brush to draw a straight line diagonally across the nail, except the ring finger! Make sure to cover at least half of the nail with the second colour. I am using Angel Pro #28 and I did 2 coats for that

5. The last colour that I’ll be using will be Angel Pro #17, cover the last quarter of the nail and apply 2 coats! Apply for all nails except ring finger. This is the reason why you have to apply your base colour thinly, because this design requires alot of coats from different colours!

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6. Next, I used a gold glitter liner and lined all the colour blocks that I drew earlier! This really makes the manicure stand out and gold really compliments the purple family!

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7. Last but not least, I glued on square and round studs to all the fingers! For the ring finger, I arranged it according to Yvonne’s liking! Which is a silver square stud in between a gold square stud and a round one! Remember to use your handy tool — Tweezers!

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8. For the rest of the fingers, I used only gold and silver round studs!

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9. Last but not least, apply 2 coats of Angel Pro Gelly Shine! This is to secure the studs and also give a beautiful shine! The good thing about this top coat is that it is not acetone-resistant so therefore I can directly do a soak off for Yvonne the next time round she comes back! This saves me alot of time! (instead of filing off the top coat first)

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The final last step is to cleanse the nails with a cleanser and TA-DAHHH… The end result! Both of us really like it, I think it emits off a Japanese style, especially since it was stud overload! Pretty! And I love the colour combination, I’ve to thank Yvonne for matching them up together!

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I hope this tutorial was helpful!

For those who wants to get their hands on Angel Pro Gelly, come down to Pink Room International Nail Academy at Anson Road, International Plaza Level 15!

Update: The 100 new colours from Angel Pro Gelly hasn’t arrive yet, I’ll update you guys again when it arrives!

Gel Mani: Sweet Aztec

Rachel gave me a good challenge: Aztec/tribal nails!! Yay I’ve been wanting to do this style for sooooo long! Hehe hope I can do more of such designs in different color combinations ^^

This design is inspired from Jenrine!

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I used Angel Pro #9, #11, #13, #21, #28, #29 and #47 for all the art! Good gracious, we did use ALOT of colors for the art!

What I like about Aztec art is that, you can go crazy with any color combinations! What’s important is the black lines that determines the pattern!

I really love this set, and it’s my first time doing it on a client so I’m so happy for such a beautiful outcome! And it wasn’t that time consuming as I thought, I was able to finish it in 2 hours and 15 mins including classic gel mani!

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Tutorial on AngelPro Gelly Polish: Candy Drips!

Hello everyone, today is a big bonus post! I’ll be showing you a step-by-step tutorial using the AngelPro Gelly system on my nail model, Amelia! 🙂 She helped me take all the photos required for this tutorial, thanks Amelia! 😀

I’ve been using AngelPro Gelly system since January 2012, and I believe I was the first few to plunged in and bought a few colours from this brand to try it out after looking at the mouth-watering swatches online! I mean who cannot resist such colours?! Take a look:

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AngelPro has a wide range of gel colours, mainly gorgeous pastels, nudes, pinks and a crazy lime green that I love! Lots of my customers choose their colours from AngelPro, mainly because such colours are not seen elsewhere! Unlike other brands, AngelPro has created a good mix of pastels and sweet colours that the majority of the ladies love! Now… I would love them more if they created chunky glitters!!!! ^^

So here’s what I love about the AngelPro Gelly:

A. Their colour palette is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S, agree?
B. There is no need to apply a dehydrator before applying the base coat. This saves you the money!
C. You do not have to offshine your nails greatly(unlike extensions), you just have to lightly buff with AngelPro buffer.
D. It is 100% gel, this means that the gel does not contain any solvents which are usually found in gel polishes. Thus, you can use AngelPro Gelly for nail art, without worrying about shadow/unclear lines!
E. AngelPro Gelly does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene or DBP that is usually found in nail polishes, therefore it is very safe to use!
F: Their colours does not fade at all, so even after 3-4 weeks; the colour is the same as Day 1! Harmony Gelish’s pinks have a tendency to fade after a few days and Princess Tiara also fades from a muddy purple to a pale grey, eek! I own these colours and I testify that these colours do fade, and they fade as fast as 2-3 days!
G. There is no need to file off AngelPro Shine before the soak off procedure = saves time!

Enough with my rambling, let’s move on to the nail art tutorial!! (Ignore my bare nails D:)

1. Prep your nails, push back your cuticles and trim off any hangnails.

2. Use AngelPro buffer to lightly buff the surface of your nails so that the gel will adhere better. There is a difference between using AngelPro base coats and other brands, other brands need to use a rougher grit to offshine the nail plate for adhesion purposes and in the long run, this may damage your nails! Also, as mentioned earlier; there is no need to apply pH bond/dehydrator so this goes to show how adhesive the base coat is!

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3. Clean nail surface thoroughly with pure acetone with a lint free wipe to remove any dust. (Tip: This is so that you don’t get the ‘wooly’ stuff from the cotton pad/ball into your nail bed as this might get caught into your gel base or colours)

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4. Apply a thin coat of AngelPro Gelly Base .

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5. Cure in an LED light for 10-30 seconds for base coat, 2 minutes for UV light.

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6. Now we will begin with our nail art! (Tip: I always use a disposable waxed paper [I’m not sure what to call this… chicken rice paper? I usually use my nail forms backings.] to put on my gel paints so that I don’t have to wash my palette every time!) Today, we will be using AngelPro #5, #22 #23, #28 and #39 for the art! Pretty yummy colours right?

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7. Start by using a nail art brush to draw the outlines of the dripping effect.

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8. Next, fill them up with the colours from AngelPro Gelly for an even coat! (Tip: Do remember to cover up any free edge of the nail, it’s like French tip design incorporated with the dripping effect!) Cure for 30 seconds in LED light, 2 minutes in UV light.

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9. Repeat the same design with different colours for each nail! Remember to go over a second coat to get optimal coverage!

10. Apply AngelPro Gelly Shine for beautiful shine!

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11. We’re almost done… Use a cleanser and a lint free wipe to remove any stickiness from the AngelPro Gelly Shine!

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12. Apply cuticle oil to moisturize cuticles and hyponychium (it is the skin below your nails)

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TADAHHHHH… And this is the end result! Yummy looking candy nails! I personally love the red ones on Amelia’s thumbs, heh it looks gory and cute at the same time!

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I hope the tutorial was helpful! 😉

If you want to get your hands on AngelPro Gelly polishes, do come down to my nail school this week at:

Pink Room International Nail Academy
10 Anson Road
#15-06 International Plaza
Singapore 079903

Contact: +65 63481592/ +65 62201592

The reason why I said to go purchase the polishes this week is because my nail school is shifting to a new place this Sunday (16th September 2012) to Chinatown and they are having a moving-off sale for items from Angel Pro! Also, if you’re interested to know more about AngelPro Gelly, you can join their upcoming professional workshop this Saturday, 15th September 2012 from 12pm to 6pm! Kit and materials are included in the workshop and it is opened to ALL, whether you are a novice or a trained professional.

*P.S. I will update this post once I know the full address of Pink Room’s new location! 😀

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My nail school will be shifting from its current premises on October 7, so there’s still 2-3 weeks for you to purchase their products at cheaper prices! 😀

Gel Mani: Retro Squares!

Rachel requested for this design and I just had to make it happen!

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She also chose the colour combi that she wanted and also didn’t want the gold studs as featured.

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So I suggested doing a subtle glitter on her green base since it was odd to leave it plain, so that’s Artistic Colour Gloss With It and Gelish Vegas Nights! All nail art was done with gel colours!!! Love them, they look so cute together!

Rachel even mentioned she wanted to corporate yellow in her next Gelish mani! Can’t wait for her next appointment!

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Gel Mani: Sweet Lace

Sorry for the lack of updates! Been busy interning and attending nail classes!

Did a house call for my boyfriend’s mum this week before she flys to Taiwan! 🙂 Hopefully my boyfriend is able to bring back Japan stickers so I’ll have a wide variety for you guys to spice up your nails! There’s a new nailtat store in Taiwan so I’m crossing my fingers that they will be able to find it!

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Anyway, on to the nails!! First time doing embossed art on my bf’s mum and I don’t think I did a very good job 😦 this design is adapted from cynfulnails.com! Colours used are Angel.Pro 28, Gelish Sheek White, Gelish Black Shadow and lastly, Gelish Vegas Nights!

Brought over my lace stickers and I like how well the dots and lace complemented!

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P.S. Look out for more updates! Will be adding more nail services soon! 😀