CNY is coming and what’s the best way to begin the new year?? By having red on your nails of course! 😀
Aggie is my first customer during the CNY period and her gradient is done using Gelish Vegas Nights as the base and Gelish Hotzy for the bold contrast. Gelish June Bride is added at the finally end for the finishing touches! So sparkly!!!! I suggested adding crystals and hexagon glitter pieces but Aggie was afraid that the crystals might fall off and she didn’t like how the glitter pieces looked on her nails. I’m glad she settled for this classic gradient one 🙂
Sally’s colleague, Siaw Hui wanted to do the same design as what I’ve done for Sally (my boyfriend’s mum)here. I did some minor changes but still kept the theme very closely with the inspired nails from Nail Max!
This time, I used Gelish Make A Difference and Gelish Take Action alternately with China Glaze White Out and OPI I’m An I-ndia Mood For Love for the roses! I really love the Gelish pinks from the breast awareness set!!! 🙂
Because of time constraint… I only did the dotted lines background on alternate nails. I think they look pretty good like that too! As she wanted them to last until CNY, I suggested not putting any crystals at all so that the manicure wouldn’t be ruined if the crystals did drop. However, she wanted crystals on her thumbs only! (you can’t really see it)
Elieen came with almost all her nails broken and there was 5 of her nails with fake tips stuck on them. When I asked her how much she paid for this at a salon, she said she paid over a $100. That’s daylight robbery!!! Its not even gel or acrylic extension, just normal polish with gradient effect on fake nails and then glued on her nails.
So before you step into a salon, make sure you do enough research or have seen some of their manicurists work first before committing!
Did a half-moon + marbling because Eileen doesn’t like polka dots, flowers etc so we decided to make it very simple! Half-moons make your nails look much longer, and this really helps in Eileen’s case because she peeled the other fake tips off her nails by herself and her real nails broke off in the process.
I used Gelish Vegas Nights for the base and Gelish Make A Difference and Gelish Sheek White for the half moon and the marbling.
She also requested for crystals and I did a mix of black and white crystals and golden bullion beads 🙂
P.S. Congratulations to Eileen!!! She’s getting married on Saturday and this is the nails she’s going to sport on that day! 🙂 she even gave me her wedding photo for a keepsake, thank you!
Yesterday was so tiring!!!! Went over to Teacher Jess place for another nail course and I was there from 11am to 6pm!! Hehe I just have to keep practicing and I will be able to offer 3D embossed art in no time 🙂 will blog in more detail soon~
Another funky zebra mani with alternate base colours! ^^ Charissa came over to my place this morning to remove her gelish (it lasted on her for 3 weeks!) and did a classic manicure with nail art! I’m glad this nail art is a popular choice!!! Hehe I just love adding silver glitter accents in between the zebra stripes to spice things up a little and I think it completes the entire look 🙂
I used OPI Girls Just Want To Play and OPI Elephantastic Pink for the base. Feels kinda weird to finally able to use polish on customers again, lol!
Miao Xian came over today to remove her last Gelish manicure and get a new one! ^^ She also brought a friend along; Chen Li for a manicure too! (More details about her nails in the next post!)
She requested for a nail art that she googled and it is from Simply Rins!
This is my take on it…
Miao Xian chose Artistic Gloss Wham for the base and I added on the art with acrylic paint. The base colour is much more darker and more navy; somewhat similar to OPI Dating A Royal except that Wham has a hidden shimmer. My Nikon camera freaked out a little and the colours are so much different!
Well… my skills at drawing roses isn’t the best yet so I will definitely practice harder! I suggested adding white polka dots to fill up the background but Miao Xian loves it like this… simple and yet classy! 🙂
P.S. I bought a new tablecloth from Spotlight last night ^^
Abby’s floral accent nail using Essie Turquoise and Caicos!
Kacey’s gelish with polka dots and ribbon. I feel like I did badly on my ribbon and I couldn’t justify the cost that I quoted so I charged her lesser. The base colour used here is Seafoam, a pretty pale mint green!
Kim’s polka dot manicure using Color Club’s Wild At Heart. Normally I don’t do polka dots on shimmery bases but this one looked really good! Haha Kim said it looked like presents! 🙂
I had a fun time listening to her stories LOL!
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