Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CNY Day 2

Only 2 customers for today as well, not too near CNY yet that's why! These 2 ladies are super cute and nice, I  enjoyed myself doing their nails!

Huiyi, is a Primary School classmate of my friend, and decided to get her nails done by me because of my friend's great advert on Facebook! (Thanks Ruby!) She told me beforehand that she wants floral prints, and that she likes cats alot, and wanted to incorporate them onto her nails. I have never done any cat nail art before, and didn't really have time to research and came up with this. Not my best piece of work, but it is cute enough I hope! 
I decided to do a floral mix on her nails, as well as couple cats on her ring fingers. It turned out cute and look very suitable for Vday as well! This photo was taken from her FB, after she kindly took the photos as I forgot to take for her earlier. (So much for wanting to remember to take photos.....)

Her friend came with a Tumblr pic of leopard print nails, with the thumb having matte prints. I told her honestly that matte nails will not be as lasting and get dirty easily, so she decided to switch to gold glitter spots with a pinkish-nude base! On her thumbs are grey-glittery moustache on a dark velvet red base. She just wanted something not as loud on her thumb to tone it down! Of course, I forgot to take her thumbs, so here are the rest of her fingers! 
Very blings, I hope it will work well with her CNY outfit! 

They are both very sweet customers who allowed me some freedom in choosing the design and colors as such, and making it very easy for me to work on their nails! 

Tomorrow will be a long day with appointments starting as early as 2pm! Shall turn in now, so long! (:

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

CNY Day 1!

I only have 2 appointments today as I did not want to open slots initially. Normal polish will not last so long until CNY, so I had to warn my customers as well as share some tips with them on how to make normal polish a little bit more lasting.

They are 2 very cute girls who are going into NYP this year! First up, this girl has been wanting to do Elmo on her nails since the flea a dew days ago but couldn't due to me being busy ): She finally got Elmo on her thumbs today, and decided to choose a girly design so as to match her CNY outfits better I guess?

 A lot of girls requested for the ribbon/polka dot mix when I was at NYP as well, I did about 4-5 sets of this nail art over 2 days I guess? 

 A closer look on Elmo! And they're peeking at each other! *This is a song, la-la-la-la, Elmo songgggg*

Her friend was debating whether to do, and finally caved in to this very sweet and cute design. She has very very tiny nails, so I had to make everything smaller to better fit her nails! The original base color on my swatch was turquoise-green, and she switched to a pastel yellow instead. I think it looks very sweet like this, and suit her personality in a way from the short period I interacted with her!

Isn't this cute? Her nails are about half of mine and I have not done such small nails with such designs since my cousins as well! It was a bit of a challenge! 

I have a few customers actually cancelling their appointments 1-2 days prior to it. This makes me feel a bit "cheated", because I have rejected other customers due to your appointments. I'm wondering if I should also adopt a deposit method like many others to prevent such unnecessary disruptions to my schedule.... I will see about it!

Time to sleep! I have added some new floral designs, will post about them tomorrow or so! (:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

NYP Flea 10-12Jan!

It was super hectic for the 3 days of flea at NYP! A lot of enthusiastic girls who wanted pretty nails, and both Mynt and myself have to turn down lots of girls due to time constraint. Next time okay! :D

Here are some of the designs done. I only had the sense to take picture on the last day, oops!

This set of nail art cost $12 + express mani of $5! Super cute! 

I actually had 2 different customers doing this set on the day itself! Rainbow is very popular I guess? This set of nail art cost $12 + express mani of $5. Very cheerful!

I will try to remember to take photos in future! Slot for CNY are running out very very fast, do book asap before you can't get your desired slots! :D