Monday, April 23, 2012

Just a short one....

Please bear with the lack of posts here as I am preparing for my exams that will only end nearing the end of May ):

Here are some nails that I did recently!

This customer left the choice to her friend, and her friend chose this! At first I was really nervous about it, because I haven't done this design for a very very long time, plus I haven't been doing nail art for a while! So I was really worried that the outcome will turn out crappy.....But, I think it looks fairly decent, right? :P
We decided on a nude base, OPI Tickle My Francely (super popular color, go get it!), and black lace! I took my time doing the design, and luckily my customer was not in a rush!

Ruby came to my place for SOS the other day! She's starting her new job on Wednesday, thus the choice of subtle colors to not attract attention! She decided on a nude base with thin gold tips! I used OPI Tickle My France-ly and Orly Luxe for the tips! As for her thumbs, I did a mix of pink and purple floral border! They don't really match together do they? ): Well, hope you have a great start at your new job on Wednesday RUBY! <3

Tiffy sent me 2 different photos before our appointments, and then decided on the Monster Inc nails! This is the picture she has sent me for reference:
As Tiffy's nails were much smaller, we decided to keep it simple with the green & blue monsters alternating on the fingers, and keep the logo on the thumb! What do you think? To be honest, I have not watched this movie before, so I was looking at all this for the first time! 

Do take note that I will not be taking in any appointments for MAY, due to exams. But, don't forget about me! I will be back in JUNE :D

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bridal nails!

My secondary school classmate, Sharon, is going to get married this June! :D :D :D
It's such an exciting news, yet a daunting one as well, because it only means I am getting!

So anyway, when my sweet friend Sharon, got wind of me providing manicure services, immediately contacted me to help her do her nails! I am absolutely flattered, and honored for this chance because I am still a newbie in this scene!

I racked my brains and looked up designs on magazines and online, trying to find one to fit her! All I know is, there should be some pink, and florals will be good! After a day of researching, these were what I came up with for her to choose! Some were inspired from fellow nail technicians like Felicia, Ying, Junying, but I will say the inspirations came from everywhere, I can't pinpoint who exactly either!

I did 10 of them, and let her choose for herself. Frankly speaking, it's for her wedding photoshoot, and she has 3 different outfits, so I wanted to keep it simple yet classy, with florals because it is her style....

So, here's the final look!

Florals on white base on her thumb, and that as french tips on the rest of the fingers! I then bling-ed up the whole look with Swarovski crystals! I like the overall look very much, very feminine, simple, and very Sharon! I hope she agrees....LOL

And a closer look! 

Well, that does it for her photoshoot, I will have to rack my head for some pretty nails for her on her wedding day! :D

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Just a quick one...

I'm busy with school/exams these days, so do bear with me if you don't see any updates okay! Trying to squeeze in time to make more pretty polish rings, and also for flea too if I manage....and when I find the extra time, I paint my nails! 

I don't usually leave my nails bare and naked unless I'm absolutely tired, or I can't find any colors (which is crazy when I have a drawer of untrieds waiting for me....horrible I know). 

So I bought a bunch of Zoyas, and I love their formula! It's so easy, plus it's 4-Free for some of you out there who are concerned...For the rest who don't really care like me, it's a bonus I guess?

I wore these for 2 days, and there were NO chipping. Do I hear a YAY? Just to let you know, I try to change every day if I don't have any nail art on, thus I am not careful with my nails at all! I use my nails to open cans, wash stuffs and so on! So, it is an achievement if there's no chipping even after 2 days! I am a big lover of GREEN, and shimmer. So this shade, Yara, is really the shade for me. Look at the golden shimmer in it under the sun! It's just plain awesome!!!

And then on another day, I alternated China Glaze Gothic Lolita and Urban Night on my nails! After about 4 hours, I couldn't stand them looking so plain and I took out my trusty Art Clubs and ta-dah! 

The heart on the thumb was an afterthought because I couldn't decide what other combination of stripes I can do on! 

I saw this design on Instagram and decided to replicate it on my own nails! OPI Chocolate Moose as base, and I actually had that on for a day! It's not a perfect nude, but it served its purpose I guess? After I got home from school, I took out China Glaze Aquadelic for the diagonal stripes, brushed China Glaze Fairy Dust over for the sparkles, and then did leopard spots with China Glaze Kinetic Candy and Art Club in Black! There you go, the final look.....

I liked this design very much, and it lasted on me for about 3 days before I changed it. I am thinking of replicating in again, but in another loud color combination....keep a look out for it yea? 

Then, I got to hear about Topshop Unique prints! It looks pretty cool to me, but I don't think I will really want to wear outfits with such prints, it's too loud for me. I'm a basics person oops! 

This is how the prints look like! 


And, this is the print on my nails! 

I tried to make the prints less cluttered so that you can see them actually! I got quite a bit of compliments for this set of nails, and 2 ladies actually requested to do this particular set of nails after seeing them too! I don't usually go for black/white nails combi; they look too stark to me. But I guess the prints make it easier to accept, and it goes in line with the tribal/aztec trend nowadays too?

Then I posted on Twitter a few days back, trying to decide between Smurfs, Chopper, or Pororo nails! Most voted for Chopper, and here is the final look!

I was really worried and wanted to do it well! There are imperfections here and there, but I did them at 2 in the morning, so do cut me some slack please! T.T
I used OPI Passion as the base color, so that my nails have a pinkish hue to it,while still looking pretty natural? Everything else was done with acrylic colors and my trusty brush because I don't trust myself with polish lol! I hope I did Chopper justice here! Skin tone is slightly off because I did not bother to mix up a beige and just went with Passion...Lazy me oops!

So here you are, a showcase of some of my own manicures done! I post quite regularly on Facebook, do like me so that you can be more updated! Plus, I am planning something when I reach 200 likes..... :D
Or if you have instagram, my username is jenrine (lol how original right?), where I post even more regularly!

Thank you for reading through the whole post, it's really really long hur? Haha!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

More of them polish rings!

Oh LOOK, someone has been hardworking! :D
I have been making some more new batches of polish rings, and here are some HOT FRESH pictures of them! :D

If you're new to polish rings, let me give you a QUICK recap! 
Polish rings are handmade rings, created with nail polish and glass beads, as well as the ring base! With polish rings, you can accessorize yourself up the pretty effects amplified via them!

All the rings are handmade, and take time! We do take in customized orders, do give us some time to upload our polish stash list for you to choose from okay! :D

We have 4 different types of settings:
20mm (bronze) ROUND
18mm by 25mm (bronze) OVAL
25mm (bronze) ROUND
25mm (silver) ROUND

They are all priced at $10 inclusive of normal postage.
Registered postage will be at a top up of $2! 

We are having a 20% PROMO this month (APRIL)!
Just quote "ilovepolishring" in your email to us, and you will be entitled to that! 

*Take note that we do not recommend you to wear the rings to shower/swimming.*

OKAY, enough of my ramblings, here are some new rings I have made! 

Candy Girl Shatter in the Snow - 20mm Round setting
There are 3 different nail polishes involved in this ring, exciting? LOL. 
Not only there's the rock effect from the shatter, there's also color shift as you can see from the collage! 
From yellow/green to pink/purple to blue! 

Space Cadet - 20mm Round setting
Orly Space Cadet is a highly sought after polish, and you can see why from the collage!
The color shift is amazing, I couldn't keep my eyes off from the ring! 

Luxe & Lush in the Dark - 20mm Round setting
Wow, look at that, it's my favourite flakies! 
And not just any flakies, we have ourselves color-shifting flakies! 
It kind of reminds me of glass shards due to the shape of the flakes, and the color shift makes it even more amazing! This looks like what Katniss will approve of! 

Clairvoyant on the Road - 25mm Bronze Round setting
Unicorn Puke, do I have to say more? 

Dorothy's Firework - 20mm Round setting
Now, this is a special one. The polish used here is a franken made by yours truly! 
At one sight, it looks like an ordinary polish of red glitter with a blackened base...BUT oh look there's more! 
It's color shifting, and different sizes of glitter! I named the polish, Vampire's Potion, simply because. LOL

Mermaid's Dream - 20mm Round setting
Ahhhh, the newly released shade by Deborah Lippman. If you feel that it is too expensive to own the shade, why not get the polish ring? (:

Gone Gonzo for Audrey - 20mm Round setting
Glitters, who don't love them? Especially on the polish ring, where all pretty effects of the glitter get amplified and the whole ring just BLINGS. 

So, that's all from this super lengthy post (what a surprise right lol) ! 
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