Thursday, October 30, 2008

Gorgeous Nail Beds

Found another model with gorgeous long nail bed today to play with french sculptured nails. I must say that for Asians, majority of the Japanese ladies are blessed with such beautiful nail beds !

Autumn inspiration

A birthday gift....

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Know Your Heart

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about Heart Attacks. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

Common Symptoms Of Heart Attack...
A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.

Friday, October 24, 2008

@Work with Sculptured Gels

Tried out sculpting really long with gels today, something which I normally only do with acrylics. Turned out better than expected and I had a gorgeous hand model.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Is Ed Hardy Nails Hot or What???

It all started with an idea by Joseph and Gina, then Gina did a whole set on herself and by coincidence NAILS magazine had Ed Hardy nails on their October cover. Now, my first attempt doing a tattoo inspired EH nails and I think I could actually wear this !LOL....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Little Princess Nail Party

Kids these days are so lucky! Look at all the kids having a princess hour at Sally's little girl's birthday party and my daughter getting her royal pedicure treatment...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

French Sculptured Nails

It drives me nuts everytime I do acrylic french sculpture nails because I get bored halfway through. It definitely keeps me on my toes to get it technically perfect which I'm still practising to this day.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Folkart to decorate your homes and nails

This is my attempt at russian inspired folkart. I wish I have time to paint the walls of my room, but I guess it's much easier to paint it on nails.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Wine N' Roses

These are such fun to create, I started out thinking uhmm...maybe just one or two flowers, but turned out all 10 isn't really too much! It'll grow on you !

Priceless in Cincinnati !

Nail craze doesn't get better than this...(Loni passed out while we were doing her nails at 3am). Loni is such a trooper, we love ya and Gina multitasks efficiently between applying gels, filing loni's nails and still being able to take this video. This is what happens after hours when nailtechs get together on a trip. I love it !

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Did my nails with Wild Orchids...

It's one thing creating these nails on myself, but I just love these shots taken by Gayle (my 9 year-old !) I think she's gonna grow up doing professional photography !lol....

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Looking back....

Looking back at some of my older works, I realized the change I've gone through in my style and perception. Every class I attend or teach, through the people I meet in my work and travels, they bring changes to what I create. Change is good and exciting and never stop learning and loving what you do.

Design Sculpture and Mixed Media

Handpainted Roses Pedicure

These blue roses were handpainted with acrylic paint using double loading technique.