Friday, December 24, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Working on Magazine Covers with the Pros


Had the pleasure of working with two very established magazines in the nail industry while in the US and looking forward to their 2011 issues. Kudos to these very dedicated and passionate people who have been supporting the nail industry with all the behind-the-scenes work and keeping the industry updated with the latest information/news and giving nailtechs the opportunity to express their art.

Monday, December 6, 2010

VIVCAT L.A with Guest Artist GINA Silvestro

What a great bunch of nailtechs!  VivCat had so much fun at the recent Los Angeles class at Beverly Hills. I have to say that L.A is a little over-rated for me, with all the traffic and fog/pollution, it's not my favourite city in the US, however the great people that came to our class and the people that we met & worked with at the magazines made up for the city's shortcomings. We managed to get lost while driving (using the tomtom navigation) and almost made it to Santa Barbara and back. The shopping experience was great though, I would go back just for Camarillo :):):)

Carolina won a set of nails by Viv,Cat & Gina

Completed extension before 3D work

Viv working her magic

Winner set of nails with 3D work

Going natural...I took off my long over the top nails and went for the "celebrity nail look" by Gina, short, classy and natural :)

We're missing Tonya in this photo! Check back later for an update ^^

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Amazing Mexico

Mexico has a special meaning for me this year as I met all my Mexican nail friends again and I was able to work alongside other international educators like Trang, Viv, Carmen, Max and YeoJung, I also saw a lot of good quality work coming out of the techs whom I met last year. They are very artistic and have a good grasp of color concepts. We did a cover for UNAS, the leading nail magazine in Mexico and the photographer did an amazing job. I'm looking forward to see it in print.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mexico City - Watch this Space !

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

NAILQUEEN Presents The ONE - 2 Days Of Spectacular Design Madness 2011!

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100% Gel Painting Technique

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Promising Artists

Just finished teaching 3 days workshop with these promising nail artists working on 3D techniques, handpainting and creating a dragon out of acrylics. I was very impressed with the outcome of these first time dragons completed in less than 6 hours. Thank you girls for the wonderful time and the host for their hospitality. It's my hope to see them continue their passion and to see their work on the competition floor in the very near future. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

An Affinity with Colored Acrylics

Although gel is taking the nail world by storm, I think I will always have a soft spot for acrylics because it's such a vital part of nail artistry.

These are some of the designs I've been teaching in my 3D workshops and I love the challenge of cooking up new designs for every workshop so that all attendees can look forward to learning something different and exclusive to every class.

The NailQueen Workshop Series will end this season in October 2010. We are planning a big bash & 2 days of "special" workshop in February next year right after the Singapore Beauty Expo. Look out for our 2 days "NailQueen Presents The ONE" class on 24&25 February, 2011 to be held in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Mark your calendar for the dates and we will announce the details soon. Subscribe to our newsletter by emailing and indicate "subscribe NailQueen events" in the subject heading of your email.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Painted World...

Painting is brought to another level when you can wear them ! With a brush in my hand, I feel I could almost paint the world any way I dream it. 

What We're Wearing

Florals are always a hot favourite, but my take on the trend this season would be a more realistic twist to the floral arrangement; designs are combined both embedded and embossed to emphasize depth and realism. The shape of the nails would be softer and less dramatic, although longer length is still the nailartist's choice to bring out the best in designer nails !