Friday, January 20, 2012

Education On Cruise ~ September 2012

Nail education has never been more exciting when you can do them all at once on one of the largest most luxurious cruise ship in the world !

Sail away on the world’s largest cruise ship with the nail industry’s best educators. During our weeklong cruise, experience three days of intense education to inspire the nail star in you. Mix business with pleasure as you enjoy fine dining, first-class entertainment and fun in the sun. Ideal for nail professionals, salon and spa owners, friends and your entire family!

Experience the ship that revolutionized cruising, Oasis of the Seas®— its ground-breaking design introduced seven distinct neighborhoods built for ultimate enjoy-ment. Hop on a classic carousel on the Boardwalk®, then watch acrobats splash down in the AquaTheater, the first amphitheater at sea. Let imaginations soar in the Youth Zone—the largest kids' area at sea—or at the Pool & Sports Zone, where you'll find FlowRider® surf simulators and zip line views. Unwind with a stroll in Central Park®—a meandering garden lined with shops and fine restau-rants—or melt away stress at Vitality Spa®. Jazz up your evening with Broadway hit Hairspray, or hit the Royal Promenade for memorable moments with Dream-Works® Experience characters. Join us onboard the ship that changed cruising – a world where innovation rules.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's Finally Here!

NailQouture is about the art of designing. It showcases a combination of gel painting and acrylic art and you will get to see some of my award wining designs upclose.

NailQouture is finally here, hot off the press ! I think that if I have nothing else to do all day, I could probably publish a book every other month. Unfortunately the reality is that working on a project like this requires so much time; from conceptualization to the actual creation of the designs, photography, editing to putting it all together. There is indeed a great sense of fulfilment once the project has been concluded and I'm already full of ideas for my next book.
For now, if you want to get your copy to the latest design trend  :

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tartan Inspired Gel Polish Designs For Salon Works

Soak Off Gel Polish (gel in a nail polish bottle) has been a hit since it made the appearance in the nail salons. It's taking over the nail polish market by storm and we wonder why ?
- Only seconds to cure in an LED lamp and minutes in a UV lamp
- Applies like polish with all the benefits of Gel
- No chip, Always glossy
- Makes your nail look fresh and juicy
- Strengthen the nails with a thicker coating
- and the best of all, you can blend, marble, fade and do amazing designs with no dry time!

Here's my take on the 3 brands that I love and use for all my designs !

I.GEL by Odyssey  - Can be used as gel polish AND art paint for drawing delicate lines, florals, motifs and use it just like paint! It doesn't bleed or dull. The finishing almost looks like watercolor effects when you paint with it. I love how their dark colors gives the best thin coverage.

GELIST by NfuOh - more than 500 choice of every shade imaginable from cream, pearl, frost, metallic, bling to irridescent colors that you will adore. This is the Queen of colors after all !

LUXIO by Akzentz - The classic colors especially the nudes and pinks/corals are to-die-for. They are the gel specialist after all and the Luxio gel polish are a hit with people who wants the extra strength and a nice plump juicy volume to their flatter nailbeds.

I.Gel used on the tartan stripes and roses design

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year 2012 - New Inspirations, New Aspirations

2011 breezed through like the wind, it has been an eventful year full of excitement and achievements, as well as a sense of deep loss as four of the dearest people in my life have departed from this world leaving only the fondest memories that makes me treasure every living moment and appreciate the people who touched my life.

Ushering the new year with renewed hope and a refreshed mind, I have been looking forward to get back to work after a really relaxing vacation.

I wish you all the best for the new year, and may we continue to realize our dreams and create beauty by touching lives

Happy 2012!