Sunday, May 20, 2018


I  have recently made my online classes available to the world !

At the beginning, it is perfectly acceptable to start out learning through trial and error, but it gets to a point where if it's causing you stress and uncertainty, it might be time to consider the other options available to you.

Trying over and over again to learn something new but it seems like the more you research and the harder you try, the more confused you are ? Or maybe you have been doing this for a while but don't see any improvement so you are ready to give up ?

You know there is something missing but maybe you are too embarrassed to ask for help ? Or have you always wanted to do an in-person class with me but don't live in Singapore ? I do travel to teach, but I can't be everywhere :) And travelling to visit me could be a really expensive hassle.  So...this is why I have created my online class NailQ Academy after numerous request from nail techs overseas who wanted to take my class.

You can experience my personal teaching style from anywhere in the world, at your own convenience in the comfort of your home.  Unlike an in-person class, there is no need to spend extra time or money on taking time off work, travelling, accommodation and childcare.

Different from free online resources
While there are many resources out there free of charge, which is great believe me but if everything can be learnt free of charge from the web, then nobody has to go to school or invest in further education. As a trained professional, I have invested a lot of time and resources to hone my skills and build credibility. I'm bringing all this to the table to empower you to achieve results. Every technique will be broken into parts and explained with close-up demos. The classes offered on NailQ Academy is a focused training and not just a regular step by step video.

Based on my 15 years of experience, I know how to guide you and keep tasks achievable. I will provide you with lots of support videos and resource guides, product recommendations, motivation so you can get it done ! Plus you will get lifetime access to all the video recordings so that you can use it whenever you need it compared to an in-person class which usually have a lot of information being compressed into a short amount of time and you cannot re-watch the class, and sometimes even not enough close-ups !

Check out NAILQ ACADEMY first online class :
Watercolor Nail Art - Floral Designs

This class is available for your to follow from the beginning even though the first class started on May 17, 2018 All videos and practice sessions are available for you to watch at your own convenience once you sign up.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

On Demand Class on MYLABLY

Hi everyone! Now you can enrol in my on-demand classes. Thanks to MYLABLY we can now present you quality education and the latest techniques just a click away wherever you are. With mylably on-demand classes, you can watch, rewatch anytime and anywhere!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Nail Art Backlog

I've completely neglected my blog after getting into Facebook and Instagram. It's hard work trying to update and post on every single social media platform. But one thing I'm glad is to revisit the postings from yesteryears and feeling a sense of gratitude and achievement especially when I have made use of all my time doing something I really love and living every moment to the fullest. I've done so much more since 2014 which is missing in my blogpost but it's somewhere on Facebook and 2015 till now has been a bit of a break to recalibrate and find my centre again. There's been some more recent nail artworks which I'm sharing here while still lots more are buried somewhere in the thousands of photos on my poor iPhone

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nailing Art 1 Received BookClub Review by Alex Fox, Editor Scratch UK !

Yay, Nailing Art 1- my new book is being reviewed in Scratch Magazine bookclub, the leading nail magazine in UK and Europe !
I'm really happy that nail techs are finding the step by step salon nail art useful for their day to day salon work.  Thank you so much for the support and really looking forward to conjure new, useful and exciting designs for my upcoming book in 2014.
Don't forget to get your copy of Scratch Nov 2013 issue !

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


I've been neglecting my blog only because it's been such a busy year and so much happening that I can't keep up with the updates, so here is one event that I thought you might like to see and I will spend some time on blogging very soon. Enjoy !

Sunday, August 18, 2013

NAILING ART 1 - New "How To" Nail Art Book Launching in September

NAILING ART 1 by Catherine Wong
120-page HardCover book with more than 40 step-by-steps

I'm very excited to announce that Nailing Art 1 is the first book in a series of nail art step-by-step book that will be launching this September.

Nailing Art 1 focuses on wearable nail art that can be done on short to medium length nails. It combines a technical "how to" book and a "look book" rolled into one so it will be perfect for the nail tech as well as the clients to get an idea of how to wear nail art with a twist.

I've been asked so many times about nail art and how practical they can be to wear. I still love all the artisan and ornate designer nails but I think it's time that I venture into something that is very practical yet attractive and beautiful to wear on a daily basis, hence the creation of this book.

As practical as it may be, let me give you the heads up that there are lots of technique and ideas in this book that covers gel painting, gel polish art, embellishment and also my latest 3D embroidery technique that have been worn by me and lasts for weeks still looking impeccable.


I hope that you will find this book a useful companion.

Happy Nailing !

You can pre-order at Nailing Art 1 Order

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Organizing My First International Nail Competition for Professionals ~ A Global Brand

Global Nail Cup is a huge international competition that has been running for the 7th year in South Korea and 4th year in Finland in 2013.

This competition is created for nail professionals by a nail professional. The founder is none other than the 3 times World Champion, with more than 300 trophies behind him, Mr Trang Nguyen - who is also the founder of Odyssey Nail Systems.

The motivation behind the Global Nail Cup is to create a professional, fun and fair nail competition with top competitors from around the world. Any competitor that wishes to pitch their skills and set a benchmark for themselves would love to compete in this championship as they would be competing with some of the best and seasoned competitors from the region and there are also 3 levels : Student, Division 1 (Professionals) and Division 2 (Masters), a chance to shine at every level.

Competitors would vouch that this has to be one of the toughest nail competition in the running, but also the most fun and generous ! Top prizes are offered in cash for up to USD3,000 for the Grand Champion.

When I was given the opportunity to host the 1st Global Nail Cup Malaysia, I was ecstatic, excited but at the same time felt daunted and inadequate. 

Fast forward 2 weeks, it's finally made it's debut on the 1st July, 2013 in Johor Bahru. We had a great turn out with more than 300 entries, 9 countries and saw the highest standards in the nail art categories which was just mind blowing. This event would not have been a success without the support of my ONS team members, friends, students, competitors and all the judges both local and international.

Here are some videos (thanks to James Ng) for your viewing pleasure and I hope that we will see another great turn out and more amazing work in 2014 !

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1st Global Nail Cup Malaysia 2013 VOD

Team Relay Fun @ 1st Global Nail Cup Malaysia 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I've been busy !

This blog has unfortunately been neglected as I've been busy !
A quick recap on what's been going on in the last couple of months....

 training with Lilija Michalikova in March
Nail Talk Radio broadcast on March 17
 Did some new designs in between.....


 FolkArt Level 3 & 4 Workshop

my student's work

2 weeks touring around France in April and took almost 2,000 pictures which I haven't had time to sort out yet....

Organizing the ONS International examination for Singapore & Malaysia on May 6

Followed by a 3Day Competition Training by Champions
and Odyssey Nail Festival Tour starting with KL on 17 May
and...ONS Nail Festival Singapore which is starting tomorrow.
and...the nails that I'm wearing now
Stay tuned for updates on my next post :)


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ushering in The Lunar New Year of the Snake

It's all thing snakeskin inspired this lunar new year....