I love the vibe Indians have .
How heart warming is it .
Their vibrant , their joy all filled on them .
Me & Pat went to this family who are holding a party for their daughter's wedding.
Their father told us that It was the first time since 1982 ... (which is when i was born )
where all brothers & sisters came from all over the world just to celebrate the wedding
of his daughter.
This is our bride-to-be =)
One of the guests did the glitter tips.
Ive got to put this pic up. Its one of their grannies and shes almost reaching 100.
Its her 1st manicure in her entire life ... won't want disappoint her !
She loves the goth look hence Pat created this for her =)
Lovely babe did during CNY .
purple with black glitters.
And more blings !
Which do you love ? Blings ?
Crystals & pearls were place in the centre with OPI pink.
Or French ?
Inspiration from Nail Max.
Purple with white switch =)
Love the zebra prints in gold glitter
I love both !
Pat did this design. Princess Rules!
I love the tear drop crystals. Newly bought too...
I guess i must be a merchandiser in my past life.
Heez .... oR perhaps a shopaholic!
Midsummer Night's Dream -
This is how ill named it.
My best friend's sister had her ROM the next day.
She loves fiery red so i did a chilly red acrylic extension for her.
Time checked : 11pm
After all the chit-chatty and food and drinks ..
i left her place 3am in the morning !
TINS glitter french with crystals and flowers =)
I love the glittery effect of TINS.
Its been used in many of my works.
Here are some of the classics -
Gel french tip extension with swaroski crystals shinning!
Victorian Look ... Chic =)
Bride-to-be first time . She chose the classics.
French gel overlay =)
Light sandy brown as base with dark chocolate brown for french.
Ribbons created using very small size swaroski crytals .
V-rounded french was created with crystals added.
Inspired by Nail venus.
This was a day before i put my blings .
Pink glitter acrylic extension
After the blings ..
More blings !
Looks like a pyramid ?
My egyptian bling!
Pink is among all the most favorite colors used.
Line with pearls and swaroski crystals
Simple & sweet !
Beigh base match with 5-petal flowers & not to miss blings =)
Swaroski pink & clear crystals aline at the sides of each nail =)
Classic french with rose pink crystals & pearls
Babe had short nails but that did not stop her from getting what she loves!
Lace as french with pearls & crystal blings =)
A lovely lady who loves anything pink/red!
I chose pink base silver glitter spreads with blings!
Its a pink-pink creation for her photoshoot.
She switch to simple red for her wedding night!
This was done on acrylic extension.
Glittery stars on the nails =)
Lovely babe resisting it at first as shes afraid of out shining the bride.
I guess ...
she did !
Sweet babe chose pink base with white pokka as base.
Not to missed -- blings blings !!
Even i can't resist ... heez ...
Shes loving it any minute !
Well it really surprise me when the straits reporter called me ~
I was like .. ah ... ah .. ok .. ok.
when i hung up .. i was like woohoo!!
Thanks Karen for lending me your home for the shoot.
Here was the nails i did for her. Classic glittery french =)
Here's the article i found on ASIAONE net.Ive extracted out the part that mention home nail salon only.
Full article can be found athttp://business.asiaone.com/Business/SME+Central/Prime+Movers/Story/A1Story20090316-128761.html
|Home salons doing pretty well|
By Elizabeth Soh & Gwendolyn Ng
TO KEEP up appearances in tough times, many women are cancelling the costly beautician or hairdresser in town and opting for cut-price pampering at home salons.
Backyard beauty parlours have bloomed in recent months, with many reporting a 30 per cent rise in the number of clients as budget-conscious customers beat a path to their doors. Some have even seen customer numbers double since the economic crunch hit.
From about 40 home salons here last October, mostly run out of living rooms in HDB flats and specially refurbished rooms in landed homes, there are now estimated to be more than 100 such chic-on-the-cheap home salons. They tend to offer a bit of everything - haircuts for $5 to $12, aromatherapy massages for $65 to $85, and manicures and pedicures for $34 to $50.
Unlike their predecessors, which were often synonymous with housewives looking to make some pocket money, this new breed of home salons is run by trained professionals with at least two years of experience in the industry.
It's not just home hairdressing that is enjoying a boom. Nail services are also thriving. They involve virtually no start-up costs so many younger nail technicians, discouraged by sky-high rents, have set up shop at home, where they can start making profits almost immediately.
Miss Rebecca Chuang, 26, a medical technologist who runs Secret Chamber Nails Home Salon from a four-room HDB flat in Tampines with her twin, Patricia, says: 'Starting up is very simple, just a range of good polishes, tools and basins for pedicures.'
They have been providing this home service part-time since 2006, after taking a part-time diploma course in nail technology. Since the recession started, takings have doubled from $200 to $400 a month.
'It's mainly because we charge very competitive prices and offer many other little perks like hand and foot massages and serve floral tea,' says Miss Chuang. The sisters charge $34 for a classic manicure and pedicure, which costs up to $70 in commercial salons. They even do housecalls for an extra $10 to $25, depending on location.
A regular customer, administration executive Karen Ong, 26, says: 'Previously, before I found out about the twins, I would pay about $25 for just a manicure outside. Now I can do both a manicure and a pedicure with a $10 top-up. The price is really attractive.'
Five out of the six home nail salons The Straits Times contacted have seen a similar 30 per cent spike in business since the recession hit.
Beyond the prices, many customers are also attracted by the convenience.
'The recession has given people the push to try alternatives they might have been previously cautious of, like home beauty parlours, to stretch their dollar,' she says.
But the Consumers Association of Singapore advises first-time customers of home beauty salons to exercise caution if asked to buy stored-value packages as these businesses can 'close down' as and when they wish.
This article was first published in The Straits Times.