Friday, July 7, 2017

Two Years Later

Hello everyone, long time no see. 

It's been close to two years since my previous blog post and I think it's about time you guys know what's been happening in my life. If you don't want the TLDR version then I'll leave the main point right here, if you do then do read beyond the points. 

1. I quit my job as a social media manager at a marketing firm although I really liked my job due to ethical reasons. 

2. I started a door-to-door mani pedi spa service based in the klang valley called CRNailz the month after the previous blog post.

3. I promoted CRNailz by participating in bazaars and bought ads on social media. 

4. CRNailz became a reseller for Ella Mila 7-free nail polish ( I think I'm the only one in Malaysia)

5. I started learning how to apply gel and learnt Japanese nail art techniques through seminars by Japanese senseis brought in by Haru Global Beauty in Publika. 

6. He proposed to me. I said yes. We got married. (No, it was not a shotgun wedding. There was a year gap in between the proposal and the signing and another year 8 months to go for the Chinese ceremony)

7. I seldom participate in bazaars now because I have more customers. 


Those were the main highlights of my two year absence on blogspot. I actually do not know what else is there to elaborate on (this coming from the girl that crapped through her written assignments in uni). 

The reason why I'm explaining all of this now is because I will be converting the blogspot into a domain where I can accept bookings as well as set up and online store for the ella mila polishes. 

Like many other start ups, I do get less money in the bank (more like I take money out of the bank) since my business is still slowly starting up but I am so much happier compared to before. Never in my life did I think that I would one day be freelancing as a nailist and going for nail art seminars hosted by amazing Japanese senseis such as Yoko Matsuda sensei, Shota Otsuka sensei, & Tomoyuki Oshiro sensei. My life plan when I started working was to work for 5 years, save up my salary to one day get a salon. I found out layer that the corporate world wasn't all happy and rosy. 

I recently had a chat with a friend of mine and realised that I needed to focus my efforts on a single style, a single design that could be my identity in the nail art world. I mean, I could be an all rounder which all nailists are but looking at the senseis and their specialities made me think, "What defines my nail art?". Which got me thinking and it hit me...I've always loved gradients and ombres! I've done so many using normal polish but not a lot with gel. Why? Because I suck at gel gradients...for now. I've got an idea in mind but I'll leave that for a different posting. 

For now, my plan is to set up the domain and start updating with my latest nail art endeavors. I'm so excited to share the designs with you guys! If you can't wait for the blogpost (which you shouldn't) then follow my personal instagram at @chronosz and @crnailz for designs I paint on my clients. 

Cheers. Jing. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 

Or in my case, Happy Lantern/Mooncake Festival! =)

In conjunction with the event, here's a lantern mani using Moyou London's Zodiac plate!!!

I actually wanted stamp with a green polish over Miss Ashleigh's Midnight Shadows but it didn't really work out so I went the other way. 

I painted 3 layers of green OPI tint and stamped using Mundodeunas black. The design came out quite nice! 

That's it for this post! 

P/S: Eat more mooncakes!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

I'm The Corny Kind!

Hey guys! 

I've got another inspired mani for you guys and I'm pretty sure most of you know the person I got the inspiration from!

Just in case you dont, let me introduce Lindy from BubzBeauty. She is a beauty blogger and also a vlogger. I love watching her vlogs! 

Recently, she is currently hosting an online donation drive by selling a sweater with her original design on it. All sales proceeds will be used to fund fully functional schools in Laos. 

(PC: BubzBeauty)

She previously had a similar drive with her 'I'm A Unicorn' tank top which is back on sale btw! Can you guess the design for this drive yet? 

Introducing the 'I'm The Corny Kind' Sweater! 
(PC: BubzBeauty)

Yup, poop! That's what I painted! 

It's actually quite cute no? Colours used :

Base coat - Essence Ultra Strong Nail Hardener
Grey - Miss Ashleigh A Clean Slate 
Design - Acrylic Paint
Top Coat - Glisten & Glow HK Girl 

If any of you are interested in purchasing the sweater, click here

On the other hand, if you would just like to donate then click here

That's it for this post!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Birdie Blues

Happy Monday all,


Yup, that's sounds like the normal Monday morning response. Le boyfriend suggested painting my nails blue because you know...Monday blues...hahahahhaha

Well I take anything that sounds good. So, I did a blue with white french gradient tips. It reminded me of clouds and how fluffy they are and how nice it would be to sleep on them...


This post is making me sleepy...but gradients to be are a bit boring now so I did some stamping. Making use of my Moyou London Zodiac Plate, I stamped on a bird on a branch. =) 

Looks really good with the gradient. Like looking up from under a tree with a bird perched on a branch and the cloudy blue sky as the background.  

Colours used:

Base coat - Essence Ultra Strong Nail Hardener
White - OPI Alpine Snow
Blue - Miss Ashleigh Baby's Got The Blues
Black - Mundodeunas 
Top Coat - Glisten & Glow HK Girl 

That's it for this post! 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Paper Towns | Get Lost To Get Found

Hi all! 

About a week ago, I entered an insta contest hosted by Warner Music Malaysia and won two tickets to the premiere of Paper Towns. I have not watched The Fault In Our Stars yet but I've heard good things. So, coming from the same author it was expected to be a good movie. 

I was a tad bit disappointed with how Warner Music managed the competition especially when winners wanted to collect their tickets. We got our tickets 10 minutes before the movie started and I admit that I was worried that we would be late but we weren't. All's good that ends well. 

Anyway, with my tendency to paint designs based on events - here's a Paper Towns inspired one. 

Colours used:

Base coat - Essence Ultra Strong Nail Hardener
White - OPI Alpine Snow & Acrylic Paint
Black - Laval & Acrylic Paint
Top Coat - Miss Ashleigh Matte Hatter

As for my review on the movie, it didn't turn out to be a regular romcom but I liked how the story flowed. There was laughing and crying involved but John Green paints a pretty realistic view on knowing oneself and unrequited love as well as friendship. I would give it a 6/10. Thanks Warner Music Malaysia for the tickets! 

That's it for this post!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A New Phase in Life

Hey guys,

Good news! I got a new job! :)

I am now currently a Social Media Executive - which was my goal all the while so double whoopie!! 

I did not plan this mani but it fit in the sense that it was finally time to spread my wings. 

Thanks to @yagala on instagram, I had a sudden urge to paint butterfly wings and so I did! Her tutorials are awesome so do check her out! 

Colours Used:

Base Coat | Essence Ultra Strong Nail Hardener
Teal | Pa A72
Glitter | Etude House
Gold - China Glaze Passion
Black - Acrylic Paint / Laval
Top Coat - Glisten & Glow HK Girl

That's it for this post!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Thirsty for Grape Soda

Hey peeps! 

Here's another swatch from the iScream Nails set. This polish is called Grape Soda. Sounds tasty no?! Another colour under the pastel neons category. 

At first, it strikes me of a more magenta shade then it just seems pinkish violet. I would say this is quite a unique colour. 

This is three coats of Grape Soda over a coat of OPI Alpine Snow. As per the other polishes, I wouldn't call them streaky but two coats just ain't enough. 

Here's the nail art I did to go with the polish. I was aiming for a more flowery theme...sis-in-law said it reminded her of henna. 

I think this shot of the mani is pretty good. Hopefully, it means that I'm getting used to the new shooting arrangements. :)

That's it for this post!