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May 31, 2010

Clara H. Daily

LOOKBOOK VOL 01 Photoshoot / Nails

Hi all!

After many weeks of toiling over sleepless nights, planning and working on website content, I’m proud to say, WE’VE MADE IT!

Thank you for following us on Facebook and Twitter the past few weeks lending us your patience and support!

Our Spanking New Official Website is created to enhance your blog stalking (just kidding) experience! Who doesn’t want an absolutely cool website with features such as a carefully categorized nail art gallery to better your nail art lemming search experience. Basically, we know that there’s something for everyone. We’ve just made it easier for you! A descriptive menu of our services, answering all your queries about the difference between gel and acrylic, what’s good for you, what’s good for your nails etc. All questions answered! And not to worry, if you still have questions, there’s always FormSpring – Ask Me Anything!

Let me list the new features down:

  1. Fresh Nail Pictures, straight from my mobile phone to this site for your viewing delight
  2. FormSpring Questionaire which allows anyone to post a question for me
  3. Social Integration of Facebook & Twitter
  4. Catagorized Nail Gallery for your easy reference
  5. List of Nail Services for anyone to check us out
  6. Seasonal Nail Look Book
  7. Features the Best Nail Pictures right at our Homepage
  8. Allows readers or rather, anyone with Facebook to ‘Like’ our blog posts
  9. Sign up for our Mailing List for Promotions!
  10. Contact Form so that you can drop us a mail direct from this website
  11. Last but not least, you can leave your comments at every blog post now, no more tagboard!

The past month has been nothing short of an enlightening experience. Stepping out of my comfort zone, wanting to grow into something bigger. Working with my amazing Designer Cat (or should i say visionary??) on the web content, all these were great learning experiences.

I’d have to say one of the best experiences that happened in the month was the idea of having a Nail Look Book (you can download it if you click on the look book link on the right) photo shoot and having it actually materialize! I came up with the idea of having a Nail Look Book because if you can have seasonal fashion, beauty, makeup catalogs, why not nails? Of course this is only a seed I’m planting, so it’ll blossom into more beautiful amazing pages of nails and fashion combined! We’ll be constantly working on it to enhance your browsing experience. So i hope you will enjoy this one first and let me know your thoughts and comments so we can work towards demand to improve! Here are some pictures from the shoot I would share with all of you.

Evon applying makeup on our model, Jasmine

Evon applying makeup on our model, Jasmine

Nail fitting on our model, Rachel

Nail fitting on our model, Rachel

Clothes painstakingly prepared by our Stylist, Evon

Clothes painstakingly prepared by our Stylist, Evon

Daryl, my cousin, our Photographer!

Daryl, my cousin, our Photographer!

More nail fitting by yours truly...

More nail fitting by yours truly…

Me! Hard at work!

Me! Hard at work!

Evon fixing hair for Rachel

Evon fixing hair for Rachel, but we didn’t have time to feature this outfit :(

Evon & Rachel

Evon & Rachel

Rock on!

Rock on!

Catherine and Crackberry Addict at its best

Catherine, our Designer, & Crackberry Addict at its best (Jasmine)… Hahaha

Our bagssss of clothesssss

Our bagssss of clothesssss

Me & the Crew

Me & the Crew

Me & Everyone else!! Thank you all so much!

Me & Everyone else!! Thank you all so much!

Being at your own shoot is an overwhelming feeling i almost cannot describe. Being in a great photo studio hooked up with great music blasting from the ipod and we’re in business! Watching the models get their make-up and hair done, observing the fashion stylist do her ‘thang’ with the clothings and accessories, the photographer hooking his equipment up to prepare for the shoot, my pal Renzze and her hubby scurrying around taking videos of the entire process. And of course me, sitting in the center of the room, with everything buzzing around me, painting those nails. Of course there were many things that could have been improved on, such as preparing more sets of nail art so as to have more variety, improving on the logistics of people and materials. But these, we will learn and work on and it can only get better! Nothing is more fulfilling than working so hard planning, organizing and executing an idea and watch it come together so beautifully.

It would have never happened if not for amazing people like Evon Chng (Stylist), Daryl (my cousin the budding Photographer), Jasmine and Rachel (the models), my sister (Shoot Director), my friends Nimal, Andy and Renzze & Hubby, helping me out with the logistics and video-taking, and most of all Cat my Designer whom, without her, none of my ideas would have come to life.

This is the beginning to the truckloads of  Tweets, and Facebook uploads on the latest information, the salon, latest nail pics live.fresh.raw&unedited. As long as you follow us, we solemnly promise to bring you the best stuff!

Stay with us as we bring you the goodies!

Much love from Your Nail Guru,
Clara

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