1. Mastering my craft.
Blogging about my passion gives me a reason to keep pushing myself to enhance my skills. I want to be different, to create my own personal style. At present, I am glad to say that I've created a few original designs that I later innovated. The cupcake nail art is one of my original designs when I first tried freehand nail painting. I created a version of it for Christmas.
2. Writing well.
Most of my blog posts are photo intensive and I always challenge myself to accompany pictures with good content. There's always a story behind every nail design. But I've learned that content is useless if not expressed well. When I created my Teddy Bear nail art, I shared its history and other interesting facts.
3. Inspiring people.
I blog to inspire people. I have created nail designs that I use to promote certain advocacies such as the Earth Hour and Breast Cancer Awareness. This is one way of putting my talent into good use.
4. Helping others.
Whenever I can, I share nail art tutorials to those who are interested to learn how I do a particular design. The tutorials actually contain techniques on nail painting. This is my way of sharing my gift.
5. Expressing love for country.
I interact with fellow nail artists around the world through my blog. And I feel proud whenever my talent is recognized or appreciated. But more than just myself, I'd like to be identified as a Filipino talent. And so, whenever I can, I join international nail art contests to promote the Philippines. I have been lucky in some of these competitions.
My Crawling Spider (left) won at last year's Halloween Nail Art Contest
and my Elvis Nails (right) topped at a "Rock n Roll" themed challenge.
As I continue to blog, I will always have these 5 challenges in heart. This is definitely not just a nail art blog, it offers more.