Nailing Christmas

Today is another good day. Five of my recent Christmas nail art designs were published in today's issue of The Philippine Daily Inquirer under the Lifestyle section. This is my second time to have contributed nail art tutorials for them and I love the experience. It's a great opportunity to reach out to more nail art enthusiasts and hopefully inspire them to embrace nail painting.

Nailing Christmas - Newspaper Feature
Taken from the digital copy of the newspaper issue.

These are the 5 Christmas nail art tutorials included in the feature:
  1. Christmas Tree Ala Polka Dots
  2. Santa Claus
  3. Reindeer
  4. Christmas Tree Cupcakes
  5. Santa's Elves

The feeling of having my work printed in a national newspaper is priceless. It still feels surreal. Corny as it may sound, I really want to inspire those who love nail art and would like to learn how to create them. On the side, I also want people to look at nail art from a different perspective, that decorating nails is more than just nail vanity. Opportunities like this being published is a great channel for me to achieve my goals. And so, I sincerely thank Inquirer for having considered me for this project.

Nailing Christmas - Newspaper Feature
Taken from the actual newspaper.

Aside from the newspaper feature, I have 2 other highlights early this morning:
  • Nanay (English: mother) bought a copy of the newspaper issue the moment she woke up ... took a photo of the article ... and posted it on Facebook way before I woke up! Thanks to a very supportive mom.

  • My friend Ralph sent me a private message in Facebook really early in the morning, asking if the feature was in the December 16 issue of Inquirer. You see, we were all together with our friends for coffee earlier this week and I told them my nail art tutorials will be on the newspaper on the 16th. But it didn't come out til today. To my friend, here's to letting you know how much I appreciated your sweetness.

For online reading, you can find the article here with very limited pictures.


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  1. Congratulations! So exciting to see you in print! :)

  2. Greetings & Congrats from Jax Florida Rins!!! I am wearing the Reindeer right now!! I did nail art at an event for wives/daughters of deployed soldiers and your Reindeer and Santa were hugely popular!! Your nail art is my absolute favorite!!!

  3. Hi, Anutka!
    Thank you for the greeting. :)

  4. Hi, Heather!
    That's really good to hear. Thank you for taking inspiration from some of my Christmas nail designs. And that sounds like a fun event with you painting nails for wives and daughters. :)

  5. I have told you... You will be a star :D twice in the newspaper, twice in the TV, you have won the Best Beauty and Fashion Blog award... I'm sooooo happy for you ^.^ And your nanay is soooo sweet you must love her very much ;D

    I send you big and virtual hugs and kisses!!

  6. Hi, istarh!
    That's really sweet of you to say. So much blessings have come to this blog this year and I'm really thankful. And yes, Nanay is the greatest. :)

  7. Congrats I really like your nail art

  8. again... you rock girl :-D

  9. Thank you for sharing this with me. :)

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