Manila Standard Today Featured Simply Rins

Being a nail artist has its ups and downs. One of those things that makes me more passionate to share my craft is the appreciation and recognition that I receive from family, friends, and my readers.

Once again, I am deeply honored to tell you that Manila Standard Today (MST) did a feature on yours truly as a nail artist. MST is a local newspaper that is distributed daily all over the Philippines. The article, entitled A Different Kind of Art, appeared today -- Sunday, 27 January 2013 -- at the Art and Life section.

Look! We even made it the front page!

Manila Standard Today Featured Simply Rins
Front page of the Manila Standard Today
dated January 27, 2013

Under my headshot, it read:
A Different Kind of Nail Art
Rina Francisco Alcantara considers nail art her form of self-expression.

I was personally interviewed by Dinna Chan Vasquez, assistant lifestyle editor of MST, a few weeks back. I want to openly thank her for the well-written feature. This article nailed (!) my story as a nail artist. And my profile was rightly expressed.

Dinna concluded the newspaper feature with my top 10 nail designs of 2012. I could only wish there were pictures to accompany those designs so readers would be able to relate.

Here's a bird's eye view of the story:

Manila Standard Today Featured Simply Rins
Photo of Manila Standard Today's feature on Simply Rins

Beside my personal picture, it read:
Rina Alcantara is an art-loving entrepreneur.

If you're a fellow Pinoy and have chanced upon a newspaper stand today, may I invite you to read the article and perhaps you can share with me with your thoughts.

For my international friends, and to those who can't grab a printed copy, you may read the full feature here.


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  1. Oh Congratulations! I went to the link and read it all! Now I need to go back and take a peek at some of these manis you spoke of, because I am certain I missed a few of them! :D

  2. That's wonderful for you Rins ' thumbs up :)

  3. Congratulations! This is awesome.

  4. love it! Dinna is a friend and she's very nice and always write well :) everyone she features ended up with a big smile on their face.

    1. I'm really thankful she included a lot of details in the article. :)

  5. Thank you for the greet! :)

  6. Wow, that's awesome, congratulations! :-)

  7. Wow! Congrats! You have worked hard and deserve it for sure! Keep up the great work!

  8. That's an interesting article! It allows me to know you and your nail art better! :D