Its been a long time since I last posted on nails!! Gosh, think its like donkey years ago… But this one, I gotta post on it, reason being? Superb!! Product is good, service is good & price is good!! Triple Good!
Venue : De Lacq
(Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Sunway Pyramid, tel: 03-7494 4288)
I almost felt like giving up after 3 manicure shops rejected my business when the time was just slightly after 8pm. I was like: where on earth did all the manicurists go?? Off & puff I went for dinner instead!
It was slightly after 9pm, after dinner, I decided to give it one last try. Again, laws of Attraction! Amazingly, I came across this corner little shop which states : Open!! For a moment, my Hopes were back! But with doubt, I asked if they were still opened for business. I won’t be surprised if they said they are closing anyway since 3 shops had rejected me an hour ago. But to my surprise, this shop closes at 10pm!!! I was practically beaming with joy! Manicurist Eve was so friendly and good. I loved my nails ! Having been to countless mani & pedi, its really easy to judge which are up to standard, and which are not. I love it so much to the extent I went back the very next day.
Here’s the ~nails journey~
A pair of tired looking feet ( -.-!!)
A good Soak to soften the dead cells and foot sole ~ awaiting for its scrub later
final product~ this colour makes tanned skin glow~ strongly recommended
At the end of the day, we customers just need one thing when we pay for something : Service!
Do you have a habit of writing up a TO-DO list everyday?
Can you survive without your organiser / planner ?
A yes for me for the first and a NO for the latter. Especially given the nature of my work, which are based on appointment, it is really hard to survive without a planner. Thus I can never understand how some of my friends could just carry a cute little lovely bag, containing just a purse, handphone, keys, tissue perhaps and a little make-up pouch. To be able to do this carefree movement is considered a little luxury for me. Mine will always have lots of stuff in it. A single bag is never enough for me. I am so gonna get a huge metal bag soon!!! (In case what kind of bag you are wondering, let me drop a little hint… some famous brands of this metal bag come from Nissan, Honda, BMW… now u know what I mean?)
Thank god for the nature of my work as well, Mondays hardly come as a Blue one for me. LOL! Now, question is how do I kick start my week ahead?
Tip #1: Plan well – Have a blue print in your mind on what task you NEED to complete and which ones that you WANT to complete. Plan Ahead. I understand some of my guy friends love the word : Impromptu! So sorry, it certainly does not work for me. Impromptu would mean me filling up my diary/planner as no purpose at all. Of coz, Life does not always happen as planned, this I totally understand, neither will I aim to be a perfectionist. But if we can master good planning skills, why not?
Tip #2: Have a TO-DO list everyday, and complete small little tasks first. For me, I usually scribble down e.g. the phone calls which I’m supposed to make today etc. Sometimes the most simple task actually takes the longest time to complete!! E.g. to clean up my bedroom. Oh Boy, as simple as this may sound, it is one of the tasks which Im taking forever to do so. LOL!!
Tip #3: Smile & think positive! – Like the saying goes : An apply a day, keeps the doctor away!! A SMILE a day, keeps Positive Awake! Ever heard of the SECRET? Our mind actually works like the Universe. Laws of Attraction! Just yesterday, I did a quick mini facial for my prospect in a 5 Star hotel ladies. People keep coming in and out. Perhaps the universe sensed my thoughts, one of the cubicles got choked abruptly. The bathroom was banned for a while for entrance, luckily we were not kicked out by the cleaner. We ended up having the entire bathroom to ourselves. Awww…PEACE!
At the end of the day : its all about Fail to Plan = Plan to fail!
Working with models from other countries helped me gain a new level of experience in my field of industry. 3 – 4 years ago when I was watching Tyra Bank’s America’s Next Top Model TV show , I was looking at the ladies with awe and Tyra in particular with envy like any other normal girls. Never would I ever imagine myself to be in this trade, let alone work alongside with these models. Yes it sounds dramatic, but trust me, if you were in my shoes, up till now, Im still amazed by how twists and turns can happen in life.
4 good years have passed. Really good happening ones. Compare with my peers of my age, mine is totally like a Lalaland. There had been ups & downs. Twists & turns. But one thing for sure, nothing has been wasted. I give thanks to everything that happened be it good or bad. As the old saying goes : everything happens for a GOOD reason! Miracles do happen in life if you believe in them.
The night before this event was filled with excitment and anticipation. Everything was double and triple checked. Foundations, make up brushes, hair spray, skincare treatment products, tweezers etc. Apart from punctuality that makes a person credible, flexibility and adaptability are also important factors.
Despite the models’ young age , all of them display full professionalism. I still remembered asking William J and Henrique M, : are you guys comfortable with the make up and tweezing of brows?
Their reply was: “you re the make up artistes, we re the models, you do the calling. ” Amazing! Im impressed.
In my opinion, a well groomed person with a tinge of charisma is what makes a CK person. He/She may not be the most good looking chap, nor the wealthiest, but the clean – cut exterior, witty brains (note: witty ; not IQ Clever) and a humble down to earth attitude makes him/her most attractive and stands out from the rest. A true CK with Class.
Like some who will agree with this quote: It is not the branded luxurious goods that make you classy, its you who bring out the class with the touch of a luxury brand. The aura of a wise confident person who enjoys at the same time financial freedom.
Behind the scenes:
Great teamwork to make it work!
Eyes are windows to our souls~ 1000% focus needed
At the end of the day, what makes a make up artiste unforgetable and different from the rest, is the ability to touch people’s heart, including touching the hearts of these models.
In my words, I call it the ‘Magic Touch.”