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Art. Passion. Turning even the simplest thing to a breathtaking masterpiece. (Creation) Conceptualized by my husband, Ryan, OBRA deals with art in all forms aesthetic. We believe that there's beauty in everyone and everything waiting to be discovered and unleashed. Started of as a hobby, my curiosity for nail art and designs, had soon panned out to creative styling, photography and make up artistry. Participated in countless number of workshops and trainings, I stay adept with what's current and trendy without compromising class and elegance. OBRA, in its' truest sense is a Masterpiece and I strive to deliver nothing less.
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sesame Street

Hi guys, starting Monday I'm going to be busy... I have lots of things to do, we're going to the dentist for dental checkup, my first born will start to go to school, and some other things to settle..So I won't be going online that much... Anyway, I got time to make this mani when my sister visited, the design was inspired by characters from sesame street, in my thumb I drew Elmo, index- Oscar the grouch, middle- Ernie, ring- cookie monster and pinky- Bert... I forgot to include big bird, I will try it next time... Keep in mind, that if I can do it, so can you...
*This is for you lil' Cheska, I know Elmo is one of your fave... safe know who you are...
Hope you like it! God Bless you all..


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Aquarium Inspired Mani

Hi all, I think this was the most difficult and the best mani I have ever made so far...I used different image plates, layering of colors, freehand, and sponge technique for this design... I made this mani for 1 hour... And I'm really satisfied with the result...Every time I see it, I get the feeling that I'm under the sea... I get a lot of compliments from my friends who sees it...Hope you like it! God Bless

And for those who follow my site, thank you so much... I already reached 208 followers, when i started blogging, I never thought my followers would reach this much... It has exceeded my expectations...


Orly Hang Ten
caronia white satin
blue charm 37
arezia 881 green flakes
caronia dare
caress tahiti brown
konad special polish orange and dark purple
nail art pen brush green, gold, and light green
dotting tool
nail art brush
nail art beads pink rainbow
gold and blue glitters
rhinestone blue
image plate: amisy F05 and e05, fauxnad b04,b115, and b06

Happy Earth Day! Save Our Seas.. =)

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Hi here's my entry on Kayla of glamgeekchic nail art contest, I named my mani "Oneirology" meaning scientific study of dreams, when I saw the picture which is to be interpreted, lots of ideas came into mind... The model picture show lots of colorful lights... Those images sometimes only appears in our dreams... When you look at them, they seem like an abstract picture which shows only the silhouette image similar to dreams. Sometimes, dreams are not fully clear... In my design, I drew a sleeping lady with lots of colors, lines, and rhinestones which symbolizes thoughts, images, sounds, and emotions which we experience when we are sleeping. And the ring finger's swirl design means the content and purpose of dreams are not fully understood, which up to now hasn't been fully explained by dream experts.

Pls. vote for my entry..." Mae's Dream" ..
note: only the followers of glamgeekchic are allowed to vote..if you are a follower of kayla you can vote for me.. thank you..

model picture which is to be interpreted
What you need:
nail art pen brush diff.color
dotting tool
nail art brush
and diff kind of n.p

hope you like it.. God Bless

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Hi everyone , when I checked my inbox this morning, I was surprised to find out that I won on 50 followers giveaway of Rebekah fortheloveofnails contest that she held.. visit her fabulous site... This is the first time I won on a giveaway contest... I'm very happy and excited..
I'm very excited to try them on my nails..

these are the prizes that I won

thanks for viewing! God Bless

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nail art contest and NOTD

Hi, here's my entry for Kayla of glamgeekchic I intentionally made the picture to be a bit distorted, and only the materials I used will be shown, I will post the actual undistorted pic once the contest has ended... For now, I will show my last NOTD, and notd of my sister.. Hope you like them... God Bless
Thanks to thepolishhoochie , camynails, and amusedpolish for tagging me... *hugs*

What you need:
nail art pen brush diff.color
dotting tool
nail art brush
and diff kind of n.p
"Kracked, lines, and dots"
What you need:
no name nail polish in powder pink
no name nail polish in duochrome
avon mirror shine
konad s.p
fauxnad b47
fauxnad b08
stripping tape
NOTD of my sister which I made
"Opposite Nails"

"Flower Nail Beads"
mini nail polish haul

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Another Amazing Surprised + bonus "Nail Magic NOTD"

Hi, I won again, in Fairytale nail art contest,sponsored by Leanne of donotrefreeze check her awesome blog, she's very talented and generous... I won 6 decorative nail art foil and adhesive currently unavailable here in the Philippines. I am very happy and thankful to be able to express my ideas and inner thoughts through my nail designs, thank you for all the sweet comments and compliments... You always makes my day complete with your sweet thoughts... I will try to do more nail art design.. :) again thanks and God Bless...

******NAIL MAGIC******

bonus NOTD...

My second fairy inspired nails, I used marble technique for this design, this is the 2nd time I used marble design on my nails, first I applied white caronia n.p for the base coat, 2nd I submerged my nails in water marble polish. I used bnc neon green and pink n.p. and stamped it with amisy F02 image plate,i added rainbow glitters for the fairy wings and green flakes arezia nail polish for top coat...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Paw Print

Hi all, just a quick post for my NOTD... Hope you like it! =)
All images are clickable..
what you need:
caress tahiti brown
caronia white satin
bronze no name #14 nail polish
konad white s.p
fauxnad b64
fauxnad b01
direct sunlight



Saturday, April 10, 2010

Snow Fairy

Hi, I want to show my fairy inspired nails, when I was a kid, my mother used to tell me bedtime stories before we go to bed... I remember those times when she would tell me about cinderella, snow white and rapunzel... how about you? what's you're fav. fairy tale? In this mani I Used blue black franken n.p and white at the center, I used a sponge, then I used multi stamping design with konad m35 and konad m34 image plate, and added silver and gold glitter for the top coat. I named it "Snow Fairy". Hope you like it. God Bless

I found a new beautiful site,Locke of locofashion she loves make up and nails...visit her site.. =)
pls check adayinthelifeofdollface she's having 1st blog giveaway... =)

Friday, April 9, 2010

mini haul

Hi everyone... I just want to show the mani that I made for my sister and my nephew... And my mini haul, consisted of a complete set of dotting tool, 5 image plates and 7 special nail polish that I recently bought online... I'm excited to use my new image plate..anyway, my son accidentally erased my post on "tradition and culture in our country post" I will try to upload it again... Thanks for viewing.. God Bless... :)