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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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Saturday, July 31, 2010

PHD Vampire Challenge!

Hi all! I would say my favorite day for nails is Monday and Saturday, Why? Monday, because polishhoarderdisorder will post the theme for her weekly challenge, and saturday, the day she posts the entries. I'm very happy that I was able to participate again on her vampire challenge...thanks polishhoarderdisorder, it's a good thing that you came up with the idea of holding a weekly challenge for nail art enthusiasts...

In my design,
I applied,konad "solid white" for the base, and I used allue black night out for the tip to make an illusion. The idea is to make it look like the teeth of a vampire, then I put a black radiance dark red lipstick on the top of my finger to make it look like vampire lips... I used N.Y.C lip liner to make the outline of the lip and make it more defined.. I named it "Bite Of The Vampire"

What you need:
konad solid white
allue black night out
nyc lipliner
black radiance lipstick

and a bonus Vampire Candle!

Hope you like them! God Bless you all!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Hi all! I made a mani using china glaze up and away collection.. I made something cute and kawaii... I would say chg is very opaque after 1-2 coats it is also best for stamping...

thriszha of FAB UR NAILS went over to our place 2 weeks ago... Here are the items that I bought from her, some of which were given to me by thriszha. thank you sis, it's so nice to see you again.. That was fun!! Til next time..

I made notd out of my new goodies, love the avocado green claire creme nail polish, had fun doing this colorful leopard ...

Thanks Eina, my friend in facebook, she also loves nail art, she gave me glow in the dark polish..

And last but not the least, thank you very much Joan of nailartdiction, she gave me bb couture,bnc,thefaceshop and etude n.p, nail art plate album, pearl decals, laces and stickers for nails .. thank you sis! xo

It's good to have nice friends around the blog.. Again, thank you Joan, Thriszha and Eina... ;)
Hope you like them! God Bless!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

PHD Color-Accent Challenge + Chameleon-like Nail polish

Hi all! I miss joining polishhoarderdisorder weekly challenge, I'm happy I was able to participate again this week... Here is my entry for this week. The theme is Color- Accent (grayscale)...I used blue,white, and gray as base. Then used sponge technique in vertical pattern, then I stamped it with BM12 ( this is my first bm nail art design..and to complete the grayscale pattern I used black special polish for the chain design...
check out her site to see all lovely entries...

I'm curious about color changing claire's mood nail polish, so at the time that package arrived I was very eager to use it.. :) now I know how the claires polish change from one color to another, first I applied two coats of daring to innocent.. When I dipped my hands in cold water, it turned gray, then I placed my hands in direct sunlight, from gray it changed to yellowish beige... I was so amazed! As if I was a 10 year old kid seeing a chameleon for the first time.. Hahaha.. These are the different shots I captured.. Hope you like them! God bless

direct sun light/light box
materials used:
claires daring-innocent
thefaceshop top coat
chg "happy go lucky"
blue charm #43 white
fauxnad b08

thanks tiff (
yardsticks4lunatics) for this! xo

Bundle Monster Image Plate (BM)

Hi all, I haven't been able to update for the past two weeks bec. typhoon "basyang" damaged our smartbro canopy,leaving us with no internet connection for almost two weeks.. two days of no classes, lots of trees and electrical posts were destroyed. But thank God, everything is ok now..
anyway..These are the bundle monster image plates, I edited them one by one just to make the full design visible. Those who like it and are planning to purchase them... It's a good pick! But one thing I don't like about BM plates, the edges are sharp... I just improvised to lessen the risk of getting cut.. Just take a look at the photo.. At the back side of the image plate, i placed a piece of maskin tape with enough size that would cover the other side of the plate... as simple as that... I think this is the best thing we can do to prevent minor accidents when using the plates.. :)

hope it helps!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Seductive Nails

Hi all, after the Lolita inspired nails I made, I try to make a seductive sexy nail design this time, yay! I was inspired by my fav. perfume, very sexy Victoria secret..I really love it's seductive fragrance,very relaxing, aside from its sweet scent.. Vs is my second favorite, next to essay miyake.. What do you think? Do you like my mani? I used arezia for the base coat then I applied "Essie matte about you" as top coat.. I used different image plate like b52,b53,b79 and b12 then I added rhinestones on my thumb and pinky finger nails.. :)
I took a picture of my nails with my old h&m belt because I think it looks sexy Same as the ring on my index like the stones on it.
Hope you like it! God bless you all!

Happy Weekend!