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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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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Hi guys! Just a quick post.. Been busy because it's summer.. We've been visiting relatives lately. And every morning my son Jaem, is attending DVBS (daily vacation bible school) with my sisters..
Btw, just wanna share my notd. I entitled it "MAIKO"
Maiko (まいこ, マイコ?) is a Japanese word for dancing girl and is an apprentice geisha. Maiko is also a feminine Japanese given name.
Materials used:
chg sugar high
black special polish
white special polish
chg 2030
black cat n.p
image plates:
b12,h17, and s6
rhinestone white
red nail art pen
mac shirelle
white special polish
milani tricky treat
konad m70
Mani I made for my sister. ☻
white special polish
konad m63

Monday, April 25, 2011

Portfolio of Achievements. ( Winning Entries on Nail Art Contests which joined to date..)

It's been a year and a half since I started blogging. It really cheers me up when someone admires and gets inspired by my designs. I treasure all my fellow bloggers whom I met here.. All your comments and compliments means a lot to me..Thank you very much...BTW, here is a short list of my nail art achievements. I reorganized all my nail art designs that are contest winners..

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chivas Regal Nailart + Random NOTDS

Hi guys, just a quick post... Here's my NOTD and notds' that I made for my family... Hope you like them! God Bless you all!! ♥
Materials Used:
black cat nail polish
mac "shirelle"
snowman holo glits
avon top coat
china glaze 2030
chivas regal plate
essence "sundancer"
h17 image plate
black special polish
avon top coat
essence "sundancer"
etude house PP907
avon top coat
h20 image plate
china glaze "sugar high"
konad m65 image plate
hello kitty image plate
white special polish
avon top coat
korean blue n.p
dark blue special polish
konad m65 image plate
bm 20

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Summer Waves and an Update

Hi guys, just a quick post for my NOTD. Hope you like it...
Materials Used:
Essence "check me out"
Essence "sundancer"
Bobbie "vamp"
black s.p. nail polish
h17 image plate
Avon top coat



And an update for my Bundle Monster entry...
Pls. support and vote for my entry! You can vote for my entry once per day. Just click the "Thumbs Up" button..
here's the link:
/voteable_entries/19422746 ... If you don't have facebook account you can vote using the alternative link here:
thanks a lot ! God Bless you all!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Hi guys, I submitted my nail art entry for "Bundle Monster Nail Art Contest" on facebook.. I enjoyed doing my design, I really like the finished product. In my design, I used 4 different bundle monster image plates. I made something new and I think this one is my all-time fave mani to date... I named it "Urban Life", because it shows a glimpse of what the city looks like during a busy day and what it's like at night... I used 3 different color for base coat, green, yellow, and black..The green represents trees and shrubs which can only be found on parks located within the city. I used abstract design BM12 for it. The yellow is to show the city during daytime, usually busy and passes by fast unlike in rural areas where life is simple and more relaxed. I used BM03 for that. And the black is to show the images of high rise buildings at night, I used BM17 and BM15...
Btw, pls support me by voting for my entry thru facebook. Voting starts on the 13th of April. The winners will be decided by whoever gets the most numbers of "LIKE".... Hope you will vote for me... Thank you very much in advance and God bless!
Bundle Monster Image Plates I used:
Bundle Monster will also release their new set of image plates ( 25 pcs of image plates per set or a total of 150 designs )... Here's the preview. You can also view it on facebook for more info...Click here ☺

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Random Nail Art

Hi all,
I've been busy this past week and it is just now that I found time to update my blog, I was very happy yesterday because it was Jaem's recognition night in pre-elementary school. We are very proud of our son because it is just his first year in school and he already landed 4th place in their overall standing in class. Not to mention that he is a year younger than his classmates, and all of his classmates are already on their second year in school because they attended nursery which Jaem wasn't able to attend because at the start of the school year last June, their teacher said he was already qualified to attend kindergarten because he superseded everyone in nursery just on the first week of class. He also got the "most enthusiastic award".. I love you Jaem.. You always make my day complete with your smile and positive outlook..
Btw here are some of my NOTD, hope you like them! God bless you all!

Green Bamboo Inspired
Base coat: yellow + white sponge technique
Special polish: green and black
Image plate: h23 and b64
base coat: opi ds vintage
black crack polish
special polish: white
avon top coat
image plate H29
Hart Foundation Inspired
Base: Chg sugar high
Special polish: white and pink
image plate: konad m70
B116 and h17
my cousin's nail art which I made ☻
green version of hart foundation