Sunday, August 9, 2015

Judging for the PinkRoom Cup 2015

My lovely Judges from Japan~ Ms Kaneko, representative from the Japan Nailist Association (JNA) & Eriko. It was a long day for everyone as judging started as soon as the first floor competition ended at 11+am. 

The Judges worked very hard that day! よくやりました~~
There was 11 competition categories, for 5 different groups: PRINA student, PRINA junior, PRINA senior, OPEN student & OPEN professional.

The judging criteria is according to professional nail competitions. My years of judging in different countries and different scales of competitions gave me knowledge and expertise on coming up with our own unique judging system.

So color coordinated LOL~ Blue + Red = Purple. Everyone's all dressed up for the event.

So thankful for the brand new judging system that made the process easier. The marking went smoothly without a glitch. The Judges managed to record the scores in to the systems which quickly calculated the final scores. & even able to pick out the model number of those models who has not been scored. #veryownworldclasssystem

Apart from the floor competition, there was Nail tip submission judging as well. The competition had 3 different categories for the nail tip submission categories: Mixed Media Art, Flat Gel Art & Stone Deco Art.

Haha! Got caught on camera with Ms Kaneko~ I was sharing with her what's happening on stage. 


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Stage time with Eriko~

This year's nail demo on stage was crazy!! St James's tech team did not set up the live feed as promised... I think that caused my in-charge and tech team to freak out! They were running around like ants on hot bricks... How to settle in such a short notice??!! How is everyone going to see the demo~ So in the end, the girls were invited on stage to see what Eriko & I did. 

The stage became free-entry for everyone to gather around to see the nail art. Extra privileges for all our visitors. Very quickly, Eriko & I was surrounded.

Us with our models~ Thankful to them for their time and bearing with our crazy schedules!

I was very ambitious and challenged to finish 5 nails on stage. In the end, I managed to finish the nail art for four nails.

These crazy sharp nails are called Stilettos Nails. It aims to elongate the fingers.

Somewhat similar to the nails seen on the Empress Dowagers in those old time dramas! Lol~ Not very practical for modern lifestyle. My model who came do do her nails 2 nights before, had trouble typing on her smartphone, and removing her contact lens. The Express Dowager don't have iphone~~

Eriko did a Japanese style sweet sakura nails. I did a Russian style nail art that I picked up on my trip to St Petersburg earlier this year.

Glad that everyone who came got to learn 2 new styles of nails. Wanted to do something different from Eriko so that you girls get to learn different techniques... Glad all turn out as I imagined. I hope that you girls enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!

It was like a déjà vu of the stage time with Eriko during the Pink Party Bash in 2013. I'll dig out some photos to #throwback soon!~

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

PinkRoom Cup 2015 starts now~

This year's PinkRoom Cup nail competition was held within the SG50 N.A.I.L.S Festival; which was held in conjunction with the SG50 Singapore Golden Jubilee nationwide celebrations. 

For weeks prior to August 2nd~ the team worked non-stop to prepare for the event. Everyone from the front desk crew, to the marketing team, to the managerial level~~ so much planning was done. I'm so happy that everything went as planned. 辛苦大家了~! I think it's just the 10 of us... and we managed to put through this whole event. 

At 6am, my team was already at the event location - St James Power House. In a short 2-3 hours before the PinkRoom Cup registration started, every thing was ready in place. Tables ready, even with pink table cloth~ chairs for the competitors & their models. The banners, standees, directions, everything!

*** Spot the two men at both sides of the pole LOL~~~ ***
If you can't tell, it's our 文武雙全 Master Educator Joe Chua & our designer JJ.

#manpower Lucky we have guys in our team. Else imagine me & Nicole climbing T.T)/

K, I have to admit, at times like that... it's not only about #girlpower any more. #Teamworkftw

I'm so glad for my strong team! Everyone rough it out together to make this event a success. ♡♡♡

By 9am, PinkRoom Cup competitors started streaming in to register.

Started to see so many familiar faces appearing. Some took part in the past PinkRoom Cup too... even with the same nail models. Through times like this, you'll see the people who are really supportive of you.

By 10am~ everyone was in place. All set and ready for the competition. Ganbatte! がんばって!

Throughout the years, I've been nagging/advising/encouraging my students to take part in competitions. Only through nail competitions, a nailist will be able to challenge herself and bring her nail skills to a different level.

The anxiety, "kan-cheong-ness",  & of course the sense of achievement is different from passing an examination (hmm. yar, even though PinkRoom exam abit hard to pass). But let me tell you, it's all worth it! Especially if you put in your 110%, and get an award! That trophy will be a reminder of all your hard work.

Meeting the Judges

1st August 2015~ my lovely VIPs arrived at different times of the day. So excited to see all of them!! Our team made special arrangements to pick each one of them from the airport. To & fro multiple trips to the Changi Airport #notcomplaining #anythingfortheVIPs

Drove pass the NDP rehearsals~ and they were in awe by the sea of red and the majestic scale of the whole parade. One united nation~ at that point.... apart from the hot Sun, I feel a huge sense of patriotism.

Made our way to the hotel to check in~ then to the restaurant for a Judges meeting. This year's PinkRoom Cup, I've invited Eriko & Ms Miyuki, the representative from Japan's Nailist Association (JNA). So so so honored & happy with their presence. 

All went well despite the small tiny language barrier. Nail-language is the universal language between us. Appreciate everyone's hard work and seriousness throughout the whole meeting.


#professionalism #sg50nailsfestival #prcup2015 #behindthescene #bts #ネイル裁判官 #ネイル #ネイルコンテスト

Mini autography session took place after the meeting~ LOL. Judges singlehandedly, personally, lovingly, signed each and every piece of the PinkRoom Cup 2015 Certificate of Participation. So nice right??!! So much love from them... 


どうもありがとうございます~~ ^.^)/ ♡♡♡