It’s lesson time!!!! Yey!!! What course have i took!? Its a 2-Hrs Hands-On Nails Workshop by StarBeau Academy!! StarBeau is a newly set up company offering professional advanced and novice courses using international branded products. Each student will have their very own Personal Training Journal to personalize and maximize their learning experience!
So where is StarBeau? It’s located at 33 Ubi Ave 3 #01-65 Vertex Singapore 408868. That sounds very far and out of the way for me… But after a google search, the location seems quite ok! I have direct bus from my work place & its the only bus that the bus-stop in front of Vertex have! Bus no. 58! LOL~ Lucky or not?
You can take a straight bus (no. 58) from Bishan Bus Interchange to Vertex. Alternatively, You can take MRT to Tai Seng Station and change to bus no. 58. It’s pretty hard to missed it! After Tai Seng station, alight at 2nd bus-stop after a left turn! And you are at Vertex already!
I did a printscreen from google map to show you the way.. After you alight, just walk back from the bus-stop to the carpark gantry and walk into the carpark inside. Continue walking straight till you almost reach the end (and now u will start to think “oh no, am i at the right place?”) and ta-daa~ StarBeau is there! The shop display all nail related stuff so it can’t be wrong!! But after explaining so much i just recall.. They might relocate their classroom to Sembawang MRT Station.. By then i guess it will be easier to find them. Just hop in the train till you hear Sembawang! hahaha!
Now that we found StarBeau, go in and head up to 2nd floor!
Sorry, i forgot to take pic of the shop front but here’s the classroom.. can hold up to 12 students (maybe 13/14 shouldn’t be a prob too??)
Did you spot Jaclyn?? hee! After registration, i find myself a seat and started to read the notes and see what material was provided…
The basic base/top coat, polish remover, buffer, cotton pad are provided..
There’s a goodie bag prepared for the participants as well! Inside the bag you will find a Jacqueline Burchell nail file, OPI cuticle oil, nail sticker, rhinestones, nail wrap, toothpick, sauce dish and half nail plate! Other than these materials, there are 2 vouchers included as will! S$20 nail art voucher and a S$88 Cuccio Deep Derma treatment voucher!
Here’s the note.. basically they are basic knowledge.. the actual informative part is where everyone gathered and see how she do it (nail art)..
So what i’ve learned? I learnt that you should never use a nail clipper to clip the nail shape u want! You should only use a nail clipper to clip away unwanted length. then use a nail file to shorten it and trim the shape (oval, square, squoval, round, pointed). She showed us “How To Hold Your Nail File” too! Probably i can take pic and show you when i have the chance!
So what’s next after you trim your nail shape? Clean your cuticles of coz! How to? eh.. actually they’re pretty simple! Just grab one orange stick and pick out some cotton from your cotton bud (similar concept to a cotton bud) then dip into water and go around your cuticle in circular motion.. OH! somebody asked “Why not just use cotton bud??” because cotton bud’s stem is too soft, making it difficult to clean your cuticles.. When cleaning your cuticles, pls be gentle and not to hurt them.. It they’re injured, new nails may not grow out or nails that grows out will not be beautiful..
Next is buff! Buff is pretty straight fwd.. just BUFF! LOL.. but don’t buff too much.. your nail will become thin! When it becomes too thin, it will break easily.. ouch!
So after this tutorials, we all went back out seat to try it out ourselves.. we file we clean we buff.. NICE! applying polish is so much easier now~!
Shortly after that, we all gathered around Jaclyn again to see the demo on nail art..
Nail sticker rhinestones are pretty easy.. Just keep in mind that when doing nail art, you should (visually) divide your nail into quarters and concentrate on just a quarter at a time..
Jaclyn also demo the gradient nail art technique (using sponge – cut into small pcs) and nail wrap (nail foil).. Now i know i no need special nail primer to get my nail wrap on but just a top coat and the job is done..!
By 9pm++ the class ended and i made my way back by taking the only bus 58 to bishan!
Below are the pic i took when i got home… better image of the goodie bag!!
Love the cuticle oil (Peach scent) & nail file! Nail sticker is not my cup of tea but i guess it will still be useful some day!!
This is the voucher i mention earlier.. Now i just need to make my appointment to PAMPER MYSELF again~~~!!!!
Looking fwd to the next workshop!! Definitely keen in more nail art demo!