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How much good? How much joy?

A honest supplier should always provide a picture that is true to the merchandise. When luck is just against you, what I saw was a lovely fairy pendant with a cute rounded nose with a pair of lovely wings and this was what I’ve gotten instead:

Fairy Dust Bookmark - Before

Can you imagine my frustration after I’ve received the actual pieces? Well, I am definitely not going to pass the frustration down to my customers. The supplier is definitely going to be blacklisted and the entire batch won’t make it for listing, that’s for sure.

Frankly speaking, my heart would bleed to see those pieces lying inside the rejected box whenever I am doing my inventory check and I keep asking myself what should I do with them?

Instead of asking ‘How much damage will the work in question bring about?’

Why not ask ‘How much good? How much joy?’

Henry Miller

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How much good? How much joy?

Hmm…and thus my journey to finding joy in this damage soon begins….

After making a bunch of bookmarks for our ‘Find Love’ contest, I’ve decided to try making a bookmark using whatever resources I currently have because I really enjoy making bookmarks.

Here’s the outcome:

Fair Dust Bookmark 1

Fairy Dust Bookmart 2

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.

When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

~ Buddha

If you lovely souls have been following this humble blog of ours, you already know by now that I am a firm believer of  “Everything happens for a reason” .

Those long years of bad health which cost me a job that fetched me a comfortable payroll and later a job that gave me many challenges and joy while being with many lovable children.

I wouldn’t be here laughing at my own creation and typing out this post with a joyous mood if not for those long years of bad health. Therefore, I am actually quite thankful for this.

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being.

Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

~ Albert Schweitzer

Fairy Dust Bookmark - After

What I’ve done in this D.I.Y:

  • I applied the entire pendant with a layer of pink nail polish as its base colour
  • I added another layer of pink glittering nail polish over the first pink coating
  • With the second coating, I managed to make the contour of the nose a little rounder and filling up the gaps in between the joints of the wing and the fairy’s shoulder
  • The light and dark green 2 mm rhinestones were used for the wing parts
  • Brown nail polish was used as the hair colour so as to differentiate the hair from the face
  • A layer of top coat was applied, even over the rhinestones so as to give the body a shinier surface and to further secure the rhinestones
  • I wrapped the connecting ring (which is part of the pendant) with a rim of purple wool because I didn’t like the outcome of the ring after the pink coatings
  • I made a ‘leash’ (not sure how I should call this part) by tying a few strands of purple wool to a small ring (which was from the original pendant) and then cover the knot with a plastic cap-like component which I’ve ripped off from an unused key chain…LOL..
  • Then I used another ring from the key chain as the medium between the bookmark and the purple wool ‘leash’

You must take the first step.

The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain.

But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement.

~ Ben Stein

I am thankful to have this companionship and of course, all those sweet encouragement from all you lovely souls out there while I am taking all those different ‘first steps’ in this business venture.

😀

Have a great day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

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Other Nail Art Decor

It Has Been A While Since I Last Cooked….

Cook Dinner

The first dish…

Green Pepper Delight

The second dish…

Egg-O-Disaster

I seldom cook because my Lovable Mommy is a great cook and the reason why she is a great cook is because my grandmother is cannot cook very well…so, can you see the cause and consequence over here… LOL…

Therefore, I wouldn’t want to torture my family’s gastric with my lousy cooking and the only time I will do the cooking is when

  • Lovable Mommy is too sick to cook
  • Lovable Mommy is not in Singapore

As for today’s dinner, the bottom line is that the above two dishes are totally edible (Thank God) and I guess this has been a lovely surprise for my lovable mommy when she was back from her usual Friday duty (a bit later than usual…that’s why I decided to cook).

Her reply to my baby sis when she was back from work and realized that I was doing the cooking:

“可以吃啦!已经算不错了. 要很好吃的话,就要多煮几次。。。”

(Still edible…considered quite good already. Needs more practices then can consider delicious.)

Conclusion

A happy and fruitful Friday for me!

😀

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN

Pre-cut Fimo

Other Nail Art Decor

 

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It…

It has been quite a while since I last updated this blog and our last post was actually a re-blog (which is worth sharing) on 18th Feb 2013.

Well, just wanting to share with you lovely souls some events about our nail art decor, which is supposedly to be one of the intentions of this blog, but I guess we’ve been off the track a little…LOL…but never mind, I am still enjoying all these and I hope you do as well.

First thing first, if you’re interested in a give-away event, do cast a vote at our give-away indicator poll…83 more votes to go…. 😀

In January, we’ve received some orders from our online store which is listed in Qoo10.com.sg and we felt really excited when one lovely lady decided to try out our nail art decor instead of the Nail Patch.

It is always nice to know that some people out there are willing to give us a chance in the midst of this competitive business. 

We are glad that the lovely soul is happy with our product and service. The comment that she has left us really gave us the motivation to want to continue in moving towards this direction for our nail art fimo/decor even though it means more works are needed to be done in the future.

Like what Napoleon Hill  quoted: 

“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”

As we are in the midst of revamping all our jewelry accessories display photos (this would explain the drastically decrease in the products for our jewelry accessories section), we’ve decided to re-vamp our fimo/nail art decor display photo as well.

If you’re also following our other blog – Clouds N Cups, Share With Us – you should have already seen the new display format for our jewelry accessories.

As for our nail art decor/fimo, I’ve decided to go on another approach by emphasizing on our selling point — Our Individual Packing For Each Item and we would like to share with you our latest display format (a general one) for our nail art decor:

Other Nail Art Decor (E6D54A)

We do hope with a better look of what you are going to pay for;

you may feel assured of you will be getting.

Do pay us a visit at Clouds N Cups and let us have a chance to be at your service.

Till then,

Have a great week ahead!

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

Pre-cut Fimo

Other Nail Art Decor

Some Quick Updates

Here are  some quick updates for you lovely souls out there!!

Our Give-away Event Indicator

  • I’ve just added some information at our Give-away Indicator. If you have been following our blog, we did mention that we will only start a give-away event for both our blogs (i.e. nail art decor for this blog and fashion accessory for the other blog) once the vote hit the first 100. So, do vote away if you are interested to participate in our future giveaway events.

Our Fimo Packing

  • We’ve changed the featured pictures for our Medium Cut Mixed-Fruits Fimo in our shop because we would like our customers to see the actual packing of each fimo design. Have already taken the pictures of our fruit feather/thin cut fimo designs but I’ve yet to update them in our shop! I know, I have been procrastinating…. 😦

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Our All-Year-Round Discount Coupon

  • Please note that the all-year discount coupon is also applicable for our nail art decors. You can also help us with the coupon design, for more information, click the picture of our current coupon design to find out how. We are glad to be using a design sent to us by a lovely soul for the coupon on 27th January 2013, do keep a lookout for it.

Our Nail Art Design Posts

  • Last but not least, you must be wondering (hmm…well, I’ll have to be positive and presume you all did wonder) where is the post for Part 2 of our ‘Nail Art Practice – Santa Style’ …? Don’t worry, I’ve not forgotten about it…and yes, I have been procrastinating and thus loosing my nail art mojo again…haiz~

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I…will…try….to….post…it…up…really…………soon….

ID-10072004Okay, that is it for our latest quick update.

(*gulp*)

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

Credits:

All cute and lovely pictures found in this post are downloaded from FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

Nail Art Practising, Santa’s Style~ Part 1

CNC Nail Art 13 - More Santa

As I’ve mentioned before, I NEED MORE PRACTICE~ and so here I am trying to polish my nail art skill with  more nail polishes…lol…hmm…did you get the joke??

Uhmm…I hope you do…

Okay, as you can see from the above picture, after doing the chubby Santa on my thumb nail, I decided to continue with another 2 more nails using different colours.

Why not all 5 nails you may ask?

The answer is simple, I became lazy…waiting for the NAIL POLISH TO DRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY~ 😦

In order to have more practices, I’ve decided to use the nail wheel so that I can do other stuff while waiting for the polish to dry.

CNC Wheel Nail Art

Inspired by the Chubby Santa design, the basic idea is to have the inner shirt, the outer coat and the belt therefore I’ve painted the inner shirt and the outer coat for all the 18 nails using different colours.

I will then enhance the designs as accordingly using other polish colours or nail art decors. A belt (with different design) will be added in order to keep the style in this wheel uniform.

From the above picture, you can see that I’ve already done 2 nails with the white inner shirt and pink & blue glitter outer coats. The white polish surface is still very cakey but I decided to finish using it before buying new one.

Let’s have a closer look with the following two pictures:

CNC Wheel Nail Art - 1A

For the first design, I’ve used the pink glitter polish as the outer coat. I have used the golden micro bead as the gold buttons of the shirt and our clear colour 3D acrylic ribbon nail art decor as the big belt buckle.

CNC Wheel Nail Art - 1B

For the second design, you can see that the blue glitter outer coat is a longer one. I’ve outlined the side of the coat with another blue nail polish.

At the top part, we’ve used our rounded green rhinestones (dark green for the core and light green for the petals) as the flower pendant of a choker. The belt is a 2-colour belt slanting down to the side of the hip but I am not too satisfied with the belt because the buckle is not very visible (shall improve in this).

And so this conclude Part 1 of my Nail Art Practising, Santa Style.

Hope you all enjoy reading this post.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

 

 

 

 

Exfoliation in Progress

Exfoliation

Yep, our red-neck turtle of 23 years getting stuck under the balcony door for the second time of the week while trying to get into our kitchen.

How can we miss out the song ‘Silent Night’ on a Christmas eve? So, here a video from YouTube to be shared with you all.

Till then,

Merry Christmas in advance & Cheers!!

TTFN

Christmas Promotion

Where is it?

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Yes…this is the problem that I am currently facing…I need my nail art mojo so that I can start getting my fingers dirty.

Today is the 12th December 2012  (12-12-12) and in order to mark this special day, we’ve added 11 new items + 1 restocking fashion jewelries into our store.  Alternatively, you can also check out our Facebook page for those newly added products.

After finishing uploading our products, I’ve decided to reward myself with a little pixel art fun.

The above Eeyore the donkey is actually my second ‘creation’ because there is a Santa Claus head just behind this sad-looking donkey…lol…Eeyore turned up to be much bigger than I expected..

I created them by following templates found in the web and personally, I think those people who created them are simply brilliant.

I sure hope one day I am able to create a pixel art without following any template… 😉

Okay, it has been quite a while since I last did my routine shout-out, so

Have you already voted for your giveaway event?

If no, vote now please.

Thank you!

~ Muahkkkk~

Have you already visited our FaceBook Page?

If no, please visit and like us now.

Thank you!

~ Muahkkkk~

I am sure one day, one day…I will locate my nail art mojo…in the meantime, if you’ve noticed that I am not updating this blog as frequently as before, don’t worry…I am not stopping…just check out our other blogs..lol…

Till then,

Have a great day/night ahead!

Cheers & TTFN

For more details, please check out OUR PROMOTIONS page. 

 

 

Only In My Dreams

Travelling Alone

Only in my dreams….

Yes…only in my dreams that I can see myself travelling alone.

The only time that I am travelling by myself would be going to school, to work or places which I need to be at for certain non-leisure purpose.

I’ve never even been to a movie alone even though I once tried persuading myself to do so, but failed miserably because I SIMPLY DIDN’T WANT TO….. 😦

So, when I see this photo and I really like the scenery.

What can I do?

Well…I can always comfort myself by putting ‘Yours Truly’ into the picture…and tada…I am already travelling…

Everything is in the mind….

By the way, how’s life for you all lovely souls out there?

I hope everything is fine. 😀

Here are some updates:

  • We’ve included a Facebook Like Box at our side bars. Do give us a ‘Like’ if you really like what we’ve been doing in our blogs.
  • Cute Twinkling Love Fimo Page included in our Fimo Collection.

In the meantime, if you’ve yet to vote for a give-away event, kindly do so now because our target is to received 100 votes in order to start a give-away event and currently, it is still far…far…far…away from our goal.

Till then,

Have a great Tuesday ahead!

Cheers & TTFN~

For more details, please check out OUR PROMOTIONS page. 

Sneak Preview – Cute Twinkling Love

Yes, yes, yes…whenever we are able to post a sneak preview post, it means that another 12 designs will be ready pretty soon.

So, in our latest addition, we’ll have

  • 3 ribbon designs
  • 1 star-shaped design
  • 8 heart-shaped design

The above picture shown is the old packing from the days that we were selling our products at Q0010.com and now they will be re-sorted and repacked into our latest packing… yippee!

So, have you already voted for your giveaway event? If not, please vote now…(yeah…I never get tired of this shout-out).

Oh yes, if you’ve been following our blog, you should be aware that today is the first day of our Christmas promotion!!

If you are waiting for the arrival of this day, what are you still waiting for?

🙂 Shop now with us 🙂

Till then, gotta get busy with our fimo.

TTFN~

TODAY IS THE DAY!!!

Our Facebook Page

Just another quick update.

We’ve set up our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/clouds.cups

At the moment, we don’t have too much contents but do support us by

  • Liking our page
  • Subscribing to our page
  • Leaving comments

Last but not least,

Have you already voted for your giveaway event?

If not, vote now please.

Thank you!

~ Muahkkkk~

Hope to see you lovely souls appearing at our Facebook pages, okie?

Till then,

TTFN~

For more details, please check out OUR PROMOTIONS page.