Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Hello lovers!!
Before we begin, I'd like to give you the BIGGEST virtual hug known to mankind and wish you a very happy 2013!! Hope everyone had a good holiday, and indulged in copious amount of NOMS!

As you know, I haven't been blogging much since Nail School started.
But fear not! Today I have for you-- life update!! 

We learned how to do gel sets in school, so here are a couple of gel sets I have done:

Here are some mani's I have failed to blog about....(I'm SORRY!)
 Wore this to a wedding.

and this to BF's work Christmas party

It was Alexis Leigh's 1 year bloggaversary last week and I did a guest post!
So make sure you head on over to wish her blog a Happy Birthday!

...on to some MOAR news....

On December 27th, I was named 2012's Best Self Taught Nail Artist on Jezebel.
I couldn't believe it when I found out...and I may or may not have done this stupid crazy dance of joy and tripped and rolled on my ankle then cried a little.

So here's my acceptance speech:
I am humbled and extremely honoured to be even mentioned in this article, as many of the nail artists I look up to are also featured. I want to express my gratitude to those who helped me every step of the way...
Without you, I'd just be this crazy person that likes to put crazy things on her nails.
Thank you to all you wonderful readers of The RAWR Shop for your continuous support.
Thank you to all that gave me the opportunity to express my weird self.
The blogging community is so amazing, the love that's flowing around here in cyberspace is unbelievable.

But wait, there's more!

Over the Christmas break, I collaborated with a team of talented people. We came up with 3 looks and here is a sneak peek of one of the looks we did:

Credit: Photography: Tony Lee, Model: Susie Clemens, Makeup/Hair: Joyce Yeh


Can't wait to show you the rest!! This is eventually what I would like to end up doing.
So excited to see what's to come in the near future. 2013 is going to THE BEST YEAR EVAR!!!!!

I think that covers it all...mostly....
Thanks for visiting! :)



  1. Happy new year, Winnie! Congratulations on the award and on the new projects - how very, very cool! I love the glittery gel manicures you've been doing, too :D

  2. Wow, you've been busy! Congratulations on all of your accomplishment; I'm so happy to see you achieve all of your dreams, and so quickly too! 2013 will be another great year for you, I can feel it! Can't wait to see what you have to show us <3

  3. So much stuff! 2012 ended with a bang for you! :D Congrats again, Winnie!

  4. Thanks my love!! I've been secretly stalking your blog....(and by secretly I really mean not commenting) Dennison, and ur face..... <3

    Happy New Year!

  5. I hope it's like this ALL THE TIME!! hahaha
    Thank you so much for the kind words, and love, and long time support, and more love!!!! <3 throwing it all back at you!! *BIG HUG*

  6. YAYYY!!! Thanks Brit!!!!!! <3 Thank you for being so sweet and supportive!!! Really appreciate all the love!