Yvonne Jennifer Luu

Nail Artist

BIO

Yvonne's fondness for colors and eye for designs make her an impeccable fashion enthusiast. Besides catching up with the latest trends in eyewear, she is scoring success with her nail designs too. She considers the huge nail art community out there as a true creative alliance that further emboldens her aspiration as a nail art adherent.  

Two words

Need Coffee  

A Question I like to ask

If you could make a living out of doing what you love, what would that be?  

A person who inspires me daily

My mother, hard-working and always positive. She is the strongest woman I know.

A place I go to rewind

Netflix with the beau. Or, duh. My nail art desk. :)  

An idea I am working on

Always challenging myself to push further. Working towards my professional goals as future optician by day and nail artist by night.  

The day everything works

Is the day I can accomplish perfectly symmetrical winged eyeliner on the first try  

My message to the world

Don’t be afraid of change. It can be rather refreshing  

Just the bottle and me

Nail art used to intrigue me at the outset. And soon it changed into a keen interest to be passionately pursued. When I joined Instagram a few years ago, I started exploring this world of colourful self – expression and was at once captivated by the vast range of shades and the uniqueness of designs I found there. Right away I purchased a few bottles of polish online and was ready to try it out myself. My very first designs were made of scotch tape and fast-dry top coat :)  

Yeah! Chevrons it is

Right from the beginning I knew tape was a wonderfully quick multitask tool. One of my favourite designs is the clean cut chevron starting right at the cuticles. I love pairing the chevrons in contrasting color, utilizing textured polishes, using glitter or creating ombre effects with a sponge. There are so many ways to pull off an eye-catching chevron. The dry-brush technique is also simple yet effective. One can transform an otherwise plain mani into something fun with just a few quick strokes of it, no other tools will be needed. For me, as long as the design looks uncluttered and complements its accompanying colors, it’s a complete win.  

Growing aspiration

I am currently in my final year of Optical Sciences and very soon I’ll be a licensed optician. I greatly enjoy what I do at work, especially my daily interaction with new customers. I keep an eye on the evolving fashion trends and also on the changing trends in eyewear. I do nail art during my downtime. My growing aspiration will surely lead me towards further creative growth. I want my passion for nail art to expand this way and I am always keen to pick up new techniques and tips along the way.

Yvonne Jennifer Luu is a nail art fanatic from Canada. Chevrons in sharp color contrast tickle her artistic fancy. This young optician finds her career fully satisfying whereas nail art opens up a world of creative possibilities for her, which she finds rapturous and unwinding.

 

Just the bottle and me

Nail art used to intrigue me at the outset. And soon it changed into a keen interest to be passionately pursued. When I joined Instagram a few years ago, I started exploring this world of colourful self – expression and was at once captivated by the vast range of shades and the uniqueness of designs I found there. Right away I purchased a few bottles of polish online and was ready to try it out myself. My very first designs were made of scotch tape and fast-dry top coat :)  

Shared learning is fun

Before this I had no idea that the nail art community is such a large one, and it would be so fun sharing my interests with so many people. I picked up an endless number of tips and tricks from other artists’ work on Instagram. It helped me learn for myself which techniques would work the best and find out which ones I would enjoy the most. Whether it’s a simple uni-color manicure or something jazzed up, I seldom find myself completing my outfit without a fresh manicure. Watermarbles – hard to pull off! The most difficult design for me to do right now would have to be watermarbling. I’d like to think I have a lot of patience when it comes to nail art but I haven’t quite nailed what it takes to successfully carry off a watermarble. I have studied many little tricks to help me along the way but they have not yet proved to be much useful. While depleting my precious polish resources, I could have only been meagerly satisfied with what I achieved in this regard. But the jaunt continues. I won’t give up.  

A canopy for my imagination

I have discovered over the past few years that painting my nails and creating my own nail art have been indeed a therapeutic experience for me. Colors fascinate me and trigger my imagination to figure out in how many different ways the variety of shades and textures can be combined. And it’s really exciting to bring these ideas to life. Nail art has brought me into close contact and profound interaction with thousands of fellow nail artists around the world. This is a space where we share our different ideas on nail art, learn and grow together and forge a unique synergy despite our individual identities. I enjoy being a part of this creative alliance. The positive experience that I’ve gained here drives me to know and explore more and to continue my journey as an artist.

I love ’em & their designs

I recall my first moments of awe and inspiration while seeing the designs of @martawarmuz. She has an eye to create the perfect ‘skitlette’ mani. admire @heartnat24 for her impeccable stamping designs, and @rachell_rachell for her cool colors, simple style and clean lines. I also encourage my followers to check out the work of @kgrdnr, @cassondrafaye, @reinovate, @wondrouslypolished, @judyrox and @thepolishedokie – I wish I could list all my favorites :( . I am a sucker for all these styles of nail art.

Nail art by Yvonne Jennifer Luu