Welcome to Oceasia's Beauty Forum
INTRO TO THE NAIL & BEAUTY FORUM and blogHi, as a visitor to the nail site you may be wondering what I am on about with regards to the nail forum and blog.
What will the nail blog and the forum be about?
Good question. The forum is going to be more of a focus on nail products. At Oceasia we basically focus on nail art. We import the nail tips we work with and usually the nail art and pigments that we need to produce the art. These items then become part of our product range.Our contact with the public is through the direct sale of our nail products. In the past we used to go Salon to Salon with our range of designer tips, as well as visiting nail & beauty suppliers. We also sold our products on ebay. Nowadays most of our orders are online. We no longer go out to meet the client. I felt we might lose touch with nail techs and their needs if we did not interact more. So the idea of starting a blog came along. While the forum will mainly be a focus on nail products, the blog will give us an opportunity to offer what knowledge we have of the nail industry from a manufacturer/ wholesaler/ reatailer point of view.
What sorts of things will the blog feature?
Over the next few months I will be posting such items as: What colours are popular sellers, what colours are popular in what areas, why the price of Australian nail products are so high ( compared to the States or Japan etc), what designs are popular to both nail techs and end users ( by end user I mean the client who actually wears the products. I will in future refer to end users as nail clients). I will take a look at nail art around the globe and discuss nail art in detail ( nail art such as marbling with nail polish, handpainting, airbrush stencil cutting, working with nail art like beads etc).
I will take a closer look at nail polishes and the best ones to use for nail art. There is a wide variety of nail polishes out there from OPI to AMWAY to AVON. Hopefully with the help of other nail artists out there we will get more feedback on application products such as NSI, IBD, Ez Flow, Odyssey Nail systems and more. So please email with your comments regarding the nail products you currently use and perhaps the ones you were trained with and let us know if they are one and the same and if not why a change was made.
Other items to appear in the blog will be various observations I have made over the last few years as a manufacturer/ supplier. These observations will include the various clients we have had and the ones that have succeeded in relatively short time frames. I will also be commenting on trends that we notice such as the number of emails we get regarding requests for details on nail techs that can use our tips or do nail art themselves, also the type of nail application products that clients are showing interest in and nail art trends as well.
I would also like to mention that we are focused on nail art on this site and it is my personal belief that nail techs out there that do incorporate nail art into their product line up are artists.
Why do I think nail techs are artists?
Anyone that sculptures or designs or creates something that is aesthetically impacting is in my books an artist and I have seen many nail techs out there do some amazing stuff. In countries like Japan it is of course worth the effort because clients are willing to pay around $100.00 (US$) for a set of plain white French tips and up to US$10.00/finger or more for nail art. Anyone want to move to Japan?
Here in Australia it is a little different. Anyway thanks for reading and I hope you take a look at our blog(if it is up). There is a place to leave comments on the blog page so please do. Any and all comments are welcome. If there are questions you have about products please by all means don't hesitate to ask. Also please let me know a little bit more about yourself and your own experience in the nail industry. Where you were certified,...the first nail application product you were introduced to, whether you prefer gel or acrylic,... what kind of nails your clients are in to eg: white french (winner hands down) or more adventurous tips (nail art).
We get a lot of emails from clients asking whether we can introduce a nail school, or nail tech to them so we are considering either listing details on nail techs and nail courses on our site or creating a database offline (easier to update). So by all means if you are an instructor or a nail tech and are interested in having your details passed on by us please email us with your information (email and txt messaging are the best ways to get hold of me).
And here is an invitation to all nail artists out there: if you can please get photos of your artwork to us so we can feature you and your artwork on our site, if you are toooooo busy (as most nail techs are) then ask someone who likes messing around on the computer to do it for you. Well thanks for reading and we hope to hear from you. tonja
Sale! Sale! Sale!Sale!Sale! Sale! Sale!Sale!Sale!The following items are on Special Natural tips, Colour tips, Clear tips, Temporary Tips 1, Temporary Tips 2, Gems, Jewel stickers, 3D Gems, Rhinestones. All professional use, suitable for acrylic, gel and natural finger nails.
Our website is currently undergoing a huge transition. We are changing from a product
based site to an information site. As a result we are overstocked.
So we have drastically reduced the pricing on all of our available stock, while stocks last.
Hopefully there are some nail techs that can take advantage of the reduction in price.
We have lowered the price to well below the distributors price.
International buyers are welcome.
To check out the cost of International post
Cost of Postage within Australia for 1-7 packs of 50 tips is Express AUD$8.50.
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We have added a number of video links to our site as well which focus on nail art. We are always out there looking, so send us details on what you are after and we may be able to find just the right link or video tutorial to help you and others like yourself. Here are two examples of the video links that have been added to the site:
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Some of the videos are in other languages. We have selected videos with interesting or useful content so the language
shouldn't be an issue. So sit back and enjoy it.