Actress Bea Alonzo was successful in her very first attempt to do nail art.
In her latest entry for her #BeaDoes vlog series, where she tries to do things for the first time, Bea tapped celebrity nail expert Mimi Qiu Reyes to help her learn the process of nail art, which involves drawing or painting different types of patterns on the nails.
"Isa 'to sa mga topics na gusto ko talagang i-tackle sa channel ko kasi alam nila na lagi akong nagpupunta rito," said Bea.
"If you follow me on Instagram, malalaman mo na [Mimi and I] have been good friends for quite some time," she added.
Mimi, who also does the nails of celebrities Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Catriona Gray, and Nadine Lustre, said she started doing nail art in 2008.
"Before, nag-aral ako ng fashion design. Gusto ko maging sikat na fashion [designer]," she revealed. "Pero sabi ko, ang dami namang sikat. Gusto ko maging original. Since wala pa rin sa Pilipinas, sabi ko gagawa ako ng sarili kong brand na mahilig mag-nails, papauso ko 'yung nail art. So 'yun."
For her first attempt, Bea did the nails of popular TikToker Jukay (@jookstogo), who also happens to be a huge fan of the actress.
According to Bea, she and Jukay met three weeks ago, while she was having her nails done by Mimi.
"Andito ako, nagpapagawa ako ng nails kay Mimi. Kaming dalawa lang [ni Jukay] 'yung nandito sa nail salon. [That time], nagdala ako ng maraming [milk tea] for Mimi. Then sabi ko [kay Jukay], 'Gusto mo?' Nag-yes naman siya. So nag-milk tea kami together," she said.
"Fan mo 'ko, hindi ako TikToker. Fan mo talaga ako," Jukay, for her part, said.
"Guys, I just want to say na si Bea 'pag pumasok ng pinto, parang may electric fan [effect]. Kasi nahihiya ako kaya nakatungo lang ako na ganyan. Nakikiramdam ako. Ang una kong naisip talaga, 'Parang naririnig ko si Basha, pumapasok sa loob ng nail salon,'" she added, referring to Bea's character in the blockbuster film One More Chance.
At one point, Bea's longtime onscreen partner John Lloyd Cruz and his former girlfriend Ellen Adarna were mentioned, as Jukay shared what encouraged her to try nail art.
"2017. Ikakasal kasi ako tapos 'yung husband ko, feel na feel ko lang na kamukha siya ni John Lloyd. Eh crush na crush ko si John Lloyd," she explained.
"Tapos nakita ko, [kay Mimi] nagpapalinis si Ellen [Adarna]. Tapos nakita ko, ay, pumupunta si John Lloyd. Baka sakali na 'pag punta ko roon, makasabay ko si John Lloyd, hindi si Ellen," she added.
To which, Bea responded, laughing, "See? Ako 'yung nakasabay mo. 'Di si John Lloyd."
Watch the full vlog below:
Bea currently has over 800,000 subscribers on her channel.