Florals x Checks

Florals x Checks

Did these sweet blue nails a while back! They’re based on a design that my customer grabbed off Girls Pic. The checks are super subtle, and the flowers are so girly – it’s so sweet! Certainly not something that I’d be able to wear on my own nails :P

Customised Peter Rabbit nails!

Customised Peter Rabbit nails!

Brace yourself for some super cute nail art! I was super excited when my customer sent me the pictures that she wanted me to use for reference for her customisation request – I don’t really know Peter Rabbit, but he looks so cute and fluffy! Just the kind of stuff that I like to draw! … Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland nails~

Alice in Wonderland nails~

I love doing Alice in Wonderland-themed nails! I must have done over ten variations by now, but it never gets boring and I always find something I love about each new set I do! This particular one I did for Jaclyn (one of our nail artists based at our Kembangan branch!) is super bright and … Continue reading

Germany World Cup nails!

Germany World Cup nails!

So, who’s watching the World Cup finals later? I haven’t really been keeping up with the soccer games (the timing of the matches is killer and I need my sleep), and the only time I really discuss the World Cup is when I’m doing World Cup-themed nails for customers. I didn’t even know Germany was … Continue reading

Brasil World Cup nails!

Brasil World Cup nails!

I really like this simple set of World Cup nails I did last week for a customer who’s probably a Brazil fan! (Unfortunately, they didn’t make it past the semis but… oh well.) She picked the colours herself and opted for darker shades. My intern Tania prepped the manicure for me and did a great … Continue reading

Gel Mani: Glitter Leaves

Gel Mani: Glitter Leaves

Georgina (@sugarrandspice on Instagram) dropped by the other day for her monthly manicure and provided me with this reference picture for her nail art: The details look rather like leaf veins, don’t you think? We picked out some glitter gel colours and I took photos at each stage of the nail art process: I think … Continue reading

The Perils of Perfectionism

Un. The tendency to micro-manage everything means you end up doing more work when you try to delegate. Deux. Because you expect a lot from yourself, you also expect the same of others, and more often than not, this leads to disappointment. Trois. Because others expect a lot from you, they sometimes take your efforts … Continue reading

Limited Time Offer: Student Promo!

Originally posted on The Nail Artelier:
Say yay to the March school holidays with some colourful nail art! Just for students (you’ll need to flash your student card – any student card), get two nails of floral art (pick from this wheel) free when you get an EXPRESS MANI ($10) done at The Nail Artelier!…

Gel Art Fad: Knitted Nails!

Originally posted on The Nail Artelier:
Sometime in January, a customer of mine showed me a picture of a nail design with a knitted effect – basically cable knit sweater patterns done in an embossed style on the nail so it really pops. She later decided to save it for her next design, so I…

Galaxy Hair @ 99 Percent Hair Studio

Galaxy Hair @ 99 Percent Hair Studio

NOTE: This is not a sponsored advertorial. I paid for all the services mentioned, but all staff of The Nail Artelier get a discounted rate from our lovely neighbours at 99 Percent Hair Studio. So… in preparation for our upcoming The Nail Artelier post-CNY staff trip to Japan, I got my hair done! I didn’t … Continue reading

Gel Mani: A Warm Christmas!

Gel Mani: A Warm Christmas!

I know Christmas is over already but I couldn’t help sharing this set I did – it was one of the last few Christmas sets of the year, and by then they were all beginning to look the same to me… but this one was really unique! My customer showed me a reference pic to … Continue reading

Gel Mani: Watercolour Florals

Gel Mani: Watercolour Florals

If you’ve been following The Nail Artelier on Instagram (@thenailartelier), you’d have seen the first of our promo art sets for January 2014! For the benefit of those who haven’t seen it, here it is: So, the deal is… if you get a gel manicure done at The Nail Artelier from 1 – 31 January … Continue reading

Gel Mani: Bejewelled

Gel Mani: Bejewelled

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I’m totally loving Christmas… hope you’re having a good day too! This set was done eons ago, but I thought it was pretty festive (tons of glitz and gold) and totally appropriate for Christmas… Every single nail is decked out in pearls, crystals, gold embellishments…

Gel Mani: Abstract Purple Marble

Gel Mani: Abstract Purple Marble

I usually fare a lot better doing “neat” designs than doing abstract ones that require true artistic flair… but I’m working on getting better at the latter! This marbling request was a good example of how I got forced to step out of my comfort zone. When my customer picked out this design from one … Continue reading

Gel Mani: A Little Pony

Gel Mani: A Little Pony

Remember the bride who had Stitch drawn on her thumb nails? Well, today’s set was done on her friend, who also had whimsical requests! She asked for the pony from her handphone case to be drawn on her thumb nails!