Flower Garden Nails for a bride!

Flower Garden Nails for a bride!

We get a lot of brides coming in for their bridal nails at The Nail Artelier, but it’s still quite rare to see brides going all out with 3D art like this design! She did a mix of freehand flowers and 3D flowers – super floral set! Art time: 1 hr 45 min

Dainty Daisies

Dainty Daisies

A bride-to-be asked for a full set of these dainty daisies to be done on the tips: Love it – so clean, so classic, so feminine, so elegant. Art time: 45 mins

Random Geometric

Random Geometric

One of my clients picked this design from Vanity Projects’ talented Miku Tsutaya and asked for it to be replicated. I love the randomness of the geometric designs! Art time: 1 hour

Louboutin “Spike Me” customisation

Louboutin “Spike Me” customisation

A client showed me a picture of her Louboutin shoes (black and white python skin slingbacks with black panels studded with gold spikes and a red front) and asked for matching nails so… this was the result! The spikes are no joke (pretty sharp and potentially dangerous!) so I kept them to just one nail … Continue reading

Pooh x Eeyore customisation

Pooh x Eeyore customisation

One of the members of Team TNA (nail artists at The Nail Artelier) has her birthday on 26 Oct, so I offered to help her complete her nail art as a mini birthday present! Xinjing already did 3D art of Eeyore on her left hand, together with gradient nails embellished with disco balls, but it’s … Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland customisation

Alice in Wonderland customisation

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has always been one of my favourite books because it’s just so whimsical and there are so many fascinating elements in it, made even more gorgeous by the movie! It will always be one of my favourite themes to work with for nail art, because the possibilities are endless! This time, … Continue reading

Amoeba?

Amoeba?

I actually really like this set because it’s so quirky, yet subtle… but I suppose it’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea! It’s a bit of a watercolour effect, with blobs that remind me of amoeba! Art time: 30 mins

Neon Geometric

Neon Geometric

This funky neon set has been on display in The Nail Artelier for quite some time, and Georgina (aka @sugarrandspice on Instagram) spotted it and picked it straight away for her nails! I believe it was a design from Nail Venus or some other Japanese nail art magazine… Super loud neons! Art time: 1 hour

Nightmare Before Christmas Pedi!

Nightmare Before Christmas Pedi!

I’ve done a few Nightmare Before Christmas-themed sets, but this is the first time I’m doing it on toenails! Googled for two different silhouette designs and modified them! I also added liberal splashed of gold leaf and a few gold stars here and there because… I like luxe and I like bling ;) Art time: … Continue reading

Vampy Halloween!

Vampy Halloween!

This purple set is a variation on the set I posted yesterday – and not just the colours, but the poor pumpkin has been swapped out again for another ghost. It was an apt choice though, because the colour scheme is so dark and gothic that orange would have been a really stark contrast. Cheeky … Continue reading

Sweet Halloween set!

Sweet Halloween set!

This month, we have some really fun Halloween-themed sets on promotion at The Nail Artelier, and this particular set is a hot favourite… with a small twist – I swapped one of the pumpkins for a cute little ghost! Art time: 30 mins

Gold Leopard

Gold Leopard

I’ve been valiantly trying to use gold leaf in different designs, so I seized the opportunity to do so when this customer chose a black and gold leopard print design! I used the gold leaf sparingly as an accent nail design, and added embellishments like crystals, gold studs and black stones for contrast. I love … Continue reading

Soft White Florals, V2

Soft White Florals, V2

This set is a popular bridal design at The Nail Artelier, but my customer wasn’t a bride! She was simply attending a wedding and liked this design. Translucent checks, tiny flowers, mini gold studs… everything is so soft and delicate! Art time: 1 hr 15 mins

Customisation: Mayday X Galaxy

Customisation: Mayday X Galaxy

A while back, Mayday were in town for the F1 concert and we got quite a few customisation requests for Mayday-themed nails at The Nail Artelier! Here’s what I did for a customer – cartoon versions of two band members, and galaxy-themed nails for the rest. Love the constellation design! My customer was very well-prepared … Continue reading

McQueen in Purple, revisited

McQueen in Purple, revisited

More than a year ago, I first did this design when a customer brought in pictures of an Alexander McQueen lace dress as inspiration. I then did it again a few times after, most notably in purple for Jenrine, fellow senior nail artist and co-owner of The Nail Artelier. I was delighted when a customer … Continue reading

Soft White Florals

Soft White Florals

Today’s set is simplified from one of our popular bridal designs! The bride-to-be opted to keep things simple for her bridal photoshoot, with fewer floral nails, and then pairing them with stripes. Art time: 1 hour

Sugar Pop

Sugar Pop

This client of mine has great taste and always picks out beautiful, unique designs for me to do! I’m totally loving the colourful nails, plus the “S” script – so pretty! I usually just google for examples of beautiful calligraphy and then simplify them on the nail. Art time: 1 hr

Alice in Wonderland freestyle

Alice in Wonderland freestyle

I had so much fun doing this set! My client gave me free rein to do anything that was Alice In Wonderland-themed, the only restriction being that she wanted it to be in black in white. So, I did a mix of silhouettes and a bit of calligraphy. I’m beginning to really appreciate the beauty … Continue reading

Simple Duffy and Shellie May set

Simple Duffy and Shellie May set

This set was a mix-and-match mash up from various designs provided by the customer. It’s so colourful and cute! I wasn’t aware that there was a cat character in Disney Sea… is this something new?!? Art time: 1 hr 15 mins