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

Floral Glamour

Floral Glamour

My client picked this simple but striking design straight out of a Japanese nail art magazine – it’s amazing how the contrasting blue colour really pops, and the crystals make this set so bling and glamorous! Did the airbrush-effect roses with a flat brush (one-stroke method)… Art time: 1 hr 15 mins

Luxe in Gold

Luxe in Gold

The gorgeous Willabelle came by to get her nails done for her Europe trip and she knew she wanted embossed flowers, and a nude and gold colour scheme. We have some new gold leaf in from my last trip to Japan, so I was excited to use it on her! We used two different base … Continue reading

Funky Neons

Funky Neons

This was done for the same client in my previous post (Say Cheese?) – doesn’t she have fabulous funky taste? She picked out two designs from a Japanese nail art magazine and put them together, changing the colour scheme to neons. Such a fun, loud set! Art time: 30 mins

Say Cheese?

Say Cheese?

This design is based off a reference pic provide by my client – the only thing I changed was to replace the original gold striping tape with gold lines drawn with gel polish. The cutouts (“negative space” design) reminds me of cheese… Art time: 1 hour

Customisation – Vampire Knight nails

Customisation – Vampire Knight nails

This Vampire Knight customisation request caught me by surprise because my customer had originally indicated that she wanted a black/red/silver set with lots of embellishments and gothic crosses/symbols, but she was struck by sudden inspiration and wanted two anime characters on her thumbs, so I tried my best! I’m a stranger to this anime (and … Continue reading

Customisation – Maleficent nails!

Customisation – Maleficent nails!

I had a really cute customisation request the other day – a baby cartoon version of Maleficent! My customer was well-prepared with pictures of what she wanted, so all I had to do was to refer to the original illustrations and customise/adapt them to her nail. Apart from the cartoon, I also had to draw … Continue reading