Today, my nail school (Pink Room International Nail Academy) released the results of the 2012 Diploma Examination. It was a poignant moment for me because it finally closed a chapter of my life, marking the end of my learning journey as a Diploma student at PRINA. In 2010, I enrolled in the Diploma programme at … Continue reading »
Reblogged from The Nail Artelier: Hi everyone! Last weekend, I had a unique customisation request for Diablo-themed nails! For reference, my customer sent me some pictures in advance. Apart from the cover illustration and the icons for the special powers, she also sent me this picture which shows how the icons were used in a … Continue reading »
Reblogged from The Nail Artelier: Hi everyone! It’s my birthday today but I’m a bit of a workaholic so here I am posting even though Jenrine told me not to do anything work-related. Oops! Actually, I woke up early from dreaming about the opening of the salon and my heart was racing so I couldn’t … Continue reading »
Reblogged from The Nail Artelier: Hi everyone! I’m taking a break from preparations for the salon opening to post this design I did for a lovely bride recently. She wanted flowers sculpted on the tips of a few nails, and I suggested pairing them with soft gradient tips and embellished tastefully with small clusters of … Continue reading »
Reblogged from The Nail Artelier: Hi everyone! I had some awesome guests over the other day and I’ve been dying to share the news. Here goes… Yukie-san and her crew from Hello Asia dropped by to film an episode for J Diary! Thanks to Evonne, who recommended me for the episode on Japanese-style nail art … Continue reading »
Reblogged from The Nail Artelier: Good morning everyone! Today, I’m sharing this super fun set of birthday nails I did recently. My client hosted her birthday party at McDonald’s, hence the request for a set of matching nails. Isn’t it such a cute idea? It was a customisation request as she provided me with reference … Continue reading »
Cheryl asked for a floral design on a mug to be done on her nails. The original design had too much detail to be replicated onto the nail, so I simplified it and retained the overall look – abstract florals in a lattice design, with a large cluster in the center and small flowers framing … Continue reading »
This was an interesting design, chosen from one of my nail art magazines! Nothing much was changed except for the colours – the customer opted to have it done in orange… a very unique colour choice! I used Gelish Desert Sands and Angel Pro Gelly Polish in #18 (orange), #47 (white), #141 (dark brown), #21 … Continue reading »
Loving this design so much! It’s such a clean yet fun look, with the Russian dolls on the thumbs and simple ethnic polka prints to match! Done with Gelish Desert Sands and Angel Pro Gelly Polish in #47 (white), #25 (blue), #18 (orange), #39 (pale pink), #141 (dark brown), #9 (yellow) and #34 (red).
My dear friend Rachel picked this design from one of my nail art magazines and I love the texture of the embossed art! They are actually really hard even though they look fluffy… and the print reminds me of sweaters! Done with Angel Pro Gelly Polish in #24 (pink), #14 (grey), #39 (pale pink) and … Continue reading »
Lyna asked for black fortune kitties on her thumbs and matched them with ribbon half moons! Done with Gelish Desert Sands, Orly Gel FX in Luxe, and Angel Pro Gelly Polish in #47 (white), #29 (black), #34 (red) and #9 (yellow).
Miyake chose a sweet and glamourous pastel drip design and I followed the picture she provided: Done with Gelish Desert Sands, Orly Gel FX in Luxe, and Angel Pro Gelly Polish in #73 (purple) in #39 (pink).
This design is a replica of something shown to me by my customer – such a cute idea! I used OPI Alpine Snow as the base and did all the art with grey and red acrylic paint
Miyake chose a sweet design to match her pastel mani and I followed the picture she showed me! Done with Artistic Colour Gloss Tease, Orly Gel FX in Luxe and Angel Pro Gelly Polish in #73 (purple), #72 (pink), #9 (yellow) and #13 (coral). Added some embellishments for a touch of glamour!
Sham opted for this set of subtle and classy nails for her birthday! The nude colours are soft and flattering, and with the lace and embellishments, the design oozes understated glamour: Done with Gelish Desert Sands, Orly Gel FX in Luxe, Artistic Colour Gloss Posh, and Angel Pro Gelly Polish in #4 (nude) and #47 … Continue reading »
Joei picked out this super cute design from one of my nail art magazines and I love the fishbone heart design and the two cats together the most! Done with Orly Gel FX in Shine and Angel Pro Gelly Polish in #21 (pink), #34 (red), #47 (white) and #29 (black).
Bee Fang chose subtlety for both her mani and pedi designs, and I like how soft and feminine the whole look is! For the mani, I used Gelish Desert Sands and Angel Pro Gelly Polish in #1 (milky nude) as the base colours, then Angel Pro Gelly Polish in #47 (white) and Orly Gel FX … Continue reading »
Cheng Min picked a paisley design from one of my nail art magazines and I modified it to fit onto her nails. Also added some gold embellishments! There were a lot of colours used, so do forgive me if I leave out anything accidentally! The base colour is Angel Pro Gelly Polish in #1 (milky … Continue reading »
Aztec prints can be a little tedious to do because you have to focus on precision, but they are easy to freestyle because you can just mix the basic designs and make your own! That’s what I did with this set: Done with OPI Black Onyx and China Glaze I’m Not Lion as base colours, … Continue reading »
Rachel asked for this very popular leopard prints with lace design (originally from one of the Japanese nail art magazines) to be done on her big toes, with a half moon design on the rest of the toes! This was done with OPI Passion as the base, then OPI Pink Friday, OPI Samoan Sand and … Continue reading »
Brena picked this tribal design from one of my nail art magazines and opted to pair it with plain nails to keep it simple. I modified the design very slightly: Done with Angel Pro Gelly Polish in #47 (white), #9 (yellow), #34 (red), #141 (dark brown) and #1 (milky nude).