Gel Mani: Like A Sir

Good morning!

I have a feeling today’s featured design will be pretty popular because… The moustache designs seem to be all the rage. They were popular a few months ago and we still get requests coming in for them, and this particular one is interesting because it’s also very feminine!


This design was actually a mix of various designs as requested by the customer, who knew exactly what she wanted. So, my job was made easy and I managed to complete this design very quickly. Super!



Gel mani: Bridal French with embossed flowers and rhinestones

Hello! Today I’m gonna share about my first set of bridal nails done at The Nail Artelier!
It’s a simple French tip with random opalescent flakes, then blinged out along the smile line! As for the ring finger, there’s an embossed flower in white with some rhinestones too.

My favorite has got to be the white tips with opalescent flakes! What about you guys? (⌒▽⌒)


Gel Mani: Le Chat

Good morning!
How have you guys been with the crazed out weather? Do remember to drink lots of water during this period! Anyway, I have a personal favorite set of nail art to share for today! It is a set taken from the very talented Maya_Tempaku from Instagram that you may remember?
20130627-010232.jpgThe original set has hand-drawn cats on both thumbs, but I suggested for stickers for the really realistic cats instead. 20130623-220440.jpgThe customer wanted discoballs to make it more “blinged” out for the whole look. It ended up looking different from the original set, but still pretty nonetheless!
20130623-220521.jpgI used AngelPro colors for the whole set, except for the black! It’s this wonder pot of black gel that Ying managed to source from her last Japan trip! Super awesome for fine opaque lines like that!
Hope you enjoyed this set as much as I did! Till the next!


Gel Mani: Gloomy Bear

Hi everyone!

I must confess… I had no idea I was painting Gloomy Bear when I did the design. I know, I know… I was living under a rock. Luckily, this wasn’t technically a customisation request as the customer showed me a picture of some nail designs based on Gloomy Bear and she did a simple mix and match. So, I didn’t need to do any research on Gloomy Bear or come up with ideas for a nail design!


I went ahead and googled Gloomy Bear after this set was done and that’s when I found out how morbid this cartoon is. It’s a bear that eats humans and always has blood dripping from its mouth and paws. Just check out this picture:


It’s disturbing and yet… sort of cute at the same time. Oh dear.


June Promo Set – Daisies

Hello everyone!

If you have been following us on either Instagram (@thenailartelier) or Facebook Page (, you may have seen these designs before!

Every month, we will launch about 4-5 sets of designs that are worth about $40 nail art value, and promote them at $25/set on top of the basic services. We usually try to have a range of designs to cater to everyone, so there’s no need to worry that there won’t be a design suitable for yourself!

I grabbed this picture from our Instagram account that we posted, an overview of all the designs on promo for June! 20130623-220928.jpg

One of the more popular designs was the daisies set, and I did them in different color variations over the past few days. Some were done with nail polish, and some with gel polish, with slight variations to the original set we posted.

daisies set

Hurry down and get your nails done if you like any of the promo sets! The promo ends on 14th July! 😛



Gel Mani: Abstract Punk Chic

Hi everyone!

Today’s design is something that I love personally, and I’m wearing a modified version right now on my own nails. I omitted the cross and switched it to the black embellished nail. The original design was actually shown to me by the customer (whom I JUST found out is actually Jae Liew, the female lead in Michelle Chong’s upcoming movie Three Peas In A Pod! OMG!! What an honour!) and taken from a Japanese nail magazine. Here it is!


Jae has beautiful nail beds that are long and narrow, so she doesn’t need to keep her nails long.


And here’s a screen grab from her Instagram!


And an express pedi design that she requested for!


Thanks to my regular customer Sabrina for the recommendation to Jae!


Gel mani: Stripe X Neon (Nail Venus inspired)

Hi guys, Eloise here! It’s my first time posting here!

I’ve never gotten many customers in the past who would choose designs off Japanese nail magazine~ So this kinda came as a surprise! Also really grateful since I randomly picked out this design to practice on a nail wheel 😀 Okay here goes~


The original design was meant to be half white and half pink with stripes or checks. But my customer does sports thus shorter nails, so I modified it slightly, with one colour on each nail!


Hopefully my customer was satisfied with it!


Grand Opening Weekend : 15 – 16th June 2013

Hello everyone!

We just hosted our grand opening for The Nail Artelier last weekend, and we would just like to say Thank you to the customers, friends, and family members who came down! As well as all the well wishes, be it via social media, emails, messages, or flowers sent to the shop! The flowers are still in the shop as of now, but with the air quality recently, they may not be able to last long ):

Thank you to Gent Ho (@lupcheong on Instagram and Twitter) for taking really pretty and artistic shots during the Grand Opening, we appreciate that a lot!

Here’s a gallery of the photos taken over the two days, they are also available on our Facebook Page!

Till the next!

Meanwhile, we have some guests and customers who blogged about their experience, do click on the links below to find out more!

Read Miyake’s post here!

Read Andrea’s post here!

Read Yukie-San’s post here!

Read Jolene’s post here!

Read Evelyn’s post here!

Read Lupcheong’s post here!

Gel Mani: Betsy Johnson inspired!

So, I got a request from my sister to do a set of Betsy Johnson inspired nail art for her, and she showed me a couple of designs as reference. This is one of the samples she managed to find online, very American-style. 20130605-134208.jpgShe opted for a mix of designs, they are rather simple, and we kept to a black/white/pink color scheme.