December Promo Art Sets!

For the month of December, when you get a gel manicure ($60) done at The Nail Artelier, you can get our promo art sets done by simply paying an additional $30 for the art – pretty much at half price, because these sets are all worth at least $50 each!

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The first set is perfect for Christmas and Disney fans – snowflakes with a twist! Can you spot the Mickey head silhouettes?

Or, shine bright like a diamond with this set at all the Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties you’ll be attending!

We also have a special set designed for a special collaboration with the lovely people at Lip Ice – if you choose this set, you’ll also receive LipIce samples, while stocks last!

Finally, try the hottest trend now in Japan – velvet nails! Yes, the red heart is furry to the touch!

As usual – colours can be changed but not the art. If you would like to combine the sets (ie mix and match), please note that a la carte pricing will apply!

The Nail Artelier @ Haji Lane
666 North Bridge Road S(188800) Singapore
Tel: 62988028
Open daily 11am-9pm

The Nail Artelier @ Kembangan Suites
16 Jalan Masjid #01-06 S(418941)
Tel: 66362886
Open daily 11am – 8pm

Gel Art Fad: Knitted Nails!

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 ended up doing it for her only in February. The result:

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At that time, the knitted nail design was starting to grow in popularity, so much so that there were even special classes offered to teach the design in Singapore. However, work is always hectic at The Nail Artelier, so when we don’t have time to attend courses, we do the next best thing – we figure it out on our own. There are often many ways to do something, each via different tools/products, which in turn have their own distinct pros and cons. An analytical approach towards nail art is something that I have to thank my nail school (The Pink Room International Nail Academy) for!

After that, I had more requests for knitted nail art, and I’m loving how this style can be interpreted in various ways to create interesting looks!

Here’s a super sweet paddlepop version!

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And I leave you now with these interesting cutout hearts done in knitted style!

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Love,
Ying

Gel Mani: Bridal Floral Lace

Hi everyone!

Today’s set is a soft, understated look for brides who prefer to keep their nails simple but glamorous.

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The pale pink base colour is really flattering on most skin tones! Here, because the art is in white, there isn’t much contrast between the art and the base colour, so the overall effect is soft and subtle.

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To up the glam factor, we added embellishments – crystals, pearls and silver studs.

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Instead of plain crystals, I suggested white opal crystals as the overall set was already very pale and silvery (with the silver studs and the pearls), so the blue tone of the white opal crystals would add an extra dimension to the set.

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Love,
Ying

Gel Mani: Customisation for Jurlique

Hi everyone!

Today I’m sharing an awesome request I got from someone who clearly LOVES her job. She was working on a product launch for Jurlique and brought along some product pictures so that she could get a customised design for the media launch. I loved the idea!

So anyway, the main design is a purple flower (I forgot to ask for the product name and the flower species :(), and some berries…

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I kept the flowers to just a few nails, and used blue and white as the base colours, with a gradient effect on some nails. This way, I could keep the attention on the flowers.

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Love,
Ying

Gel Mani: Pastel Leopard Prints for Willabelle

Hi everyone!

Today I’m sharing the second set I did for the lovely Willabelle whens he was in Singapore for Fide Fashion Week.

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I’ve start to realise that Willabelle has really girly taste and also really likes bling! Her first set may have been a simple french, but she jazzed it up with glitter and embellishments. Her second set was on glitter tips, with embossed flowers and embellishments. And now, she’s also got crystals on some of her nails…

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This time though, we’ve gone all out with the art. Apart from crystals, there’s hand-drawn lace, leopard prints with hearts, and embossed ribbons as well. A little bit of everything!

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Here’s a screengrab from Willabelle’s instagram!

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Love,
Ying

Gel Mani: Black and White Mod

Hi everyone!

Today’s set is based on some reference pictures provided by my customer, who knew exactly what she wanted and which design to go on which nail. So, all I had to do was to execute the designs. 🙂

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Which design do you like best? Personally, I love the ring fingers – it’s almost a frame effect, with empty space in the middle that is embellished with different gold studs. So chic and so stunning!

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I also like the random lines design, which is a bit of a lattice and reminds me of windows…

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But I also like the tweed, which is quite different from the usual – it’s done in only one colour, and has lines that taper off and also random dots.

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Did you notice that one side is predominantly white while the other is predominantly black? I like the idea – makes the set more interesting!

Love,
Ying

Promo Art Sets for January!

So… if you’ve been following us on Instagram (@thenailartelier) or Facebook, you would have gotten sneak peeks of our promo art sets for January!

The details: Between 1-31 January, when you get a gel manicure done at The Nail Artelier, you can get any of these promo art sets done by simply paying an additional $25 for the art – it’s a fabulous deal, because these sets are all worth at least $45 each, and they’ve all been carefully curated for you!

First up – a vibrant abstract watercolour florals design paired with exquisite embellishments:

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Next, a sweet pastel set with unique rounded panels forming a striped pattern, adorned with quality gold alphabet stickers direct from Japan. We’ve paired them with half moon tips, embellished with more exquisite Japanese embellishments such as tiny gold studs and pastel stones.

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For the sophisticated lady who prefers a neutral colour palette, we’ve got the perfect festive set – classy tweed in warm hues of red, brown, and gold. We’ve picked gently curved tips that are super on-trend right now, and embellished them with subtle gold studs on a white border.

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If you’d like Lady Luck to be on your side this festive season, look no further – we’ve got this Alice/card-themed set, with the suits drawn on two nails and paired with sexy scallop-edged stocking tips, with gold trim and ribbons in the centre. Whether you’re playing mahjong or blackjack this Chinese New Year, these nails will suit the occasion!

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Finally, we’ve got a great mix-and-match set for you! Select any two of these cute Chinese opera characters (we’ve also got fortune kitties and horses if you like) for your thumbs, and pair them with glamorous sweetheart drape tips.

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If you haven’t booked an appointment with us yet, hurry! We’re fully booked already from 17th Jan onwards, but if you intend to get any of these sets done, we *might* be able to fit you in… The fastest way to book, of course, is to call us at 62988028 during operating hours!

Gel Mani: Sweet Ribbons

Hi everyone!

This is a super sweet set that my customer requested for – it’s modified from a reference picture she provided and we switched it up by changing the colours and adding the gold polka dots.

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I love the sweet colours here and the interesting trio of ribbons (ok, technically one ribbon and two halves) lining the half moons. Such a great idea!

Love,
Ying