Saturday, June 15, 2013


Hello everyone!

It has been some time since I have visited this blog, and I thank you for still reading and checking back! The past few months have been sheer madness; making different decisions that bring about lots of changes.

On 15th June, The Nail Artelier officially opened its doors; a joint effort between Ying ( and myself. It was just an idea, and it was a dream that came very true for both of us! Due to this, I have since ceased services at my home based salon. The new salon is located at 48 Haji  Lane, an amazingly vibrant neighborhood!


I'll still try to update here as and when that I can, hope to see you at The Nail Artelier!


Monday, April 29, 2013

Gel Polish: hearts and love

A combination fit for both CNY and Valentine's Day since the 2 special occasions were very close to each other!

I used Gelish Ambience for the base for the corset art, AngelPro #4 (nude-pink), #21 (pink), #47 (white), #35 (red) and black acrylic paint for the corset details.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Melissa's Gel Mani: Turn your Swag on

I introduced this app "Girls Pic" to Melissa, which got her really spoilt for choice! This app is really amazing, it is like Instagram but already categorized so you don't have to trawl through hash tags!

So anyway, this particular mani caught her eye, even though its not really her style! Melissa is a really chirpy and bubbly girl, but the neat style got to her, and she wanted the set to be matte like the original set too!

Oh I forgot to mention, that her previous mani lasted her really well with the crystals all intact!

So this is my first encounter with houndstooth, so pardon the imperfections ): I drew the design based on the picture, should have referred to a proper houndstooth picture instead for better accuracy!

I used AngelPro #29 (black) and #47 (white), super clean look!

After the design was done, and checking with Melissa that she really want the set to be matte, I sealed the design with this matte top coat I got recently.

Gotta love the overall effect, looks leathery, super swag! I will consider doing this for myself, with the crystals!

How do you like this? (:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dingxuan's visit!

Initially, Dingxuan wanted to do acrylic extensions on her right hand (all 5 fingers) because somehow those are always shorter than her left hand! But I decided to just do a full set so that it will be more uniform!

I spent about 2.5 hours on the whole set of extensions, all sculptured! Not totally perfect, ):
Anyway, Dingxuan couldn't decide on a design, so I suggested doing gradient nails (similar to her toes!), and added some studs and crystals on top! I especially love the heart made up of black crystals, super outstanding on the gradient base. I used AngelPro #111(nude), #74 (light blue), #144 (dark blue) for the gradient base.

For her pedi, I did a simple gradient with OPI Passion and Orly Royal, and then added OPI Last Friday Night for extra glitter! Added some embellishments on the big toes, very royal indeed :P

Dingxuan also did a spa pedi this time round, which consists of super hydrating heated foot mask that leaves her feet baby soft and smooth! I have yet to add this onto the current service menu, so do look out for it!

Looking forward to our next session!

Mini Announcement!


As most of you know, I'm doing this on a part-time basis; my real career is being a full time student! So, I'll be having my exams in May, and I'll need all the time I have to revise and prep for them. Thus, I'll be taking a break in April/May at Nail Art Express, and very limited slots at my home-based salon in April. My exams will end by the third week of May, and I'll be away for a short holiday on the also week of May till early first week of June. So.....there will be limited slots in May as well!

I'll take this chance to say a BIG thank you for the support shown during CNY. Most of you were punctual for the appointments and kept the schedule running smoothly, super appreciate that! And the small treats here and there, I loved all of that! So, really, thank you!

As well as, I will like to highlight that if under any circumstances that you're dissatisfied with your manicure/pedicure, please feel free to highlight to me during the session! I will try my best to do the best for you! If you have any problems after the session, do email me and I'll see how I can help as well. All I want to say is, I'll appreciate all feedbacks, be it good or bad!

Do book early to secure your appointments, and I look forward to serving all of you!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gel Polish: Pop Art Design

Mabel wanted a set along the line of pop art style, and sent a few pictures as reference prior to he appointment. We ended up picking the color scheme from the set seen from Nails by Kayla, super pop and cheerful!

I did a mix of designs, especially on her left hand!

I used AngelPro #25 (blue), #20 (yellow), #22 (pinkish-red), #29 (black) and #47 (white) for the base colors as well as art. Gotta love the consistency of AngelPro Gelly Polishes for art!

Gel Polish: Art Box inspired Animal Farm

Yanling actually knew about me while she was doing her pedicure at her usual salon, and the customer next to her showed the manicurist a picture of my design and got her intrigued. Thank you to this stranger for liking my design!

So anyway, Yanling really liked the set of neko x usagi set that I did earlier, and she likes this series of animal prints from ArtBox, that she decided to have them on her nails!

I did them according to pictures of notebooks that she got? And transferred accordingly. A couple of colors are used: AngelPro #14(grey) for rabbit, #9(yellow) for chick, #10 (green) for frog, #12 (lilac) for bear, and #13 (salmon pink) for cat. Details are done with #29 (black). I used Gelish Desert Sands for the base color.