Nail Alcove


Hey there, 
(I’m all smiles because I got my Venti Xmas drink yesterday, hiphiphurray!)

The main focus of this photo though, 
is my naked nails. (which desperately needs pampering)

This post is gonna be featuring Nail Alcove!
(It’s not an ad, not getting paid for this, just wanted to do a friendly review!)

Why Nail Alcove?
Well, I got to know Chloe (Owner of Nail Alcove) because we stay in the same estate.
She used to do homebased nail services and now she has upgraded to a lil cosy shop. 
I’ve been following Nail Alcove on FB and instagram
and I must say their designs are SUPER prettz.

there was a great review by another blogger, Cherie tay! (Check out her post here).
Harper’s bazzar also featured NA in their Beauty Black Book

I made an appt to go down after work for a manicure!


I walked from work, as it was really nearby and these beautiful lanterns adorned the streets of Chinatown.

PictureDidn’t take me long before I found the place, with the help of their lil sign board!

Once you walk up a short flight of stairs, 
you’d see a glass door.

Remove your shoes and press the doorbell. 

Then step into..
Nail Alcove!


Tingles every artsy vibe in me.

Cushions to make you feel like home!

View of the whole shop.

Busy busy, as the manicurists keep up with the ladies coming in for Xmas designs~

the design


Before you go for your appointment,
you HAVE to do homework. 

You should have a rough idea of how you’d want your nails to look like!

Hence, I went onto instagram to search for inspirations. 
Try the following hashtags:

Eventually, I decided on the design on the left!
(I’m a sucker for classic designs)


This trip, I decided to do a Express Gelish Manicure,
which includes Nail shaping, buff, gel colour and cuticle oil. 

Here, you can see lovely Chloe working hard to give my nails a complete makeover.

After 30-45 mins,  
my nails were Christmas purrrfect.

I was so happy with the result!

If you’re wondering why the fourth finger is gold, 
It’s becauseeeee
(if you like it then you should put on a ring on it. 
HAHAHHA I love to break into song mid-sentence, please excuse me.)

Chloe was such a darling to add a bling stone to each of my fingers for free! (YAY!)


She was even so kind to give me a $5 voucher for my next visit!

This is because, 
I REALLY REALLY wanted to do a pedicure and try the foot scrub.

I forgot to bring slippers with me. ):

So, do rmbr to bring your slippers if you wanna pamper your feet^^

I’ve also attached the price list below for your easy reference!
Even little girls and MEN(yes you have to add $5 thou if you’re a dude) aren’t left out! 
So bring your everyone you know, to Nail Alcove today!

59B Temple Street;
5 minutes from the CBD area, 
a 3 minute walk to the trendy Ann Siang hill 
and right smack in the middle of a food haven.

Alight from Chinatown MRT and take Exit A!
Turn right, and walk towards Mcdonalds.
Cross the little lane, 
and you’ll find yourself in the paradise of lovely nails.

+65 62266278
Everyday: 11 – 9pm

“If you’re looking for an intimate and tailored manicure experience, no rush, no factory lines, no hard sells, here’s the place to be.”

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