I started this blog to show how nail polishes can be mixed into new shades, since polish was so expensive in Tokyo, where I was living. In the early days, I was almost mixing solid colors exclusively. These mixes are generally called “frankens,” which is one of the words you will probably see on here a lot!
It’s technically “frankenpolish,” or the result of mixing nail polishes together to make new colors. There is no limit to the colors that can be made. Some are awesome, some are duds, but all of them are interesting experiences. Inspirations have included: sea monsters, my favorite childhood bubble gum, old glassware, pirates, sunrises, disco and Gumby.
If you have something that’s very dear to you (old prom dress, 1980s jelly shoes, teddy bear) and you want nail polish to match, let me know! I also do “Famous Frankens” where I try to duplicate a hard-to-find commercial color.
As much fun as I was having with frankens, some nail art crept in, and I began to see nails as tiny canvasses. Being in Japan, the epicenter of crazy nail art, the art began to take over. I find artisitic inspiration daily, whether it be from classical Japanese woodblock prints or from taking a stroll in Harajuku!
With a lot of encouragement, I’ve gone to nail school here in Tokyo to improve my skills and started a nail shop on Etsy with 2000 sales and going strong, thanks to everyone’s support! Since then, my work has been featured in several magazines (print and online) including Huffington Post, Nail Max, BUST, Gothic Beauty, Seventeen Malaysia, Women’s Day and Bridal Guide. I’m still very much looking forward to where my glittery journey will take us!
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