Tag Archives: Japanese Nail Art

Minna No Nail (Everybody’s Nails!)

Today I have some scans from the Japanese nail art magazine Nail Up (I think- but it might be NailMax), showing user-submitted nail art. Japanese nail art did go through a somewhat understated phase in the last few years, but … Continue reading

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Dishwashing Detergent Nail Art

Proving that the Japanese will make a nail art contest out of just about *anything,* here’s a contest in which the theme was Joy diswashing detergent. The prize is a trophy…and 16 bottles of dishwashing detergent. There were enough contest … Continue reading

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Woohoo! Book Sneak Peek!

I’ve contributed some nail art to a couple recent books- one is just going to press now and will be published at the end of the month. It’s with a German company, so the first version is in German. English … Continue reading

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Nail Art January 2014 and Interior Design Musings

Chinese New Year is right around the corner, so I’ve been thinking up some nail designs for that. This year is a Horse year. There’s lots of shiny gold and red decorations around, which bring much happiness to my magpie … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nail Expo 2013 Art Contest Awards

Finally! I’ve got the results from the 2013 Tokyo Nail Expo art contests. Click to enlarge! The nails in the top 3 rows were all painted live at the Expo. The top row is Freestyle Fashion, 2nd row is “Men’s … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nail Expo Part 4

And…I think this will be the final installment in the weird and wacky world of the competitive nail art for the Tokyo Nail Expo. I’ve saved some of the best and strangest for last! Swirly flesh, amazing floral/grape detail- that … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nail Expo 2013 Part 3

One more installment of the Tokyo Nail Expo Art Tip Award 2013. The theme is “Fresh Flesh.” Click to enlarge. These kind of remind me of a Victorian funeral, especially with the lilies and the x on the eyes in … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nail Expo 2013 Part 2

Part 2 comin’ atcha with more crazy photos from the Tokyo Nail Expo! First off, my haul from the show…. And now back to the Nail Art Award Contest entries, where the theme was “Fresh Flesh.” This was pretty confusing … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nail Expo 2013 Part 1

I’m back from the Tokyo Nail Expo with some glittery fabulousness to share with you! I spent tons of money, took hundreds of photos and generally just had a fantastic time enjoying all things nail-related in the birthplace of crazy … Continue reading

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Nail Art Samples October 2013

Happy Halloween everyone! For those of you looking for some last minute Halloween nail art ideas, check out some easy DIY nails here! Other than the Halloween art, here’s a little sample of what I’ve been making lately. I love … Continue reading

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