Japanese Nail Art 10

Time for some Japanese nail art! In general, nails here have been getting a little more conservative as people cut back. An acrylic manicure with tons of stuff attached can easily run $150 here, so people seem to be choosing more wearable styles that are more reasonable. But I still found a few over-the-top pictures to show you!

As always, these are collected from Japanese nail art sources and are not my own work.

barbie 11

Long gels with pressed flowers, confetti glitter and rhinestones. Barbie Salon, Tokyo.

Rie 11

I might have shown these before, but the carefully applied whipped cream with hot fudge always cracks me up. I’d be nibbling on it for sure!

Rie 12

Perfectly serviceable French tips with….a giant rhinestone and chain? They must have used some pretty powerful glue on these. Above images Rie Nail Salon, Tokyo.

aoyama prim

Some Halloween nails from Aoyama Prim Salon, Tokyo…complete with 3-D donuts.

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More Halloween nails from Justa Salon, Tokyo.

justa 2

Some music nails and lots of rhinestones on clear tips.  The Japanese seem to prefer the design facing outward, but I prefer the design to be right-side up as I look at my nails. 

justa 3

Giant preppy argyle claws.  Both images above from Justa Salon, Tokyo.

And, just because:

rhinestone hat

Who doesn’t need a rhinestone trucker hat? Those look like real Swarovski crystals to me, so it’s probably aabout $200 dollars worth of rhinestones.



About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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7 Responses to Japanese Nail Art 10

  1. ainos2 says:

    I just love #1 & #5!!!
    Thank you for posting these!

  2. Annabelle says:

    Those arglye… things sure are pretty. Love the glitter on them. But that hat?? Priceless.XD

  3. I always love these posts! You know how I just love the over the top stuff. I would just love for one time to get my nails done really wild, just 3-d everything and on those super pointy tips! hahaha – you can’t tell me my nails wouldn’t look good! The first ones are sooooo pretty though, aren’t they?

    What IS that green thing on the whip cream hot fudge nails???

  4. Oh yeah, I NEEEEED to know how they do those argyle nails, I am dying to try that out but my attempts have been huge fails!! Do you know of any tutorial or tricks they use to get it so perfect?

  5. Magnolia says:

    Oh my.. that hat! haha

    I really like the pressed flower nails, and the argyle ones.

  6. Lucy says:

    Those are some amazing nails. Love the Halloween themed nails. My favorites are the argyles. They are really pretty.

  7. HandNNails says:

    Great article, love reading the blog always… keep up the good work! xoxo

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