I’m an American woman who got my first taste of crazy nail art living in Tokyo. I bounced around Asia, spending a few years in Singapore. I was overseas for about 15 years and had a lot of opportunity for world travel. I’m now back in the USA as of 2016, looking for new experiences in the Big Apple. I get a lot of inspiration from things I’ve seen on the road, but little pieces of my past also bubble into my art and posts. I’m obsessed with color!
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.
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 in Tokyo and Singapore to improve my skills and started a nail shop on Etsy with 3500 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, Time Out, A Perfect 10, L.A. Times and many others. I’m still very much looking forward to where my glittery journey will take us!
Besides for the nails, I’m a part-time artist. I love all things creative: taking photos, drawing, scrapbooking, printmaking, beading, etc.
Other stuff I like includes: scuba diving, motorcycle riding, traveling, tea, reading, and of course, glitter.
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