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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.

Tokyo Nail Expo Art Tip Award- Part 3

And coming into the next 30ish entries… 35. I am not sure what is going on here. The middle part reminds me of a striped Laffy Taffy I once accidentally left in the car in summertime. Luckily no one sat … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nail Expo 2019 Nail Art Tip Award- Part 2

And, without further ado, the next entries: 13. Richly detailed cormorant nails. I really like the texture, design and balance of these. Beautifully done. 14. Cute rising sun nails done in orange vs the traditional red. I’d like to have … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nail Expo 2019 Nail Art Tip Award-Part 1

A highlight of the Tokyo Nail Expo is the Nail Art Tip Award, where artists make a set of five nails according to a predetermined theme. Previous themes have included “Adult Punk,” “Traditons of Japan,”  and this year’s theme, though hard … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nail Expo 2019 Day 1

The Tokyo Nail Expo kicked off on November 24th, a bit later than previous years, which means no Thanksgiving for me this year. I’m OK with that since me and the Mr. will be sitting in a hot spring in … Continue reading

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On My Way to Japan

The Tokyo Nail Expo kicks off on November 24 and I’m at the airport waiting to board my flight to Tokyo! I did stop over in Hawaii on my way to Japan, so I soaked up a lot of sun … Continue reading

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Motorcycles.

I’ve done a few fall nails- leaves and some flannel-inspired ones are underway, but for some reason, I was just feeling Motorcycle-y! I really enjoyed riding a motorcycle when I lived in Asia, but there are a lot of bikes … Continue reading

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Fall Feelings

Fall is my favorite season, and now that I’m back living in a place that has seasons, I’ve been doing my best to enjoy it. Not many trees here, but fall foliage can always sneak onto my nails. Christmas stuff … Continue reading

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Coming Back Around Again

Well, after a frustrating relationship with Instagram and other more visual-based social media, I find myself drawn back to blogging. I spend months (years?) trying to figure out how to “get”  Instagram and other social media, but was not successful. … Continue reading

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A Goodbye To WordPress And A Hello To NeverTooMuchGlitter.com

I’ve come to the end of an era…it’s time to say goodbye to this blog, and to WordPress. I’m a relative dinosaur, starting in the nail art world in 2007! I spent most of those years in Japan, some in … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nail Expo 2016 Art Tip Awards Part 4- Some NSFW

All right, I’m powering through the last 50 entries of the Tokyo Nail Expo Art Tip Awards. The theme is Japanese Textures, and we’re seeing lots of geisha/maiko figures, cranes and the dread Flowers No Matter What. There are a … Continue reading

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