Category Archives: Japanese Nail Art

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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Japanese Halloween Nail Art Magazine Scans Part 2

Here’s another look at some more Halloween-themed Japanese nail art. This is a scan of a page from Nail Max magazine- not my work, just to be clear. Click to enlarge! These nails feature a lot of ¬†acrylic 3D detailing. … Continue reading

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Japanese Halloween Nail Art Magazine Scans Part 1

I started my nail art career in Tokyo, which I consider to be the epicenter of weird and wonderful nails. It’s not unusual to pay $75-150 for a manicure there, so there’s a lot of nail salons and a lot … Continue reading

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Nail Art Samples July 2013

Here’s a peek at some nail art I’ve made recently. Summer is pretty slow in the nail business as people are out and about doing their thing, so it’s given me a little time to experiment with some new designs. … Continue reading

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Nail Art Samples From Late June 2013

I’m making nails daily- here’s a little sample of what I’ve come up with recently. I’m basically done with bridal season, which involved a lot of flowers. Don’t get me wrong- I love florals and dainty nails, but I also … Continue reading

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A Few Nail Art Samples From May 2013

Here’s a little sampling of nails I’ve made in the past month or so- everything from Pegasus to spooky poison apple nails to happy pressed flower nails! I do post nail art regularly on Facebook. You should be able to … Continue reading

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