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Happy Deepavali! (Hindu Festival of Lights)

Though I’m not Indian, I have a deep appreciation of sparkles, just like the good folks of India. They like sparkly things almost as much as I do, which is saying a lot! I collect Indian textiles and decor items … Continue reading

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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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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 2012- Nail Art Contest Part 1

The Tokyo Nail Expo has come to an end for this year, but here’s my favorite part to share with you: the Nail Art Contest. This year’s theme was “Tokyo Character(s).” It’s not clear what type of “character” that means, … Continue reading

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OPI Sorta Like This Color

I’ve been going through my stash of polish, trying to weed out colors that I never use. Some were bought online and I found I didn’t like the color, others clashed with my skintone, or others were too sheer for … Continue reading

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Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!- Happy Mardi Gras!

I just realized this morning that it’s Mardi Gras! I don’ t know how it snuck up on me like that- it’s definitely my kind of holiday, involving glitter, sparkles, rhinestones and beads. So in honor of all things sparkly … Continue reading

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Nail Art Competition- Tokyo Nail Expo 2009

Love ’em or hate ’em, some of these nail tips are true works of art.  These are all the finalists, but I didn’t find out who actually won as that was announced on the Monday, the last day of the expo. … Continue reading

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