Just a note, guys! Since I made this post, I've started a website devoted entirely to nail art. To learn more about Japanese nail art, and see a much more extensive gallery please visit
Let's face it, when it comes to fashion...Japan wins. I was looking around the web for some nail inspiration photos and I sure did find some! I would never be able to wear these designs, let alone replicate them, but that doesn't mean I don't looooovee to look at them! They're so full of fantasy, I would feel like a Sailor Moon character wearing these. I would also feel like I couldn't unbutton my jeans when I was in the bathroom! Enjoy, get inspired! Pimp out your nails!
|This is about as Japanese as I can manage to do! So boring in comparison, no?|
If you want to give this look a try but don't think you're quite up to the challenge (I can't say I blame you!) there's lots of places online that sell pre-decorated tips. I sell really pretty decorated nails in my Etsy shop for very reasonable prices.. Yukiumi also has a huge, huge selection of awesome looks for you to try out and a lots of little plastic pieces you can buy to put on yourself. If I wasn't saving for my trip to Las Vegas (and secretly dying to try to do it myself) I would have spent a fortune at those sites!
Want to take the plunge and try it yourself? There's loads of tutorials on youtube that make it seem oh so easy. Suuuuuure.