Thursday, February 19, 2009

Nail Art on Etsy!

Though I never paint my nails and am constantly biting them I am determined to have some crazy beadazzled nail job done one day. Since living in Japan, I've been fascinated by the world of nail art. While walking around Osaka I would see tons of Japanese girls sporting these spectacular nail designs, that involved beading, gems, glitter, stencils and more. I always wondered how much it would cost.

On a recent visit to Japan, my friend Amy and I went to a nail art shop. Amy picked out a few gems and a glittery nail color while the cashier rang up the bill ... which came out to over a $100!! Sadly, Amy ended up only getting one gemstone on each thumb and even that was pretty expensive!

So I was delighted to find a cheap alternative to salon nail art on Etsy today! I found a shop called dragonflynailz which specializes in beautiful and adorable pre-made stick on nails. My favorite are the Watermelon toenails and the Tiki Nails!



And for some glittery nail action check out NailzImage.etsy.com


And chibiaiboutique.etsy.com.

8 comments:

Erin said...

Thanks so much for the compliments! Big hugs!!

Dragonfly Nailz

NailzImage said...

Thanks for showing my photo. i was in japan before. i know that their manicures are pretty expensive but their nail artists are all highly trained so we are all actually paying for their skills.
Anyway, one of my mentors actually charged US$500 for a set of nails so I supposed $100+ is not really expensive to them.

Chen Reichert said...

wow! $500 I'd love to see what $500 nails look like! Yeah they do some AMAZING work. We were just shocked by the price because it was close to a $100 for just one color nail polish and 2 little itty bitty gems. iik! But then again it was in a boutique in the heart of Tokyo so I'm sure that's the average price around there.

kendy said...

The content you have provided is pretty interesting and useful.

Today while I was surfing the Internet, I read about Gel Nails being the latest trend now in the nail fashion industry. After
reading about gel nails, I think it’s a great way to dress up your nails giving them a trendy look.

I thought this information might be useful for anyone looking for genuine nail decoration stuff and may not know where to buy
them from.

Chen Reichert said...

thanks for checking out my post Kendy. I'm glad I could help direct you to some fun nail designs :)

I personally am excited for the summer time when I can buy some fun toe nail designs.

gel said...

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Gel-Nails said...

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rajaswari said...

Nail art is a creative field and the fashioning and designing of nails is becoming more and more innovative. Various mediums like dried flowers, beads and fabrics can be used to enhance the beauty of nails.

With the onset of creative techniques and imagination, French manicure nail art is highly in vogue. Nail art is suitable for French manicured nails since these nails are extended for longevity and provide a good base for nail art.

Nail Art