Sunday, January 31, 2010

Japanese nail art. Your thoughts?

Japanese nail art.
Just the thought of it brings up visions of a giant plastic hello kitty dangling from fingertips, nails encrusted with everything shiny, shimmery, gaudy and kitschy.
So what I want to know is - do YOU like it? Is it just the soft pastel colours that put you off? The vision of nails so encrusted with... stuff, that it becomes a nightmare to think about going to the toilet?
Or do you love it?
Would you learn how to make giant acrylic frangipanis? Or do you already have the knack of sculpting a delicate rose under your belt?

Some pictures to get you thinking.

I want to know!
Gaudy or gorgeous?
Kitschy or kawaii?
Heavenly or hell-on-earth?

Me? I'm going to do what I always do. Pick away the elements of the cute and the spooky and make it mine. But maybe not so much.... stuff.

What are your thoughts ladies?



Anonymous said...

I love hello kitty, but those nails frighten me. I mean, mother of god, you couldn't possible wash your hair even, without yanking a chunk of hair from you scalp on one of those monstrosities. The others are a little less scary. Less raised=less potential to maim myself

Evil Angel said...

I will admit that I am impressed with the talent that goes into some of the extreme nail art but I'm certainly not going to wear it.
To me it would be like straping a Warhol around your neck and calling it a necklace. Art is beautiful, creepy, disturbing, odd etc but it is not functional to be worn about unless you are someone whom has their own personal bum washer. :P

Toxin said...

Ange-Marie and Evil Angel - I totally agree. Some of the elements are great to work with but some of them are just terrifying.

Betsy said...

I have to second the freaked out-ness over the Hello Kitty nails. But I also usually don't do that cute. Something about them makes me worry the would turn evil in my sleep and plot together for my ruin. Also, if nothing else I would roll over in my sleep and scrape off the skin on my face.

I do really like that first lace set though. I could totally get behind that.

Toxin said...

Betsy - I agree about the lace set. I might have to see if I can give something like this a go - just for fun.

Anonymous said...

Those lace nails are cool. I wonder if they used real lace... They would be HOT in a bolder, non-cutesy color combo, like red with black lace and flowers! *__*

About the Hello Kitty and cherry blossom (?) nails - these are harmless. I've seen a 2.5 inch pointed acrylic claw version of these actually _being worn_ . Freddy Krueger, anyone? :D

Toxin said...

Rock 'n' Nails - I totally agree with you. T keep thinking black lace on a nude base would look super sexy.

I know - have you seen the ones that look like coral? God-damn terrifying. Though I lose my mid when I have a glitter chunk thats hanging out a bit - let alone some of these!!

yardsticks 4 lunatics said...

I love these Japanese art nails - could I wear them? Probably not....Hello Kitty is my fave....kitties and candy!

just found your blog - come on over and visit me! :B

PerryPie said...

Omg, I've never even considered what that'd be like going to the washroom. EWWW.

Toxin said...

yeardsticks 4 lunatics - will do hun! I suppose for fun they could be cute...

PerryPie - thats the thought I just can't get past... ugh.

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