So after the holidays, I was getting tired of the red and just wanted to do something plain. I decided to just do the regular course at my favorite nail salon March Nails Shibuya (マーチ渋谷店).
The regular course consists of using your natural nails (自爪、jizume), one nail color (ワンカラ) or glitter gradation (ラメグラデーション), and 2 nails with unlimited stone art (ストーン ２本付け放題). This costs 3,985 yen (which is about $40 USD). After deciding on the course, the first step is to choose my color.
I decided I wanted to go with a grey color because its easy to match and its….was still debating till the last second but finally choose the color on the far left, VC-315. (Sorry it’s a bit blurry…)
So on to nitty gritty. Time to shape and file my nails with a filer. Then in order for the gel to stick to the surface of my nails, it needs to be rough and not smooth. To get this effect, my nailist uses the same tools that a dentist would to add texture to the top layer of my nails. **For you first timers–don’t worry this doesn’t hurt at all. Its like filing your nails down.
After all of that is completed, it’s time to add the first coat of clear gel to my nails. All the rough edges are now smooth again. Then it’s time to add some color. My nailist adds two layers of grey gel.
While my nails were drying under the UV lamp, I decided on the two fingers I want to put the stone art on. I chose my ring finger on both hands. You can choose any finger, and it doesn’t have to be the same one on each hand either.
Next is the fun part, coming up with the stone design. They have pre-maid designs to help you choose or you can come up with one on your own. The stones come in various colors, sizes and shapes. You can also used any of the metallic looking stones too.
I just wanted something that was uncomplicated and looked clean. So I decided on different sizes of the same color of stone. I wanted it to be like a gradation on my nails. So my nailist carefully placed the different sized stones on my ring finger in the design that I wanted. After the final top clear coat was put on top of all my nails.
Simple is best. Here is the finished product!! I love them!
So when was the last time you got your nails done? When you what something plain and simple, what design do you do? What color is best for you?
ms fancy pant tokyo & my new boyfriend mr frosty
- March Nails Shibuya (マーチ渋谷店)
- 2-10-14 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
- 7F Aoyama Alpha Bldg
- Mon-Fri 10:00-21:00
- Sat-Sun/Holiday 10:00-18:30