I think Japanese nail artists have a great reputation, and I have always wanted to get my nails professionally done here, but been too scared.
My co-worker recommended a place in Nara, i-Nail it’s normally ¥4000 for the basic nail but ATM its only ¥3000!
My Japanese is still terrible but I managed to book an appointment and do ok. The nail artist was very kind and tried to speak English for me.
First my nails were buffed with two types of files, cuticles removed, shaped, cleaned and then had two layers of clear base, 4 layers of glitter and 2 top coats. My nails are soooo thick!
This is what I asked for…
And what I got!
I’m very happy with the results, and 9 days later they are still looking perfect. I’ve run across a few minor problems like not being able to scratch my mosquito bites or open the charging port on my phone. Lol.
I have a voucher to get the many layers of polish removed or discount on my next polish in August which is very good as usually removal is another ¥1000.
My nails 4 weeks on.
They’ve grown out quite a bit, but still no chips or major damage. Time to get them removed!