However ridiculous the nail art in Asia may be, there are still a few enticing things that make us want our nails done with CRAY crystals and insane colours. Over the past weekend in Shanghai I became a victim to this nail art with DIAMOND ENCRUSTED NAILS. Thankfully, I did not do this to ALL of my fingers. I decided doing both of my ring fingers would suffice. My cousin and I sat at a nail salon for approximately 2 hours getting a light grey/purple-ish shellac colour as our base (something very neutral and muted) to go along with our RIDICULOUS ring fingers. I must say after it was done we couldn't stop taking photos of them...at dinner, the bar, brunch...
UP NEXT: Heading to TOKYO FASHION WEEK!!! Stay tuned for more...
Ever heard of Caviar Nails? I recently picked up this awesome kit from Lane Crawford the other day in rose gold. I wasn't sure how it would play out or if it would look too much if I did all my nails so I tested the waters and decided just to caviar my ring fingers (such it seems the trend to change up the ring finger nail). In the end I thought it looked pretty blingy and matched my morning cappuccino fromThe Petit Cafe just perfectly. The texture is also very interesting! I kept touching my nails consistently! Definitely an easy DIY manicure.
Just got back from an amazing Christmas trip to Japan! Definitely one of my favourite countries - it is just so clean, everyone is extremely polite, friendly, and the FOOD! Simply phenomenal. It is quite impossible to have a bad meal in Japan. We spent our time mainly in Osaka and a few days in Kyoto. Kyoto is a beautifully historic city with a lot to see and do. Osaka is FOOD CITY! I probably spent most of my time eating and then navigating to my next restaurant to try other delicious delights. Japan also has some of the best bread and no matter where you go, everything is packaged PERFECTLY. I mean perfectly - from little candies, pickled vegetables to bento boxes sold at 7-11. It was also quite fun getting a chance to use my terrible Japanese - being half Japanese I wish I knew a little more. I am also glad I kept up my reading skills as I found it very helpful to be able to read as there wasn't too much English around. Here are some of my favourite snapshots from my trip all from my iPhone (if you don't have the photo editing app called 'Snapseed' I highly recommend it)! Enjoy!
Downtown Dotonbori in Osaka
Matcha soft serve in Gion, Kyoto
CRAY vending machines - You can literally get anything in a vending machine
Interesting vending machine finds - SAKE!
Another shot of Dotonbori
Fresh UNI from a hole-in-the-wall sushi bar in Tenjinbashi, Osaka
The said sushi bar from above
The best tekka maki also from the hole-in-the-wall sushi bar
BACON Okonomiyaki (pan-fried cabbage pancake covered with bonito flakes and savory sauce)
A rustic street near the Fushimi Inari Shrine with a fresh senbei store on the right-hand side
Chocolate cream-filled bird pastries
Street food fave...TAKOYAKI!
Side street in Temma, Osaka
Killer ramen in Kyoto from Honke Dai-Ichi Asahi Ramen
Fresh and warm senbei (rice crackers) from Mochiyaki Senbei!
Our traditional machiya townhouse in Kyoto My new Nike Roshe sneaks in the subway