Nail trends: Stones and Wires

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a nail post. I want to talk about another trend in the Japanese nail art world. This one has been around since last year but is a bit of a slow burn compared to the splash mirror nails made. One reason for this is that this trend requires parts. Specifically, stones and shaped wire. See some examples below.


This was a natural progression really, from people mimicking the look of stones with art to actually using them as parts. Usually this trend is paired with clear designs, gold leaf, air brushing or a more subtle look. Where mirror nails had such wide applications it could suit various styles, this trend only fits the more grown up styles. stones nail parts

Most salons offer these parts but they usually have to be bought on top of the cost of the manicure. That’s the same with most parts but I can see why not everyone is willing to pay an extra few thousand yen for this look.


I’ve been tempted in the past because I’ve seen such cool designs with this trend. However I’m not great with big things on my nails because I am not even close to graceful and they get caught on things. What do you guys think of this trend?


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