Nailed It.

No trip to Tokyo would be complete without a stop in Harajuku. On Wednesday, Margaux and I decided to forgo the "doctor fish" pedicure that I mentioned earlier this week in favor of trinket-adorned, Harajuku-style manicures (we were thinking something along the lines of this). In the end, we went for something a little (read: a lot) safer; nonetheless, we were thrilled with the result.

Here we are, having just arrived nearly a half hour late to our appointment at Ange Tokyo - we got lost on the way over, and spent the better portion of an hour circling Harajuku, looking for the salon.

Once we settled in, our manicurists helped us choose polish, glitter, and colorful stones - with the assistance of our trusty translator, a.k.a. my mom. 

An hour later...

It's hard to see the details, but Margaux's sunny circles are made up of dozens of tiny gold beads.

My manicure included a mixture of large stones (again, hard to see here), pink and silver glitter, and one tiny, hand-painted black cat.

They may not have been the outlandish creations we'd originally envisioned, but they were still quite a departure for two girls who normally opt for plain old, un-bedazzled red. 

Below, our sweet manicurists, Yoko and Yuriko, with their very happy customers.

Got a trip to Japan in your future? Visit Ange Tokyo's website, here, or call 03-6413-1590 to make an appointment.


  1. Ahhh! Love it. I saw some of the most adorable Japanese girls at SFO once with these crazy manis. Their nails were painted and pierced and so sparkly I couldn't take my eyes off of them.

    My fave is the little cat! Glad you guys are having a ball.

  2. the sweetest!!! i've always wanted to try those fish manicures but always chicken out in the end. your nails look great!

  3. Thanks, guys!

    Chelsea - yes! Painted and pierced and sparkly was definitely the idea we had going in! We weren't quite brave enough, but maybe we'll work our way up there... :)

    Jen - I'm putting the fish pedicure on my to-do list for next time!

  4. I love reading your Japan posts! I grew up in Tokyo, it's my most favorite city. If you have time, go to Oedo Onsen in Odaiba. (They have doctor fish too!) And if you're close to Kichijoji, my favorite cafe, Hammock Cafe. Have a great time!!! Xo

  5. Thank you, Karen! These are fabulous recommendations! I'm so glad you're enjoying the Japan posts - I've loved writing them :)



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