While in Japan I asked my friend Rie where I could get a fun Japanese style manicure. I've read on a few fashion blogs that Japanese girls have the most fun and wild nail styles... so I knew I couldn't leave without that as a souvenir!! She set up an appointment with her friend in the town Niiza outside of Tokyo where she grew up and still lives.
Rie's friend Mihoko runs her fun nail business Duca out of her home. She told me she had a regular job for a while, then decided that designing nails was something she really wanted to do. She trained for several years before she opened her own business.
She had the most adorable apartment. Everywhere I looked was so cute and you can tell she put a lot of thought into each little vignette.
It made the experience much more special because I felt like I was getting such a special manicure that not just anyone could get. You had to know someone who knew her:)
She had so many cute designs to choose from, but I decided to go with her "Scandinavian Style" design. I put my own stamp on it by getting a little kitty cat on my ring finger.