from Nail Up! May 2012.

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Nail Trend World Map

In this article, we do a complete study of fashionable nails inspired by various trends and hits from foreign countries! Paris, Los Angeles, Hawaii and London, we introduce popular nail designs from these 4 places ☆ We also show you 4 other designs based on the image colors of Brazil, Spain, Bali and Bulgaria ♪ All these wonderful designs will make you want to travel to those countries immediately ☆ In this wanderlust season, which design would you pick as you look forward to your travels!?

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Hawaii meets “Tie-Dye Patterns”
Everyone loves Hawaii ❤ The Hawaiian motif is an innocent love for their country. To express their love, this motif has made its way onto their nail designs, reflecting their passionate feelings ♪

Design #1


Recommended Items


A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (White)
C: Manicure Polish (Orange)
D: Manicure Polish (Yellow)
E: Manicure Polish (Lame Gold)
F: Pieadra Nail Stickers: Hawaiian Wave Gold ¥399
G: Top Coat


Step 1: Apply A’s base coat once, then B’s white polish twice over your entire nail.


Step 2: Use C’s orange polish to draw a thick line across the center of your nail. Go over it twice to create an opaque line.


Step 3: Similar to Step 2, use D’s yellow polish to draw a thick line as shown. Go over it twice as well.


Step 4: Finally, use C’s orange polish to draw a line at the very tip of your nail. Go over it twice.


Step 5: Apply E’s gold lame polish over all the lines drawn in Steps 2~4.


Step 6: Stick on F’s nail sticker along one of the lines, and apply F’s top coat over the nail to complete.

Design #2

Recommended Items


A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (Silver)
C: Manicure Polish (Yellow)
D: Manicure Polish (Orange)
E: Manicure Polish (Green)
F: Top Coat
G: Pieadra Round Earth Stone ¥210
H: Various Rhinestones


Step 1: Apply A’s base coat once, then B’s silver polish twice over your entire nail. Draw a thin line using C’s yellow polish as shown.


Step 2: Randomly stroke lines along your nail using C’s yellow, D’s orange and E’s green polishes.


Step 3: Apply F’s top coat over your nail, then stick on G’s earth stone onto the center of your nail.


Step 4: Stick on H’s rhinestones around the earth stone as shown. Apply F’s top coat over your entire nail to complete.

Design #3

Recommended Items


A: Base Coat
B: Manicure Polish (White)
C: Manicure Polish (Green)
D: Matte Top Coat
E: Bijou Hawaiian Nail Parts: Heart ¥2,100
F: Various Rhinestones
G: Top Coat


Step 1: Apply A’s base coat once, then B’s white polish twice over your entire nail.


Step 2: Randomly stroke lines along your nail using C’s green polish.


Step 3: Apply D’s matte top coat over your entire nail. This adds shine and makes the nail look cool ☆


Step 4: Stick on E’s heart and F’s rhinestones in a balanced design as shown, then apply G’s top coat over your entire nail to complete.

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