Nail Queen…From Hell

If Scary Nails was the theme of this year's Nail Queen competition, the winner did not disappoint!

Too Much Is Never Enough when it comes to depicting the epic battle between Good and Evil, using fingernails.

If Scary Nails was the theme of this year’s Nail Queen competition at the Tokyo Nail Expo, the winners definitely did not disappoint!

As you can see by the outfit that goes with the winning nails, scary goes way beyond fingernails!

As you can see by the outfit that goes with the winning nails, scary goes way beyond fingernails!

Second place went to this gothalicious design, which doubles as a set of Swiss Army Fingernails, in case she has to beat a real life level of Street Fighter X Tekken on the way home.

Second place went to this gothalicious design, just the thing for beating a real life Street Fighter X Tekken level on the way home.

And the bronze medal for want-to-look-away-but-I-just-can't goes to this confection of razor blades in apples.

And the bronze medal for want-to-look-away-but-I-just-can’t goes to this confection of spiderwebs and butterflies.

And in the Junior Student category…

Try texting with THESE.

Try texting with THESE.

Swipe right at your own risk to meet our 2nd place winner.

Swipe right at your own risk to meet our 2nd place winner.

The perfect nail design to go with YOUR family tartan.

And in 3rd, the perfect nail design to go with YOUR family tartan on the next Robert Burns Day.

Thanks go out to the always-excellent Nail Max magazine for the pix & descriptions of the 2015 Tokyo Nail Expo Nail Queen winners.

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