May 21 - Nail artists in Japan add LED lights to nails which flicker when they detect radio waves. Sasha Salama reports.
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There's a new, high-tech way to light up your nails - literally.
At the 17th annual Beauty World Expo in Tokyo, nail artists apply extensions during a manicure that have tiny, electronic circuits in them. Created by two Japanese companies, the paste-on nail stickers light up when they're near electronic payment card readers or smart phones.
So far, the product is very popular. More than one thousand packages sold at the Expo in just a day and a-half.
(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 39-YEAR-OLD NAIL ARTIST, YUKO MATSUTAKA, SAYING:
"It's something that is playful because it doesn't blink all the time. Only when there's an electric frequency. I quite like it and ended up buying several."
The nail stickers sell for $12 U.S. dollars per package (1,200 yen) and they're only available in Japan. At least for now.
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