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Green thumbs: Succulent nail art is an Instagram rage

  • Green thumbs no more
  • Plant succulents on your nail
  • Instagram beauty trend blowing up the internet
succulent nail arts


As far as beauty trends go, and in particular, nail art has grown from mere shimmer and shine to intricate designs and embellishments, and to actually sprouting succulents on your fingernails.


That’s right. Tiny water-bearing leaves to adorn your fingernails.  Now, no one can accuse you of not having any "green thumbs".  In a literal manner of speaking, anyway.


In an interview with Huffington Post, the artist behind this bizarre but fascinating trend, an Australian called Roz Borg, said, ““I had been making real succulent jewellery and wanted to use the same application on something I had never seen baby succulents used on before.”


The ingredients required in what clearly seems like a time-consuming yet mesmering process include: fake nails, an adhesive, and nail glue. The steps needed to achieve this look are attaching the said succulents of choice on to a fake nail with the help of an adhesive. Post which, this now prettified fake nail is put onto the real nail and it stays there with the help of a glue gun.


Now, the best part is, once you’re bored of it, you can take it out, and put it back in the soil, where it actually, strike that, rightfully belongs. Win-win, wouldn’t you say so?


Here’s some of her work that can be viewed on Instagram, that has taken the Internet by storm: 





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