Nail art has come a long way recently. There are nail designs that look even better on short nails than long, there’s nail art that can help detect your UV exposure, and nail art that can even make a hopeless romantic hate Valentine’s Day. That’s not even the tip of the nail art iceberg, but all this begs the question, “Are we going too far?” If you disagree, this viral corkscrew nail art may have you doing a double-take.
As reported by Cosmopolitan, the nail art comes to us from Kiara Sky Nail Products and was actually created through an incredibly painstaking process, which you can see in the video. The nail was painted with acrylic and shaped to a point, after which a straw is placed under the tip for the artist to build the spiral around with a small brush. Once it dries, the straw is removed and the “corkscrew” shape is cleaned up with a file, then painted and glammed up with rhinestones.
While the look is certainly well made, practicality comes into question. They’re like a micro version of how Chinese noblemen grow their nails ridiculously long to the point of curving to indicate that they’re so damn rich they have people to be their hands for them. Maybe corkscrew nails are a status symbol? It’s hard to imagine doing anything with this corkscrew at the end of one of your digits, let alone all 10, and though the craftsmanship is certainly spectacular it looks like it’d be easy to break — and that would probably be pretty painful. I have to hand it to Kiara Sky Nail Products though, they certainly come up with some pretty creative ideas for nail art. I’ll just stick to the more wearable designs when I look to them for inspiration.
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