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Manicure Gone Mad

The other day, while getting my claws sharpened at my favorite nail salon off Huntington, a girl walked in with a strange request.

She wanted a picture of herself and her boyfriend to be put under her acrylic nail, so that it acted like a frame, as a surprise for her boyfriend.

“EXCUSE ME?” was my first thought.


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Not only did the idea sound borderline stalker but I had never heard of nail art going to such extremes.

Personally, I’m guilty of the dagger nail trend and I remember having my acrylic nails ‘pierced’ back when Tom Cruise was jumping on Oprah Winfrey’s couch.

Now thanks to sites like etsy you can buy charms, rhinestones and spikes to literally pile on your nails to create 3D nail artworks. The effect is not something I would call subtle.

Bad luck for Bostonians who want the crazy nails.

Turns out there’s not a single nail salon that advertises 3D nail art in the area. So if you want the look you’re going to have to do it yourself, which might be impossible by the looks of it.

How much is too much when it comes to getting creative with your manicure?

Oh, and if you were wondering, I asked what happened with that girl’s creepy picture nails when I returned a few weeks later and they were able to make it happen! Go figure.

Posted by on March 22, 2013. Filed under Around the Hub,Fashion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.