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The Botanical Succulent Nail Trend Giving A Whole New Meaning To 'Green Fingers'

by Rose Adams Published on 28 October 2016

As self confessed beauty junkies, we love us a new Instagram nail trend, and it seems each one is crazier than the last. If furry nails or crazy marbled nail art wasn't out there enough for you, then let us introduce the latest trend you're about to become obsessed with, straight from your erm, flower bed...

The bloggers we love to follow are usually the ones responsible for filling our feeds with the latest kooky trends set to switch up our beauty regime (fork contouring anyone?) and of course as they lead, we follow. But this time it's a designer who has got her organic thinking cap on, and given us a whole new meaning to the term 'green fingers.' Yep, plants have now made the major leap into the beauty world. And we're not quite sure how to feel about it tbh.

If, like me, you're not a gardener yourself, you may be left a little baffled by the term 'succulent', well let me educate you: it's namesake to a low maintenance pretty plant that kinda looks like a cactus without the spikes. Regularly spotted in hip households across the globe, not to mention countless cool girl instagram shots, sitting next to the latest must have handbag no less, the humble succulent's logical next step was always gonna be nails, right?

If you've got a passion for all things organic, then this is sure to be right up your garden path!

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Talking to The Huffington Post, Australian artist Roz Borg, who's the brains behind the botanical mani, and owner of an insane Instagram feed, revealed: “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. People are stunned when they realise it’s real live plants, not 3D sculpting. Some people are grossed out, but most love it!”

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To create this leafy look, Roz applies the baby plants to a false nail with strong nail glue, before then applying it to the actual nail itself. If you're expecting a quick in-and-out visit to the salon to get this look, I'm afraid it's quite the opposite - this is ART after all people! The process takes a lengthy hour per hand to complete. Eek.

​Attractive and super cool looking? Yes. Practical? Hell no.

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It's no secret that everything 'plant based' is trending right now, from skincare to our diet, but is this a step too far? We're not sure if the trend will take off, but what we are sure of is that it's Instagrammable AF, and call me basic, but for that reason I'm sold. Who would've thought we'd be spending pay day down the garden centre, eh?

Would you rock this crazy nail trend? Let us know @SofeminineUK!

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