The next big beauty trend may be grosser than you think: a California-based manicurist is charging $300 to press snakeskin on your nails. According to StyleList, the process involves individual pieces of snakeskin “cut to size, applied with a gel varnish and sealed using UV light.” It takes over two hours, with manicures lasting up to three weeks and pedicures up to twelve weeks.
So, onto the polling:
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My first reaction was, “Gross!” but then I began thinking about hypocrisy and thought, ultimately, is this any different from wearing snakeskin pumps? Or carrying a snakeskin clutch?
…Yes. Ultimately, the answer is yes. Neither of those things involve gluing a dead animal’s flesh onto your body.
(via StyleList, who’s got video)