We’ve seen some creepy manicure ideas for Halloween from ones inspired by our favorite horror movies to vampire talons to some painful-looking bloody versions. There was some fierce competition, but “exploding pimple nails” win for being the most original manicure of them all.
That’s right, everyone’s obsession with pimple popping has been turned into a manicure. And it’s gross, realistic, mesmerizing and unique all at once.
The creative mastermind behind the nail art is Natasha Lee. In a YouTube video of the the manicure, she applies a neutral nail polish as a base coat to resemble skin. She then adds a pinkish red to mimic the inflammation that we typically see surrounding pimples. To create the “zits,” she used a combination of nail glue and a banana hand cream to form the “pus” from the “whitehead.”
Because that wasn’t enough, the vlogger also demonstrates squeezing the pus/hand cream out of one of the “breakouts” on her nail. Spoiler alert: If you love watching pimple popping videos, you will probably be weirdly entranced with the manicure. And if you’re someone who doesn’t get them at all, you’ll probably be a bit freaked out by the manicure.
We’ll have to see about whether exploding pimple manicures will become a nail art trend like chrome nails and shattered glass nails, but something tells us that a few people will be remembering this creative nail art for next Halloween.