Long gone are the days that a French polish or lick of Shellac would prove social media-worthy, as the beauty market has welcomed a bizarre new take on the traditional manicure.
In a clip shared via Instagram, a gel hospital bed (and stirrups) can be seen with a gown-clad woman made from acrylic laying upon it.
A post shared by Nail Sunny (@nail_sunny) on Jan 17, 2019 at 8:49am PST
The video shows the mother ‘give birth’, as the nail technician uses tweezers to pluck a small baby from beneath the gown.
The faux umbilical cord is then cut with a pair of tweezers and the newborn baby is placed on its mother. For those hoping to recreate the strange (albeit weirdly impressive) manicure at home, a step-by-step video later shows how to imitate the gel masterpiece.
But the weird and wonderful creations don’t stop there, as the salon has also shared various other impressive creations via Instagram.
Amid the news of a humble egg becoming the most liked photograph on the social media platform last week, the salon decided to create a manicure inspired by the trend.
A post shared by Nail Sunny (@nail_sunny) on Jan 15, 2019 at 2:14am PST
But the faux nail eggs aren’t merely for aesthetic purposes, as a video shows that the eggs ooze ‘yolk’ when broken.
@world_record_egg challenge 🥚Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked video post on Instagram 🥚 😂🤙🏽 PLEASE LIKE THIS VIDEO @nail_sunny #NAILSUNNYTUTORIAL p.s. Конечно же мы не могли не отреагировать на событие сегодняшнего дня , которое перевернуло жизнь @kyliejenner #guinnessworldrecord #wlrldrecordegg #worldrecord #worldrecordholder #worldrecords video by @edo_movs
A post shared by Nail Sunny (@nail_sunny) on Jan 14, 2019 at 8:44am PST
Other bizarre manicures thought up by the salon include the likes of dancing ballerina nails, melting cheese toastie-inspired talons and even edible creations made using sweetcorn – a whole new temptation for those guilty of biting their nails.
A post shared by Nail Sunny (@nail_sunny) on Nov 23, 2018 at 8:50am PST
Real corn 🌽 nails – yay or nay? Vegan nails video by @edo_movs #nailsunnytutorial p.s. actually the model is pretending like she was eating corn She didnt eat them until the end. That was some action for camera 🎥 and no one was harmed during the making of this video'
A post shared by Nail Sunny (@nail_sunny) on Sep 14, 2018 at 9:20am PDT
Understandably, the Instagram account has been met with mixed responses. Some have dubbed the tutorials “beautiful” while others were less than impressed with the birth manicure in particular.
A post shared by Nail Sunny (@nail_sunny) on Nov 15, 2018 at 7:34am PST
One social media user commented, “This is taking things too far…”
“l don’t care for this kind of art,” another wrote.
The question is, will you booking yourself in for a birth manicure this season?
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