Artist Uses Real Plants Instead Of Polish To Decorate Her Nails

The succulents actually grow while attached to her nail beds.

From looks inspired by clothing such as denim, cable knit sweaters, shattered glass, and aquarium manicures, there's no shortage of creative nail art styles. Most recently, though, we've discovered a look that takes things to a whole new level. 

"Succulent nails" are the brainchild of Roz Borg. The Australian artist has taken to transforming her nails into growing art by planting gorgeous succulents onto fake nails. 


Borg has been creating succulent terrariums and jewelry and wanted to use the beautiful plants for something unique. So, she decided to test them out as nail art. 

To achieve the look, Borg uses Oasis floral adhesive to glue baby succulents to acrylic nails. After it dries, she attaches the acrylic nails to her real nails. The process is certainly not a quick one as it takes about an hour to do each hand. 

The result is definitely more unique than any nail styles we've seen before, and it's also the most environmentally friendly considering these tiny real plants can actually grow while attached to your nail beds. And, once you're ready to have a new nail look, you can repot the succulents. 

"The Oasis glue eventually releases and I can plant the baby succulents and they can grow happily," Borg told The Huffington Post. "It's definitely a temporary green thumb."

Borg admits that the style might not be practical for everyone, but it's definitely striking. "People are stunned when they realize it's real live plants, not 3D sculpting," she told HuffPost. "Some people are grossed out, but most love it!"

If this intense nail art isn't your thing, but you'd still love to decorate your hands with succulents, Borg has just the thing. She makes fantastic succulent rings perfect for showing off your love for the plants.


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