Growing actual plants on your nails is now a very real beauty trend

Just when you think we've reached peak beauty crazy, live plants on human nails comes along

What the actual f***? This is the type of look those who live in humid environments or those simply prone to fungal infections go to great lengths to avoid. Plants, on nails? First, how does that work? Second, does it sort of, actually, look kind of cool?

Succulents have had a huge surge in popularity over the past year or so. What interior is complete without a few tasteful glass bowls of the easiest-to-maintain plants hanging around? They're handy gifts, and they brighten up a boring desk. They're also the next step in nail art.

Roz Borg, an Australian artist, uses succulents to make pretty jewellery and decorations. As artists tend to do, she wanted to take things to the next level, and the next level was nails.


Speaking to The Huggington Post, she explained: “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. “I Googled it and didn’t get any hits on anything, so I went for it."

How It Works

Borg uses Oasis glue, a floral adhesive, to apply baby succulents to false nails. Then, she attaches the false nails to her real nails, (with normal nail glue).


Borg says, “People are stunned when they realise it’s real live plants, not 3D sculpting. Some people are grossed out, but most love it!”

What do you think? Does it gross you out or would you try this "temporary green thumb"?

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