Woman Spends £40 On Ombre Nails And Gets Two-Tone 'Dog Nipples'
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Most of us have had a beauty fail in our time - one where reality falls majorly short of expectation.
New Yorker Serina Carmen experienced that (quite literally) first hand when she paid £40 for luxe ombre nails and instead got botched talons resembling "flamingo beaks and dog's nipples".
25-year-old gas station co-manager Serina decided to treat herself and twin sister Cheyanne to matching manis to celebrate a recent promotion.
The sisters spent hours choosing their dream nail design, eventually opting for a subtle black-to-pink ombre look, before heading to the salon in Walden, New York, for the $45 USD (£35) treatment.
Unfortunately for Serina, instead of a swish seamless gradient, the final result was an amateurish two-tone look, leaving the beauty addict thoroughly disappointed.
Serina said: "I showed them [the salon] a picture of the design on my phone and they said that it wouldn't be a problem and mentioned they would charge extra for the design.
"At first I didn't see the harsh edges of what should have been the ombre, and I thought I should wait for it to cure a bit longer and the colours would eventually melt, but they didn't.
"I thought it would come out a lot better, I tried to stay positive and thought the pink shade was cute - but my sister said they look a bit like a flamingo beak with pink feathers."
At first, the nail tech struggled to fit the false nails on Serina's naturally short nails, and they fell off.
But the New Yorker stresses that the the shape and fit wasn't the problem. The main issue was the failed block-like colour design - which, incredibly, took over one hour to create with a stippling brush.
When Serina posted the pictures of her nail fail to Facebook they quickly went viral. The huge difference due between the 'inspo' shot and the reality prompted thousands of comments.
Serina said: "I think maybe they rushed it a little because it was coming up to closing time - I wasn't going to tell them that I didn't like the design because I'm a kind-hearted person.
"Someone said they look like dog nipples, others said they look like old and worn nails, and others asked why I actually would pay for that.
"I get where they're coming from, if I saw someone posting that I would ask why they paid for it.
"I'm planning to get them repainted somewhere else and I won't go back to that nail salon again!"