Pancake Nails Are The Delicious Beauty Trend You Never Knew You Needed
Pancake Day is upon us and people are celebrating the day with some flippin' good nail art.
The honour the important occasion, manicurists and amateurs alike are decorating their nails with all sorts of delicious designs inspired by the Shrove Tuesday treat.
Pancake nails see the egg, milk and butter-based dish reimagined on our talons in a variety of ways, and the great thing about them is that - much like IRL - it's up to you what you put on them.
Some see cute little 3D pancake stacks made with acrylic powder, topped with 'butter' and 'golden syrup' varnish, while others go further to see the utensils used to make the snack - like frying pans, whisks and cutlery - painted in sweet designs.
Others see 'chocolate sauce' and 'syrup' dripping from the tips. Our mouths are watering.
Admittedly themed nails are getting a bit out of hand (what happened to having a bit of glitter for Christmas and leaving it at that?!), but this is one we can totally get on board with.
Other innovative designs see pancake toppings and ingredients reimagined on our nails, such as strawberries, whipped cream, honey, milk, flour, sugar and lemon.
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While where you go with the design is totally up to you, it's important to prepare the nail beforehand.
As you'll likely be doing some intricate designs, it's a good idea to smooth the nails before hand.
A spokesperson from Nail HQ shared some tips with Tyla on how to prep the nail, using a ridge filler, base coat, gel topcoat and pointed tweezers by Nail HQ.
"Ensure your nails have no ridges and are smooth before getting started with intricate designs," they say suggesting a ridge filler. "This will also help make it easier when it comes to applying things on the nails."
Next up, you want to use a base coat which will "protect nails before application of polishes or anything like that, ensuring ultimate nail health at all times, also prevents any staining of the nails."
Finally, finish with top coat: "We would recommend this to finish off the nails giving it a smooth, glossy, salon finish without the price tag, helping to keep the pancake nails on point!"
If you're sticking things on your nails such as gems and balls, Nails HQ recommend using some pointed tweezers for precision.
These look good enough to eat, don't you think?
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