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A Woman Has Been Inundated With Requests For 'Letterbox Manicures'

A Woman Has Been Inundated With Requests For 'Letterbox Manicures'

A woman who had to close her salon due to coronavirus distancing measures has now been inundated with requests for 'letterbox manicures' - something she's sadly had to decline.

Creative nail technician Tasleem Yasir, 40, was devastated when she was forced to close her home salon, but her husband Raja, 36, found a way to cheer her up.

Whilst outside clearing the couple's driveway he popped his digits through their letterbox and shouted 'excuse me miss, can you do my nails' to his wife for a joke.

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He then sat patiently as Tasleem, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, set up her manicure table and began lovingly filing and buffing his nails whilst eight-year-old son Mohammed recorded their amusing stunt, before Tasleem put it online.

The video os Tasleem giving the manicure went viral (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)
The video os Tasleem giving the manicure went viral (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)

Despite the jokey video only being aired to bring a smile to customers online, she's now been inundated with request from friends and clients asking for their very own letterbox mani!

Her hilarious clip has been shared and commented on more than 135,000 times.

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Naturally, mum-of-three Tasleem has declined them as she feels it still isn't safe to do so and people should be staying at home.

She said: "My customers actually believed I was doing it and tried to book an appointment.

"I'm getting requests from all over the place but I don't want to put myself or the kids at risk of coronavirus."

And after the video went viral, Tasleem has been fielding enquiries from clients and admirers worldwide - with one confused fan even messaging her from California.

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Tasleem, who works from home, was left with no income early last week when the government announced the coronavirus lock-down.

"It was really worrying being a mum who's self-employed. I'm totally out of work," she said.

"I was very, very upset that my business is completely shut down. I do everything apart from hair - spray tans, lashes, brows, make up."

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However, her husband's attempt at cheering her up has brought a smile to her face, as well as her friends'.

Tasleem's home salon had to shut because of coronavirus isolation measures (Credit: Kennedy News & Media)
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Tasleem said: "Everyone is loving it and it's making them laugh. All my friends are stressed about their nails and eyelashes.

"My clients were all at a bit of loose end. I've had them all messaging me asking them to do that for them.

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"I just made it so it'll make people laugh. Everyone online seems sad.

"Now I'm thinking of doing an eyelashes video too. I'm trying to figure out how to convince my husband to be my model again."

We can't wait to see that one next.

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News & Media

Topics: Beauty, Life, Coronavirus, Real Life, Style

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Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist at Tyla with an interest in health and fitness, travel and lifestyle topics, as well as highlighting issues for women. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a BA Honours Journalism degree and ever since has written for various platforms, including Mail Online, The Sun, that's life magazine and b-inspired magazine.