Artist Creates New Succulent Nail Art Trend

Unlike those of us who somehow manage to kill even the heartiest plants, some people just a have a knack for plants. If you fancy yourself a person with a green thumb, you might want to think again because an Australian artist has taken the meaning to a whole new level.

Roz Borg, artist and “succulent enthusiast,” has been spending a lot of her time creating living jewelry out of succulent plants and saw an opportunity to incorporate itty bitty succulents in a new itty bitty way. “I had been making real succulent jewelry and wanted to use the same application on something I had never seen baby succulents used on before,” said Borg.

Borg takes very small “baby” succulents and, using Oasis floral adhesive which is a glue that keeps plants alive, glues the tiny arid-loving plants onto acrylic nails and creates beautiful bouquets and arrangements right on her fingernails.

Since posting her beautiful nails on Instagram, her photos have become wildly popular. Borg does admit that the manicure is “definitely not practical,” but the beauty and unique nature is worth it to her.

Don’t worry, plant lovers. The baby succulents get a second life after their stint on fingernails. “The Oasis glue eventually releases and I can plant the baby succulents and they can grow happily,” said Borg, “It’s definitely a temporary green thumb,” she explains.