The growing popularity of succulents likely hasn’t been lost on you. Succulents are sprouting up in terrariums, wedding bouquets ― even jewelry. The low-maintenance plant is ubiquitous in hip households and cool girl Instagram shots.
But if you’ve grown weary of the succulent trend, we’ve discovered a new use for these plants that will reinvigorate your love.
“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,” Borg told The Huffington Post. “I Googled it and didn’t get any hits on anything, so I went for it.”
To create the look, Borg applies baby succulents to a false nail with Oasis glue, a floral adhesive. Once dry, Borg uses nail glue to attach the false nail to her real nail. The time-intensive process takes about an hour per hand, but the results are jaw-dropping.
“People are stunned when they realize it’s real live plants, not 3D sculpting,” Borg said. “Some people are grossed out, but most love it!”
If you’re looking for a durable manicure, succulent nail art is probably not the trend for you. The look is “definitely not practical,” according to Borg. But the nail art does have a natural upside.
“The oasis glue eventually releases and I can plant the baby succulents and they can grow happily,” Borg said. “It’s definitely a temporary green thumb.”