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Watch: Woman Comes up With Bizarre Nail Art Using Onions, Video Goes Viral

Artist Nadiya Ilysm showcased in one of her latest videos used an onion for nail art. (Credit: ilysmnails/Instagram)

Artist Nadiya Ilysm showcased in one of her latest videos used an onion for nail art. (Credit: ilysmnails/Instagram)

The artist, Nadiya Ilysm first glues a spring onion on her nail, using gel polish to secure it in place and then she sculpts the piece of onion smoothly into the shape of the nail.

Nail artists have been known to experiment with unusual materials to make something new and creative. While using French tips, glitter, extensions, gel nail polish or 3D press might have been the most popular choices for nail art but a nail artist made herself stand out by taking a rather bizarre approach.

A nail artist set the internet abuzz when she used a vegetable for her manicure choice leaving netizens in an awe of her talents. The artist runs an Instagram page called ‘Nadiya ilysm’ showcasing her eccentric creations but in one of the latest videos she uses an onion to decorate her nails with an intricate design. The video has attracted many reactions, leaving some baffled and some with many questions.

Shared on March 21, the artist first glues a spring onion on her nail, using gel polish to secure it in place and then she sculpts the piece of onion smoothly into the shape of the nail using an electric file to buff the nail and smoothe the area. The end result will leave you stunned and surprised.

Take a look at the process here:

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The video has been viewed more than 50,000 times, liked over 5000 times and attracted some interesting comments. While some people were impressed with the creativity, some were left grossed out by the idea of having an onion glued to your nails.

A woman wrote “Oh no” expressing her emotions after seeing the video, another user wrote she usually likes artists’ videos and asked, “what is quarantine doing to us?”

In another hilarious comment, a user “whoever requested this needs Jesus.”

Another person suggested the artist to “make like a spaghetti nails and then leave some spaghetti on the outside and then boil it.”

One person posed a question, “Has science gone too far?”’ while another asked if the piece of the onion eventually rots or stay frozen in the gel.

A week before, the same nail artist had made another onion nail art using its peels.

The end results turned out to be unexpectedly pretty.

first published:March 23, 2021, 11:47 IST