Ready for a nail trend that works for nails of any length or shape, with any nail polish color, and will probably hold up through a few days of work (provided you aren't digging ditches)? Check out "bracelet nails," a cute new idea started by nail goddess Eunkyung Park at her Unistella salon Seoul, South Korea.
Park told Cosmopolitan, "I got the idea from an actual bracelet. Suddenly I just envisioned my arm as a nail."
If you aren't able to make it to Seoul to have your nails did by a master, don't worry: this is one you can totally pull off on your own. All you need is thread or striping tape (if you don't know, now you know), nail glue, a pair of cuticle scissors (or any small scissors), and a good heavy-duty topcoat.
Nail jewelry is a great addition if you have some, but it's not necessary to make the look work.
Cut the thread or nail tape a bit longer than it needs to be to fit horizontally (or at an angle) on your nail. If you're using thread, apply nail glue to it and place it where you want it on the nail. If you're using striping tape, that already has adhesive on it.
Once the piece of thread or tape is perfectly placed on your nail, snip the ends to make it fit perfectly, and then do a few more on the same nail, creating a stacked bracelet look.
If you want to add bits of nail jewelry, glue those on so they look like charms on a bracelet. Then cover it with a good topcoat and you're all set.