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Bizarre Reverse Manicures

These Flip Manicures Find a Clever Use For Waste Nail Real Estate

— August 28, 2014 — Fashion
The flip manicure is the latest, most innovative nail style to revolutionize the beauty world.

The manicure involves painting, decorating or bling-ing out the underside of your nails. Understandably, this sounds a little unusual, and maybe a bit necessary. I mean, who really looks at the back side of your nails? However, that doesn't seem to be stopping enthusiastic ladies all over the globe, many of whom are eager to share their reverse manicures on Instagram.

Julie Kandalec, the creative director at Paintbox, explains that the look is achieved using a clear sculpting gel or liquid and acrylic power. She explains, "The key here is that it is sculpted on a nail form -- not laid on a plastic tip." Unfortunately, this manicure is not a in-and-out trip to the salon; it takes up to two-and-a-half hours to complete, so you'll need to be committed!
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