No one can become a talented nail artist overnight, but the closure of salons due to COVID-19, has meant a lot more of us have had to learn how to take care of and paint our own nails — including celebrities. One option for keeping manicures fresh during isolation that has become more appealing as the days go by is press-on nails. Now, singer Ariana Grande is the latest to join in on the trend.
The 7 Rings singer shared her love for instant manicures in a video on Instagram stories. She was given some press-on nails from a Los Angeles-based freelance nail artist who goes by @bettyinacherry. In the video, Grande is wearing one of the nail sets while showing off the other one. She thanks the artist with the caption “u are a gift @bettyinacherry thank u.” Though the nail artist’s profile is private, they shared a screenshot from Grande’s Instagram Story to an alternate profile @nailanatomy.
In the video, Grande is holding a sheet of press-ons with a set of almond-shaped, sparkly nails, and you can see a couple of leftovers in the package, as the nail artist most likely sent her a variety of sizes so she could find the best fit. The other full set still on the sheet has a square shape and an ombré baby-blue color with a hole-punched design.
Press-on nails have been a popular manicure alternative for a while now because of the ease and flexibility. With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the instant mani is landing in a lot more customers’ carts. Nail artists have even started selling the manicure alternative during quarantine to give customers salon-quality nails in the comfort of their homes, and also to supplement some of the income they’re missing because salons are closed. Press-ons are a great way to help your nails look camera-ready within minutes, even if you’re staying home — just like Grande.