A 10-Year-Old’s Mom Told Her She Couldn’t Do Press-On Nails — and Her Solution Is Genius
Are you looking for a wedding-day nail artist? Instead of splurging on an expensive salon treatment or booking a celebrity manicurist, there’s a new up-and-comer who seems fit for the challenge. She’s 10 years old, uses clay as polish, and is more talented at nail artistry than a lot of people who are triple her age.
When one mother, who uses the Twitter handle @___serafina, told her 10-year-old that she couldn’t have press-on nails, her daughter responded with a feat of chutzpah. Instead of, say, going out and getting it done behind her mom’s back, she used a ton of creativity to build her own coffin nails out of clay. Not only is the look on-trend (we could see Kylie Jenner totally going for this grey matte look), but it’s surprisingly well done.
I told my 10yr old she couldn’t have press-on nails so she made some out of clay. pic.twitter.com/LnS6dP52Op
— serafina 🥣 (@___serafina) July 11, 2018
According to @___serafina, her daughter used to bite her nails, so she made a deal with her: stop nibbling, and the pair would practice nail art together. “I’ve been doing her nails since,” @___serafina wrote in a subsequent tweet. But when the mother said “no” to press-ons, the 10-year-old took matters into her own hands.
Twitter has taken note of her impressive job, with many people praising the child for her talent. We’d want to book with her ourselves, but something tells us she’ll have a long wait list after this.
She’s amazing. Buy her all the art and design classes. Where do I preorder tickets for her TED Talk?
— Two Boobs Johnson (@mwdominicana) July 11, 2018
my sister has done the same thing😭 pic.twitter.com/IbHc2Dips0
— victoria (@imahappy_person) July 12, 2018
Please encourage this! Not just nails, but that's legitimate creativity & good work. You have a good one 😊
— Noivern Lucis Caelum👻 (@LunalaDoll) July 11, 2018
That's a future President right there.
— Jose (@BlueNGoldJoe) July 12, 2018
Sis has the matte color AND coffin shape. pic.twitter.com/UROh3XanZo
— Hoe Budden (@stef_oh_nee) July 12, 2018
Mom said no so little sis said hold my grape juice 😅 Her creativity is amazing
— Her Majesty (@LoveQueenEsther) July 11, 2018
Petty= greatest motivator!
— Ororo Munhoe (@Storrrm23) July 12, 2018
shes definitely can be a future nail tech an bring in them coins
— K Diamond (@DiamondStarrlet) July 12, 2018
Can she please do my nails? Can I be her friend? Girl is smart!
— Mee (@Nwachi3f) July 12, 2018
Look better than a $55 acrylic set my ex used to bother me for. Does she take appointments?
— JerryAscione (@JerryAscione) July 12, 2018
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