She uses a special kind of floral glue, called oasis glue, to stick the baby succulents to a fake nail. So once the glue comes off, you can just re-plant the succulent and it will continue to grow.
Nail art takes quite a lot of patience and skills. Not everyone can draw a straight line on such a tiny canvas, and yet there are people who can recreate whole art pieces in such a small space. However, innovation is key when it comes to staying one step ahead of the competition at all times, and that's exactly what this one woman's been doing. Roz Borg is based in Australia, and she's a botanical artist!
She uses her favorite plants to create art that lives and breathes! She uses unexpected mediums like hoops that can be used as earrings and even wreaths that can be used to adorn your hair! Recently, she decided to branch out to nails and see how her succulent art would survive. “I had been making real succulent jewelry and wanted to use the same application on something I had never seen baby succulents used on before,” Borg told The Huffington Post. “I Googled it and didn’t get any hits on anything, so I went for it.”
"People are stunned when they realize it’s real live plants, not 3D sculpting," she said. "Some people are grossed out, but most love it!" But, no plants are harmed in the making of this wonderful piece of art. She uses a special kind of floral glue, called oasis glue, to adhere to the baby succulents to a fake nail. "The oasis glue eventually releases and I can plant the baby succulents and they can grow happily."
Of course, it didn't take much time for the trend to hit off, because people simply adored the idea of reusable, sustainable nail art. Instead of having to remove and throw your old nails away, you can literally plant your succulents and watch them grow! You don't create any waste with your nail art and it's doing good to the environment as well. As for practicality, I guess you have to be delicate with your fingers because the plants could come off, or worse die. Well, you now have a valid excuse to get yourself out of chores, so that's there.
This is the process:
Look at these beautiful earrings
Or this ring
This tiny wreath is stealing my heart
Here are some more amazing works by her