The Pumpkin Spice Nail Art That Shows Our Obsession Has Gone Too Far

Why dust pumpkin spice on your coffee when you can just wear it on your nails, right?


Here in the UK, pumpkins mean one thing – Halloween.

The chance to carve out ghoulish faces and make pumpkin soup before realising hollowing out a giant vegetable requires a lot of effort, the pumpkins never look like they do on Instagram and pumpkin seeds are a nightmare to clean up.

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However, since Starbucks brought the Pumpkin Spice Latte over from across the pond in 2012, social media has been alight with posts about caffeinated vegetable drinks and spiced latte-infused desserts.

Well, the obsession with the orange ball is about to get a lot worse.

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Earlier this month, Youtube nail artist twi_star posted a video of her using pumpkin pie spice as a coating on her nails.

Yes, that's right – the vlogger put a mixture of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger on her nails.

Painting her nails a burnt orange colour, the artist can be seen applying a top coat of clear nail varnish before dusting on the pumpkin spice with a brush. After a few seconds drying, she then brushes off the excess spice and coats her nails with a second coat of clear polish.

'It's really smelling like Halloween up in this b*tch right now,' she says before coughing on the spice dust.

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In the end, the nail artist admits that the video is a spoof that highlights the absurdity of food-inspired nails.

'If you think I'm making fun of you, then I kind of am. I'm making fun of all of us,' twi–star says.

Step away from the spices, people.

Watch the video below:

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