It wasn’t for everyone.
An Indiana nail technician shocked claw metic lovers after unveiling an eye-catching nail design modeled after a tea set.
There are now numerous posts detailing her creation 16 million views on Instagram and stunned viewers, who wondered, among other things, how she wipes her butt.
“The process of making the teacup nails was quite tedious but easy,” Morgan Gilbertson, 23, told Jam Press of her avant-garde acrylics.
The expert specializes in creating a variety of wild and wacky nail ornaments snail shells to miniature mushroom kingdoms and even a candy set like a Carmen Miranda manicure.
The Noblesville native takes between two and four hours to make a set of custom nails and then sells them to willing buyers.
Customers have ranged in cost from $60 for custom press-ons to $400 for their more extreme creations for the designs.
“Customers who buy my more extreme press sets usually buy them for photo shoots, music videos, festivals or big events!” Gilbertson described.
For her latest claw diorama, the scratch sculptor decided to make her nails look like a set of fine china.
The attached pictures show her ornamental manicure, which is dotted with floral designs, while each nail is topped with miniature teacups that look like an accessory from the Calico Critter panda’s playhouse.
“The teacup nails were painted by hand,” the beautician explains the process. “I bought ceramic teacups for dollhouses and added gold embellishments to give the look of fine china.”
She added, “Most of the materials I use are professional gel, but when it’s not a professional nail product I love looking to craft stores for tools and inspiration!”
It’s still unclear how much the acrylic tea sets would cost, but Gilbertson suggested they could cost buyers up to $3,000.
The intricate nail work drew mixed reactions from viewers, with one skeptic scoffing: “This is as stupid as can be!!!”
“What the hell is this shit?” said one prankster.
“If you break a nail, you buy it!” quipped another.
Others wondered if it was practical to decorate the nails with so many doohickies.
“Who wipes your butt?” wondered one realist, while another explained, “I need a guide on how to wipe with this in the bathroom…I don’t want to get dingleberries in my teacups.”
“Just because you ask for it doesn’t mean that someone would pay for it,” criticized one dissenter. “People with that look can’t even maintain good personal hygiene. Also, they can’t work (except onlyfans or stripping). What’s the matter with the women today?’
Getting into clawpoint cosplay might seem like an odd calling, but Gilbertson said she was inspired in part by her grandmother, a beautician who gave her manicures as a child.
“She definitely inspired me from a young age to fall in love with the beauty industry and be inspired by beauty,” coaxed the makeover wizard.
your greatest influence? Lady Gaga. “I loved her creativity with the meat dress, the CDs…everything she could get her hands on to express herself through fashion!” Gilbertson gushed.
Once limited by materials and skills, today there are no limits to her nail decoration.
“Now that nail art is so advanced, there’s not much we can’t do,” Gilbertson explained. “I have literally every tool or product I can dream of to create these one-of-a-kind pieces of art!”
She added, “I’m sure there are a lot of things I couldn’t do, but I love a good challenge.”