TikTok isn’t impressed with this weird peanut butter nail tutorial
Food shouldn’t get on your nails. Despite the fact that we keep it in our cupboard, peanut butter can go rancid over time (via All Recipes). While the finished product shown in the TIC Tac doesn’t look too bad, the chances of it being 100% waterproof are pretty slim. This means that as soon as you wash your hands, your peanut butter will start to dissolve. At best, your hands will start to smell water from a peanut sink, and at worst, mold or other toxins can grow. Nail putty is made of a specific substance for a reason, Form Explain. It strengthens, fills, and lasts long to help improve nail quality – and it has silica and calcium to thank for it, not legumes and sugar.
And then there’s the common courtesy to consider. According to ACAAI2.5% of American children can have a peanut allergy as of 2017, and such allergies can literally be fatal. The user herself seems to be aware of this danger, but still created the nail art. Ilysmnails shares: “Is anyone allergic to peanuts? Please be careful and stay away from this nail.” The comment was not very well received as many posters shared stories of how even a scratch from this manicure could have dire consequences for them. So basically, kidding or not, this manicure is in bad taste. If you want the look, just grab some polish and save the PB for your PB&J.