Technique Tuesday: Spaghetti for Nail Art?

on October 29 | in Cool Products, Nail Trends | by | with 2 Comments

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Did you know that you can use uncooked spaghetti to create nail art? Elaine Watson, Star Nail’s vice president of marketing and sales, shared this interesting trick with us! It’s one of her favorites, and something she discovered at the beginning of her long career as a nail tech.

If used properly, spaghetti can pick up and place rhinestones. Dip the tip of the uncooked noodle in water. The starch will concentrate, making it sticky to the touch. Use that tip to then pick up rhinestones, sequins, or any other embellishment you want. If the spaghetti becomes too starchy while in use, simply snap off it’s edge and start over.

“Sometimes when you’re using a tool with a rubber tip, like a rhinestone picker-upper, you can destroy it by getting nail glue on it accidentally,” says Watson. “It can lose its smoothness and then you’ve lost the sticking capability. So I like spaghetti because it works better and is way cheaper.”

Watson cautioned that other pasta varieties such as angel hair will be too thin and recommends sticking to regular spaghetti.

Give it a try and let us know how it works!

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