Weed Nails and Marijuana Manicures Are Officially a Thing
There’s a new nail trend that’s been burning up our Instagram feed, and it’s not even available (er, legal) nationwide. Surprising, right? Because, you see, the buzzy trend of weed nails and marijuana manicures involves nail artists crumbling marijuana leaves and placing specks onto the nail using a tweezer for precision. Just like the flower nails that came before these, a pot-laced manicure has the bud sealed in with whatever topcoat you have on hand—nothing fancy required. However, real marijuana is involved.
We know, we know. Your first reaction might be something like, “Wow, what a waste!” or “Marijuana is bad!” But take our word for it: Not only do weed nails and marijuana manicures require only a teensy bit of pot, but they look so damn cool when they’re done. And what else is a good manicure if not but all for the Instagram, right?
However, since weed is only legal in 26 states in some sort of capacity—specifically, mostly medicinal—we wouldn’t recommend bringing a bud down to your local manicurist to ask for a gold-leaf-and-pot-encrusted accent nail unless you live in a state where recreational marijuana is 100 percent legal. (Currently, those states consist of California, Washington, Massachusetts, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, Maine, Alaska, and the District of Columbia.) But since they are kind of pretty—and if nothing else, incredibly pun-worthy, if you start thinking about all the names you could call a marijuana mani—take a scroll through some #WeedNails posts for nail-art inspiration regardless of where you live. (You can also check out these nonpsychotropic, totally legal pot-infused beauty products we happen to be huge fans of.)
More mani trends worth trying:
Here’s our question, though: Who knew weed went so well with glitter, diamonds, and gold?
What you need to know about weed nails and marijuana manicures, a trend that's blossomed into something way buzzy.
Nails Inc’s New CBD Nail Polish Should Make For Your Most Blissed-Out Mani Yet
All things CBD taken pretty much every area of health and beauty by storm these past couple of years. There seemingly isn’t a brand that hasn’t dabbled with the ingredient, the benefits of which supposedly include everything from moisturising skin to easing anxiety. But I have to admit, I have yet to come across a nail polish that has been infused with the stuff вЂ” until now, that is. Nails Inc’s Cannabis Savita-Infused nail polish has just dropped, and I am totally intrigued by the product, along with the other bits in the four-piece collection.
Before taking a look at the new ‘Just Kinda Bliss’ line, let’s first discuss some of the most popular and successful CBD and Cannabis Savita beauty and health products that have come to market, to get a little context.
Perhaps the most common type of product that has hit the market is simply CBD oil, which can be taken orally. Brands such as Disciple (who offer varying strengths of their formula and now offer CBD patches), and OHNE (whose CBD oil focuses on relieving period pain) have cashed in on the CBD trend, which shows no sign of slowing down.
Then came the skincare, and varying other beauty products. The most popular form of CBD and cannabis skincare is an oil or serum, to be used after cleansing and before moisturising. Herbivore’s Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil, and Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate are both two great options. I also like The Inkey List’s Hemp Oil Cream Moisturiser, which can be used last in your routine.
There are also entire lines dedicated to cannabis, such as Milk Makeup’s Kush collection. The range includes a face mask, lip balm, and even a mascara, all of which are infused with Cannabis Savita Seed Oil.
Nails Inc and INC.redible cosmetics (owned by the same company) are the latest brands to try out the trend. Their range not only features a nail polish duo, but a lip balm and scrub and under eye mask as well. Intrigued? Take a look at the products in the collection, all of which are available to buy now:
Arguably the shining star of the collection, this nail duo is infused with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, which contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 for amazing hydration and increased nail strength. In short, it’s the perfect way to regain some of your nail health after a dry, hot summer where things may have got a little damaged. The lighter shade can work as a base coat, or can be used alone as it provides a subtle pink sheen. The other hue is a beautiful Autumnal terracotta shade.
All things CBD taken pretty much every area of health and beauty by storm these past couple of years. There seemingly isn’t a brand that hasn’t dabbled with the ingredient, the benefits of which supposedly include everything from moisturising skinвЂ¦