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Would you wear “ramen nails"?

Food and beauty are a natural couple. There are plenty of skin care and makeup products that incorporate foodstuffs into their make (and to great results at that). One of the latest food-beauty mergers is “ramen nails,” where the tasty noodle is used in a manicure. Is this a violation of gastronomy and pampering, or a genius beauty hack?

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Ramen hacks are making waves across the DIY space. One man fixed his sink with them, so why not try and bring ramen noodles into nail art? That’s exactly what one Russian nail salon—Nail Sunny—thought. The chain posted an Instagram video showcasing the process, which involved gluing the noodles under someone’s nails. They even provided a seasoned bowl of broth for the client to dip their noodles in so they can properly munch on them. Now ramen nails are used for everything from creating statement designs to fixing broken nails.

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YouTuber Jenna Marbles was initially not a fan; she even referred to ramen nails as “an abomination.” Then she actually gave herself a ramen nail manicure and ended up completely blown away by the finished product. They didn’t even soften when she ran them under water. Like she said in her video—you have to give credit where credit is due. 

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Eating ramen noodles directly off your nails can’t be healthy. There are easier ways to snack that don’t involve attaching said snack to your body. Even if the user simply wants to create false nails, the method is sketchy and moreover (in the opinions of some) not a great look. As the India Times proclaims, “You might just give up on the Internet after looking [at it.].” 

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The hack also calls into question ramen itself. With its durability and disturbingly long shelf life, should humans be ingesting it at all? If the noodles used in Jenna Marble’s video really didn’t soften when she soaked them in water, imagine what those noodles are doing when they’re sitting inside your stomach. 

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