Cardi B is known for a lot of things, and her three-inch (usually) rhinestone-encrusted nails are definitely one of them. Have you seen those things? They’re nothing short of epic and they’ve become a staple part of her beauty look.
While there’s no doubt these bad boys would make life a lil’ difficult (how on earth does she hold her eyeliner steady with those claws?!), when Cardi recently gave birth to her new daughter the Internet’s mum-shamers came out in full force (CLASSIC).
Many fans were freaking out over whether the singer was planning on shortening the length of her nails for her new role as a mother - and Cardi hit back with the most hilarious response.
This is why we love her.
While she may be shaping her nails (minus one) a little differently from her signature manicure style, it’s clear that her one-of-a-kind nail art is here to stay post-baby.
In an interview with Refinery29, Cardi’s nail artist Jenny Bui of Nails on 7th confirmed that her elaborate two-inch nails aren’t going anywhere. “Nothing is changing,” she said. "She's had those nails for so long, she'll know how to manage.”
Fact: Never expect anything short of extra from Cardi B.
If you think Cardi’s nails are next-level, check out J.Lo’s killer manicure. (Hint: It involves absolute dedication to a theme).
What do you think of Cardi’s nail art? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.