Cast your mind back to 2010, where you spent the majority of your time on your sofa, switching between Glee and Jersey Shore.
In between studying Vinny Guadagnino’s eyebrows and performing your own rendition of Don’t Stop Believing, you probably found yourself painting your nails, because although Instagram was definitely not a thing, nail art most definitely was.
Without calling your skills into question, I can pretty much guarantee that your nail art repertoire consisted of two ‘lewks’: A ring finger mani, and Barry M’s Crackle Paint.
Yes, it might be hard to believe but there was a time when we wanted our nails to look like this.
Just one coat and within minutes your nail polish would slowly crack to reveal whatever hideous colour you had painted underneath, most probably neon green and black.
Well my friends, I have both great, and terrible news, because although nobody asked for it, Barry M’s Crackle Nail Paint is back.
Buy now Barry M Crackle Effect Nail Paint, £3.99
For a limited-time only, you can time travel back to 2010 and look like you’ve been picking at your nail polish.
And to quote Jurrasic Park’s Dr Ian Malcom: “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”
Yes, your mum hated it, and yes, it made your nails look a little bit rank, but nostalgia does funny things to us, like make us pay £115 to see four women that we used to idolise, even though their singing abilities are beyond questionable (Mel C excluded).
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to Google ‘Vinny Guadagnino 2018’.
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