Since the world went into lockdown, most celebrity lives have come to a standstill, leaving fans to either obsess over the minute details of their changing quarantine-chill aesthetics (if they’re not dying their hair pink, they’re leaving their natural textures to take centre-stage) or, alternatively, entertain themselves with the likes of attempting DIY gel nails or curling their hair with dressing gown belts on TikTok.
And as the phrase goes, the devil makes work for idle thumbs - which is more than relevant in the case at hand: Ariana Grande's new, apparent preoccupation with stiletto, pastel-sheen metallic nails, and her fans' e-x-t-r-e-m-e reaction on Twitter and Instagram.
Last night, Ariana Grande posted what seemed like an innocent Instagram Story wearing gorgeous pearlescent, metallic-looking pointy nails with the caption: "u are a gift @bettyinacherry thank u".
For context, Bettyinacherry seems to be a freelance nail technician based in San Fernando Valley and LA, heading up @nailanatomy (though she's currently set her personal profile (with just 95 followers) to private, adding the following disclaimer to fans in her bio: "✨Not accepting FR from strangers atm✨ 💅🏼@nailanatomy").
Here's the clincher - Arinators and Little Monsters (Gaga's fanbase) don't miss a trick and pointed out first time round, when Ari posted an earlier set of spiky metallic nails, just how out of character the move was...
...not to mention how well the aesthetic suits Lady Gaga's upcoming album, Chromatica.
Sure, it's important to take conspiracy theories with a pinch of salt, but please, grant me the excitement of piecing together the puzzle of a potential end to lockdown in the form of an Ariana X Gaga.
These are Ari's most recent talons:
And here are the previous set, posted earlier in the month to Ariana's IG story, and then screengrabbed by Ari superfan / supersource, @thankunextera.
Both Little Monsters and Arinators jumped on the case, pointing out the coincidence - and also that Ariana usually tends towards classic shapes and colours when it comes to her nails.
i've never saw ari using this big, she always uses medium, white and kinda basic nails pic.twitter.com/wmoOMbGW2F— livilho trindade (@LivilhoT) March 4, 2020
What's more, on April 1 (yes, April Fools, but stay with us...), Universal Music group posted this tweet, leading fans to think the pair had been spending time together on a collaboration pre-lockdown.
I don't know about you, but you can consider me incapacitated for the next week with A) excitement for a potential collab between to two queens and B) some chromatic stiletto nails of my own.
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