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Cardi B’s Manicure Combines Two of TikTok’s Favorite Things: Duck Nails and Shirley Temples

Cardi B is embracing duck nails, aka the flared nail-shape trend on beauty TikTok exploding with dimensional designs and quirky how-tos. On September 6, the rapper gave a detailed view of her latest set on her Instagram story. To note, this manicure might just have you craving the taste of a Shirley Temple, the feel-good mocktail currently trending on the app as well.

The cool mom’s beauty drip just keeps on giving. Her second child, Wave, just marked one whole year around the sun, and the Bronx native took to wide, French-dipped tips to celebrate. On her ring finger, the Shirley Temple theme popped with a large 3D cherry design. Gems decorated every other nail, including red and silver heart accents as well. Cardi B is keeping the Y2K duck-nail aesthetic in high motion, but I do have to give it to Jersey Shore‘s finest, Snooki, who popularized the shape way back when the show first aired in the 2000s. 

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Not only were her nails icy in design, but so was her hair. The rapper opted for a silver-blue wig while coordinating denim outfits with her husband Offset, and their kiddos on the same day. 

I could only imagine the influx of ideas Cardi must bring to her go-to nail artist, Jenny M Bui. One thing is for sure: There’s nothing she can’t do with every nail shape and length she takes on. When the mom of two was asked how she functions with her acrylic tips, Cardi created a video showcasing how she makes it work while changing diapers. She takes pride in her manicured tips, as she should. Each one is more note-worthy than the last and ultra-lavish in true Cardi fashion.