As the calendar inches closer to a year of pandemic life and social distancing, it’s easy to feel a little (or a lot) stir crazy. Fortunately, that’s not the case for Saweetie. The “Best Friend” rapper found a way to thrive during the pandemic and told POPSUGAR she’s enjoying the R&R that comes from being at home. She also gets more time to work on herself, which, in part, means playing with makeup, skin care, and her big beauty love: nail art.
Saweetie is known for her extravagant, detailed pro manicures, but back in high school, she was painting her own nails. After years of practice, you can tell she’s a tried-and-true nail expert by the part of the process she finds most satisfying: “Getting off the gunk.” Saweetie calls the process her beauty “fetish” — we think it’s best compared to some people’s fascination with Dr. Pimple Popper.
It takes a real nail fanatic to love even the seemingly gross parts of a manicure, which is why we trust Saweetie to break down the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to overall beauty tips. Read on to find out the nail-art look she’ll never try again, her favorite face masks, and the skin-care hack she picked up while social distancing that’s a new staple.