These nails really do remind me of bubble tea, inasmuch as you can be reminded of something you’ve never consumed. I don’t think it’s the little tapioca balls that act as the tea’s “bubbles” that are driving me away (though squishy is definitely not one of my preferred taste sensations) so much as the milky juice base. I like to think I have a fairly adventurous palette (for pete’s sake, I ate duck testicles this year and barely complained about it, because they were kind of delicious – sorry, nut-less ducks) but I actually draw the line at milk-juice squish ball tea.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t look down at my nails, a manicure in response to day 15’s theme of abstract in the Oh Mon Dieu nail art challenge, and think they look exactly like grody old bubble tea. Ooh, OR in a similar, yet somehow infinitely less disgusting vein, I could say they were inspired by Orbitz, a beverage that was popular in the ’90s for about 3.8 seconds because as it turns out, people don’t like drinking things that look like lava lamps and taste like gummy bears (that’s actually not true. Despite my dislike of bubble tea, I loved the crap out of Orbitz. My parents bought one giant case from Costco and I drank every one – cherry, lime, fruit punch – but for the orange, because ew.)