I'm lovin' it - Nail tech creates 3D art inspired by food brands like Skittles and McDonalds

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A creative nail technician has showcased impressive nails inspired by iconic food brands.
A creative nail technician has showcased impressive nails inspired by iconic food brands.
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  • Abi Markey, 29, paints nails that look like famous brands.
  • She started doing the nail designs during the first lockdown.
  • Abi says her Instagram followers are always hungry when they see her nail designs.


Abi Markey, 29, from Rhondda Cynon Taff, South Wales, hand paints tasty treats on her own nails, including a set inspired by Heinz Baked Beans, a Greggs festive bake, Celebrations chocolate, and even a 3D Big Mac.

The creative nail technician spends up to two hours on each of her delicious designs and even incorporates the foil wrappers from a box of celebrations for her unique looks.

naileditbeauty / MERCURY PRESS (Pictured: Skitt

A creative nail technician has showcased impressive nails inspired by iconic food brands. All images: naileditbeauty / MERCURY PRESS

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naileditbeauty / MERCURY PRESS  (Pictured:   Skitt

While Abi welcomes a challenge when it comes to creating quirky looks, she admits that the bizarre sets are not the most practical for daily tasks!

"In school, I studied art and design, and it was my favourite class, so I've always been creative," she says.

"During the first lockdown, I started doing the food inspired nails just because I had a lot of spare time on my hands - I spent the time creating nails for Instagram and creating 3D nail designs."

naileditbeauty / MERCURY PRESS  (Pictured:   Skitt

naileditbeauty / MERCURY PRESS (Pictured: Skitt
naileditbeauty / MERCURY PRESS (Pictured: Skitt

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People are always amazed and shocked by the level of detail she goes into, especially when she does things like 3D chocolate art. 

"When I'm taking pictures of the designs, I purchase chocolate and food for the photos background, and I always end up eating them after," she shares.

"I know it makes a lot of my Instagram followers hungry when they see my nails!"

naileditbeauty / MERCURY PRESS (Pictured: Skitt

As well as her mouth-watering chocolate designs, Abi loves to create looks inspired by her favourite fast food restaurants.

"My favourite food inspired design that I’ve created has to be the McDonald’s set - they were the most fun to create, and I love how colourful they are," she says.

"I've got such a sweet tooth, and I love any kind of desserts, particularly pancakes, so that means the chocolate themed nails are particularly good."

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